The 1997 World Tour

Camel has finished it 1997 world tour in April. Attempts were made to make a short tour through South America, but this fell through eventually.
A double Live CD and a Video, entitled Coming of Age was released on March 15, 1998.
Foss Patterson and Dave Stewart have expressed their enjoyment playing on the Camel lineup, and there's always the possibility that they would like to work on future albums and perform some more with Camel.

A few notes from CP suggest that the latest tour was probably the last Camel tour. Due to the stress and financial burden such a tour inflicts on the band, it seems unlikely that they'd like to go through it once again. But after all, the band enjoyed the tour immensely, just as the fans did. As reported from the last gig in Rotheram, Andrew Latimer said Camel will come there again in 1998. Further good news are that two agencies contacted Camel with interest of future performances.

Due to financial and scheduling difficulties, the 1997 tour was not accompanied with a tour program.

Tour Lineup

Andrew Latimer:Guitars, Keyboards, Flute, Recorder, Vocals
Colin Bass:Bass, Keyboards, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Dave Stewart:Drums, Percussions, Samples
Foss Patterson:Keyboards

Set List

Camel played a double set each evening, lasting over two hours, with a short intermission. This set list was Jeff Gebhardt, which is from the first gig on March 6th. It has remained the same through the tour:

First Set

Second Set Enchores

Tour Dates

6thNew George'sSan Rafael, Ca.USA
9thGreat American Music HallSan Francisco, CaUSA
10thThe EdgePalo AltoUSA
11thBillboard LiveW. Hollywood, Ca.USA
12thThe GalaxyVentura, CaUSA
13thBillboard LiveW. Hollywood, Ca.USA
14thThe Coach HouseSan Juan Capistrano, Ca.USA
18thBanana HallOsakaJapan
19thBottom LineNagoyaJapan
21stOn Air WestTokyoJapan
22ndClub CittaKawasakiJapan
30thPaardDen HaagHolland
1stAltes SchutzenhaussStuttgartGermany
4thSports HallBardejovSlovak Rep.
5thHala WistaKrakowPoland
6thSala KongresowaWarsawPoland
7thKnaack KlubBerlinGermany
11thTheatre 140BrusselsBelgium
12thCafe De La DanseParisFrance
18thThe Herringthrope Leisure CentreRotherham/MansfieldEngland
On the tour T-shirt the Slovakian town Bardejov is mispelled "Barnesov" - thanks, Peter

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