CAMEL Changes Keyboard Player For Tour

Andy Latimer

Camel keyboard player Guy LeBlanc has been forced to sit out the next batch of live dates from the reinvigorated prog legends due to ill health. He will be replaced by Dutch keyboard player Ton Scherpenzeel, who played on Stationary TravellerDust & Dreams and Rajaz and was also a member of the band’s 2003 Farewell Tour lineup.

In a short statement on the Camel website, the band say: “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.”

(source Prog Magazine)

Nikola Savić is a prog enthusiast, blogger and author, in addition to being the founder of Prog Sphere, Progify, ProgLyrics and the ongoing Progstravaganza compilation series.

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