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March, 1996
The Outback, Australia

Aboriginal family social grounds.

Also from Will:
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CD+DVD Album: "Native Lands"
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Living Colour's
Latest Release:
Album cover for 'Shade'
CD Album: "Shade"
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Living Colour
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CD Album: "The Chair in the Doorway"
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or iTunes

Will is presently available for personalized drum lessons.
Read more information (meethook.com)
Also available:
August 19, 2016
Album cover for 'Celebrating Elvin Jones'
CD Album: "Cele-brating
Elvin Jones
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Amazon.com and iTunes
May 14, 2013
Album cover for 'Life in This World'
CD Album: "Life in This World"
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Amazon.com and iTunes
As always, please make sure to check with the local venues to confirm show dates and details!


Living Colour Tour Dates

- 2023 Tour Dates -

Extreme with Living Colour tour-specific dates are indicated by "(EX)" below.

Fri, 3/3/23 to Fri, 3/10/23 - San Pedro, CA @ The 80s Cruise: Tickets
Sat, 5/6/23 - Memphis, TN @ Beale Street Music Festival 2023: Tickets
Fri, 6/23/23 - New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden: Tickets
Fri, 6/30/23 - Orlando, FL@ EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival : More Info or RSVP
Sat, 7/1/23 - Orlando, FL@ EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival : More Info or RSVP
Fri, 7/21/23 - San Jose, CA @ Music In The Park 2023: Tickets
Wed, 7/26/23 - Washington, DC @ The Atlantis: Tickets
Thu, 7/27/23 - Virginia Beach, VA @ New Realm Brewing Company: Tickets
Fri, 7/28/23 - Leesburg, VA @ Tally Ho Theater: Tickets
Sat, 7/29/23 - Washington, DC @ The Atlantis: Tickets

Wed, 8/2/23 - (EX) Portland, ME @ State Theatre: Tickets
Thu, 8/3/23 - (EX) Hampton Beach, NH @ Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom: Tickets
Fri, 8/4/23 - (EX) South Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground: Tickets
Sat, 8/5/23 - (EX) Boston, MA @ Roadrunner : Tickets
Sun, 8/6/23 - (EX) Huntington, NY @ The Paramount : Tickets
Tue, 8/8/23 - (EX) Reading, PA @ The Santander Performing Arts Center : Tickets
Thu, 8/10/23 - (EX) Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom : Tickets
Fri, 8/11/23 - (EX) Hartford, CT @ Webster Theater : Tickets
Sat, 8/12/23 - (EX) Glenside, PA @ Keswick Theatre : Tickets
Mon, 8/14/23 - (EX) Detroit, MI @ Saint Andrews Hall : Tickets
Tue, 8/15/23 - (EX) Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theater : Tickets
Wed, 8/16/23 - (EX) Bloomington, IL @ The Castle Theatre : Tickets
Thu, 8/17/23 - (EX) Gary, IN @ Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana : Tickets
Fri, 8/18/23 - (EX) Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theatre : Tickets
Sat, 8/19/23 - (EX) Cedar Rapids, IA @ Paramount Theatre : Tickets
Mon, 8/21/23 - (EX) Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre : Tickets
Tue, 8/22/23 - (EX) Albuquerque, NM @ Revel Entertainment Center : Tickets
Mon, 8/24/23 - (EX) Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues : Tickets
Fri, 8/25/23 - (EX) Reno, NV @ Silver Legacy Casino : Tickets
Sat, 8/26/23 - (EX) San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom : Tickets
Mon, 8/28/23 - (EX) Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater : Tickets
Fri, 8/29/23 - (EX) Seattle, WA @ Showbox at the Market : Tickets

Wed, 9/6/23 - (EX) Subiaco, Australia @ Regal Theatre : More Info : Tickets
Fri, 9/8/23 - (EX) Adelaide, Australia @ Hindley Street Music Hall, Adelaide : More Info : Tickets
Sun, 9/10/23 - (EX) Melbourne, Victoria, Australia @ Forum Melbourne : More Info : Tickets
Tue, 9/12/23 - (EX) Newtown, NSW, Australia @ Enmore Theatre : More Info : Tickets
Wed, 9/13/23 - (EX) Brisbane, Queensland, Australia @ The Fortitude Music Hall : More Info : Tickets
Thu, 9/14/23 - (EX) Melbourne, Victoria, Australia @ Forum Melbourne : More Info : Tickets

Sat, 9/16/23 - Asbury Park, NJ @ Sea Hear Now Festival 2023: Info : Tickets

Mon, 11/27/23 - (EX) Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK @ O2 City Hall Newcastle : More Info : Tickets
Tue, 11/28/23 - (EX) Glasgow, Scotland @ O2 Academy Glasgow : More Info : Tickets
Thu, 11/30/23 - (EX) Manchester, UK @ Manchester Academy : More Info : Tickets
Fri, 12/1/23 - (EX) Wolverhampton, UK @ The Civic at The Halls Wolverhampton : More Info : Tickets
Sun, 12/3/23 - (EX) Bristol, UK @ O2 Academy Bristol : More Info : Tickets
Mon, 12/4/23 - (EX) Kentish Town, UK @ O2 Forum Kentish Town : More Info : Tickets

- 2022 Tour Dates -

Thu, 3/3/22 to Thu, 3/10/22 - The 80s Cruise: Tickets
Sat, 4/16/22 - Houston, TX @ Love Street Music Fest: Tickets
Fri, 5/20/22 - Virginia Beach, VA @ Lunatic Luau '22: Tickets
Sat, 5/21/22 - Camden, NJ @ 'MMRBQ 2022: Tickets
Sat, 6/4/22 - Addison, TX @ Addison Circle Park
Sat, 6/25/22 - Youngstown, OH @ Ribs-N-Rock Festival
Sat, 7/9/22 - Maryland Heights, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Sat, 7/23/22 - Chicago, IL @ BASS BASH w/ Living Colour
Sat, 7/25/22 - Youngstown, OH @ Ribs-N-Rock Festival: Tickets
Fri, 9/2/22 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil @ Rock in Rio: Tickets
Sat, 9/17/22 - North Pelham, NY @ Toonerville Music Festival 2022: Tickets
Tue, 10/25/22 to Sun, 10/30/22 - Costa Mujeres, Mexico @ 80s In The Sand 2022: Tickets
Mon, 10/31/22 - New York, NY @ Halloween Extravaganza, City Winery New York City: Tickets


Tuesday, September 5, 2023 @ 7pm

Will Calhoun Drum Clinic @ Fremantle College in Beaconsfield (Perth), Australia

Will Calhoun Drum Clinic at Calvert Music Centre @ Fremantle College in Beaconsfield (Perth), Australia

Calvert Music Centre 79 Lefroy Road Beaconsfield, WA 6162 Australia

Click here for Clinic Registration

The Will Calhoun Drum Clinic is a one-of-a-kind event where attendees will have the chance to learn from the best in the industry. Will Calhoun, a widely acclaimed drummer and Grammy Award winner, will take you on a journey through ancestral and futuristic drumming concepts. This clinic is designed to inspire drummers of all skill levels, from beginners to seasoned professionals. Join us for a night of hands-on instruction, live demonstrations, and a Q&A session with Will Calhoun. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to elevate your drumming skills and connect with fellow music enthusiasts.

What to Expect:
During this drum clinic, Will Calhoun will take you on a journey through his unique blend of improvisational and hard rock drumming techniques. He will share insights from his extensive career and provide valuable tips and tricks to help elevate your drumming skills. Whether you're a beginner or an advanced drummer, this clinic is designed to inspire and educate.

Event Highlights:

  • Hands-on drumming instruction with Will Calhoun
  • Live demonstrations of various drumming techniques
  • Q&A session with Will, where you can ask your burning drumming questions
  • Exclusive opportunities to network with fellow drummers and music enthusiasts

Important Times, Directions and Parking Information:
The drum clinic will start at 7:00pm. The venue is Calvert Music Centre @ Fremantle College.

Additional Information: We're excited to announce that we'll have Evans drumheads for sale, which Will Calhoun will be happy to sign for clinic goers.

Limited Spots Available:
Due to the highly interactive nature of this drum clinic, spots are limited to ensure a personalised experience for all attendees. Don't miss your chance to learn from one of the industry's best!

Who Should Attend:
This drum clinic is open to drummers of all skill levels, from beginners looking to hone their craft to seasoned professionals seeking new inspiration.

Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to learn from Will Calhoun and take your drumming to new heights.

Wednesday, August 9, 2023

Will joins Jack DeJohnette's "Tribute to Miles Davis & More" in Kingston, NY

Jazz drummer, pianist, and composer Jack DeJohnette brings together an all-star lineup in tribute to Miles Davis.

Artists in the Tribute include Don Byron (eclectic composer and clarinetist), Will Calhoun (Grammy winning drummer for Living Colour), George Colligan (renowned composer and pianist), Matthew Garrison (renowned bassist and co-founder ShapeShifter+), Wallace Rony Jr. (acclaimed trumpeter), Luisito Quintero (master timbalero and percussionist) and Vernon Reid (Grammy winning guitarist & founder of Living Colour.) A VERY special guest will also be announced on August 7th.

Time: 7:30 PM
Tickets start at $89

Ulster Performing Arts Center
601 Broadway
Kingston, NY 12401
Tel: (845) 339-6088
E-mail: boxoffice@bardavon.org

For more inforation and to purchase tickets, please visit the Bardavon / UPAC Website

Will Calhoun playing the drums
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Wednesday, July 19 and Thursday, July 20, 2023

Lecture and Performance by Will in Gloster, MS

Join Will when he talks and performs at the The Gloster Public Library.

This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited. Accessible parking and accomodations are available.

  • Wednesday, July 19 at 5 PM - lecture and performance
  • Thursday, July 20 at 5 PM - End of Summer Camp Performance and extravaganza including Woodville students, film, poetry, music, visual art & more!

The Gloster Public Library
229 East Main Street
Gloster, MS 39638

Tel: (917) 843-7571
E-mail: theglosterartsproject@gmail.com

For more information, please visit the Glouster Arts Project Website.

Academy Museum of Motion Pictures - Regeration, Remixed / Kathryn Bostic scores 'Something Good - Negro Kiss' (1898) and 'The Flying Ace' (1926) with special guest Will Calhoun / Sat, Jul 15 @ 7:30PM
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Saturday, July 15, 2023

Will Special Guest of Kathryn Bostic in LA for Premiere of Two New Film Scores

Composer and singer-songwriter Kathryn Bostic is the first female African American score composer in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Join Kathryn and her special guest, Will Calhoun, for the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures' world premiere of two films with new scores by her: "Something Good - Negro Kiss" (1898) and "The Flying Ace" (1926.)

It's the closing weekend of the fantastic "Regeneration Exhibit" at The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures with a live performance of Kathryn's original score to select scenes from incredible curated silent films. Joining Kathryn for the performance will be Grammy winning artist Will Calhoun from the iconic band Living Colour as well as a wonderful string quartet with Joel Pargman-violin, Carrie Kennedy - violin, Lauren Elizabeth Baba-viola, Giovanna Moraga Clayton-cello, and Geoffrey Pope - conductor.

Time: 3:10 PM PT
Tickets $5 to $10

Ted Mann Theater
6067 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA
Tel: (323) 930-3000

For additional information and to purchase tickets, please visit the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures Website.

Saturday, June 17, 2023

Will in 20th Annual Bronx River Sounds Performing Arts Festival

Will leads his Euphonious Ensemble in exploring "Afro Futurism Jazz" — a truly special musical experience featuring: urban beats, West African rhythms, indigenous sounds, electronic trance, with a huge touch of "The Bronx Flava." Your mind, body, spirit, will be musically transported.

The 2023 Bronx River Sounds Performing Arts Festival is co-produced by Will Calhoun, Ron West and BRAC's ED, Gail Nathan. It is supported by a New York City Coalition of Theatres of Color Council Initiative.

The festival runs from June 2 to 24th, with Will's performance on Saturday, June 17th. Please check the Website or poster links below for other dates and artists — there are lots of great performances to check out!

Time: 7:30 PM, doors open at 6:30 for cocktail hour in the storefront Art Gallery

Tickets: $20 for adults, $15 for Seniors, and $10 for students, with a special 10% discount for BRAC members and registered students in the BRAC Education program, Live Streaming on YouTube: $5.00.

Bronx River Art Center
1087 E. Tremont Ave.
Bronx, NY 10460
Tel: (718) 589-5819
E-mail: info@bronxriverart.org

For additional information, please visit the Bronx River Sounds 2023 Web page, or view the Bronx River Sounds 2023 Poster (pdf.)

Gretsch Night in New York City - Tuesday, May 23, 2023 * The Cutting Room * New York, NY. Featuring performances by Will Calhoun, Nate Wood, Mark Guiliana, Bill Stewart, Plus the premier of the Gretsch Drummer documentary film: The Round Badge Stories. * Celebrating 140 Years of that great Gretsch Sound - EST. 1883.
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Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Gretsch Night with Will and other Drummers in NYC

A special one-night-only event to celebrate 140 years of Gretsch Drums history, featuring performances by revered drummers Will Calhoun, Nate Wood, Mark Guiliana, Bill Stewart, and special guests. In addition, watch the premier of the Gretsch Drummer documentary film: The Round Badge Stories.

Time: 7 - 9PM, Doors open at 6PM

Tickets: from $40.35

The Cutting Room
44 East 32nd Street (between Park Ave and Madison Ave)
New York, NY 10016
Tel: (212) 691-1900

For additional information and to purchase tickets, please visit The Cutting Room Website.

Monday, April 24, 2023

Will an Honoree at 2023 Bronx Museum Gala and Art Auction

Will receives Cultural Vanguard Award at the Bronx Museum Gala and Art Auction. Money raised will support the Bronx Museum's FREE ADMISSION, K-12 education programs, and exhibitions.

RSVP and register for event tickets

6 p.m. - Cocktails
7 p.m. - Dinner & Live Auction with musical performances by Eddie Montalvo and Orchestra, and a solo piece by honoree Will Calhoun
9 p.m. - Dessert and Dancing featuring Angel + Dren

Ziegfeld Ballroom
141 West 54th Street
New York, NY

For event information, please contact Christine Carroll at christine@fremontblueevents.com or (917) 261-4474.

Please see the Bronx Museum of the Arts' event page for more information, to confirm details, and purchase tickets.

Friday, January 6, 2023

Will joins David Sancious in Concert — Red Bank, NJ

Will performs in "An Evening with David Sancious," and both will play music from their duo band called "Open Secret." The event is hosted by The Bruce Springsteen Archives and Center for American Music at Monmouth University, in collaboration with the Basie Center, at The Vogel.

Doors open 7 PM, Showtime is 8 PM
Tickets: $79, $49, $20 / Limit 8 tickets per mailing address

The Vogel at Count Basie Center for the Arts
99 Monmouth Street
Red Bank, NJ 07701

Box Office: (732) 842-9000
Box office closes 30 minutes after show time.
E-mail: boxoffice@thebasie.org

For more information and to buy tickets, please visit the event's Web page on the Count Basie Center for the Arts Website.

Saturday, October 29, 2022

Will performs with Oumou Sangaré at the Apollo Theater, NYC

Will Calhoun and the Mali Project open for Malian superstar singer Oumou Sangare at her highly anticipated return to the USA and debut at famed Apollo Theater.

Time: 8 PM (New York)
Tickets: start at $33.50

Apollo Theater
253 W 125th St
New York, NY 10027
(212) 531-5300

For more information and tickets, please visit Apollo Theater's event page.

Read the review from Afropop Worldwide: Oumou Sangaré's Triumphant U.S. Return

Thursday, October 13, 2022

Will performs in "Club Calhoun" at National Museum of Mathematics, NYC

Don't miss the transformation of MoMath into Club Calhoun for a one-night, limited engagement.

Beats, rhythm, patterns, and light create visual and sonic dimensions in this transformational production. Sit back with a drink and settle in to enjoy a live, interactive, immersive audio performance by Grammy award-winning percussionist Will Calhoun, featuring an innovative, multi-sensory experience based on Calhoun's work featured in the Traces exhibition at MoMath.

Cost: $18 for one auditorium-style seat, or $60 for one table (includes four tickets)
Time: 8 PM EST (New York)

This event is for adults ages 21 and older. Minors are not permitted. Attendance is limited to the first 100 registrants, so claim your spot today!

National Museum of Mathematics
11 East 26th Street
New York, NY 10010
Phone: (212) 542-0566
E-mail: functions@momath.org

For more information and registration, please visit clubcalhoun.momath.org.

Monday, August 8, 2022

Will in MOVES 2022 Performance and Panel Discusson
at National Museum of Mathematics, NYC

Join the presenters and participants of MOVES 2022 — The Fascination of Puzzles — for an evening of mathematical entertainment at Monday Night MOVES.

You won't want to miss the evening's events, with a screening of the documentary Miyamoto and the Machine, followed by a panel discussion with Robert Fuhrer and Aaron Kaswell; a musical performance by multiple Grammy-award winning drummer for the band Living Colour, Will Calhoun; and a post-performance discussion with Will and Steve Strogatz, MoMath's Distinguished Visiting Professor for the Public Dissemination of Mathematics.

Time: 6:30PM
Cost: $15, registration required
Online registration closes at 5:00 pm ET (New York) on Friday, August 5. Registration after that time will take place at the Museum with a $25 surcharge.
Event Location: Proshansky Auditorium, The Graduate Center, CUNY
365 Fifth Avenue (at 34th Street), New York City

National Museum of Mathematics
11 East 26th Street
New York, NY 10010
Phone: (212) 542-0566
E-mail: functions@momath.org

For more information, please visit MoMath Monday Night MOVES page.

Sunday, April 10, 2022

Will performs with "God Particle Quartet" in LA
The God Particle Quartet: Dr. Stephon Alexander, Melvin Gibbs, Jaron Lanier, Will Calhoun

Will joins Dr. Stephon Alexander (world-renowned theoretical cosmologist, jazz saxophonist, and president of the National Society of Black Physicists,) Melvin Gibbs (bassist, composer, and writer,) and Jaron Lanier (multi-instrumentalist, computer scientist, and "father of virtual reality") for an evening of quantum physics inspired music and conversation.

4PM in the outdoor Aileen Getty Plaza
Free, RSVP online
Vaccination status check upon arrival for all visitors 12+

The God Particle Quartet:
Dr. Stephon Alexander - Sax
Will Calhoun - Drums
Melvin Gibbs - Bass
Jaron Lanier - Multiple Instruments

Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)
Event at Aileen Getty Plaza
100 N Central Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90012

For more information and vaccination protocols, please visit the event's page on the MOCA Website.

Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Will Performs for National Museum of Mathematics Online Tournament

Will returns to MoMath during MoMath's annual competition and fundraiser, the 2022 MoMath Masters Tournament. This online event may be entered by competitors, and watched by spectators.

First competition round for tournament competitors begins at 4 PM
Evening program for competitors and spectators begins at 7 PM

For more information and to register, please visit the 2022 MoMath Masters Tournament page.

National Museum of Mathematics
11 East 26th Street
New York, NY 10010
Phone: (212) 542-0566
E-mail: functions@momath.org

Monday and Wednesday, January 24 and 26, 2022

Will Performs with Mike Stern in NYC

Will joins Mike Stern on two dates:

Mike Stern - Guitar & Occasional Voice
Leni Stern - Guitar & Ngoni (Traditional Guitar of Mali)
Danny Walsh - Saxophone
Edmond Gilmore - Bass
Will Calhoun - Occasional Drums

The 55 Bar
55 Christopher St.
New York, NY 10014
(212) 929-9883

Please see the 55 Bar Website for more information and to confirm times.


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