An Evening of Conversation & Music with Living Colour

BackStory Events and Guitar World present

An Evening of Conversation & Music with Living Colour

Wed, August 16, 2017

Doors: 5:30 pm / Show: 6:30 pm

The Cutting Room

New York, NY


Tickets at the Door

$20 food and beverage minimum 

Living Colour
Living Colour
Join us for a unique opportunity to be part of the studio audience at this intimate evening of music and conversation with Living Colour! Vernon Reid, Doug Wimbish, Corey Glover and Will Calhoun sit down to discuss their latest studio album, Shade, due out on September 8. This long-form interview will cover career highlights and insights and includes a short performance, an opportunity for audience questions and a meet and greet.

Living Colour will be interviewed by former Guitar World editor-in-chief, Brad Tolinski. The event is part of the BackStory Events online series and will be live streamed by Guitar World Magazine

About Living Colour:
For more than thirty years Living Colour have created, recorded and performed their own brand of heavy rock that draws as much inspiration from yesteryear soul men and rock gods as they do from post-bop jazz and boulevard shaking hip-hop. Founded by guitarist Vernon Reid back when he was still a dreadlocked sideman with Ronald Shannon Jackson and other East Village noise ensembles, Living Colour includes vocalist Corey Glover, drummer Will Calhoun and bassist Doug Wimbish.

On September 8, Living Colour release their latest studio album, ‘Shade,’ on Megaforce Records. It’s the legendary New York City rock band’s first new record in eight years. The initial spark for ‘Shade’ came via the mojo spirit of blues’ pioneer Robert Johnson who possessed Living Colour’s soul during a performance at Harlem’s famed Apollo Theatre. While roaring through an electrically charged cover of Johnson’s classic “Preachin’ Blues,” Living Colour moved both the audience and themselves.
“That was really the beginning of us thinking of the direction we want to take for our next project,” says Living Colour guitarist Vernon Reid. “Hearing that blend of blues and metal was really what got the wheels turning.”

‘Shade,’ their first album since the critically acclaimed ‘The Chair in the Doorway’ in 2009, is Living Colour at the height of their creative powers, still experimenting as though they were upstarts instead of seasoned veterans. While the blues served as the foundation for the collection, one shouldn’t expect to hear the “down-home” style that was once the soundtrack of sharecroppers and southern juke joints before the music rode the rails north during the Great Migration. Living Colour’s blues incorporate a myriad of influences, while speaking to the politically-charged climate of the times.
Venue Information:
The Cutting Room
44 E. 32nd St.
New York, NY, 10016