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LIVING COLOUR: Legendary Rockers To Celebrate 30 Years With New Album


Two-time Grammy winning rock band LIVING COLOUR are celebrating their 30th anniversary with a tour in support of long-awaited new album SHADE and a tour set to kick off September 18th at The Opera House in Toronto (full itinerary below).

The group (vocalist Corey Glover, guitarist Vernon Reid, bassist Doug Wimbish and drummer Will Calhoun) is currently in the studio putting the finishing touches on SHADE with producer Ron Saint Germain (U2, Sonic Youth, Bad Brains). Germain, who’s mixing the record, was the engineer on Living Colour’s Grammy winning/multi-platinum-selling debut Vivid, which was released in 1988 and shot to No. 6 on The Billboard 200.

SHADE is slated for a fall release.

Shade is the sound of a band coming to terms with its shadows and light,” says Reid. “From the blue pulpit of Robert Johnson to the mean red streets of Brooklyn to the golden lure of Hollywood, Shade is the next chapter of a unique American journey.”

Formed by guitarist/Black Rock Coalition founder Vernon Reid in 1984, Living Colour built upon a Black music tradition that extends from Chuck Berry and Little Richard to Jimi Hendrix and Parliament-Funk. Over the course of their career, they released several critically acclaimed albums, earned a pair of Grammy Awards and an MTV Music Video Award, tore up stages everywhere from CBGBs to Saturday Night Live and most important of all, saw their music break through obstacles of language, distance and culture. They were perhaps the only band that could have opened for the Rolling Stones and played the first Lollapalooza Tour.

SHADE follows 2009’s The Chair in the Doorway and is Living Colour’s sixth studio album.

Fans can catch the band playing an electrifying mix of classic hits and new tracks during this fall’s tour. Dates are as follows (with additional shows to be announced):

9/18 – Toronto, ON – The Opera House

9/19 – Ferndale, MI – The Magic Bag

9/20 – Chicago, IL – Park West

9/21 – Minneapolis, MN – Dakota Jazz Club

9/23 – Kansas City, MO – Knuckleheads

9/24 – University City, MO – Duck Room @ Blueberry Hill

9/26 – Denver, CO – The Summit Music Hall

9/27 – Grand Junction, CO – Mesa Theatre & Club

9/29 – Seattle, WA – The Triple Door

9/30 – Portland, OR – Aladdin Theatre

10/1 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent

10/3 – Petaluma, CA – Mystic Theatre

10/4 – Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy Theatre

10/5 – Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up Tavern

10/7 – San Juan Capistrano, CA – The Coach House

10/10 – Dallas, TX – The Kessler

10/11 – Austin, TX – The Belmont

10/12 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live

11/28 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza

11/29 – Londonberry, NH – Tupelo Music Hall

11/30 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club

12/1 – Philadelphia, PA – World Café Live

12/3 – Stafford Springs, CT – Stafford Palace Theatre

12/4 – Newton, NJ – The Newton Theatre

12/5 – Ridgefield, CT – Ridgefield Playhouse

12/6 – Leesburg, VA – Tally Ho Theatre

12/7 – Hanover, MD – Maryland Live Casino