Thursday, July 30, 2009

Glover on Living Colour’s Return With “The Chair in the Doorway”

http://www.rollingstone.com/rockdaily/index.php/2009/07/30/glover-on-living-colours-return-with-the-chair-in-the-doorway/

Glover on Living Colour’s Return With “The Chair in the Doorway”

When Living Colour returned out of hibernation with their 2003 reunion release, Collideøscope, fans probably assumed the group would return to their previous record-tour-record cycle. But this didn’t prove to the case, as the band — singer Corey Glover, guitarist Vernon Reid, bassist Doug Wimbish and drummer Will Calhoun — has subsequently focused solely on live work. But that’s all about to change with the release of the group’s fifth full-length, The Chair in the Doorway, on September 15th.

“It’s been a long time,” Glover tells Rolling Stone. “We’ve been putting this thing together for a number of years now, off and on. Between gigs, soundchecks, going to several studios, cataloging it and deciding what we were going to use. We really got focused on it last year. We were playing in Europe, and we took a break and went into a studio in Prague [Sono Studios]. That was really good, because we had already been playing, and we had gotten into that groove of playing together. When we got into the studio, we were in a really good place.”

“Burned Bridges,” “DecaDance” and “Behind the Sun” prove the classic Living Colour sound is back on The Chair in the Doorway, which is also a much more focused from a songwriting standpoint than its predecessor. “I think we were a little more concerned about what needed to be on this record, and what needed to be said,” Glover says.

Just don’t ask Glover to compare The Chair in the Doorway to such earlier Living Colour classics as Vivid or Time’s Up. “I can’t compare it — I wouldn’t even try to compare it. It would do a disservice to any of the other Living Colour records. Each one has its own distinct sort of thing about it, and its own idea that it’s trying to put across.”

With it now being nearly nine years since Living Colour members buried the hatchet and resuscitated the band (that lay dormant for a spell during the mid-late ’90s), Glover points out that his mates are still seeing eye to eye. “We get along great — this is the best we’ve felt about each other in a long time. Back in the day, the animosity — whether it was real or imagined — sort of affected everything. Sometimes it was positive, sometimes it was negative. I think we have a genuine appreciation of what we are and who we are, and understand each other.”

So what’s next for Living Colour after The Chair in the Doorway drops? “We’re going on the road. We start in September with North America, then we go to South America, then Europe, and we’ll see happens from there. Right now, this is the most important thing to me.”

Living Colour tour dates:

Aug. 10 - The Highline Ballroom | New York, NY (w/ The Roots)
Sept. 1 - The Birchmere | Alexandria, VA
Sept. 2 - Bottle & Cork | Dewey Beach, DE
Sept. 3 - World Cafe Live | Philadelphia, PA
Sept. 4 - The Crazy Donkey | Farmingdale, NY
Sept. 6 - Infinity Hall | Norfolk, CT
Sept. 8 - Tupelo Music Hall | Londonderry, NH
Sept. 9 - FTC @ Stage One | Farfield, CT
Sept. 10 - Johnny D’s | Somerville, MA
Sept. 11 - Mexicali Live | Teaneck, NJ
Sept. 12 - Rams Head Tavern | Annapolis, MD
Sept. 14 - The Loft | Atlanta, GA
Sept. 15 - HOB Orlando | Lake Buena Vista, FL
Sept. 16 - Jannus Landing | St. Petersburg, FL
Sept. 18 - Emo’s | Austin, TX
Sept. 19 - Granada Theatre | Dallas, TX
Sept. 20 - Warehouse Live | Houston, TX
Sept. 23 - Canes Bar and Grill | San Diego, CA
Sept. 24 - The Key Club | West Hollywood, CA
Sept. 25 - Regency Grand Ballroom | San Francicso, CA
Sept. 26 - Berbatis Pan | Portland, OR
Sept. 27 - Studio Seven | Seattle, WA
Sept. 30 - Fine Line Music Cafe | Minneapolis, MN
Oct. 2 - The Magic Bag | Detroit, MI
Oct. 3 - Lee’s Palace | Toronto, Ontario
Oct. 4 - Double Door | Chicago, IL
Oct. 5 - The Grog Shop | Cleveland, OH
Oct. 30 - Highline Ballroom | New York, NY

LIVING COLOUR Announce North American Tour

LIVING COLOUR Announce North American Tour

New Album THE CHAIR IN THE DOORWAY Set For Release on September 15

Download Free MP3 Of "Behind The Sun"

Living Colour have announced North American tour dates in support of their new album The Chair In The Doorway. The highly anticipated 28-date run will be bookended by performances at The Highline Ballroom in New York City, as they appear August 10 opening for The Roots at their weekly Tuesday night jam session and then again on October 30 for their own headline performance. In between, the band will hit 19 states around the U.S., including a return to The Key Club in Los Angeles on September 24, The Regency Grand Ballroom in San Francisco on September 25 and The Double Door in Chicago on October 4. They'll cross the border for a show in Toronto at Lee's Palace on October 3.

The Chair In The Doorway, set for release September 15 on Megaforce Records, 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-track collection is 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."

Living Colour formed out of New York City in the mid-'80s. Their incendiary performances at CBGBs became the stuff of legend. The Rolling Stones' Mick Jagger, who witnessed one of these shows, was so impressed that he insisted upon producing a demo for the fledgling band and later helped them score a record deal. Living Colour's debut album Vivid went double platinum and garned the band a Grammy Award. Around this same time, the band's founder, Vernon Reid, helped form the Black Rock Coalition to help create opportunities for African-American musicians playing rock music in a largely segregated music business. The results of these efforts paired with Living Colour's own success helped pave the way for artists like Ben Harper, Rage Against The Machine and TV On The Radio. In 2007, Living Colour's hit song "Cult Of Personality" was selected for Guitar Hero III. The game has gone onto sell over 14 million copies, introducing the band to a new generation of fans.



Aug 10 - Highline Ballroom opening for the Roots Jam - New York, NY

Sept 1 - The Birchmere - Alexandria, VA - Ticketmaster
Sept 2 - Bottle & Cork - Dewey Beach, DE
Sept 3 - World Cafe Live - Philadelphia, PA
Sept 4 - The Crazy Donkey - Farmingdale, NY - MusicToday.com
Sept 6 - Infinity Hall - Norfolk, CT
Sept 8 - Tupelo Music Hall - Londonderry, NH
Sept 9 - FTC @ Stage One - Farfield, CT
Sept 10 - Johnny D's - Somerville, MA - BrownPaperTickets
Sept 11 - Mexicali Live - Teaneck, NJ - TicketWeb
Sept 12 - Rams Head Tavern - Annapolis, MD
Sept 14 - The Loft - Atlanta, GA - TicketAlternative.com
Sept 15 - HOB Orlando - Lake Buena Vista, FL - Ticketmaster
Sept 16 - Jannus Landing - St. Petersburg, FL - Ticketmaster
Sept 18 - Emo's - Austin, TX - TicketWeb
Sept 19 - Granada Theatre - Dallas, TX
Sept 20 - Warehouse Live - Houston, TX
Sept 23 - Canes Bar and Grill - San Diego, CA
Sept 24 - The Key Club - West Hollywood, CA - TicketWeb
Sept 25 - Regency Ballroom - San Francicso, CA - Ticketmaster
Sept 26 - Berbatis Pan - Portland, OR - TicketWeb
Sept 27 - Studio Seven - Seattle, WA - TicketsWest
Sept 30 - Fine Line Music Cafe - Minneapolis, MN - Ticketmaster
Oct 2 - The Magic Bag - Detroit, MI - Ticketmaster
Oct 3 - Lee's Palace - Toronto, ONT - Ticketmaster
Oct 4 - Double Door - Chicago, IL - Ticketmaster
Oct 5 - The Grog Shop - Cleveland, OH - Ticketmaster
Oct 30 - Highline Ballroom - New York, NY - TicketWeb

Monday, July 27, 2009

Living Colour - The Chair In The Doorway US Tour - 2009

Aug 10 - The Roots Jam w/ special guest Living Colour @ Highline Ballroom - New York, NY

Sept 1 - The Birchmere - Alexandria, VA - Ticketmaster
Sept 2 - Bottle & Cork - Dewey Beach, DE
Sept 3 - World Cafe Live - Philadelphia, PA
Sept 4 - The Crazy Donkey - Farmingdale, NY - MusicToday.com
Sept 6 - Infinity Hall - Norfolk, CT
Sept 8 - Tupelo Music Hall - Londonderry, NH
Sept 9 - FTC @ Stage One - Farfield, CT
Sept 10 - Johnny D's - Somerville, MA - BrownPaperTickets
Sept 11 - Mexicali Live - Teaneck, NJ - TicketWeb
Sept 12 - Rams Head Tavern - Annapolis, MD
Sept 14 - The Loft - Atlanta, GA - TicketAlternative.com
Sept 15 - HOB Orlando - Lake Buena Vista, FL - Ticketmaster
Sept 16 - Jannus Landing - St. Petersburg, FL - Ticketmaster
Sept 18 - Emo's - Austin, TX - TicketWeb
Sept 19 - Granada Theatre - Dallas, TX
Sept 20 - Warehouse Live - Houston, TX
Sept 23 - Canes Bar and Grill - San Diego, CA
Sept 24 - The Key Club - West Hollywood, CA - TicketWeb
Sept 25 - Regency Ballroom - San Francicso, CA - Ticketmaster
Sept 26 - Berbatis Pan - Portland, OR - TicketWeb
Sept 27 - Studio Seven - Seattle, WA - TicketsWest
Sept 30 - Fine Line Music Cafe - Minneapolis, MN - Ticketmaster
Oct 2 - The Magic Bag - Detroit, MI - Ticketmaster
Oct 3 - Lee's Palace - Toronto, ONT - Ticketmaster
Oct 4 - Double Door - Chicago, IL - Ticketmaster
Oct 5 - The Grog Shop - Cleveland, OH - Ticketmaster
Oct 30 - Highline Ballroom - New York, NY - TicketWeb

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Download Free MP3 of "BEHIND THE SUN" from 'THE CHAIR IN THE DOORWAY'

Click here to download a free mp3 of...
"BEHIND THE SUN"
by LIVING COLOUR

The first new track to be released from the band's forthcoming album...
THE CHAIR IN THE DOORWAY

In Stores & Online: SEPTEMBER 15, 2009

Worldwide Tour Dates To Be Announced Shortly!

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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Living Colour US Tour Dates (updated July 21 - more to come)

Sept 1 - The Birchmere - Alexandria, VA - Ticketmaster
Sept 2 - Bottle & Cork - Dewey Beach, DE
Sept 3 - World Cafe Live - Philadelphia, PA
Sept 4 - The Crazy Donkey - Farmingdale, NY - MusicToday.com
Sept 6 - Infinity Hall - Norfolk, CT
Sept 8 - Tupelo Music Hall - Londonderry, NH
Sept 9 - FTC @ Stage One - Farfield, CT
Sept 10 - Johnny D's - Somerville, MA - BrownPaperTickets
Sept 11 - Mexicali Live - Teaneck, NJ - TicketWeb
Sept 12 - Rams Head Tavern - Annapolis, MD
Sept 14 - The Loft - Atlanta, GA - TicketAlternative.com
Sept 15 - HOB Orlando - Lake Buena Vista, FL - Ticketmaster
Sept 16 - Jannus Landing - St. Petersburg, FL - Ticketmaster
Sept 18 - Emo's - Austin, TX - TicketWeb
Sept 19 - Granada Theatre - Dallas, TX
Sept 20 - Warehouse Live - Houston, TX
Sept 23 - Canes Bar and Grill - San Diego, CA
Sept 24 - The Key Club - West Hollywood, CA - TicketWeb
Sept 25 - Regency Grand Ballroom - San Francicso, CA
Sept 26 - Berbatis Pan - Portland, OR - TicketWeb
Sept 27 - Studio Seven - Seattle, WA - TicketsWest
Sept 30 - Fine Line Music Cafe - Minneapolis, MN - Ticketmaster
Oct 2 - The Magic Bag - Detroit, MI - Ticketmaster
Oct 3 - Lee's Palace - Toronto, ONT - Ticketmaster
Oct 4 - Double Door - Chicago, IL
Oct 5 - The Grog Shop - Cleveland, OH - Ticketmaster
Oct 30 - Highline Ballroom - New York, NY - TicketWeb
More dates to come...
Please check with local venues to confirm show dates and details.

Monday, July 13, 2009

New Living Colour - "BEHIND THE SUN"

We've uploaded BEHIND THE SUN from our forthcoming release THE CHAIR IN THE DOORWAY - due September 15, 2009 on Megaforce Records.

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Living Colour US Tour 2009 - updated (more to come)

Sept 1 - The Birchmere - Alexandria, VA
Sept 3 - World Cafe Live - Philadelphia, PA
Sept 4 - The Crazy Donkey - Farmingdale, NY
Sept 6 - Infinity Hall - Norfolk, CT
Sept 8 - Tupelo Music Hall - Londonderry, NH
Sept 9 - FTC @ Stage One - Farfield, CT
Sept 10 - Johnny D's - Somerville, MA
Sept 11 - Mexicali Live - Teaneck, NJ
Sept 12 - Rams Head Tavern - Annapolis, MD
Sept 15 - HOB Orlando Lake Buena Vista, FL
Sept 16 - Jannus Landing - St. Petersburg, FL
Sept 18 - Emo's - Austin, TX
Sept 19 - Granada Theatre - Dallas, TX
Sept 20 - Warehouse Live - Houston, TX
Sept 23 - Canes Bar and Grill - San Diego, CA
Sept 24 - The Key Club - West Hollywood, CA
Sept 26 - Berbatis Pan - Portland, OR
Sept 27 - Studio Seven - Seattle, WA
Sept 30 - Fine Line Music Cafe - Minneapolis, MN
Oct 2 - The Magic Bag - Detroit, MI
Oct 3 - Lee's Palace Toronto, ONT
Oct 5 - The Grog Shop - Cleveland, OH
Oct 30 - Highline Ballroom - New York, NY - TicketWeb
More dates to come...
Please check with local venues to confirm show dates and details.

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Living Colour 2009 US Tour (so far)

Sept 1 - The Birchmere - Alexandria, VA

Sept 3 - World Cafe Live - Philadelphia, PA
Sept 4 - The Crazy Donkey - Farmingdale, NY

Sept 6 - Infinity Hall - Norfolk, CT
Sept 8 - Tupelo Music Hall - Londonderry, NH
Sept 9 - FTC @ Stage One - Farfield, CT
Sept 10 - Johnny D's - Somerville, MA

Sept 12 - Rams Head Tavern - Annapolis, MD

Sept 18 - Emo's - Austin, TX
Sept 19 - Granada Theatre - Dallas, TX

Sept 23 - Canes Bar and Grill - San Diego, CA
Sept 24 - The Key Club - West Hollywood, CA
Sept 26 - Berbatis Pan - Portland, OR
Sept 27 - Studio Seven - Seattle, WA

Oct 2 - The Magic Bag - Detroit, MI
Oct 5 - The Grog Shop - Cleveland, OH
More dates to come...
Please check with local venues to confirm show dates and details.

Wade In The Water - Corey Glover acoustic jam +special guests



Dear friends,

The New York 2 New Orleans Coalition cordially invites you to attend

Wade in the Water - featuring Living Colour's Corey Glover & special guests!
Corey Glover Facebook page

Former Living Colour bassist Muzz Skillings will be joining Corey on Guitar! Multi-instrumentalist V. Jeffrey Smith! Howard Alper! Callison Strauss! Viva Mayday! + more!

Friday July 31st, 2009
6pm - 11pm
Irondale
85 South Oxford Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Wade In The Water ft. Corey Glover + special guests facebook link

On June 28th Corey Glover hosted a fundraiser for NY2NO at Temple M. Vernon Reid, V. Jeffrey Smith, Booker King, Howard Alper, Dean Bowman, Kaila Paulino, and Will Calhoun joined him. If you were there, you know I’m not exaggerating when I say it was one for the books.

On July 31st Corey Glover, frontman for multiple Grammy Award winning rock band Living Colour will host another solidarity jam, this time unplugged. This acoustic set will also feature some very special guests. We promise another evening of impeccable musicianship – a night which will make you think hard about the world and your own inner life, while having a stomp down, sweaty good time!

All proceeds from this event will go directly to financial aid for participants in NY2NO’s summer projects. Financial aid covers the cost of food, shelter and transportation.

Katrina was nearly four years ago. We all watched it go down on TV. Some of us saw Spike Lee's 'When the Levees Broke.’ We watched busloads of pets being evacuated while people waited for days atop their roofs, left to die. Our newscasters on the screen told us white people were salvaging, while black people were looting. We all saw it happen. What most of us aren’t aware of is how much devastation remains, particularly in the Lower 9th Ward. A historical neighborhood equivalent to NYC’s Harlem, which was hardest hit with over 30 feet of toxic floodwaters. The Lower 9th had the highest rate of African-American home ownership in the country. Those who survived were displaced; families were separated in ways eerily reminiscent of slavery. Survivors are still scattered throughout, as far away as Alaska with no means of returning. Families are still searching for each other. Almost FOUR years later.

NY2NO is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization. They are a youth-led, consensus-based organization creating a network of young people interested in organizing and mobilizing across New York City. NY2NO works in solidarity with those most affected by the social, racial, and economic inequalities in both New York and New Orleans. Through this, the youth break down barriers and work together to combat racism and classism and help move us towards a more egalitarian society. For more information on NY2NO please visit them at http://www.ny2no.org/
Twitter - http://twitter.com/NY2NO
MySpace - http://www.myspace.com/newyork2neworleans
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/pages/NY2NO/16371438556


Price: $10 at the door, $5 if you confirm on this event page, FREE if you’ve ever volunteered or chaperoned a NY2NO brigade. If you wish to support NY2NO but geography prevents you from being at the event, please consider making an online donation http://ny2no.com/donate.htm