Living Colour at The Mercury Ballroom
The classic American rock band, Living Colour, will be jamming out on Tuesday, April 12th
at the Mercury Ballroom. The “Glamour Boys” themselves return in the flesh, to play right here in Louisville. Get out your air guitars and start warming-up your vocal chords!
Living Colour rose to fame with their debut album Vivid in 1988. Although the band
scored a number of hits, they are best remembered for their signature song "Cult of
Personality", which won a Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance in 1990.
They were also named Best New Artist at the 1989 MTV Video Music Awards.
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 prior major, band experience with Ronald Shannon Jackson’s outfit (recorded with
Dufunkt, Public Enemy, and more).
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. The group 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 issued in the summer of
1988, and by the winter, the band's striking video for their anthem "Cult of Personality,"
was all over MTV, pushing Vivid to the upper reaches of the charts and to platinum
certification. Living Colour also took home their first of several Grammy Awards, as
"Cult" won Best Hard Rock Performance at the 1989 ceremony, and the band supported
the release with a string of dates opening stadiums for the Rolling Stones' first U.S. tour
in eight years that autumn. The quartet regrouped a year later for their sophomore effort,
Time's Up. An appearance at the inaugural Lollapalooza tour in the summer of 1991 kept
the group in the public's eye, as did an EP of outtakes, Biscuits.
After a few years apart, Living Colour returned in 2003 with a deal with Sanctuary and
their most experimental release to date, Collideøscope. Two years later the rarities
collection, What's Your Favorite Color? was released, followed by, Everything Is
Possible: The Very Best of Living Colour, in 2006 and the all new, Chair in the Doorway
Tickets are $22.00 in advance. Showtime is 8:00 p.m .All ages are welcome. Service charges not included on ticket prices. Tickets subject to price increases day of show. Tickets may be purchased at www.mercuryballroom.com or at The Louisville Palace Box Office, 625 South Fourth Street.
For more information call 800-745-3000 or visit mercuryballroom.com