King King co-founding member and bass player Lindsay Coulson has announced that he will be leaving the award-wining band after their forthcoming UK tour.
“After 10 years of continued success with the band and everything the future now holds for them, I have made the difficult decision to depart from the group to concentrate on family and other personal endeavours,” said Coulson.
“I wish the rest of the guys continued success and thank everyone involved with the band and all the fans and followers all the very best for the future. ‘Looking forward to seeing everyone at the UK shows for one last time.”
This leaves Alan Nimmo as the last remaining member of the original King King (named after a blues club that burnt down) and the guitarist/singer commented: “Obviously Lindsay is family and always will be. I know it’s a decision he has not made lightly, and we wish him all the best.”
Special guest on the tour will be American blues rock singer Sari Schorr, with former King King keyboard player Bob Fridzema a member of her band, so the ten date tour is going to be an extra special one for fans.
The band recently signed a new management deal with Siren Artist Management, based in Los Angeles, USA. They also represent Europe, Saxon, Uriah Heep and Black Star Riders amongst others, and whether that potential increased workload and more extensive travelling has played a part in Coulson’s decision can only be speculated upon.
King King has announced that their new bass player will be announced at their final concert of the tour, in Glasgow on 17th February, so it’s apparent how much all concerned have thought long and hard about this matter.
The cool, dapper looking player of succinct classy bass lines who is Lindsay Coulson will be sorely missed by fans so expect dates on this tour to be ram-packed.
For more information at RAMzine about the tour click here