Camel - Progressive Rock Pioneers
One of the leading progressive rock bands of the 1970s, this English outfit has enjoyed lasting appeal that continues to this day. Although they never achieved fully-fledged commercial success, this avant-garde group continues to influence countless artists with their many concept albums, including their breakthrough 1975 record The Snow Goose.
Their widespread and dedicated fan following still flock to hear decade defining art rock anthems like 'Rhayader'. Purchase Camel tickets today and see this legendary band live at a venue near you.
Camel Biography - Decade-Defining Music
This progressive rock band originally formed as a trio in Surrey the early 1970s, led by frontman Andrew Latimer. The threesome soon expanded to include more musicians with less common instrumental skills and the group began to polish their unique sound, combining lilting guitars, dreamy flutes and psychedelic synthesizers for a spaced out folk rock vibe.
In 1974, the band released one of their most celebrated albums, Mirage, a concept record packed full of epic tracks including'The White Rider', a critically acclaimed song based on J.R.R Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy. They followed this with their magnificent opus The Snow Goose in 1975, a highly stylized concept album which soared into the UK Top 40 and achieved acclaim across Europe and Japan. The album is considered one of the masterpieces of symphonic rock and it paved the way for a long line of successful albums including Moonmadness in 1976 Rain Dances in 1977 and Nude in 1981.
They continued to sell albums in between periods of hibernation, including the critically acclaimed live album Pressure Points in 1984. Over the years, this sensational symphonic rock band has seen many line-up changes but throughout it all, frontman Andrew Latimer has remained a firm fixture. They still perform quality music today, so grab your Camel tickets now at StubHub and see this legendary group live at a town near you.
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