Eighties rockers Living Colour are reuniting for a short tour and are considering recording a new record. The band broke up in 1995, shortly after a stint in a London studio with producers Adrian Sherwood and Skip McDonald, for their follow-up record to 1993's Stain
. Guitarist Vernon Reid took it upon himself to announce the breakup in a statement to the press explaining that "I have not made this decision overnight. I've been struggling with it -- and searching my soul -- for well over a year," going on to explain that he was leaving the band to pursue solo projects, which he did, releasing 1996's Mistaken Identity
Since that time, singer Corey Glover released 1998's Hymns
and currently is singing in an outfit called Vice, while Living Colour's rhythm section, Will Calhoun and Doug Wimbish, have gone on to play with rapper's Mos Def's
new outfit Jack Johnson.
But following a surprise reunion show last December under the fake name "Head Fake" at New York's CBGB's -- where Mick Jagger discovered Living Colour in the mid-Eighties -- the two-time Grammy winners decided to put their other projects on hold. Their string of dates begins in May, to be followed by additional U.S. dates and a European tour. According to their rep, the band is considering making a record later this year.
Living Colour dates:
5/7: Portland, OR, Crystal Ballroom
5/8: Seattle, Showbox Theater
5/9: San Diego, 4th & B
5/10: Los Angeles, Key Club
5/12: San Francisco, Slim's
5/13: Santa Ana, CA Galaxie Theater
Written by JAAN UHELSZKI
for RollingStone.com News