Living Colour Revived For U.S. Tour
Seminal guitar rock outfit Living Colour has reunited and begun lining up dates for a handful of U.S. tour dates, kicking off Aug. 1 in Old Bridge, N.J., according to the Black Rock Coalition, a non-pSeminal guitar rock outfit Living Colour has reunited and begun lining up dates for a handful of U.S. tour dates, kicking off Aug. 1 in Old Bridge, N.J., according to the Black Rock Coalition, a non-profit agency dedicated to promoting the work of black musicians. The organization was founded by Living Colour guitarist Vernon Reid.
Living Colour reunited last December for a surprise New York show and embarked on a sold-out West Coast jaunt earlier this year. Reid disbanded the band in 1995 to pursue other projects. Outside of the band, reports have him hoping to play a few dates with jazz/blues bassist Jack Bruce (Cream, Frank Zappa). There has been no official word on whether Living Colour will record a new album.
As previously reported, Living Colour bassist Doug Wimbish and drummer Will Calhoun, along with Parliament/Funkadelic keyboardist Bernie Worrell and Bad Brains guitarist Dr. Know, are recording an album with rapper Mos Def under the moniker Jack Johnson. No release date has been firmed up for the set. Meanwhile, Living Colour vocalist Corey Glover can be seen in the upcoming film "Reunion 81."
Of Living Colour's three albums, the band's 1988 Epic debut, "Vivid," featuring the hit "Cult of Personality," is the group's most successful, having been certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The set peaked at No. 6 on The Billboard 200. "Stain," the band's last album, has sold 233,000 units in the U.S., according to SoundScan. It peaked at No. 26 on The Billboard 200.
Here are Living Colour's tour dates:
Aug. 1: Old Bridge, N.J. (Birch Hill Nite Club)
Aug. 2: New Haven, Conn. (Toad's Place)
Aug. 3: Hampton Bays, N.Y. (Canoe Place Inn)
Aug. 4: Washington, D.C. (9:30 Club)
Aug. 5: New York (Central Park SummerStage)
Aug. 7: Chicago (Metro)
Aug. 8: Ferndale, Mich. (Magic Bag)
Aug. 10: Philadelphia (Trocadero)