Taken from Undertheradar (Dec 13, 2016)
Living Colour Announce Auckland Show For May
Genre-bending funk metal force Living Colour are coming to New Zealand next May for one show as part of their 30th anniversary tour. Currently boasting a line-up of vocalist Cory Glover (aka Rev Daddy Love), drummer Will Calhoun, bassist Doug Wimbish and guitarist Vernon Reid, the group released their Who Shot Ya? mixtape in September and are preparing to drop full-length album Shade next year. Here are the details for their upcoming show...
Thursday 11th May, The Powerstation, Auckland
Here's Living Colour covering Notorious B.I.G.'s 1994 cut 'Who Shot Ya?' earlier this year for their mixtape of the same name...
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Living Colour are bringing their 30th Anniversary Tour to New Zealand!
Led by the mighty guitar-slinging virtuoso Vernon Reid, Living Colour set the musical world on fire in the 1980s with their incendiary brand of funk-rock fusion.
Championed by Mick Jagger and credited with opening the musical landscape of the late 1980s with hits like the Grammy-winning Cult Of Personality and the Top 40 smash Glamour Boys, Living Colour broke through musical and racial barriers, opening for Guns n' Roses and The Rolling Stones along the way.
These days Living Colour is a self-contained supergroup with vocalist Cory Glover, aka Rev Daddy Love, drummer Will Calhoun, an accomplished photographer who has played with B.B. King, Public Enemy and Wayne Shorter and acclaimed bass player Doug Wimbish, veteran session man who was a member of the original Sugarhill house band and part of Adrian Sherwood's On-U Sound.
Vernon Reid has a special connection to New Zealand, having assembled a one-off solo band in 2008 to appear at the G-TARanaki Guitar Fest jamming with GnR guitarist Gilby Clarke.
With a new album due in 2017, Living Colour are still a musical force to be reckoned with. Don't miss them!