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Living Colour announces new album and tour; world goes nuts

on August 04, 2009, 1:45pm

Call it from Guitar Hero or any guitar magazine on the rack, the nitty gritty comes down to is this: New York’s Living Colour is seriously badass. From its late 80’s Body Glove-imaged funk metal classic debut Vivid (including the infectious “Cult Of Personality”) to numerous critical acclaim for their musical output, Living Colour is still a force to be reckoned with in the music world.

After surviving a five year breakup and an overlooked fourth record, 2003’s Collideøscope, the ragtag New Yorkers will unveil their fifth album The Chair In The Doorway, slated for release on September 15th. This will serve as the band’s first release for legendary New York powerhouse record label Megaforce Records, which includes early Metallica and Anthrax amongst its ranks. As for what to expect, lead guitarist Vernon Reid described the new slice of funk thriving metal as “an unintentional concept record about life and how we are all in this thing together.” This reporter is sold; sign me up!

To kick up some dust (and start the much needed hype machine), the band’s label has provided the new single, “Behind the Sun”, for your enjoyment. See you in September, folks.

Tickets to select dates are available via Ticketmaster.com.

Check Out:
“Behind the Sun”

Living Colour 2009 Tour Dates:
08/10 – New York, NY @ The Highline Ballroom*
09/01 – Alexandria, VA @ The Birchmere
09/02 – Dewey Beach, DE @ Bottle & Cork
09/03 – Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live
09/04 – Farmingdale, NY @ The Crazy Donkey
09/06 – Norfolk, CT @ Infinity Hall
09/08 – Londonderry, NH @ Tupelo Music Hall
09/09 – Fairfield, CT @ FTC @ Stage One
09/10 – Somerville, MA @ Johnny D’s
09/11 – Teaneck, NJ @ Mexicali Live
09/12 – Annapolis, MD @ Rams Head Tavern
09/14 – Atlanta, GA @ The Loft
09/15 – Lake Buena Vista, FL @ HOB Orlando
09/16 – St. Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Landing
09/18 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s
09/19 – Dallas, TX @ Granada Theatre
09/20 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
09/23 – San Diego, CA @ Canes Bar and Grill
09/24 – West Hollywood, CA @ The Key Club
09/25 – San Francisco, CA @ Regency Grand Ballroom
09/26 – Portland, OR @ Berbatis Pan
09/27 – Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
09/30 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Cafe
10/02 – Detroit, MI @ The Magic Bag
10/03 – Toronto, Ontario @ Lee’s Palace
10/04 – Chicago, IL @ Double Door
10/05 – Cleveland, OH @ The Grog Shop
10/30 – New York, NY @ Highline Ballroom

* = w/ The Roots

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