As it was announced in the official Camel site, Andrew Latimer, the legendary guitarist of the prog rock pioneers, will have to undergo a surgery. So, the scheduled tour of Camel is canceled. Right below you can read the announcement that was posted in https://www.camelproductions.com/
“It is with great regret that Camel Productions must announce the cancellation of Camel’s 2023 tour. Shortly after rehearsals, Andrew Latimer became troubled by a sharp pain in his lower back that advanced into his leg and foot. He was sent for diagnostic tests which quickly revealed a severe condition that requires urgent surgery. Recovery time is uncertain and it is this uncertainty that prevents us looking at other options such as postponement. However recovery is suggested to take 8-12 weeks minimum so there is no possibility of Andrew continuing with the tour. And without Andrew, there can be no tour so cancellation is unavoidable.
We know this news will be immensely upsetting to fans as it is to the band. We are all so grateful for the support of fans who purchased tickets and particularly appreciative of the many emails from fans near and afar who shared their excitement. Throughout his career, Andrew Latimer has had numerous physical challenges on tours and has always overcome them. Camel look to the future for another opportunity to write The Final Chapter”.
Camel would visit also Athens, Greece, but sadly enough, we won’t have the chance to enjoy the band live on stage. Music Box productions (https://www.facebook.com/musicboxproductions.gr) has posted all the necessary info about the tour cancellation and the refund of the ones, who already bought a ticket.
We wish Mr. Latimer a successful surgery and a speedy recovery!