Guitar Player Presents is happy to help Another Planet Entertainment bring highly respected guitarist Vernon Reid and his stellar group of players to the venerable Independent smack dab in the middle of the City by the Bay. Reid’s chops allow him to cover way more ground than most. We caught a glimpse of him in hard rock mode last year at the Fox in Oakland when Living Colour opened for Joe Satriani at a GP Presents event. Lots of folks left wishing for more Colour, and now—time’s up!
Living Colour is touring in celebration of its 30th anniversary, and heralding the release of a new album, Shade, with producer Ron Saint Germain (U2, Sonic Youth, Bad Brains). Germain engineered the band’s breakthrough 1988 debut, Vivid, which featured the smash hit “Cult of Personality.” Living Colour will always defy simple classifications, but Reid is on record saying there is more of a blues influence manifesting on the new material.
The Parker Fly aficionado has also been playing lots of jazz in recent years with Spectrum Road featuring bassist Jack Bruce of Cream. “Vernon Reid is my favorite guitar player,” Bruce told GP. That’s pretty amazing coming a guy famous for playing with Eric Clapton. When GP Presented Spectrum Road’s show at Yoshi’s Oakland a few years back, Carlos Santana joined them for a supernatural rendition of “Sunshine of Your Love.” Who knows who may show up onstage at the Independent on October 1st?
Check out Living Colour playing “Cult of Personality” live at Winter NAMM 2014 in the Behringer booth.
For a chance to win a pair of tickets to see Living Colour CLICK HERE and put “Colour” in the subject line. Please share a thought about Living Colour and why you want to go. Phone contact greatly appreciated for confirmation. Winner must provide own transportation to the Independent in San Francisco, CA, and have his or her own accommodations in the Bay Area on Wednesday, October 1st.
Guitar Player Presents with Another Planet Entertainment: Living Colour, plus Lee Gallagher and the Hallelujah
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at the Independent
628 Divisadero Street, San Francisco, CA 94117
7:30pm doors; 8pm show; Ages 21+
Buy $30 advance tickets here now
Free Bass Player & Guitar Player magazines, D’Addario/Planet Waves strings and accessories, Hartman Pedals raffle