Written by RogorMortis
Wednesday, 19 February 2014
Camel are so very disappointed to announce that, due to ill health, keyboardist Guy LeBlanc will not perform on the March 2014 tour.
Camel are so very disappointed to announce that, due to ill health,
keyboardist Guy LeBlanc will not perform on the March 2014 tour.
We already miss our friend's influence and his place
within Camel will be waiting for his return.
Ton Scherpenzeel has agreed to step in as keyboardist on the tour to help Camel
keep the show on the road. We are deeply grateful for the love and support
from Ton whom fans will remember not only from his own band 'Kayak'
but also from the European segment of Camel's 2003 Farewell tour.
A great player and a great friend who has responded in our hour of need.
The tour will proceed as scheduled with no changes to dates or locations.
A Message from Guy:
One of the greatest joys of my life was the opportunity to join Camel for the comeback/Retirement Sucks tour
of 2013. The whole thing was an amazing experience; performing this music for all the wonderful people
who came to all the shows. The positive emotions felt throughout transcended mere words, and the
camaraderie and joviality within the band and crew still evokes smiles from my lips on a daily basis.
Since being diagnosed with an allegedly incurable renal cancer that has metastasized in my bones, I've been
undergoing radiation treatment, to which it seems I've responded well. I've also been taking a drug to try
shrinking the tumours (best case scenario) in order to buy me more time in this mortal coil.
I had hoped to be in a stable course of treatment so I could join my buddies again for the March tour,
which is now upon us, but developments in the last couple of weeks have made it necessary for me to
bow out of this tour so that I may focus on my recovery and the recommendations of my doctors.
I'm so glad that Ton has agreed to do this, and also very relieved.
It saddens me deeply that I will not see my friends, but the love and support I've received
gives me strength and I look forward to seeing everyone again once this hurdle is passed.
CAMEL TOUR 2014:
All dates confirmed.
Holland - Amsterdam, PARADISO Sunday, 2nd March 2014
Holland - Eindhoven, MUZIEKGEBOUW, Monday 3rd March 2014
Belgium - Gent, VOORUIT (Dutch) (French) Tuesday 4th March 2014
Germany - Filderstadt/Stuttgart, FILHARMONIE Thursday 6th March 2014
Germany - Cologne, THEATER AM TANZBRUNNEN Friday 7th March 2014
UK - Sheffield, CITY HALL, Sunday 9th March 2014
UK - Birmingham, TOWN HALL Monday 10th March 2014
UK - Cambridge, CORN EXCHANGE, Tuesday 11th March 2014
UK - Warrington, PARR HALL, Thursday 13th March 2014
Portugal - Lisbon, AULA MAGNA, Sunday 16th March 2014
Spain - Madrid, TEATRO NUEVO APOLO, Monday 17th March 2014
Spain, Barcelona, BARTS THEATER, Tuesday 18th March 2014
Italy - Turin, HIROSHIMA, Thursday 20th March 2014
Italy - Vicenza, TEATRO COMUNALE, Friday 21 March 2014
At this time, there are no further shows scheduled in 2014
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