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Living Colour Announces Spring 2016 Tour Dates

Just a quick note to share the tour dates for the Funk-tastic Rock style that comes care of the band Living Colour. Check out the poster and mark down the nearby shows on your mobile device.

Tour - Living Colour - 2016

They’ll be joined by one of our newer rock faves, Kaleido who said on their Facebook “We’re leaving for TOUR with the legendary band Living Colour in a couple days!! Hope to see YOU if we’re stopping through your ‘hood America!!! Their gig on 3/31 @ Mr. Ed’s – Port Clinton, OH will be without LC so check that out if you are in the region. Here is their poster as well.

Spring Dates:
3/30 Howard Theatre – Washington DC
4/1 Tally Ho Theater – Leesburg, VA
4/2 Greene Street Live – Greensboro, NC
4/4 Bernie Worrell FUNKraiser @ Webster Hall – New York, NY
4/5 Revolution Live – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
4/6 The Orpheum – Tampa, FL
4/8 Harmonious Monks – Jacksonville, FL
4/9 Nevermind Awesome Bar – Cape Coral, FL
4/11 City Winery – Nashville, TN
4/12 Mercury Ballroom – Louisville, KY
4/13 Altar Bar – Pittsburgh, PA
4/14 Chameleon Club – Lancaster, PA
4/15 The Loft – Poughkeepsie, NY
4/16 Jewel – Manchester, NH
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Vernon Reid @ The Iridium

Living Colour’s Vernon Reid will deliver a solid night of tunes for two performances at The Iridium. There is an early evening show and a later evening one and you will need a ticket for each show should you want to see both.

Win Tix To See Living Colour In NYC On 4/6/2013

Poster - Living Colour at Irving Plaza - 2013

The Details: Back in 1993 the band Living Colour set the world aflame with their debut album “Vivid” and now on the 20th Anniversary of the album’s release they will be performing it in full along with other gems from their repertoire. When this album first hit, one could be assured of seeing the video for the opening track “Cult Of Personality” on MTV several times a day. While the music world was in throes of Grunge, the powerful sound of an all African-American Heavy Metal band was something to contend with thanks to the blistering riffs of Vernon Reid, vocal register of Corey Glover and break down the walls rhythm section of Muzz Skillings and William Calhoun. That being said, I’m excited to announce that thanks to the fine folks at Livenation, PiercingMetal shall be putting some fans into the NYC appearance. Read on below to learn how to participate.
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“Other True Self” by Vernon Reid & Masque

Artist: Vernon Reid & Masque
Title: “Other True Self”
Label: Favored Nations
Release Date: 4/18/2006
Genre: Progressive Instrumental
Rating: 2.5/5

I have to begin by saying that I have not been a fan of Vernon Reid’s guitar playing. He is best known for his work with Living Color, and considered by many to be an excellent guitarist. I have seen him live with Living Color a few times, and even caught him jamming with Santana and I have also owned Living Color CD’s. The operative word is “owned” as I ended up giving them away when I could no longer stand the average songs, disjointed meandering and seemingly pointless solos. I also felt that his guitar sound was the issue for instead of clean and stylish technique the listener got a horrible, buzzy, ratty & abrasive guitar tone. In my opinion the much-vaunted solo on “Cult of Personality” was a buzz saw mass of incomprehensible pointless bullshit.
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