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Lia Chang Multimedia: Living Colour NYC Highline Ballroom Concert Photos

Vernon Reid, Doug Wimbish, Will Calhoun and Corey Glover of Living Colour in concert at the Highline Ballroom on October 30, 2009 in New York. © Lia Chang

Vernon Reid, Dough Wimbish, Will Calhoun and Corey Glover of Living Colour in concert at the Highline Ballroom on October 30, 2009 in New York. © Lia Chang

The excitement in the air was palpable as drummer Will Calhoun, lead vocalist Corey Glover, guitarist Vernon Reid and bassist Doug Wimbish of LIVING COLOUR took no prisoners last night at the Highline Ballroom in New York, playing to a sold-out standing room only crowd of more than 700.

Corey Glover, Will Calhoun and Doug Wimbish of Living Colour in concert at the Highline Ballroom on October 30, 2009 in New York. © Lia Chang

Corey Glover, Will Calhoun and Doug Wimbish of Living Colour in concert at the Highline Ballroom on October 30, 2009 in New York. © Lia Chang

With the release of their 2009 critically acclaimed CD-“Chair in the Doorway” (Mega Force Records), they have been on their first North American tour in four years, and are back with a vengeance.

Vernon Reid, Doug Wimbish, Corey Glover and Will Calhoun of Living Colour at the Highline Ballroom on October 30, 2009 in New York. © Lia Chang

Vernon Reid, Doug Wimbish, Corey Glover and Will Calhoun of Living Colour at the Highline Ballroom on October 30, 2009 in New York. © Lia Chang

They did not disappoint their hometown audience, playing selections from “The Chair In The Doorway” including the title track and “Behind the Sun”, as well their classics “Cult Of Personality”, “Love Rears Its Ugly Head” and “Elvis Is Dead”, featuring Jeff Smith on saxophone.

Saxophonist Jeff Smith © Lia Chang

Saxophonist Jeff Smith © Lia Chang

LIVING COLOUR’s set at the Highline Ballroom was an electrifying evening of rock ‘n’ roll, and when Doug Wimbish jumped off the stage and into the audience, not missing a note on his bass as he got up close and personal with a few lucky fans, I was stoked to be a foot away, documenting it and experiencing it live.

After the performance, the band members were inundated with fans who lined up to meet their favorites, pose for photos and get autographs.

I’ve listed the dates for LIVING COLOUR’s upcoming shows in South America and Europe. Check out the Living Colour Website for all the latest on the band.

Corey Glover, Vernon Reid, Doug Wimbish and Will Calhoun of Living Colour at the Highline Ballroom on October 30, 2009 in New York. © Lia Chang

Corey Glover, Vernon Reid, Doug Wimbish and Will Calhoun of Living Colour at the Highline Ballroom on October 30, 2009 in New York. © Lia Chang

Below is a slideshow of concert photos of the night. Video will be posted soon.

LIVING COLOUR DRUMMER Will Calhoun © Lia Chang

LIVING COLOUR DRUMMER Will Calhoun © Lia Chang

Living Colour 2009 South America Tour dates
Nov 6 – Teatro Teleton – Santiago, Chile
Nov 7 – Festival Pepsi Music – Buenos Aires, Argentina
Nov 8 – Complejo Bloque – Neuquen, Argentina
Nov 9 – Ele Multiespacio – Comodoro Rivadavia
Nov 11 – Showcase Radio Show “Cual Es” FM Rock & Pop (95.9 MHZ)
Nov 12 – Willie Dixon – Rosario, Argentina
Nov 13 – La Trastienda – Buenos Aires, Argentina
Nov 14 – La Trastienda – Buenos Aires, Argentina

Living Colour 2009 European Tour Dates

LIVING COLOUR bassist Doug Wimbish © Lia Chang

LIVING COLOUR bassist Doug Wimbish © Lia Chang

Nov 17 – Reithalle – Bern, CH
Nov 18 – Hiroshima Mon Amour – Torino, IT
Nov 19 – Circolo – Rome, IT
Nov 20 – Estragon – Bologna, IT
Nov 21 – Flog – Florence, IT
Nov 22 – Deposito Giordani – Pardenone, IT
Nov 24 – Kino Siska – Ljubljana, SI
Nov 25 – Palac Acropolis – Prague, CZ
Nov 26 – Diesel – Budapest, HU
Nov 27 – Heiniken Tower Stage – Bratislava, SVK
Nov 28 – Metro Music Hall – Brno, CZ
Nov 29 – Fabrik – Hamburg, D
Nov 30 – Lido – Berlin, D

LIVING COLOUR vocalist Corey Glover © Lia Chang

LIVING COLOUR vocalist Corey Glover © Lia Chang

Dec 2 – VK – Brussels, B
Dec 3 – Tunnels – Bristol, UK
Dec 4 – The Globe – Cardiff, UK
Dec 5 – Robin 2 – Wolverhampton, UK
Dec 6 – Garage – London, UK
Dec 8 – Oosterpoort – Groningen, NL
Dec 9 – De Boerderij – Zoetermeer, NL
Dec 10 – 0/13 – Tilburg, NL
Dec 11 – Hedon – Zwolle, NL
Dec 12 – P3 – Purmerend , NL
Dec 13 – Trabendo – Paris, FR
Dec 15 – Ninkasi – Lyon, FR
Dec 16 – Faktoria – Terrassa, ESP
Dec 17 – Sala Assaig – Mallorca, ESP Dec 18 – Auditorio – Murcia, ESP
Dec 19 – Sala Itzala – San Sebastian, ESP
Dec 20 – Sala Capitol – Santiago de Compostela, ESP
Dec 21 – Sala Heiniken – Madrid, ESP
Dec 22 – Santiago Alquimista – Lisbon, POR

LIVING COLOUR guitarist Vernon Reid © Lia Chang

LIVING COLOUR guitarist Vernon Reid © Lia Chang

Living Colour Website
Will Calhoun on Myspace
www.willcalhoun.com


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Lia Chang is an actor, performance and fine art botanical photographer and an award-winning multimedia journalist. Lia’s portraits and performance photos have appeared in Vanity Fair, Gourmet, German Elle, Women’s Wear Daily, The Paris Review, VIBE, TV Guide, Daily Variety, Interior Design, American Theatre, Life & Style, OUT, New York Magazine, InStyle, Timeout.com, Villagevoice.com, Playbill.com, Theatermania.com, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, USA Today, The Boston Globe, New York Times and Washington Post. A former syndicated arts and entertainment columnist for KYODO News, Lia is the New York Bureau Chief for AsianConnections.com. She writes about culture, style and Asian American issues for a variety of publications and this Backstage Pass with Lia Chang blog. As a photographer and videographer, Lia is frequently tapped to collaborate with artists, organizations and companies in establishing their documentary photo archive. She has been documenting her colleagues and contemporaries in the arts, fashion and journalism since making her stage debut as Liat in the National Tour of South Pacific, with Robert Goulet and Barbara Eden.

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One comment on “Lia Chang Multimedia: Living Colour NYC Highline Ballroom Concert Photos

  1. Dave P
    November 1, 2009

    Nice review, Lia. Living Colour rarely get the support and respect they deserve, but they’re back in a big way!

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