Monday, September 14, 2009

Living Colour release 'The Chair In The Doorway'

Cult Of Praise For Living Colour's The Chair In The Doorway

In Stores and Online TODAY, September 15

Appearing Monday, September 21, on LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON

Living Colour return with The Chair In The Doorway, their first release in six years in stores and online today from Megaforce Records. The NYC-based band,
featuring Corey Glover, Vernon Reid, Will Calhoun and Doug Wimbish, kicked off a 65-date world tour on September 1, and are earning early praise from the road for their powerful live shows and hard-hitting new album:

"The group has remained taut and kinetic, a rock furnace." - Hartford Courant

"More vivid than Vivid...Living Colour sound effortless...truly vivid, diverse and barbed." - Philadelphia Inquirer

"Living Colour's first CD in years strikes a more personal note..onstage they are as electric as ever." - Boston Globe

"Welcome back, Living Colour. Your music still shines bright." - Washington Post

"From the crackling soul-funk of 'Bless Those' to the raging lead-off track 'Burned Bridges,' the psychedelic surf of 'Out Of My Mind' to the sinister 'Method,' the quartet corrals its innovative urges into a set of tightly constructed new tunes." - Relix

"Living Colour has restored my faith in the Church of Rock" -

"The Chair in the Doorway cements the band's identity as one of the best American rock bands of the past two decades." -

Living Colour are set to perform the record's lead track, "Behind The Sun," on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon next Monday, September 21. Inspired by post-Katrina New Orleans, the song's resonant lyrics hold true to Living Colour's history of taking a firm stance against social and racial injustice.

The Chair In The Doorway was recorded at Sono Studios just outside of Prague in the Czech Republic. Renowned producer Count (Galactic, Lyrics Born, No Doubt) was onboard to helm the sessions, while Ron St. Germain (U2, Mos Def, Muse) mixed the album. The 11-tracks are Living Colour's most personal collection of songs yet with razor sharp lyrical observations and kinetic jams that seamlessly weave elements of metal, funk and soul. Vernon Reid described the album as, "an unintentional concept record about life and how we are all in this thing together." He goes on to call the band's storied past and present, "multi-dimensional--a unique American story about race and political activism in music and aging and we invite people to be part of that story."

Watch and listen to Living Colour perform "Behind The Sun" on WNYC Soundcheck.

The band recently visited NY's WXRP for a performance chat with Matt Pinfield In the Morning. Listen here.

Read interviews with Corey Glover at and

Living Colour's world tour continues tonight in Orlando, FL at House Of Blues. Upcoming dates are:

September 15 | Park Ave CDs | Orlando, FL
September 15 | House of Blues | Orlando, FL
September 16 | Bourbon Street | New Port Richey, FL
September 17 | Tipitina's Uptown | New Orleans, LA
September 18 | Waterloo Records | Austin, TX
September 18 | Emo's | Austin, TX
September 19 | Granada Theater | Dallas, TX
September 21 | Late Night w/ Jimmy Fallon | New York, NY
September 23 | Canes Bar and Grill | San Diego, CA
September 24 | The Key Club | West Hollywood, CA
September 25 | The Regency Grand Ballroom | San Francisco, CA (w/ Fishbone)
September 26 | Berbati's Pan | Portland, OR
September 27 | Studio 7 | Seattle, WA
September 30 | Fine Line Music Cafe | Minneapolis, MN
October 2 | Magic Bag | Ferndale, MI
October 3 | Lee's Palace | Toronto, Ontario
October 4 | Double Door | Chicago, IL
October 5 | The Grog Shop | Cleveland, OH
October 9 | Music Hall | Belo Horizonte, Brazil
October 15 | Via Funchal | Sao Paulo, Brazil
October 16 | Circo Voador | Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
October 30 | Highline Ballroom | New York, NY
November 4 | Lunario | Mexico City, Mexico
November 6 | Teatro Teleton | Santiago, Chile
November 7 | Pepsi Music Festival | Buenos Aires, Argentina
November 8 | Complejo Bloque | Neuquen, Argentina
November 9 | Ele Multiespacio | Comodoro Rivadavia, Argentina
November 12 | Willie Dixon | Rosario, Argentina
November 13 | La Trastienda Club | Buenos Aires, Argentina
November 14 | La Trastienda Club | Buenos Aires, Argentina
November 17 | Dachstock Reithalle | Bern, Germany
November 18 | Hiroshima Mon Amour | Turin, Italy
November 19 | Circolo degli Artisti | Rome, Italy
November 20 | Estragon | Bologna, Italy
November 21 | Flog | Florence, Italy
November 22 | Deposito Giordani | Pardenone, Italy
November 24 | Kino Siska | Ljubljana, Slovenia
November 25 | Palac Akropolis | Prague, Czech Republic
November 26 | Diesel | Budapest, Hungary
November 29 | Fabrik | Hamburg, Germany
November 30 | Lido | Berlin, Germany
December 2 | VK | Brussles, Belgium
December 3 | The Tunnels | Bristol, UK
December 4 | The Globe | Cardiff, UK
December 6 | The Relentless Garage | London, UK
December 8 | De Oosterpoort | Groningen, Holland
December 9 | Boerderij | Zoetermeer, Holland
December 10 | 013 | Tilburg, Holland
December 11 | Hedon | Zwolle, Holland
December 12 | P3 | Purmerend, Holland
December 16 | Faktoria D'Arts | Barcelona, Spain
December 18 | Auditorio | Murcia, Spain
December 19 | Sala Itzala | San Sebastian, Spain
December 20 | Sala Capitol | Santiago de Compostela, Spain
December 21 | Sala Heiniken | Madrid, Spain
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Anonymous said...

Don't forget France during your tour ! We love you ! Your last concert at the New Morning, the day of Obama's election, was unforgettable.

Bryan "Crash" Davis said...

Just downloaded the MP3 version of the album from Can't wait to listen to it!