Trower set for gig

British rock guitarist and vocalist Robin Trower is to tour the UK next spring with a brand new studio release to follow last year’s critically-acclaimed Roots and Branches album.

He will play Aberdeen’s Lemon Tree on Sunday, April 5, as only one of two Scottish dates and tickets go on sale tomorrow (Friday) online at www.aberdeenperformingarts.com, by phone at 01224 641122 and at Aberdeen Box Office at the Music Hall and His Majesty’s Theatre.

Hailed as one of the finest guitarists in rock history, Robin’s career has spanned more than four decades.

In the early 60s, when he played guitar in various London-based bands, his fans included The Rolling Stones and in 1967, he received his big break when he joined Procol Harum; and remained a member until 1972.

After leaving Procol Harum, Robin’s solo career included forming a power trio that transformed him into a celebrated guitar innovator. His early albums share a tough, explosive guitar style mixed with his trademark “soft psychedelia” that made him stand out from the rest of the crowd.

His second album Bridge of Sighs skyrocketed into the US Top 10 in 1974, peaking at number seven selling a million and a half copies. It still sells 15,000 copies yearly worldwide.