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Living Colour Are in the Studio Recording a New Album, Planning Vivid 25th Anniversary Tour


Living Colour 2013

Running this website for six years has afforded me no shortage of bucket list moments, but one of the most memorable is easily the near-private concert Living Colour performed in Brooklyn in 2009 to preview their new album The Chair in the Doorway. The band played the entire album, start to finish, for a crowd of no more than 30 or 40 of the band’s family members, industry and press onlookers at a rehearsal studio in Prospect Heights, and it felt absolutely magical despite having never heard any of the material before. The power, the emotion, everything this band that I literally grew up listening to has always had, right there in front of me. I’ll never forget Corey Glover breaking down in tears mid-song during “That’s What You Taught Me,” a song about his late mother.

The Chair in the Doorway did not disappoint upon release; I’m rocking it right now (which you can do right here), and there’s not a single misfire all the way through.

Good news from MetalSucks reader Chris D.: Living Colour are back in the studio recording their next album. The band posted a photo on their official Instagram account with the following caption:

#LivingColour in the studio today recording for new album @vurnt22@dougwimbish@willcalhoundrum

We don’t know where they’re recording, but they’ve got winter jackets and hats on so it’s probably a hometown operation. One of the many things I love about Living Colour is that they’ve always repped NYC hard (and in particular Brooklyn).

Something else I learned from the band’s Instagram account: the band is plotting a 25th anniversary tour to celebrate their debut album Vivid. They’ve already got some European dates booked for March with the promise that more will be announced soon, so… let’s hope they decide to bring that tour stateside. If you live in NYC you can catch them at the Highline Ballroom on January 21st.

And, finally, only because it also happens to be on Instagram, here’s a very old picture of Glover and drummer Will Calhoun from 1990 looking super-young and super-1990:

Living Colour 1990

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