Music Box Supper Club is pleased to announce the performance of Living Colour on Dec. 29.
Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday, Nov. 27, but are available to Music Box VIP Members on Wednesday, Nov. 25.
Living Colour helped break down the doors of rock n’ roll by the end of the 1980s, leading to a much more open‐minded musical landscape that would eventually pave the way for future bands such as Rage Against the Machine and Sevendust. The group (singer Corey Glover, guitarist Vernon Reid, bassist Muzz Skillings, and drummer Will Calhoun) first formed in the mid‐’80s, with Reid being the only member with real prior band experience.
Having been a member of Ronald Shannon Jackson’s experimental jazz outfit, he had recorded with Defunkt, Public Enemy, as well as issuing a solo album with Bill Frisell, 1984’s Smash & Scatteration. It took the fledgling band a few years for their sound to gel, as they honed their act at N.Y.C.’s famed CBGB’s. As their sound progressed, they found an unlikely supporter in Mick Jagger, who took the band under his wing, produced a demo for the quartet, and helped them secure a record deal with Epic.
Living Colour’s debut album, Vivid, was later issued in the summer of 1988. This album achieved double‐ platinum sales on the strength of hits such as, “Glamour Boys” and “Cult of Personality.” “Cult of Personality” is considered one of the bands most prominent hits as it won the Grammy award for “Best Hard Rock Performance” in 1990, debuted in 2010 on Guitar Hero 3, and then appeared again on Guitar Hero Smash Hits.
Vivid had its 25th anniversary in 2013, having seen successful tours throughout Europe and Japan, as well as North and South America.
Living Colour is currently in the studio recording its new album, Shade, that is set to be released in late 2015.