RIDGEFIELD, Conn. Living Colour, best-known for the Grammy Award-winning anthem "Cult of Personality," will bring the Synesthesia Tour to the Ridgefield Playhouse on Friday, Feb. 13, at 8 p.m.
Rolling Stone has called Living Colour funk-metal pioneers.
During the 1980s, rock had become completely segregated and predictable, the opposite of the late '60s/early '70s, when such musically and ethnically varied artists as Jimi Hendrix, Sly & the Family Stone and Santana ruled the earth. But bands such as New York's Living Colour helped break down the barriers by the end of the '80s, leading to a much more open-minded musical landscape that would eventually pave the way for future bands.
Their special guest Station, a New York City-based band that combines superior musicianship and songwriting talent, will there to serve up a new brand of melodic hard rock.
Tom Toms at 417 Main St. is offering a free glass of house wine with dinner the night of the show when tickets or stubs are presented. An AllShows.com VIP Party Pass is also available for the show. For an additional $25 per person, patrons can enjoy a pre-show cocktail party 6:30-7:15 p.m. with open bar, hors-doeuvre and priority parking. The show is part of the Xfinity Rock Series.
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 real prior band experience from his time with Ronald Shannon Jackson and his recording with Defunkt and Public Enemy.
For tickets, which are $47, call or visit the box office at The Ridgefield Playhouse, 203-438-5795. The Ridgefield Playhouse is a not-for-profit performing arts center at 80 East Ridge, parallel to Main Street. See ridgefieldplayhouse.org for more information.
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