Living Colour Announce North American Tour

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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 said about Shade in a recent Guitar World interview. “I was thinking that the blues should be part of the information, should be part of the DNA like how hard rock and metal are connected.”

“The guitar is a tool, but it’s also a way of thinking, a way of living. It’s a grid of possibilities,” he continued. “I’m always hoping to be available for the music to move me in a way that I haven’t been moved the previous week, or the previous second.”

You can watch the band perform Shade single "Come On" on Late Night with Seth Meyers, and examine the Shade In The U.S.A itinerary below.

Shade In The U.S.A.

  • October 12 - New Hope, PA - Havana Room
  • October 13 - Jim Thorpe, PA - Penns Peak
  • October 14 - Pittsburgh, PA - La Creme Music & Arts Festival
  • October 15 - Kingston, MA - Pinz
  • October 17 - New Haven, CT - Toad’s Place
  • October 19 - Charlottesville, VA - Jefferson Theatre
  • October 20 - Leesburg, VA - Tallyho
  • October 21 - Dayton, OH - Oddbody’s
  • October 23 - Detroit, MI - The Magic Bag
  • October 24 - West Dundee, IL - Rockhaus
  • October 25 - Memphis, TN - New Daisy Theatre
  • October 27 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Culture Room
  • October 28 - Ponte Vedra Beach, FL - Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
  • October 29 - St. Petersburg, FL - State Theatre
  • October 31 - Raleigh, NC - Lincoln Theatre
  • November 1 - Asheville, NC - Orange Peel
  • November 2 - Atlanta, GA - The Loft
  • November 4 - Orlando, FL - Disney
  • November 5 - Orlando, FL - Disney
  • November 7 - Destin, FL - Club LA
  • November 9 - Nashville, TN - City Winery

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.