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Living Colour Announce North American Tour

Living Colour have announced Shade In The U.S.A, a 21-date U.S. tour in support of their new studio album, Shade.Though these first 21 dates only take the band up and down the East Coast, more dates for the tour—which will be an extended trek across the country—will be announced shortly.“I wasn’t thinking we’re going to make a strictly defined blues record,” Living Colour guitarist Vernon Reid... …

Watch Living Colour Tear Up 'Late Night with Seth Meyers'

Monday night, September 11, Living Colour gave viewers of Late Night with Seth Meyers a taste of their new album, Shade, with a ferocious performance of "Come On," which you can watch below.Though a definite hard rock number, "Come On"—this performance of it especially—certainly shows strands of the blues influences that permeate Shade. “I wasn’t thinking we’re going to make a strictly defined... …

Living Colour's Vernon Reid Shows How to Play "Cult of Personality" and More

In this exclusive Guitar World lesson, watch Living Colour guitarist Vernon Reid talk about the band's The Chair in the Doorway album and teach you how to play their classic 1988 hit "Cult of Personality."Speaking of 1988, here's a piece of Guitar World's interview with Reid from 1988, where he discusses "Cult of Personality" and more.GUITAR WORLD: How were your solos recorded, and is there a... …

Stream Wednesday’s Interview with Living Colour Right Here

BackStory Events, Guitar World, Eventide and PRS Guitars invite you to join us for the live stream of our exclusive interview with Living Colour.The interview will take place Wednesday, August 16, at 6:30 p.m. EST, live from the Cutting Room in New York City.Vernon Reid, Doug Wimbish, Corey Glover and Will Calhoun sit down to discuss their latest studio album, Shade, due out September 8. This... …

PRS Guitars Introduces S2 Vernon Reid Signature Vela

PRS Guitars has announced a new limited-edition model in the S2 series of U.S.-made electric guitars: The S2 VR Vela.Developed with Living Colour founder Vernon Reid, the VR Vela is a commanding instrument with a cult personality and tons of tonal textures.Initially attracted by the Vela’s offset body shape, Vernon took the S2 Vela to another level through a unique set of appointments. Loaded... …

Vernon Reid Talks New Living Colour Album, 'Shade'

A few songs into Living Colour’s Shade, their first album in eight years, we hear the voice of Houston rapper Scarface vocalizing the familiar, herky-jerky hard rock riff that drives the fusionists’ classic, Grammy-winning 1988 single, “Cult of Personality,” as he excitedly recalls catching one of their concerts in the early Nineties.The praise for the group precedes the similarly chunky new... …

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