Living Colour Mounts Comeback

 

New album, tour set for
September.

 

By Blurt Staff

 

Living Colour will release their first new studio album
in five years entitled The Chair In The Doorway on September 15 via
Megaforce Records. The NYC rock band originally exploded out of CBGB’s in the
late ’80s, landing all over MTV, graced the cover of Rolling Stone and
played stadium stages around the world with their Grammy Award-winning,
multi-platinum debut album Vivid.

 

Original members Vernon Reid, Corey Glover, Will Calhoun and
(since 1993) Doug Wimbish gathered at Sono Studios outside of Prague in The
Czech Republic during the fall of 2008 and spring of 2009 to write and record
what would become The Chair In The Doorway. The results stretch from
the modern soul anthem “Behind The Sun” to the politically-charged,
heavy rock of “DecaDance” to the sacred steel blues of “Bless
Those.” The artwork for The Chair In The Doorway was compiled
from thousands of contest entries by fans from around the world.

“We feel like this is the best record we’ve made yet and we couldn’t be
more excited to be releasing it with the legendary Megaforce Records,”
said guitarist Vernon Reid, in a press release.  “Some of our
favorite bands were or are Megaforce artists, Metallica, Bad Brains, Anthrax,
Black Crowes, so it’s an honor to be part of a label with a great legacy.”

Living Colour will announce plans for a world tour shortly. With dates set to
begin in September, it will include their first North American tour in four
years along with performances in South America, Europe, Australia and Asia.

Having helped to pave the way for a number of contemporary African-American
artists to follow in their wake, ranging from Rage Against The Machine to Lenny
Kravitz to Ben Harper, with a multi-dimensional sound that drew equally from
Jimi Hendrix, Bad Brains, Talking Heads and Ornette Coleman, the success of
Living Colour broke down the color barriers in rock music. Guitarist and
founding member Vernon Reid also founded the Black Rock Coalition to use his
influence to further this cause.

Discovered by Mick Jagger who produced their first demo and later offered them
an opening slot with The Rolling Stones, Living Colour would go on to create a
repertoire that includes a multitude of classic songs, including “Cult Of
Personality,” “Elvis Is Dead,” “Open Letter To A
Landlord,” “Glamour Boys” and “Love Rears Its Ugly
Head.”

Track listing:

1. Burned Bridges
2. The Chair         
3. DecaDance   
4. Young Man    
5. 
Method             

6.  Behind The Sun
7.  Bless Those
8.  Hard Times  
9.  Taught Me
10. Out Of Mind     
11. Not Tomorrow

 

 

 

 

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