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April Wine Founder Myles Goodwyn To Retire From Touring w/ Last Gig March 2023 But Band Will Go On

April Wine founder lead Vocalist and guitarist Myles Goodwyn to retire from touring March 2, 2023 but the band plans to continue.

As posted on Myles Goodwyn Social media

"New April Wine group to hit stages everywhere in 2023.

(l to r) Brian Greenway, Marc Parent, Richard Lanthier and Roy Nichol.

Although I'm still in the band writing, recording the guys and producing, I am now officially retired from touring. My last stage performance after 50+ yrs. on the road, will be in Nova Scotia, March 2, 2023. It all started here and ends here for me.

I will miss the shows, the fans and the other bands that have been friends for years, but health reasons have made this decision necessary.

Cheers everyone and thanks for all the support over the years.

Please share. "

April Wine is a Canadian rock band formed in 1969 and based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Led by singer-guitarist-songwriter Myles Goodwin since its inception, April Wine's first success came with its second album, On Record (1972), which reached the top 40 in Canada and yielded two hit singles: "Bad Side of the Moon", a top 20 hit in Canada; and "You Could Have Been a Lady", a number 2 song in Canada. The band would go on to enjoy international success during the rest of the 1970s and early 80s, releasing more than 20 albums.

On April 1, 1970, April Wine went to Montreal, Canada, bringing with them their instruments and $100 in cash

The band's seventh album, and the first with Capitol, was First Glance, which had an immediate impact and the singles "Let Yourself Go" and "Get Ready For Love" were successful on Canadian radio. It was the third single, the raucous "Roller", that brought the band mass appeal across North America

Following on the popularity of First Glance, April Wine released Harder ... Faster in 1979. "Say Hello" and "I Like to Rock" were popular hits on both sides of the border and Harder ... Faster proved to be yet another multi-platinum release for the band

The Nature of the Beast was released in January 1981, and riding on the popularity of the hit singles "Just Between You and Me" and the band's cover of the Lorence Hud song "Sign of the Gypsy Queen", the album hit multi-platinum success in Canada, and was the first April Wine album to reach platinum status internationally. (Source Wikipedia)


April Wine (1971), Aquarius Records

On Record (1972), Aquarius Records

Electric Jewels (1973), Aquarius Records

Stand Back (1975), Aquarius Records

The Whole World's Goin' Crazy (1976), Aquarius Records

Forever for Now (1977), Aquarius Records

First Glance (1978), Aquarius Records

Harder ... Faster (1979), Aquarius Records

The Nature of the Beast (1981), Aquarius Records, Capitol Records

Power Play (1982), Aquarius Records, Capitol Records

Animal Grace (1984), Capitol Records

Walking Through Fire (1986), Aquarius Records, Capitol Records

Attitude (1993), Flood Ross Entertainment

Frigate (1994), Flood Ross Entertainment

Back to the Mansion (2001), Civilian Records

Roughly Speaking (2006), Universal Music Canada

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