Tuesday, September 30, 2003

More King Crimson / Living Colour
Avalon - Boston, MA
November 12, 2003 - 8:00PM Eastern
Doors open 7:00PM
On sale October 4, 2003 - 10:00AM
General Admission : $ 30.25
CollideØscope's Line-up :

Corey Glover (vocals)
Vernon Reid (acoustic & electric guitars, samples)
Doug Wimbush (guitar, bass, drums, programming, background vocals)
Will Calhoun (keyboards, drums, tabla, percussion, electronic percussion, samples, loops).

Additional personnel:
David Sancious (keyboards)

Monday, September 29, 2003

King Crimson / Living Colour - Denver, Colarado date
Fillmore Auditorium - Denver, CO
November 5, 2003 - 7:00PM Mountain
All dates, acts and ticket prices are subject to change without notice. All tickets are subject to applicable taxes, and service and handling charges.
Doors open 6:00PM
On sale October 4, 2003 - 10:00AM
General Admission : $ 30.00
General Admission - Day of Show : $ 35.00
$2.50 facility fee included in ticket price. Ages 16+ with valid ID only.

Another CollideØscope Review
With a Bush in the White House and a war under foot, it seems almost natural that Living Colour has returned to point out their problems with it all. Old-school late eighties political soap boxing takes up a lot of Collideoscope, the bands first album since 1993's Stain, and continues that album's darker, anti-Time's Up feel with a focused attack of proto-industrial electronic swagger brought on by the fusion-schooled string section of Vernon Reid and Doug Wimbish (the album's Executive Producer). On "A ? of When," Living Colour best exhibits their singular brand of hard rock: samples creep in from the sides, the uber-capable rhythm section fits the speakers like a hippo in a baby crib, weirdo sounds created by hand-me-down instruments from NASA perpetrate the air, and Vernon Reid creates a tight, muddy-sounding riff over the post-9/11 paranoid vocals of Corey Glover. It's a far cry from "Cult of Personality," and much farther from anything the radio would touch with the proverbial ten-foot pole. The sense of humor is still there, though, with "Operation Mind Control" being an over-the-top spout against the government's adoration for all things Patriot Act-y, and "Back in Black" isn't as bad as you would expect, with Glover doing his best Brian Johnson. Fans will praise Collideoscope and hold it close to their hearts--it rocks in the way only Living Colour can.

Prague, 9/28/03 fan review
*thanks filip!!!!

The first ever Prague (and the first ever proper Czech Republic) gig in the Lucerna Music Hall was absolutely mindblowing. True! Although the sound intensity sometimes threatened to demolish the building and everything in it, the music and the spirit of the group left no doubt as to what our favorite colour of the evening was. Living Colour version 2003 is nothing short of a strong team of four master musicians working towards the common aim (y'know best what I mean, no need for explanations & superlatives..). And they still have much to say. Within the two solid hours they took us through the new album, added a host of good old classics (Cult of Personality, Type, Ignorance is Bliss, Elvis is Dead, Time's Up among others) and Doug even got the chance to revoke his previous two visits with Jungle Funk with an astonishing rendition of Trance. The first encore saw the band storming in the much-called-for Love Rears Its Ugly Head, followed by Jimi Hendrix's Cross Town Traffic during which Corey climbed up onto the balcony, danced right through the whole section while singing, and after crossing the whole room returned to the stage to join his brothers in sound. Not for long, though. At the end of the song he stagedived into the cheering crowd and was soon followed by the rest of the band! And then there were very long thank-yous, handshakes, big fives and goodnights.

The end.

But after a lot of loud insistence they came back again to say the real Bye with Memories Can't Wait/What's Your Favorite Color.So, do take my advice: When they play near you, don't miss them. Living Colour are back from the dead and more alive then ever. It's energy, it's mastery and it's a musical treat. You don't have the tickets yet? You FOOOOOOOLS!!!!!

(Please, email/send your reviews and setlists of the shows!!! )

Friday, September 26, 2003

11/09/03 San Juan Capistrano update/change
LIVING COLOUR w/ Cross Fire @ Coach House : Sunday, November 23, 2003
*at the present time, it seems ticketmaster has not changed the date of the show.
King Crimson / Living Colour @ Beacon Theatre: on sale now

short Paris Review
"Paris concert was......hhhhhhhuuuuudge !!!!
LC was so happy that we could feel they wanted to spend all the night on stage !!!!!

... yesterday evening was brillant ! And they played "solace of you "!!!!!!!!!! With an Afro musician on special keyboard, that sounded very sunny, groovy, etc.... Heavy metal & groove , that was an exciting show !!!!"

CollideØscope Review

LIVING COLOUR: "CollideØscope" 8 (out of 10)
Mayan Records/Sanctuary 2003
Review by Urban "Wally" Wallstrom 14 September 2003

The reason to why Lenny Kravitz turned into a multi-million project? Perhaps not the entire truth as these chaps were always so much more than just plain "rock". The original line-up with Corey Glover - vocals, Vernon Reid - guitar, Doug Wimbish - bass, and Will Calhoun - drums, are all back with a brilliant and long awaited comeback album.

It's almost like they were never gone too. "Collideoscope" picks up where they left us some ten years ago. Actually, I'd say this is Living Colour's best release since their 1988 debut "Vivid" and as always, it's a lovely mixture of rock, funk, jazzy tunes, electro rock, and even dub reggae. You could say it's music for the opened and not the narrow minded person.

The fretboard work of Vernon Reid is once again excellent and the rhythm section is tigther than Agnetha Fältskog's (ABBA) pants in the 70's. There's a lot of vintage Colour here and vocalist Glover even admits to saying: "It hasn't changed much, but I think we've expanded on what we were." Indeed, it's almost like they've expanded their vision and horizion a bit too much sometimes. "Operation Mind Control" is simply too vivid and yet blurry at the same time (if that makes any sense?). The song is more like a leftover from the experimental 60's with drugs and all that crap. There's enough of good songs to go around though and the simple "Flying" is without a doubt one of my favorites. The funk/electro rocker "In Your Name" is filled with aggression and the dub-reggae "Nightmare City", is very cool with a early 80's vibe (another favorite). "Great Expectations" is very much like their early work (The Vivid days) and you can also find a couple of cool covers here. First up is "Back In Black" (AC/DC) and later on a electro-rock version of "Tomorrow Never Knows" (Beatles). They may not have recorded the perfect comeback album, but it's still a lot more fun than most comebacks. And let's admit it... there hadn't exactly been anything like Living Colour, since last time they played their music for us. Good stuff it is!

Thursday, September 25, 2003

Vibe on Living Colour's CollideØscope

Most comeback albums explain, one way or another, why the artist left in the first place. That's especially true of rockers Living Colour, whose new album Collideoscope, reveals them to be a group that was-and still is-just too damn progressive for its own good. For example, the dub-influenced "Nightmare City" and the junglist romp "In Your Name" remind us that these cats were melding rock and electronic sounds a decade before it became martini-and-cigar-bar discussion fodder. The players' far-flung experiences-guitarist Vernon Reid's work with experimentalists like DJ Logic, front man Corey Glover's solo funk-soul projects, Doug Wimbish's and Will Calhoun's abstract bands (Jungle Funk and Little Axe) lend distinctiveness to their art. For a less skilled group, such ecletic awareness might equal incoherence. Instead, Collideoscope embraces all those elements. It's the hard-core thrash of "Song Without Sin" and a crushing take on AC/DC's "Back in Black" that pleasantly reminds us that Living Colour remains, foremost, a rock group in the classic non-negotiable sense.
by Tony Green
Garage, London, UK Setlist
1) Back in Black
2) Time's Up
3) A ? of When
4) Operation Mind Control
5) Middle Man
6) Flying
7) Song Without Sin
8) Trance
9) Sacred Ground
10) Nightmare City (w/Sax (didn't catch his name))
11) Love Rears
12) Ignorance is Bliss
13) Memories Can't Wait
14) Pocket of Tears
15) This Little Pig
16) Glamour Boys (dedicated to Vernon's new haircut)
17) Type (w/ Police & Thieves interlude)
18) Cult
19) Crosstown Traffic

Wednesday, September 24, 2003

Living Colour US Tour dates (so far)
Sat, 11/08/03
7:30 pm King Crimson
Park West
Chicago, IL
on sale 09/27/2003 10:00 am

Sun, 11/09/03
7:30 pm King Crimson
Park West
Chicago, IL
on sale 09/27/2003 10:00 am

Sun, 11/09/03
8:00 pm
Coach House - Capistrano
San Juan Capistrano, CA
on sale now

Sat, 11/15/03
8:00 pm King Crimson
Beacon Theatre
New York, NY
on sale 09/26/2003 10:00 am

Tue, 11/25/03 Living Colour
, More Info
currently not on sale

Tue, 11/25/03
9:00 pm
House of Blues Sunset Strip
Hollywood, CA
on sale now
Interview with Vernon Reid
requires media player

Tuesday, September 23, 2003

King Crimson and Living Colour - Beacon Theatre, NYC
SAT NOV 15, 2003 8:00PM

Monday, September 22, 2003

Review Of Melkweg Show
*special thanks to Ferdinand


this wasn't seeing a show, this wasn't hearing a band play this was EXPERIENCING a concert. It was increddible, the guys really wanted to have a big party today and they got what they wanted and so did the crowd. There is no way to explain what the show was like today, but it was everything a rock concert should be and more. They opened with Back in Black and Corey can sing live just as high as on the record, if AC/DC ever needs a new singer ............ then they played Time's up, a ? of when, operation mind control, song without sin, flying, middleman/trance, sacred ground, nightmare city, memories can't wait (great version, Corey went out of his mind, he showed that he's the best singer on this planet), pocket of tears, this little pig (which Vernon introduced with the words "we don't play this very often, and you can hear why"), type (in which Verdon does a little reggea singing, it's great) and as the encore they did Cult, and Crosstown traffic was the second encore. The setlist says Glamour boys, but they didn't play that. Dennis, I owe you a big THANK YOU for getting me the setlist of both the Hardenberg and the Amsterdam concert, you're the best!

There was a lot of fun on stage, Corey trying to push Vernon away during a solo, Doug sneaking behind the back of Corey and bodycheching him like he was a icehockey player, Corey hugging Doug when the crowd started to sing "happy birthday to Doug". The show was recorded, according to Dennis for a radio broadcast, so everybody, keep your eyes open,...

After the show we (Nader, Nick, René and Ilse) met up with Vernon, Corey, Will, Doug and Dennis. Tomorrow they have a day off, and after seeing 3 shows in a row I know why, man life on the road kills you and I didn't even have to play :)

To all the SG members who will see them during the rest of the European tour, please write reviews and check if they record the shows...because the new stuff ROCKS!!

ps: the venue where they played have 2 rooms, one for approx 600 people and one for approx 1100 people. They were supposed to play in the small room, but the show was sold out so fast they they transferred them to the big room, and still there were people standing outside in the pouring rain looking for tickets. It's great to see that Living Colour is still very popular without getting any airplay or hardly any publicity and not releasing a new album for 10 years. What will the crowd be next time??"
Living Colour 8/29/03 - Willisau, Switzerland pictures

What is yahoo's Sacred Ground?

It is a site that "is dedicated to Living Colour, the best and possibly most underappreciated bands of the last decade. From the searing guitar of Mr.Reid, to the beautiful vocals of Corey Glover, to the thumping bass lines of Muzz and Doug and the drums of Calhoun, they had it all. Many of their tunes address social issues: police brutality, the poor, drug abuse, racism and they did it with a sweet groove. This will give us die-hards and chance to talk about the band. Let's also discuss what the guys are up to now.....

The guys are back together! They had a reunion show December 21, 2000 at CBGBs in New York and played a string of dates on the West Coast in May 2001, where fans were treated to versions of "Sacred Ground" and "Release The Pressure," as well as a very funky version of Hendrix's "Power of Soul." More dates have been played in South America, Europe and the U.S. They are now playing shows off and on at various locales. In November 2002, the band signed a deal with Sanctuary Records. Several new songs have been played at recent gigs: "Song Without Sin," "This is What You Want," "Holy Roller," "Flying" and "Pocket of Tears." The new album "CollideOscope" will be out Sept. 23, Oct. 7 in the U.S. Let's keep each other informed. Peace. "

check it out! (and when you join, remember that you have the option to check the site whenever you want, or recieve emails)

Also, jump onto Sam's Living Colour messageboard. It's a new part of the LC website, but hey! join both SG and this one!
Happy Birthday!
Happy Birthday Doug Wimbish, 9/22!
Have a great one in Amsterdam!

Sunday, September 21, 2003

Hardenberg songs
thanks to Rey
"...LC hit the stage and Corey started counting, "1, 2, 1, 2, 3 kick-it" and off they went into "Memories can't wait". It was a blast to hear this song again live as if it was still 1989. I felt my heart revive again by hearing them play "Time's up", after which new songs were played. "A ? Of When", "Operation Mind Control" and a stunning version of "Flying". After this my memory is one happy blur. So I don't quite remember the exact order in which they played the songs but they played, a.o.: "Song Without Sin", "Ignorance is Bliss", "This Little Pig", "Ausländer", "Cult of Personality", "Love Rears It's Ugly Head", "Type", "Sacred Ground", "Nightmare City", "Tomorrow Never Knows" and "Crosstown Traffic..."

exact setlist soon.
Memories can't wait
Time's up
A ? of when
Operation mind control
Ignorance is bliss
Sacred ground
Nightmare city
Song without sin
This little pig
Love rears it's ugly head
Cult of personality
Tomorrow never knows
Crosstown traffic
Songs from Belgium date
special thanks to Ferdinand
"...They played short and I don`t have a (set)list
but I know that the guys played at least A ? of when, operation mind control, flying, sacred ground, love rears, cult and nightmare city.

Due to some technical problems, the show started later then planned and they didn`t play too long :( ..."

(also included in the setlist were Time's Up and Ignorance Is Bliss)

Vernon Reid interview in french

Saturday, September 20, 2003

Living Colour's official European Tour begins tonight :
9/20/03 - Leffinge, BELGIUM @ Leffengeleuhrue Festival.

Welcome back boys! Good Luck!

Five Clips from Living Colour's COLLIDEOSCOPE

better quality

Thursday, September 18, 2003

Wednesday, September 17, 2003

Living Colour and King Crimson
from our inside source close to the band
"We're about 24 hours away from heading back to Europe, but I have a little information (VERY little) regarding the stateside LC / King Crimson tour:

It begins Nov. 5 in Denver. The other cities (9 dates in all) are Minneapolis, Chicago (2 nights?),Detroit, Montreal, Boston, New York and Philadelphia.

That's all I know right now, so don't ask about specific days or venues. I'll probably know more while in Europe.

Almost forgot; there's an in-store Oct. 15 in NYC at J&R Music, City Hall."

Tuesday, September 16, 2003

Checkout the new design to Sam's Living Colour site

The LC Webring also has a new front page.

Show some love by purchasing COLLIDEOSCOPE through the links on their sites.

and a friendly reminder to call your local radio station and request new and old Living Colour!

Monday, September 15, 2003

More US Dates
buy @ ticketmaster
Sun, 11/09/03
8:00 pm Living Color Coach House - Capistrano
San Juan Capistrano, CA
on sale 09/18/2003 10:00 am

Tue, 11/25/03 Living Colour Demo Facility
Los Angeles, CA More Info
currently not on sale

Tue, 11/25/03
9:00 pm Living Colour House of Blues Sunset Strip
Hollywood, CA
on sale now

Spoken Linear Notes about Living Colour's Collideoscope
Corey Glover explains each song (in Real Player)

Wednesday, September 10, 2003

Living Colour Collideoscope Tour 2003 - US (partial)
Sun 11/09/03 San Juan Capistrano, CA Coach House
Wed 11/12/03 West Hollywood, CA House Of Blues - $22.50
Message from Doug Wimbish messageboard
Cult Of Personality transcription (spanish?)
(click on number links on bottom of page)

Kerrang review of Collideoscope (UK rock magazine)

four out of five K's

their billiant, long awaited comback album, nuff said

This has been a while coming, folks. When Living Colour went their separate ways in 1995, we lost a truly unique and pioneering band.

If 'Collideascope' is anything to go by, however, their period out of the limelight has done nothing to blunt the trademark Living Colour penchant for dazzling invention and sharp ear for politically-charged lyrics.

Over an hour long, this 15-track album has been culled from four records worth of writing stretching over 18 months and the quality is astonishing. The songs encompass everything from storming, stomping rock, via dub reggae and weird electro rock diversions, to jazz, punk and funk metal, and it all sounds vital and indispensable.

welcome back chaps, what took you so long!

Monday, September 08, 2003

September 20, Leffinge Leuren, Leffinge, Belgium (festival, also featuring Adrian Sherwood)
from Tackhead site

Sunday, September 07, 2003

Pre-Order COLLIDEOSCOPE from Amazon USA
Special Offer: Order Collideoscope now and receive immediate access to the following in your Digital Library:
An audio stream of the full album.
This offer is good from Friday, September 5, 2003 to Tuesday, October 7, 2003

Central Park Review from 08/05/01
First Single?
From the Sacred Ground board, our inside source reveals that "Sacred Ground" is to be the first new single released. In case you didn't know, Sacred Ground was originally released on the 1995 best of compilation : PRIDE. Then, the previously released versions were not quite ready, but it looks like Sony wanted to throw fans a bone. The "new" version, obviously in re-recorded, and has a fuller sound and from what we've heard, it sounds great!

Again, call those local radio stations and request new and old LIVING COLOUR!

Wednesday, September 03, 2003

Pre-order through Amazon.com UK and/or CD Universe.

Please join the Living Colour yahoo chat group : Sacred Ground, over 575 members strong, and growing. Remember though ,if you do not wish to recieve info in the form of email, goto your settings and click on the no email option. Thus you can just check in on SG at your leisure.

Call your local radio station(s) and request NEW and OLD : LIVING COLOUR
Black Jack Johnson in London
It seems that the show scheduled for Sept. 5th has been cancelled. Tickets were available through the UK Ticketweb site, but are not listed anymore.