April Wine’s Myles Goodwyn to quit touring in 2023

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April Wine frontman Myles Goodwyn is retiring from the road.

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The founder of rock band East Coast, whose hits include Could Have Been A Lady, Just Between You and Me and I Like to Rock, said his final live performance with the band will be on March 2, 2023 in Halifax, in Nova Scotia. , « where it all began. »

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However, Goodwyn, 74, will continue to lead the band, write new material and produce their recordings.

« I’ve had a long, happy, fulfilling career, » he said in a statement.

« I have seen much of the world and am grateful for the continued support from the radio and our fans around the world, but touring has been very difficult in recent years due to my diabetes and my health comes first, so unfortunately, my touring days are officially over.

Marc Parent will replace Goodwyn on guitar-vocals on the road, who was previously with the Ottawa band Eight Seconds in the late 80s for two years, opening for David Bowie, Duran Duran, Paul Young, The Fixx, and in North America tour with Wang Chung.

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Parent left the band in 1987 and moved to Montreal, completed his bachelor’s degree in music, founded his band Wang Dang Doodle and traveled internationally and later across Quebec as guitarist-singer with the artists. French Canadians Breen Leboeuf, Luce Dufault and Marie Carmen.

April Wine frontman Myles Goodwyn, 74, is retiring from touring and will continue to lead the band, write new material and produce their recordings. Picture by handout

« I know Marc personally, and I know he’s the one person I feel extremely confident and comfortable with continuing the music and legacy of April Wine, » Goodwyn said in a statement. communicated.

« I can’t wait for fans to meet him and see him in concert. And of course, Brian Greenway, Richard Lanthier and Roy Nichol are still in the band and excited for the future and legacy of April Wine.

Goodwyn was the only original member remaining since forming April Wine in 1969 with sales of over 10 million albums worldwide.

The group was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall Of Fame and received the Canadian Music Industry Lifetime Award in 2010.



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