Pioneering progressive jazz-rock icons – COLOSSEUM – have announced a string of UK live dates, to take place in September 2021.

COLOSSEUM will be on the road with a new line-up of some of the best musicians in the business. Consisting of original frontman CHRIS FARLOWE, guitarist CLEM CLEMPSON and bassist MARK CLARKE.

Joining on Hammond organ, piano, synths and vocals is NICK STEED, keyboard wizard and songwriter whose previous credits include Van Morrison, PP Arnold, Chris Farlowe and Sonja Kristina, and whose songwriting has received worldwide acclaim from the likes of Toto and Snarky Puppy.

One of Canada’s top saxophone players, KIM NISHIKAWARA has worked with many top Canadian acts including Michael Buble, Powder Blues and the legendary Downchild Blues Band. Since being based in the UK Kim has been in great demand as a blues/jazz saxophonist, working with Jack Bruce, Alan Price, Cliff Bennett, Maggie Bell and Chris Farlowe. Kim is thrilled to be stepping into the role formerly held by one of his great heroes, Dick Heckstall-Smith.

Completing the new line-up on drums is MALCOLM MORTIMORE, whose drumming style has been described as “free, quirky and complex”, and who played with prog legends Gentle Giant, as well as Arthur Brown, Ian Dury, Chris Jagger and Frankie Miller. The string of dates are set to be filled with energy and an unbeatable sense of celebration, as the group perform with all the passion that we’ve missed this last year, and delight audiences with their unmatchable talent.


1st September- Reading, Sub89

8th September- The Globe, Cardiff

9th September- The Warehouse, Leeds

12th September- Engine Rooms, Southampton