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After some utterly scary moments in 2014, American blues rock guitarist Walter Trout is just glad to be around. After undergoing an incredible life-saving liver transplant, losing 13 pints of blood, ending up in a coma for three days, suffering temporary brain damage and having another life-saving liver operation, he is now back and fitter than ever, and touring the UK following the release of his appropriately named new album Battle Scars.

The gig at Stockton’s ARC on Tuesday 17th November is the opening night for the musician’s small tour, where the blues guitar virtuoso will be looking to kick off in fine style, with a surely joyful and energetic performance.

The Canned Heat’s guitarist’s new album is said to be full of ‘bristling energy, unflagging virtuosity and lyrics that cut to the core of human hope and willpower’, all coming from a man who has come through the tough times and is now ready to play and sing at the peak of his abilities. A lust for life shining through, even his darkest numbers have a creative exuberance sweeping through them.

Having returned to the stage at the prestigious Lead Belly Festival in June, London’s Royal Albert Hall saw fit to give him three standing ovations, so expect a similar level of adoration as Trout brings all he’s got to Stockton’s ARC.

Walter Trout plays ARC, Stockton on Tuesday 17th November.

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