Living Colour, the legendary American rock band known for their groundbreaking fusion of free jazz, funk, hard rock, and heavy metal, is set to take the stage at The Powerstation in Auckland on Saturday, September 2.
This will be their only New Zealand show. Their first visit to Aotearoa since 2018, they will be celebrating the 30th Anniversary of 1993 album Stain which debuted at #10 on the New Zealand Top 40 and features Grammy Nominated single ‘Leave It Alone’. This highly anticipated event will showcase the band’s unrivalled musical prowess and electrifying performances, promising an unforgettable night for music enthusiasts.
Formed in New York City in 1984, Living Colour quickly rose to prominence under the leadership of acclaimed guitarist Vernon Reid. The band solidified its lineup in the mid-80s with the addition of Corey Glover on vocals, Will Calhoun on drums, and Muzz Skillings on bass. Together, they created a unique sound that resonated with audiences across the globe.
Their debut album, Vivid, released in 1988 on Epic Records, propelled the band to international stardom. The album reached an impressive #2 on the New Zealand Top 40 Album Chart. It featured the iconic hit single “Cult of Personality,” which peaked at #13 on the Billboard 200 Singles chart and earned the band their first Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance.
The 90s saw Living Colour release five albums all to critical acclaim before taking a brief hiatus. In 2003 they returned with Collideoscope and they have continued touring and recording since then. Living Colour have a dedicated following in New Zealand, having toured here many times playing for their loyal fans. Now in their fourth decade, the band are still renowned for their energetic live performances having just played New York’s Madison Square Garden.
Living Colour’s forthcoming performance at The Powerstation in Auckland promises to be a night of pure musical brilliance. Fans can expect a captivating showcase of the band’s classic hits, as well as powerful tracks from their extensive discography. Don’t miss this opportunity to witness Living Colour’s extraordinary talent and their ability to seamlessly blend genres while delivering a message that resonates with audiences worldwide.
Tickets for Living Colour’s performance at The Powerstation go on sale Monday 24 July at noon from Ticketmaster. Don’t miss your chance to experience the trailblazing sounds of Living Colour live in concert. For ticket information and further details, visit eccles.co.nz.
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Tickets on sale Monday 24 July, 12pm
Sat 2 September
The Powerstation, Auckland