American funk metal superstars Living Colour have announced UK tour dates where they will perform their classic album ‘Vivid’ live and in full.
Over 30 years since its initial release, the maverick New York City outfit, Living Colour will be revisiting their infamous debut record end-to-end on stages across the country, plus a smattering of hits from their establishment-quaking career.
Released by Epic Records in 1988, this game-changing release boasted totemic singles including “Cult of Personality”, “Open Letter (To A Landlord)”, “Funny Vibe”, “Middle Man” and “Glamour Boys” amongst its many riches. Produced by enlisted super-producer Ed Stasium (Ramones / Talking Heads), this seismic first effort was also notable for its guest appearances from none other than Chuck D, Flavour Flav and even one Mick Jagger (who also contributed to production on select tracks).
Released to a shower of rave reviews from the rock press including a mighty 4.5/5 in Kerrang! and global public adoration, ‘Vivid’ was an instant success, hitting the No.6 spot in the Billboard 200 Chart and earning certifiable Double Platinum status after it comfortably became one of the most popular albums of the year.
Decades later, the ‘Vivid’ legacy remains untarnished and intact, with the record even receiving prestigious inclusion in the ‘1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die’ book. With its seminal status unquestionable and its inspiring musical, political and social relevance more prescient than ever, in 2019, the original maestros behind this groundbreaking work will return to perform the album live and in full like never before.
Providing fittingly anarchic company on their upcoming ‘Vivid’ performances, Living Colour will joined for the dates by one of the UK’s most unflinchingly exciting new rock talents Wayward Sons, plus explosive US blues-rocker Jared James Nichols. Catch this unholy trinity on tour at the following UK dates:
16 – Norwich, Waterfront
17 – Birmingham, The Mill
19 – Reading, Sub89
20 – Northampton, Roadmender *
23 – Glasgow, Garage
24 – Newcastle, Riverside
25 – Leeds, Stylus
26 – Manchester, Academy 2
* Support from Jared James Nichols Only
Check out the video for ‘Cult of Personality’ from Living Colour’s 1988 debut album ‘Vivid’.
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