Living Colour played Irving Plaza (pics, setlist), finishing new album then touring in February (dates)
photos by Mathieu Bredeau
Living Colour @ Irving Plaza, 11/28/2014
As they hit stage last Friday in what Vernon Reid called, The real black Friday," Living Color was on fire. Their opening number, Funny Vibe got the commotion going and it was one hit after another for the entire evening. This Living Colour isnt your late '80s early '90s Living Colour. Your'e not going to see Corey in a wetsuit dancing around and singing like he just stepped on a nail and is pissed off. His hair is much shorter now, as is Vernon Reids (rocking in a tie and vest), who in my opinion sported some of the best dreds I have ever seen. Nope, the hair style are left to Doug Wimbish and Will Calhoun. They are much older now as Corey commented on Friday night, I am getting too old for this shit. taken with a grain of believability. They play harder, tighter and better then I have ever seen. In the typical cliche world they still got it. -[Baeblemusic]
Living Colour are currently in the studio finishing up their new album, title Shade. (Release date is still TBA.) The band were to have toured this fall, but postponed much of it to finish the record while the iron was hot. One of the dates they didn't move, however, was their November 28 show at NYC's Irving Plaza. We've got setlist and pictures, including ones of openers Hey Guy, in this post.
With the album's recording done, Living Colour will be back out in February, making up many of the postponed shows and adding a few too, like another NYC show at Brooklyn Bowl on Valentine's Day (2/14). Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (12/5) at 10 AM.
All dates are listed, along with more pics and setlist from their Irving Plaza show, below...
SETLIST: Living Colour @ Irving Plaza 11/28/2014
Who Shot Ya? (The Notorious B.I.G.)
Preachin' Blues (Robert Johnson)
Ignorance Is Bliss
This Is the Life
Freedom of Expression
Open Letter (To a Landlord)
Which Way to America?
Cult of Personality
Living Colour - 2014 Tour Dates
2-Feb-15 - Shiprocked Cruise Miami - Great Stirrup Cay Bahamas
3-Feb-15 - Shiprocked Cruise Miami - Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas
4-Feb-15 - Shiprocked Cruise Miami - Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas
5-Feb-15 - Shiprocked Cruise Miami - Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas
6-Feb-15 - Culture Room Ft. Lauderdale, FL
7-Feb-15 - State Theatre St. Petersburg, FL
8-Feb-15 - Masquerade Atlanta, GA
9-Feb-15 - Cat's Cradle Carrboro, NC
10-Feb-15 - Rams Head On Stage Annapolis, MD
12-Feb-15 - Tally Ho Theatre Leesburg, VA
13-Feb-15 - Ridgefield Playhouse Ridgefield, CT
14-Feb-15 - Brooklyn Bowl Brooklyn, NY
15-Feb-15 - Tupelo Music Hall Londonderry, NH