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    Posted: October 24 2010 at 13:45
I noticed they are doing this tour when reading the concert review of our forum colleague Formentera Lady.

Here are the dates as taken from Last.fm:

Oct 22 Friday 22 October 2010
Colosseum Gewerkschaftshaus
Erfurt, Germany
50.981036 11.035432

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Oct 23 Saturday 23 October 2010
Colosseum Kesselhaus
Berlin, Germany
52.5383 13.41298

2 people attended
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Oct 23 Saturday 23 October 2010
Colosseum Kesselhaus
Berlin, Germany
52.5383 13.41298

2 people attended
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Oct 24 Sunday 24 October 2010 Today
Colosseum LD Kbely
Praha, Czech Republic
50.103763 14.433222

4 people attending
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Oct 29 Friday 29 October 2010
Colosseum Fabrik
Hamburg, Germany
53.55655 9.92912

7 people attending
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Oct 31 Sunday 31 October 2010
Colosseum Abschiedstournee at Schloss Neuhaus
Colosseum
Schloss Neuhaus
Paderborn, Germany

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Nov 4 Thursday 4 November 2010
Colosseum at Z7 Konzertfabrik Pratteln
Colosseum
Z7 Konzertfabrik…
Pratteln, Basel, Switzerland
47.527292 7.694064

3 people attending
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Nov 14 Sunday 14 November 2010
Colosseum Millenáris
Budapest, Hungary
47.511115 19.02485

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 24 2010 at 14:31
Yes, it is strange, that it is not properly advertised. Here I have some tourdates from a different source:
(http://www.handmadeconcerts.de/COLOSSEUM/fdb01c94cf0d81b29/index.html)

02.07.2010 A-Vienna "Arena Open Air"
13.08.2010 A-Bildein "Picture on Festival"
20.10.2010 Bochum "Bahnhof Langendreer"
22.10.2010 Erfurt "Gewerkschaftshaus"
23.10.2010 Berlin "Kesselhaus"/Kulturbrauerei"
24.10.2010 CZ-Prag "Lidovy dum Kbely"
27.10.2010 Marburg "Stadthalle"
29.10.2010 Hamburg "Fabrik"
30.10.2010 Worpswede "Music Hall"
31.10.2010 Paderborn "Forum im Berufskolleg Schloss Neuhaus"
01.11.2010 Bonn "Brückenforum"
03.11.2010 Mainz "Frankfurter Hof"
04.11.2010 CH-Pratteln "Z 7"
05.11.2010 Karlsruhe "Tollhaus"
06.11.2010 Winterbach "Salierhalle"
08.11.2010 Augsburg "Spectrum"
09.11.2010 Nürnberg "Hirsch"
11.11.2010 A-Salzburg "Rockhouse"
12.11.2010 A-Innsbruck "Treibhaus"
13.11.2010 A-Vienna "Metropol"
14.11.2010 HU-Budapest "Millenaris Theatrum"

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 24 2010 at 14:42
Who is in the band these days?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 24 2010 at 14:44
Originally posted by Easy Livin Easy Livin wrote:

Who is in the band these days?
Would you like to read my review? Wink
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 24 2010 at 14:46
^ Your review is linked to in the OP Wink
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 25 2010 at 03:26
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 25 2010 at 15:43
Hi Easy Livin'...the remarkable thing about this Colosseum line-up is that, apart from Barbara Thompson (Jon's wife) who took Dick Heckstall-Smith's place when he sadly died after a long illness on December 17th 2004, it is unchanged from when they broke up in November 1971.  Not many band reunions can claim that!
You can read all about it in Jon Hiseman's biography "Playing the Band".
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 09 2010 at 06:22
UPDATE: 
The tour is more than half over and the audiences have been just as enthusiastic as ever.
The sales of Jon Hiseman's newly published biography "Playing the Band" have been averaging roughly 20 per gig, which is more that originally predicted (tho' I was more optimistic than some about that).

Apparently there is a possibility (though only that, at the moment) that they will be back on the road for another tour next June.  Fingers crossed.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 09 2010 at 07:12
I would be happy to see them in France Smile
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 09 2010 at 07:27
and I would think they'd love to play there, but unfortunately there's doesn't seem to be enough promoters willing to book them.  I remember when they played the Paris Olympia...the crowd went wild!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 24 2010 at 23:20
Is it possible that Colosseum will play any dates in central Canada in the new year?
                 I realise it is a long shot, but i live in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 25 2010 at 05:08
Sorry, Presdoug Unhappy.  Colosseum never really broke through in the US or Canada. They have a few fervent fans (unintended alliteration there!) but not enough for any promoter to risk touring them.  These days, it's really only European countries, specifically Germany, Austria, Switzerland and maybe Italy, where they can guarantee big enough crowds for it to be financially viable. It costs at least £4000 per day to get Colosseum on the road (that's just the basic amount, excluding any payment for the 6 band members!). Hiring sound and light crews, hotels for around 12 people..including traveling days, travel costs...all add up.  Even in the UK, the chance of them appearing live is minimal.
Meanwhile, there will be a new DVD soon-ish and then there's Jon's biography (if you haven't already got it), though shipping costs to Canada would be pretty hefty!
Maybe you could plan a holiday to Europe in June 2011, which may well be their last tour ever.
Good luck..and have a great Christmas.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 25 2010 at 05:14
PS...there's a "Playing the Band" community page on Facebook, plus there's my blogsite, where I post occasional newsy items about the '60s/'70s music scene. Here's the link: colinrichardsonjazz.typepad.com
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