Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Fragile Families by Vernon Reid

AS I WRITE this, the fifth Living Colour recording, The Chair In The Doorway, will be released in a little more than a month. The journey to its emergence has been challenging and circuitous, banal and extraordinary, frustrating and in the end, very satisfying— reaffirming that Living Colour not only endures, but also moves forward in its two and a half decade, four-way funky rock and roll dialectic. Have mercy!

That time span contains Promethean struggle, astonishing good luck, brotherly communion, hard won triumph, communication breakdown, line-up changes, personal conflict, headache, heartache, tears, rage, hysterical laughter, the birth of wonderful children, the death of wonderful parents, strange vibrations, new technologies, never-speaking-to-each-other-again moments, wrong moves, right decisions, painful realizations, anguish and forgiveness.

Any band that lasts more than a decade is a thing of wonder. Rock bands are, by and large, fragile families of choice, as well as daring soldiers of fortune, choosing to be a band of brothers (and sisters where applicable) without the familial bonds of DNA to enforce a sense of relatedness. It’s hard work and it’s a continual process of renewal without which it can be impossible to continue when a fundamental rupture occurs.

A fundamental rupture is that shock to the system which forces sudden drastic, unwanted change. The death, catastrophic illness or sudden departure of a bandmate is perhaps the hardest event for a group to recover from. If the band doesn’t crumble under the crushing weight of its grief, it usually continues in diminished form—everyone aware of the gaping hole onstage, its mojo gone. INXS, Queen, Van Halen and Little Feat are prime examples of bands struggling and coping with disruptive departures.

On the other hand, such existential hardship can serve to reenergize a band after the last teardrop dries. The Stones managed to rally after the death of its founder Brian Jones. Pink Floyd was inspired to create some of its most groundbreaking work when its leader Syd Barrett was hospitalized with debilitating mental illness. In one of the most heroic turns, the band Def Leppard remained loyal to their drummer Rick Allen after he lost his arm in a horrific car crash. Faith No More didn’t miss a beat when switching frontmen from Chuck Mosley to Mike Patton—having success with both of them. In Living Colour’s case, the departure of Muzz Skillings was a weird unraveling of trust and friendship. The arrival, however, of the amazing bassist Doug Wimbish catapulted us back to work on our third full-length album, Stain.

Another serious challenge to the survival of a rock band is the fickle cultural ecology surrounding it. In a way, the harsh and unforgiving nature of the zeitgeist is the great equalizer. The rich and the popular are not to be spared. Those once in vogue can find themselves on the outside looking in, in short order. The once hot career can find itself cool to the touch. The hiring of top engineers, the best musicians, the most professional arrangers and successful producers and the hefty weight of a multinational corporation guarantee nothing.

As hard as we worked on the album, and as good as we believed it was, the sales for Stain were a disappointment. The commercial failure of an album is often the death knell of the rock and roll band—a fraught and emotional time of Hunter S. Thompson-esque fear and loathing. The hardest fact of the rock and roll life is that the love that you get from audiences is conditional by necessity. We amuse, we entertain, we provoke, we rock—but in time, people’s tastes change, their minds change and people vote with their feet out of the back exit. It’s not personal, and yet it feels that way at the time of the turning away.

Yet some folks really take a band and its music into the deepest part of themselves. The songs become their personal soundtrack. Their love for these musicians is boundless—driving for hours to get to a small show in an obscure town, passionately defending the band against detractors and trolls of all stripes. Fans like these are what keep a band going through the worst times. The people who never stopped believing in us often reminded me of how Living Colour’s music gave the band a sense of possibility and a step past hope. The very existence of our new album The Chair In The Doorway is an embodiment of that possibility.

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The Chairway In The Doorway, Living Colour’s fifth
album, will be released on September 15th on Megaforce Records.
2 8 R E L I X | O C T O B E R 2 0 0 9

Living Colour 2009 tour schedule (remainder)

Living Colour North American 2009 Tour Dates (remainder)

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

Living Colour South America 2009 Tour Dates

Oct 14 - Bar Opiniao - Porto Alegre, BR
Oct 15 - Via Funchal - Sao Paulo, BR
Oct 16 - Circo Voador - Rio de Janeiro, BR
Oct 18 - Music Hall BH - Belo Horizonte, BR
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Nov 4 - Lunario - Mexico DF
Nov 6 - Teatro Teleton - Santiago, Chile
Nov 7 - Festival Pepsi Music - Buenos Aires, Argentina
Nov 8 - Complejo Bloque - Neuquen, Argentina
Nov 9 - Ele Multiespacio - Comodoro Rivadavia
Nov 11 - Showcase Radio Show "Cual Es" FM Rock & Pop (95.9 MHZ)
Nov 12 - Willie Dixon - Rosario, Argentina
Nov 13 - La Trastienda - Buenos Aires, Argentina
Nov 14 - La Trastienda - Buenos Aires, Argentina

Living Colour 2009 European Tour Dates

Nov 17 - Reithalle - Bern, CH
Nov 18 - Hiroshima Mon Amour - Torino, IT
Nov 19 - Circolo - Rome, IT
Nov 20 - Estragon - Bologna, IT
Nov 21 - Flog - Florence, IT
Nov 22 - Deposito Giordani - Pardenone, IT

Nov 24 - Kino Siska - Ljubljana, SI
Nov 25 - Palac Acropolis - Prague, CZ
Nov 26 - Diesel - Budapest, HU
Nov 27 - Heiniken Tower Stage - Bratislava, SVK
Nov 28 - Metro Music Hall - Brno, CZ
Nov 29 - Fabrik - Hamburg, D
Nov 30 - Lido - Berlin, D

Dec 2 - VK - Brussels, B
Dec 3 - Tunnels - Bristol, UK
Dec 4 - The Globe - Cardiff, UK
Dec 5 - Robin 2 - Wolverhampton, UK
Dec 6 - Garage - London, UK

Dec 8 - Oosterpoort - Groningen, NL
Dec 9 - De Boerderij - Zoetermeer, NL
Dec 10 - 0/13 - Tilburg, NL
Dec 11 - Hedon - Zwolle, NL
Dec 12 - P3 - Purmerend , NL
Dec 13 - Trabendo - Paris, FR

Dec 15 - Ninkasi - Lyon, FR
Dec 16 - Faktoria - Terrassa, ESP
Dec 17 - Sala Assaig - Mallorca, ESP
Dec 18 - Auditorio - Murcia, ESP
Dec 19 - Sala Itzala - San Sebastian, ESP
Dec 20 - Sala Capitol - Santiago de Compostela, ESP
Dec 21 - Sala Heiniken - Madrid, ESP
Dec 22 - Santiago Alquimista - Lisbon, POR

Please check with local venues to confirm show dates and details.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Open Letter to all Living Colour fans...

Dear Sacred Grounders, Myspacers, Facebookers, tweeters, Living Colour fans and beautiful humans of all colors, shades, shapes and sizes...

As many of you know, Living Colour have a brand new record just out : The Chair In The Doorway. It's been getting rave reviews from the press and fans. We think it's now time radio started to pay attention in order to help further get Corey, Vernon, Doug and Will's music in as many ears as possible. If you're up to the task, please call or email your favorite rock radio/satellite station that you're listening to and request the first single "Behind The Sun" or any new Living Colour. Tell them that you tune in regularly and want to be hearing new music from Living Colour, one of America's greatest rock bands ever, on their airwaves.

You can find station request lines and request emails at almost every station's website. Help spread the word on Living Colour and let's get them back to their rightful place on rock radio!

PEACE N LOVE AND ALL THAT GOOD STUFF!

Apologies to Rick Reiser

We want to apologize to Rick Reiser whose credit was inadvertently omitted from the first run of CD's. Rick is the graphic artist who created the fantastic image of the green maze that is on the cover of the CD booklet. Rick, we will include your credit on future runs of the CD. Thank you for your great work!

Living Colour in Seattle, Washington

Will Calhoun will be guest drummer at today's Seattle Seahawks Blue Thunder drumline this afternoon.

Living Colour will be performing tonight @ Studio Seven tonight.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Living Colour - San Francisco, CA setlist - Sept. 25, 2009

Middleman
Desperate People
Type
Go Away
Open letter*
Bi
drum solo
Funny Vibe
Burned Bridges
The Chair
Decadance
Yougman
Method
Behind the Sun
Glamour Boys
Ignorance
Bless Those
Out of Mind
Times Up
CoP
Crosstown Traffic
Love Rears

*maybe a song before or after

(thanks Rafael @ Sacred Ground)

Living Colour setlist - Key Club - Sept 24, 2009

Living Colour's set list on September 24, 2009 at the Key Club in Hollywood:

Middle Man
Desperate People
Type
Go Away
Bi
Funny Vibe
Burned Bridges
The Chair
Decadance
Young Man
Method
Behind The Sun
Glamour Boys
Ignorance Is Bliss
Bless Those
Out Of My Mind
Time's Up
Cult Of Personality
Encore
Love Rears It's Ugly Head

Friday, September 25, 2009

Living Colour 2009 Tour Dates (adjusted)

Living Colour North American 2009 Tour Dates (remainder)

Sept 25 - Regency Ballroom w/ FISHBONE - 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


Living Colour South America 2009 Tour Dates

Oct 14 - Bar Opiniao - Porto Alegre, BR
Oct 15 - Via Funchal - Sao Paulo, BR
Oct 16 - Circo Voador - Rio de Janeiro, BR
Oct 18 - Music Hall BH - Belo Horizonte, BR

Nov 4 - Lunario - Mexico DF
Nov 6 - Teatro Teleton - Santiago, Chile
Nov 7 - Festival Pepsi Music - Buenos Aires, Argentina
Nov 8 - Complejo Bloque - Neuquen, Argentina
Nov 9 - Ele Multiespacio - Comodoro Rivadavia
Nov 11 - Showcase Radio Show "Cual Es" FM Rock & Pop (95.9 MHZ)
Nov 12 - Willie Dixon - Rosario, Argentina
Nov 13 - La Trastienda - Buenos Aires, Argentina
Nov 14 - La Trastienda - Buenos Aires, Argentina

Living Colour 2009 European Tour Dates

Nov 17 - Reithalle - Bern, CH
Nov 18 - Hiroshima Mon Amour - Torino, IT
Nov 19 - Circolo - Rome, IT
Nov 20 - Estragon - Bologna, IT
Nov 21 - Flog - Florence, IT
Nov 22 - Deposito Giordani - Pardenone, IT

Nov 24 - Kino Siska - Ljubljana, SI
Nov 25 - Palac Acropolis - Prague, CZ
Nov 26 - Diesel - Budapest, HU
Nov 27 - Heiniken Tower Stage - Bratislava, SVK
Nov 28 - Metro Music Hall - Brno, CZ
Nov 29 - Fabrik - Hamburg, D
Nov 30 - Lido - Berlin, D

Dec 2 - VK - Brussels, B
Dec 3 - Tunnels - Bristol, UK
Dec 4 - The Globe - Cardiff, UK
Dec 5 - Robin 2 - Wolverhampton, UK
Dec 6 - Garage - London, UK

Dec 8 - Oosterpoort - Groningen, NL
Dec 9 - De Boerderij - Zoetermeer, NL
Dec 10 - 0/13 - Tilburg, NL
Dec 11 - Hedon - Zwolle, NL
Dec 12 - P3 - Purmerend , NL
Dec 13 - Trabendo - Paris, FR

Dec 15 - Ninkasi - Lyon, FR
Dec 16 - Faktoria - Terrassa, ESP
Dec 17 - Sala Assaig - Mallorca, ESP
Dec 18 - Auditorio - Murcia, ESP
Dec 19 - Sala Itzala - San Sebastian, ESP
Dec 20 - Sala Capitol - Santiago de Compostela, ESP
Dec 21 - Sala Heiniken - Madrid, ESP
Dec 22 - Santiago Alquimista - Lisbon, POR

More dates to come...

Please check with local venues to confirm show dates and details.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Living Colour 2009 Tour Dates

Living Colour North American 2009 Tour Dates

Sept 23 - Canes Bar and Grill - San Diego, CA Ticketmaster
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

Living Colour South America and European 2009 Tour dates
Oct 15 - Via Funchal - Sao Paulo, BR
Oct 16 - Circo Voador - Rio de Janeiro, BR
Oct 17- Atlanta Music Hall - Goiania, BR

Nov 4 - Lunario - Mexico DF
Nov 6 - Teatro Teleton - Santiago, Chile
Nov 7 - Festival Pepsi Music - Buenos Aires, Argentina
Nov 8 - Complejo Bloque - Neuquen, Argentina
Nov 9 - Ele Multiespacio - Comodoro Rivadavia
Nov 11 - Showcase Radio Show "Cual Es" FM Rock & Pop (95.9 MHZ)
Nov 12 - Willie Dixon - Rosario, Argentina
Nov 13 - La Trastienda - Buenos Aires, Argentina
Nov 14 - La Trastienda - Buenos Aires, Argentina

Nov 17 - Reithalle - Bern, CH
Nov 18 - Hiroshima Mon Amour - Torino, IT
Nov 19 - Circolo - Rome, IT
Nov 20 - Estragon - Bologna, IT
Nov 21 - Flog - Florence, IT

Nov 24 - Kino Siska - Ljubljana, SI
Nov 25 - Palac Acropolis - Prague, CZ
Nov 27 - Heiniken Tower Stage - Bratislava, SVK
Nov 29 - Fabrik - Hamburg, D
Nov 30 - Lido - Berlin, D

Dec 2 - VK - Brussels, B
Dec 3 - Tunnels - Bristol, UK
Dec 4 - The Globe - Cardiff, UK
Dec 5 - Robin 2 - Wolverhampton, UK
Dec 6 - Garage - London, UK
Dec 8 - Oosterpoort - Groningen, NL
Dec 9 - De Boerderij - Zoetermeer, NL
Dec 10 - 0/13 - Tilburg, NL
Dec 11 - Hedon - Zwolle, NL
Dec 12 - P3 - Purmerend , NL
Dec 13 - Trabendo - Paris, FR
Dec 15 - Ninkasi - Lyon, FR
Dec 16 - Faktoria - Barcelona, ESP
Dec 17 - Sala Assaig - Mallorca, ESP
Dec 18 Auditorio - Murcia, ESP
Dec 21 - Sala Heiniken - Madrid, ESP
Dec 22 - Santiago Alquimista - Lisbon, POR

More dates to come...

Please check with local venues to confirm show dates and details.

Relix - Living Colour The Chair In The Doorway review

RELIX
OCTOBER 2009

Living Colour
The Chair in the Doorway
MEGAFORCE

After a decade of inactivity, Living Colour, the groundbreaking all-Black metal-funk, etc. hybrid led by guitarist Vernon Reid and vocalist Corey Glover, returned in 2003 with CollideØscope. That album, like 1993’s Stain, retained the ferocity and braininess of the group’s early work, but alienated some older fans who saw its adventurism as too much of a departure. Another break followed—filled with rare and live releases—and now comes The Chair in the Doorway. This time, everyone should be happy. From the crackling soul-funk of “Bless Those” to the raging lead-off track “Burned Bridges,” the psychedelic surf of “Out of Mind” to the sinister “Method,” the quartet corrals its innovative urges into a set of tightly constructed new tunes that go easy on the experiments but don’t seek to resurrect the ‘80s either.

Jeff Tamarkin

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Living Colour on Eddie Trunk Live - Sept 22 on Sirius/XM

Monday (9/22) @ 9pm EST - Living Colour will be on 'Eddie Trunk Live' on Sirius-XM Satellite Radio to talk about the new CD, 'The Chair In The Doorway'. 'Eddie Trunk Live' can be heard Monday nights from 6-10pm Eastern on The Boneyard - Channel 53 on XM, Channel 19 on Sirius and Channel 830 on Direct TV.

Living Colour will also be the musical guest on "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon' on Monday.
SUPPORT THE SCENE!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Living Colour N. American tour (in progress)

Sept 18 - Waterloo Records - in store - 5:30p - Austin, TX
Sept 18 - Emo's - Austin, TX - TicketWeb
Sept 19 - Granada Theatre - Dallas, TX
Sept 23 - Canes Bar and Grill - San Diego, CA Ticketmaster
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

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Rolling Stone Review : Living Colour - The Chair In The Doorway

Living Colour

The Chair In The Doorway

RS: 4 of 5 Stars

"It's a bad time/ To be out of your mind," singer Corey Glover cautions in "Out of Mind," a brute-metal warning about staying sharp for battle on Living Colour's most focused record since their 1988 debut, Vivid. To these black-rock fighters, apocalypse is colorblind. The greed and fallout in Vivid's "Open Letter (To a Landlord)" still run deep in the enraged crunch of "DecaDance" and "Hard Times." But "Bless Those (Little Annie's Prayer)" is a hot ball of faith: Guitarist Vernon Reid slices across Doug Wimbish and Will Calhoun's porch-party strut with sacred-steel licks. Reid's playing is a thrill throughout; his solos sound like a mind blown wide but never to pieces.



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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" - Phillyist.com

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

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 RollingStone.com and Billboard.com

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

www.livingcolourmusic.com
Living Colour Facebook
Living Colour My Space

Living Colour - N. American Tour in progress

Sept 14 - Criminal Records in-store performance 6pm - Atlanta, GA
Sept 14 - The Loft - Atlanta, GA - TicketAlternative.com
Sept 15 - Park Ave CD's - in-store performance @ 6:30pm - Orlando, FL
Sept 15 - HOB Orlando - Lake Buena Vista, FL - Ticketmaster
Sept 16 - Bourbon Street - New Port Richey, FL - eTix.com
Sept 17 - Tipitina's Uptown - New Orleans, LA - Ticketweb
Sept 18 - Waterloo Records - in store - 5:30p - Austin, TX
Sept 18 - Emo's - Austin, TX - TicketWeb
Sept 19 - Granada Theatre - Dallas, TX
Sept 23 - Canes Bar and Grill - San Diego, CA Ticketmaster
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

Living Colour in Connections Magazine (Orlando, FL)


Sunday, September 13, 2009

Living Colour interview tonight - listen or stream live!

Living Colour interview on "Out Of The Box with Jonathan Clarke," Sunday night, 9/13/09, 9pm e.s.t. on Q1043 Radio NYC, 104.3 FM in NYC listening area and streamed from q1043.com

Friday, September 11, 2009

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

2 Radio appearances on September 11th

WXRP w/ Matt Pinfield - 6am-10am

WNYC SOUNDCHECK - 2pm

Living Colour - Tupelo Music Hall setlist (Sept 8, 2009)

Middle Man
Desperate People
Type
Funny Vibe
Memories Can't Wait
Open Letter To A Landlord
Bi (w/Doug Wimbish bass solo)
Elvis Is Dead
Glamour Boys

Intermission

Burned Bridges
The Chair
Decadance
Young Man
Method
Behind The Sun
Bless Those
Hard Times
Taught Me
Out Of Mind

Will Calhoun Drum Solo

Not Tomorrow
Asshole (Corey mentioned this is a hidden track on the final song on the CD)

Time's Up
Cult Of Personality

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

The 'Cult' of Living Colour invades Fairfield's StageOne

http://www.thehour.com/story/474307

By KEITH LORIA

Hour Correspondent


Back in 1988 -- before "Cult of Personality" ever played on MTV and barely anyone had really ever heard of the band Living Colour, I had the pleasure of interviewing the group's founders Vernon Reid and Corey Glover at the University of Miami during a college tour the band was on. Back then, Glover told me "We're not really thinking about becoming famous. We just want to go out and play for as long as we can."

Today, with gold records, top hits and millions of fans to their resume, the message still pretty much remains the same: "We try not to think that far ahead and think about the next day," Glover says now. "We like to get out on stage and say something and I think it's just important that people are listening."

With Reid's mesmerizing guitar riffs and Glover's unmistakable powerful voice, Living Colour became an MTV staple 20 years ago and the band was considered by many to be the top rock band of the '90s. But the band wasn't thinking about conquering the music world and continued to hold true to their "just play" mentality.

"We were kind of weary of early success because that means you can become a flash in a pan, and to some degree, it was a self-fulfilling prophesy," Glover says. "There are a number of people who know 'Cult of Personality' but don't know 'This is the Life' or 'Leave it Alone.' It's a difficult place to be in, and how we dealt with it was to keep moving and keep playing."

The next few years continued their success. Along with bassist Doug Wimbish and drummer Will Calhoun, Reid and Glover's sophomore album "Time's Up" won the Grammy for Best Hard Album in 1991, they were headliners at the inaugural Lollapalooza and toured with Guns N' Roses and the Rolling Stones.

But in 1995, the band couldn't agree upon what way the music should continue, and they decided to take a break.

"We were tired and at that time we were working for diminished returns," Glover says. "People would talk about us all day long but when no one shows up at the gig, what's the point? We wanted to focus on keep moving, but we were tired. But the thing is, we never really stopped working together. There was always one or more of us working with the others at some point during those years."

A surprising reunion saw the band play at CBGB's at the end of 2000 and the band would create a stir with a massively attended show at Central Park's Summerstage in 2001.

"We were rested and ready. We were enjoying it and we played in the states and things were ok so we made a record, which didn't sell that great," Glover says. "But we told ourselves, 'Let's not get discouraged, let's keep playing' and that's what was important to us. 'We can go to South America and Europe and festivals and we can keep playing because there are people who want to see us' so we didn't need to concentrate on the United States."

Next month, the band will release a new album, "The Chair in the Doorway," which Glover describes as "one of the best records we have ever made."

"Making a record for us as a band, is difficult because we want to keep moving and to make a record you have to stop, slow down and look around you," he says. The solution was to take a 10-day break during a European tour to lay down some tracks and grooves. "We were energized and came up with some really good stuff and went back on the road and played them to see the reaction of those songs. Then we went back to the studio and made adjustments and finished the album."

On Sept. 9, Living Colour will introduce their fans to many of their new songs when the play at Fairfield Theatre Company's StageOne.

"We haven't played in U.S. in 4-5 years so it's a reintroduction to Living Colour and our music," Glover says. "The bottom line is when we play in North America, you're only as good as the latest things you have done. We are going to play the new stuff and of course the things that people recognize."

But as Glover reminds, Living Colour is less interested in the fame and glory and more interested in playing, getting people inspired and moving along.

"Whatever happens next, we just want to make sure that we do what is true for us," he says. "That's the Living Colour way."

Living Colour will be appearing at Fairfield Theatre Company StageOne, 70 Sanford St. at 8 p.m. Sept. 9. Tickets are $67.

Living Colour - November 2009 - Mexico, Chile, Argentina Tour dates

Nov 4 - Lunario - Mexico DF
Nov 6 - Teatro Teleton - Santiago, Chile
Nov 7 - Festival Pepsi Music - Buenos Aires, Argentina
Nov 8 - Complejo Bloque - Neuquen, Argentina
Nov 9 - Ele Multiespacio - Comodoro Rivadavia
Nov 11 - Showcase Radio Show "Cual Es" FM Rock & Pop (95.9 MHZ)
Nov 12 - Willie Dixon - Rosario, Argentina
Nov 13 - La Trastienda - Buenos Aires, Argentina
Nov 14 - La Trastienda - Buenos Aires, Argentina

Living Colour - Crazy Donkey Setlist


add Funny Vibe

Living Colour on WNYC SOUNDCHECK - Sept 11, 2pm

Living Colour will be on WNYC Soundcheck w/ John Schaefer, September 11th @ 2PM. It can be streamed @ http://www.wnyc.org/shows/soundcheck/ or can be heard live in the NYC metropolitan area

Monday, September 07, 2009

Living Colour N. American Tour dates (in progress)

Living Colour North American 2009 Tour (in progress)
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 - Bourbon Street - New Port Richey, FL - eTix.com
Sept 17 - Tipitina's Uptown - New Orleans, LA - Ticketweb
Sept 18 - Emo's - Austin, TX - TicketWeb
Sept 19 - Granada Theatre - Dallas, TX
Sept 23 - Canes Bar and Grill - San Diego, CA Ticketmaster
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

Friday, September 04, 2009

Living Colour on Late Night w/ Jimmy Fallon - Win chance to sit on the BAND BENCH!

Attention all fans of Living Colour:

On September 21st, 2009 Living Colour will be performing on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Here is where you come in…

How would you like a chance to be close to Living Colour’s performance on the show?

Click on the link below and you will be directed to our “Band Bench” Sweepstakes entry form. Enter for a chance to win seats on our band benches and an opportunity to surround the stage during Living Colour’s performance.

Please make sure you include the following band code: LCO, in your entry form.

http://www.fallonbandbench.com

Phillyist Rewind: Living Colour at World Cafe Live

You heard it here first: Living Colour has restored my faith in the Church of Rock.

They absolutely killed it last night, shaking the World Cafe Live to the core and sending the crowd—largely comatose before they hit the stage—into a metal-infused frenzy. Living Colour quenched our thirst for rock in a way that only a band with their dimension can do. Never letting themselves be shackled by mainstream conventions, the band played without fear and inhibition, unleashing a torrent of fierce vocals, skillfully aggressive guitar riffs and funky slap bass that merged into an intricate yet uncomplicated good time onstage.

I don't know where to begin. Perhaps I'll start with this: someone please call the cops and arrest Cee-Lo for identity theft. Cee-Lo, we've been a fan of your since Goodie Mob, and you filled a void while frontman Corey Glover was off doing other projects, but sorry, he's just more talented than you are.

While we assumed the Living Colour rhythm section would still bring it, Glover's energy on the mic was probably the biggest surprise of the night. I simply don't have the words to describe his vocal range. Pssh, and I thought Raine Maida had range. Please forgive me for my sins. Last night, Glover was at times soulful, at times meaningful, and other times flat-out ferocious. His voice is part Steven Tyler (before he was a walking wax sculpture), part David Draiman, part James Brown, part... Christ, I give up. His vocal cords are simply not of this world. I never thought a human being could produce that sort of musical range. And to top it all off, Glover looked like he was having the time of his life onstage, joking with guitarist and band founder Vernon Reid and wrapping his arm around bassist Doug Wimbish. Even as the band ripped into "Cult of Personality," the signature song they have surely played thousands of times before, Glover did so with a big smile on his face, clearly excited to be back on stage with his bandmates, which we know is where he belonged the whole time.

But Glover was not the only star of the night—the rest of the band showcased its jaw-dropping talent as well. Reid was, as he always has been, the humble star of the evening, parked in the corner of the stage and delivering incredible riffs with ease. Reid is the fuel that feeds the fire of rock, delivering song after song that punished our necks. No joke, the crowd was straight-up head banging, and loving every minute of it. Though no one loved it more than one guy at the front of the crowd who looked like the spitting image of Eddie Vedder in the "Even Flow" video (seriously, the t-shirt, the shoes, the hair... everything). His hair provided cushion while the rest of us got whiplash. On gripping loud metal songs like "Elvis is Dead," we were simply helpless against Reid's powers.

The most surprising twist of the evening was definitely the 53-year old Wimbish jumping into the audience during a solo. His tall figure was quickly swallowed by the crowd as everyone surrounded him, almost as if hoping some of his mojo would rub off on us. He played the bass on his knees, with his teeth, swinging his long braids with every ebb and flow of the song. Finally, he grabbed an audience member's bottle of Hop Devil and started playing with that before getting back onstage.

In addition to well-known songs like "Elvis," "Personality," and "Type," the band played numerous tracks from its upcoming album, The Chair in the Doorway, to which they bring the same intensity and rock power that they did with their previous albums. The songs are relentless, and sometimes poignant, as is the case with the first single, "Behind the Sun," which is a tribute to those who lost their lives and homes in Hurricane Katrina. We don't know if the energy they bring to the stage will carry over into the studio recordings, but we know that this is one album we will definitely buy.

Living Colour World Cafe Live 9/3/09 Setlist - Philadelphia, PA

Middle Man
Type
Burned Bridges
The Chair
Memories Can't Wait
Behind The Sun (dedicated for all that haven't come home from Katrina)
Bi
Elvis Is Dead
Bless Those (Little Annie's Prayer)
WTFF (drum solo)
Glamour Boys
Young Man
DecaDance
Out Of My Mind
Time's Up
Cult Of Personality
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Funny Vibe (w/ Pharoahe Monch)

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Birchmere Setlist

Middle Man
Memories Can't Wait
Type
Leave It Alone
Burned Bridges
The Chair
DecaDance
Glamour Boys
Young Man
Hard Times (?)
Behind the Sun
Either Way
Will solo as band walks off with Ology in the background
Out of My Mind
Time's Up
Cult of Personality

Encore

Elvis is Dead
Should I Stay or Should I Go

(*Love Rears Its Ugly Head was in the list someplace)
(Thanks J @ Sacred Ground)

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Living Colour kicks off their first North American Tour in over 5 years TODAY!

Living Colour North American 2009 Tour
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 - Bourbon Street - New Port Richey, FL - eTix.com
Sept 17 - Tipitina's Uptown - New Orleans, LA - Ticketweb
Sept 18 - Emo's - Austin, TX - TicketWeb
Sept 19 - Granada Theatre - Dallas, TX
Sept 23 - Canes Bar and Grill - San Diego, CA Ticketmaster
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