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
keep the show on the road. We are deeply grateful for the love
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
- Amsterdam, PARADISO
Sunday, 2nd March 2014
- Eindhoven, MUZIEKGEBOUW
Monday 3rd March 2014
Tuesday 4th March 2014
Thursday 6th March 2014
- Cologne, THEATER
Friday 7th March 2014
- Sheffield, CITY
, Sunday 9th March 2014
- Birmingham, TOWN
Monday 10th March 2014
- Cambridge, CORN
, Tuesday 11th March 2014
- Warrington, PARR
, Thursday 13th March 2014
- Lisbon, AULA
, Sunday 16th March 2014
- Madrid, TEATRO
, Monday 17th March 2014
, Barcelona, BARTS
, Tuesday 18th March 2014
- Turin, HIROSHIMA
Thursday 20th March 2014
- Vicenza, TEATRO
, Friday 21 March 2014
At this time, there are no further shows scheduled in 2014
Snow Goose t-shirts and CD on sale now
In celebration of Camel's return to centre stage, The Snow Goose has
been lovingly re-recorded.
This recording stands as a tribute to former bandmates Peter Bardens,
Andy Ward and Doug Ferguson and remains steadfastly faithful to the
original work. With atmospheric arrangements and enhancements for
stage presentation, The Snow Goose is not only a timeless story of love
and war. It is a tale of dignity and kindness lifted to the heart
on the wings of an injured Snow Goose through her unique relationship
with two humans. Written by Paul Gallico, this short story
inspired this beautiful music.
Rehearsal Snaps for Tour 2013
We grabbed the chance for a couple of snapshots just before their
From left: Jason, Denis, Guy, Colin and... Andrew.
BBC RADIO 6 INTERVIEW with CERYS MATTHEWS
Andrew and Denis with Cerys
29TH SEPTEMBER 2013
**Sunday from 10 am GMT**
Andrew and Denis will be in the studio with Cerys to talk about the
upcoming tour and all things Camel
Extensive interview with Andrew in Prog Rock Magazine