Robin Trower to Tour For New Album

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Robin Trower (Photo from his website)

Guitarist Robin Trower will release his new studio album, Coming Closer to the Day, globally on March 22 via Provogue/Mascot Label Group. Trower turned 74 on March 9.

The album will be supported by a tour. Scroll down for dates and ticket details.

According to a  press release, “The guitarist finds himself in a golden late-bloom of creativity. In recent years, his solo output has been championed by both press and public, with the impact of 2014’s Something’s About To Change, 2016’s Where You Are Going To and 2017’s Time & Emotion setting up some of his best-attended U.S. dates since he conquered that continent with Bridge of Sighs in the mid-’70s.

Related: Trower was with Procol Harum when they played the “lost” 1969 rock festival in New Jersey

With Coming Closer to the Day, says the release, the one-time Procol Harum guitarist’s “songcraft and soulful performances have never sounded more alive—even on an album whose title track acknowledges that life is short and time precious. ‘I’m saying that I’m nearer the end than the beginning,’ he explains. ‘But that doesn’t scare me. Not at all. If I went tomorrow, I’d feel like I’d been blessed with being able to achieve an incredible amount as a musician.’”

The album was recorded at Studio 91 in Newbury, with engineer Sam Winfield. The caliber of the songwriting on Coming Closer to the Day, says the announcement, “is matched by Trower’s performances, with the bandleader handling all instruments except the drums. His basslines are supple and rhythmic, his vocals growl and the lead guitar work only adds to his reputation as an all-time-great soloist.” 

The complete track listing includes “Diving Bell,” “Truth or Lies,” “Coming Closer To The Day,” “Ghosts,” “Tide of Confusion,” “The Perfect Wrong,” “Little Girl Blue,” “Someone of Great Renown,” “Lonesome Road,” “Tell Me,” “Don’t Ever Change,” and “Take Me with You.”

Watch the lyric video for “Lonesome Road”

Robin Trower’s tour of the U.S. will begin on April 2 in Alexandria, Va., and wrap on May 17 in Seattle. He’ll be accompanied by Richard Watts on bass and vocals, and Chris Taggart on drums, performing songs from the new album along with favorites from the Trower catalog. 

Robin Trower U.S. Tour Dates (Tickets are available here and here.)
4/02 Alexandria, VA Birchmere
4/04 Glenside, PA Keswick Theatre
4/05 Huntington, NY Paramount Theatre
4/06 Montclair, NJ Wellmont Theater
4/10 Buffalo, NY Asbury Hall
4/11 Northfield, OH Northfield Park
4/13 Grand Rapids, MI 20 Monroe Live
4/14 Milwaukee, WI Pabst Theatre
4/18 Lincoln, NE Bourbon Theatre
4/19 Kansas City, MO Voodoo Lounge
4/20 Tulsa, OK Brady Theater
4/24 Austin, TX Moody Theater
4/26 Dallas, TX House of Blues
4/27 Houston, TX House of Blues
4/28 San Antonio, TX Aztec Theatre
5/02 Phoenix, AZ Celebrity Theater
5/03 Anaheim, CA City National Grove
5/04 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern
5/05 Ventura, CA Majestic Ventura Theater
5/08 Santa Cruz, CA The Catalyst
5/09 Petaluma, CA Mystic Theatre
5/10 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
5/11 Lake Tahoe, NV Harrah’s
5/12 Jackson, CA Rancheria Casino
5/15 Eugene, OR McDonald Theater
5/16 Portland, OR Roseland Theater
5/17 Seattle, WA The Moore Theatre

Watch the lyric video for “Tide of Confusion”

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  1. Mac one
    #1 Mac one 10 March, 2019, 03:02

    Is he coming down under?

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