Climax Blues Band are pleased to announce the first dates of a 2019 European tour that so far includes Austria and Switzerland!
Here are the confirmed dates for their 2019 European tour. Please revisit our website for more gig announcements.
WEDNESDAY, 30 JANUARY 2019
THURSDAY, 31 JANUARY 2019
ALTES KINO RANKWEIL
Phone +43 5522 45387
FRIDAY, 01 FEBRUARY 2019
MÜHLE HUNZIKEN KONZERT AG
SATURDAY, 02 FEBRUARY 2019
KULTUR IM EISENWERK
The Climax Blues Band of today carries the same standard of quality as it did when the band formed back in the late 60s and achieved such great success and recognition through the 70s and 80s, huge selling albums like FM / Live and Gold Plated, the 1976 hit single Couldn’t Get It Right (from Gold plated) and I Love You in 1981, the reputation carrying right through until the tragic death of founder member Colin Cooper in 2008.
Colin’s death could have meant the end of Climax Blues Band but his desire was for the band to continue creating the fine blues blend that the band has been associated with since its formation, and that desire has been accepted with relish by the remaining members of the band.
George Glover, Lester Hunt, Roy Adams & Neil Simpson Join Climax
George Glover has been at the keyboards in Climax since 1981, very much part of the nucleus of the band, Lester Hunt on guitar joined in 1986, drummer Roy Adams in 1987 and Neil Simpson on bass in the early 90s. This solid unit has flown the Climax flag with tremendous passion and style. Now there is a spring in their step, taking the band forward and already pleasing crowds throughout Europe, the ‘seamless’ transition in carrying on creating the unique Climax sound is the result of hard work, disguised by a band having a great time making music….
In 2012, Graham Dee & Chris Aldridge Join the Band
Graham Dee was recruited in 2012 to front the band. With his own distinctive style and a pedigree on the blues scene which included performing with The Blues Collective, The Red Lemons and joining ex-Feelgoods in The Lone Sharks as well as session vocals and voice coaching, at the same time Chris ‘Beebe’ Aldridge took on the saxophone duties with a fresh and exciting dynamic sound, both adding their own dimensions to the musicians that have carried the flag for Climax as a unit for over 15 years, in Les’s case over 25 years, and George for over 30 years.
A new album by Climax Blues Band has been recorded and will be released sometime in the coming months.