We’re happy to announce our Summer 2014 shows. We’ll be playing with some of our greatest friends along the way: Trap Them, Converge, Burning Love, TV Freaks, Xerxes, and more. We’ll be joining Trap Them for a few shows (including our first ever show in New Hampshire) before DW Fest. Then we’ll do a special short run of tenth anniversary shows in celebration of the reissue of our first album on Deathwish Inc., including a special show to be announced on August 15th. See you this summer!
COLISEUM Tour Dates:
Fri 6/20/14 - Louisville, KY @ The New Vintage w/ Xerxes
Fri 7/18/14 - Dover, NH @ Sonny’s Tavern w/ Trap Them
Sat 7/19/14 - Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar w/ Trap Them (FREE SHOW)
Sun 7/20/14 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Barbary w/ Trap Them
Wed 7/23/14 - Cambridge, MA @ Middle East - DW Fest w/ Converge, Trap Them (SOLD OUT)
Fri 8/15/14 – SPECIAL SHOW TBA
Sat 8/16/14 - Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen
Sun 8/17/14 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme
Mon 8/18/14 - Hamilton, ON @ Doors Pub w/ TV Freaks
Tue 8/19/14 - Toronto, ON @ Silver Dollar w/ Burning Love
Wed 8/20/14 - Detroit, MI @ PJ’s Lager House
Press Release 5/12/14:
Coliseum join the Deathwish Family, “Coliseum” Deluxe Reissue 2XLP/CD out August 19th.
Founded by Louisville musician Ryan Patterson and including Kayhan Vaziri and Carter Wilson, power trio Coliseum have grown to become one of today’s quintessential contemporary punk bands. Successfully melding progressive musicianship, hardcore fervor, and vital social awareness into one constantly evolving artistic vision.
Over the last decade Coliseum have released music on a host of labels including; Temporary Residence, Relapse, Level Plane, Auxiliary (Ryan’s own label), and even Deathwish (“True Quiet / Last Wave” 2009).
And now, 2014 brings Coliseum and Deathwish together again as their permanent label home. “We have a long and storied history with Deathwish and their family of bands,” says Patterson. “Not only did we work with the label on the ‘True Quiet’ 7”, we’ve toured around the world with Deathwish bands, released a split with Doomriders early on, and I’ve been fortunate enough to design a number of Deathwish releases. While Coliseum officially joining the label’s roster is a new chapter for us, it feels like a homecoming.”
To celebrate Coliseum’s 10th anniversary, we are proud to present the “Coliseum” Deluxe Reissue: A twenty song collection featuring their classic self titled debut album (out of print since 2006) paired with eight essential bonus tracks from their primordial years. Originally recorded by Jason Loewenstein of Sebadoh and now fully remixed by Joel Grind of Toxic Holocaust, the release also features new deluxe packaging, insightful liner notes, and cover artwork by John Baizley of Baroness.
Pre-ordering information will be announced soon.
We’re looking forward to our first show of 2014, at Saint Vitus Bar in Brooklyn on January 31st. This will mark the beginning of our tenth year as a band. The wonderful poster above was designed by Jay Morris and will be for sale at the show.
Our new live album will be released digitally in early February. We’ll be announcing more about that soon.
This was an incredible year… We released our fourth album, Sister Faith, and it seems to have connected with people in exactly the way we hoped. Since its release we toured hard and heavy across North America, the UK and Europe with Red Hare, Baroness, Narrows, California X, Birds In Row, Xerxes, Girls Against Boys, and finished it up with a wonderful run with Pelican. We can’t thank everyone involved in all aspects of this band enough… From those of you who come to the shows and buy the records, to the people who put out the records, the people who promote them and write about us, book our tours, promote out shows, help us with gear, put us up for the night (or nights), travel with us, share good times with us, and everyone else in between. There are ups and downs but the good times are so wonderful, inspiring, and life-affirming that we can’t help but continue forward in search of the next adventure. Our infinite love to the people who have been part of our touring crew at various points this year: Nic McInturff, Will Allard, Jason Barker, Tomas Mladek, Erik Denno, Alex Fitzpatrick, Kevin Wright, Jon Christopher. It was such a pleasure having you in the van with us and we can’t thank you enough for your help. It was great to end the year with a show in Louisville last night full of smiling faces. See you in 2014.