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Living Colour Storms Havana New Hope Oct. 12

Living Colour.

Hard-charging rockers Living Colour are taking the stage at Havana on Oct. 12, and word is that their music-with-a-message funk metal sound still rings true.

Founder Vernon Reid remains a force of nature on lead guitar, Corey Glover is on vocals, Will Calhoun is on drums, and Doug Wimbish, who started in 1992, plays bass. Their sixth and latest studio album “Shade” was released on Sept. 8 — their first in eight years.

Reid formed the band in 1984 in New York City, and the group’s early sound was jazzy, funky and punky. The band evolved over time with the addition of Glover and Calhoun, and a series of gigs at CBGB. The year 1988 saw the release of their signature album “Vivid,” which included the hit “Cult of Personality,” and the band opened for the Rolling Stones during their “Steel Wheels” tour.

In 1990, the group released their second major album, “Time’s Up,” which also saw commercial success and featured an array of musical styles and guest performers. The group largely broke up in 1992, and rose from the ashes on Dec. 21, 2000, at CBGB in a performance billed as “Head>>Fake w/ special guests.”

Living Colour careens into Havana New Hope at 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 12. Tickets are $35 in advance, and doors open at 6 p.m. Havana is located at 105 S. Main St. in New Hope; (215) 862-5501.




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