Robin Trower - Tour Update and New CD Release
When we postponed the 2020 tour, we tried to anticipate the defeat of the Covid. We underestimated. The virus shows no sign of becoming less virulent and there is still high risk for Artist and audience.
Now we find ourselves with a tour booked, Visas obtained, preparations accelerating, but recognizing that risks for our touring team are unacceptably high.
This was underlined this week when we learned that a musical collaborator and close friend of Robin’s had spent two weeks in hospital after he was infected with COVID while on the road. It was a huge shock to learn on Saturday that one of that touring team had died of the virus.
Because Robin’s touring style closely parallels that of his friend who is so sorely afflicted, we have decided to cancel the Spring tour (April/May 2022).
We need to cancel because we cannot start the rebooking process until there is some clarity about the pandemic’s end. Then we can look ahead to book the relevant tour dates.
Robin is disappointed by not being able to play for his audience, but we hope that you can all understand the problem, and will support us in our decision. We will get the show on the road as soon as it is safe for all of us.
Robin Trower Soon to Release New CD...
Coming Closer To The Day
Robin Trower’s upcoming CD, Coming Closer To The Day, is set for US release on March 22, 2019 and Robin heads out on a US tour shortly thereafter.
It looks like this album will go a long way to further Robin's well-earned reputation as a music legend, judging from a pre-release review:
The calibre of the songwriting on Coming Closer To The Day 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 soar (“I think I’m getting better at picking keys to sing in”) and the lead guitar work only adds to his reputation as an all-time-great soloist. “When I’m working on a song idea,” he says, “it has to be something I’d really like to play lead guitar on, otherwise I don’t bother with it. In terms of the lead guitar, I tried to make it as soulful as possible. With the solos, I’ve got a rough idea of the area that a piece of lead work will work in. Then I just go in and see what happens. There’s always a certain amount of freedom. It’s loose and relaxed, messing about and trying different things. I’m trying to capture something that happens, rather than something that’s pre-worked out. It’s got to come from the gut.”
Acting on artistic instincts – rather than bowing to market forces – might not be a fashionable or profitable approach in the modern music industry. But in 2019, it’s a philosophy that is driving Trower’s late career to new creative heights, as the bluesman tightens his grip on the long-term fans who fell for his classic ’70s work, while reeling in younger music-lovers who crave something honest and unvarnished in the age of artifice. “I think that I’m drawing much more from my roots now,” he considers, “rather than shying away from them. I’m not worried about what the music is – or what people might think of it. I’m just doing this out of the sheer joy of doing it. My passion for guitar now is stronger than ever. It’s still a great thrill, just to play...”
Stay tuned for pre-purchase info...
Robin Trower 2019 Tour Dates - Now On Sale
Check out the tours page for a date near you!
Concert Review: Robin Trower Puts On a Guitar Tone Clinic at Seattle's Moore Theatre
Time And Emotion Album Review: Spectrum Culture
Robin Trower Releases Video Preview of His New CD Time and Emotion.
Robin had release a video preview of his new album, Time and Emotion, released to the US on May 5.
Head over to Robin's Facebook page for more info and news.
Concert Review: Robin Trower at Copernicus Center in Chicago
Robin Trower Soon to Release New CD...
Time and Emotion
Robin Trower’s upcoming CD, Time and Emotion, set for US release on May 5, looks to be another hit for this venerable guitar player of unparalleled influence. Head over to Classic Rock Revisited for a sneak peek and review. You can find advance orders for Time and Emotion available at Amazon or iTunes.
Robin Trower - 2017 US Tour Dates Announced
Robin Trower's 2017 Tour of the US Midwest and West Coast begins on April 26 in Minneapolis. See the Tours page for more info.