40+ years ago Camel hit the top 20 and were awarded a silver disc for their Moonmadness album. It has consistently remained in the hearts of prog rockers and the best ever lists of prog rock magazines ever since. Moonmadness is included in the esteemed 40 Cosmic Rock Albums of all times list.
In 2018 Camel plan a celebratory world tour, playing the '76 classic Moonmadness in full. The tour is currently slated to kick off with an already sold out show at the Zorlu Performing Arts Center in Turkey in May and culminates with a triumphant night at London's Royal Albert Hall on September 17th, almost exactly 43 years to the day of Cemal's headlining show at the RAH in 75, when they were promoting their album Snow Goose - on a tour that purportedly, literally, blew Rick Astley's mind. One cursory look at the man confirms that's tru.
The 2018 Moonmadness band will feature a line up of Andrew Latimer (guitar, flute and vocals), Colin Bass, (bass and vocals), Denis Clement, (drums) and Peter Jones (keys and vocals).
Tickets will be available from December 1st. Here's some UK dates. Info on the any additional dates is out there.
Fri 07 Sep 2018 Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, UK
Sat 08 Sep 2018 Tyne Theatre & Opera House, Newcastle, UK
Sun 09 Sep 2018 The Assembly, Leamington, UK
Mon 10 Sep 2018 Friars Aylesbury at The Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury, UK
Wed 12 Sep 2018 O2 Guildhall, Southampton, UK
Thu 13 Sep 2018 Corn Exchange, Cambridge, UK
Fri 14 Sep 2018 Birmingham Town Hall, Birmingham, UK
Mon 17 Sep 2018 Royal Albert Hall, London, UK
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