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March, 1996
The Outback, Australia

Aboriginal family social grounds.

Also from Will:
Album cover for 'Native Lands'
CD+DVD Album: "Native Lands"
 
 
 
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Amazon.com

Living Colour's
Latest Release:
Album cover for 'Shade'
CD Album: "Shade"
Also from
Living Colour
Album cover for 'The Chair In The Doorway'
CD Album: "The Chair in the Doorway"
Order from Amazon.com
or iTunes




Will is presently available for personalized drum lessons.
Read more information (meethook.com)
August 19, 2016
Album cover for 'Celebrating Elvin Jones'
CD Album: "Cele-brating
Elvin Jones
"
Order from
Amazon.com and iTunes
 
May 14, 2013
Album cover for 'Life in This World'
CD Album: "Life in This World"
Order from
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

- 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

- 2021 Tour Dates -

Living Colour is part of the "Summerland" 2021 tour w/ Everclear, Hoobastank, and Wheatus. Visit summerlandtour.net for a current list of dates + ticket info. More dates will be added as local Covid-19 mandates are eased up. So, get your vaccinations, continue to wear a mask, wash your hands and stay healthy! We hope to see you on the road this summer!

Summerland tour-specific dates are indicated by "(SL)" below.

Thu, 7/1/21 - (SL) Boston, MA @ House of Blues: Tickets
Fri, 7/2/21 - (SL) Middletown, NY @ Orange County Speedway: Tickets
Sun, 7/4/21 - (SL) Reading, PA @ Reverb: Tickets
Wed, 7/7/21 - (SL) Jackson, MS, US @ Hal & Mal's: Tickets
Thu, 7/8/21 - (SL) Houston, TX @ Arena Theatre: Tickets
Fri, 7/09/21 - (SL) Fort Worth, TX @ Billy Bob's Texas: Tickets
Sat, 7/10/21 - (SL) Norman, OK @ Riverwind Casino: Tickets
Sun, 7/11/21 - (SL) Cedar Park, TX @ H-E-B Center: Tickets
Living Colour will not be performing at the Chicago, IL show
Thu, 7/15/21 - (SL) Cincinnati, OH @ Riverfront Live: Tickets
Fri, 7/16/21 - (SL) Terre Haute, IN @ The Mill: Tickets
Sat, 7/17/21 - (SL) Fort Wayne, IN @ Piere's: Tickets
Sun, 7/18/21 - (SL) Kansas City, MO @ GrindersKC: Tickets
Thu, 7/22/21 - (SL) Southaven, MS @ Landers Center: Tickets
Fri, 7/23/21 - (SL) Black Mountain, NC @ Silverados: Tickets
Sat, 7/24/21 - (SL) Dothan, AL/21 @ The Plant: Tickets
Mon, 7/26/21 - (SL) Savannah, GA @ Victory North: Tickets
Wed, 7/28/21 - (SL) Evansville, IN @ Victory Theatre: Tickets
Fri, 7/30/21 - (SL) Huntsville, AL @ Von Braun Center Back Lot: Tickets
Sat 7/31/21 - (SL) Murfreesboro, TN @ Hop Springs: Tickets

Fri, 9/10/21 (SL) Oshkosh, WI @ Menominee Nation Arena
Sat, 9/11/21 Milwaukee, WI @ Summerfest
Sun, 9/12/21 (SL) Mankato, MN Vetter Stone Amphitheater
Wed, 9/15/21 (SL) Sioux Falls, SD The District
Thu, 9/16/21 (SL) St. Louis, MO The Factory At The District
Fri, 9/17/21 - Chicago, IL @ Riot Fest 2021: tickets
Fri, 9/17/21 - Chicago, IL @ RiotFest Late Night w/ Living Colour: tickets
Sat, 9/18/21 - (SL) The Colony, TX @ Lava Cantina: tickets
Mon, 9/20/21 - Austin, TX @ Living Colour + Hoobastank at Come and Take It: tickets
Tue, 9/21/21 - Houston, TX @ Living Colour + Hoobastank at Rise Rooftop: tickets
Thu, 9/23/21 - Wichita, KS @ The Wave Outdoor: tickets
Fri, 9/24/21 - (SL) Denver, CO @ Levitt Pavilion: tickets
Sat, 9/25/21 - (SL) Omaha, NE @ Barnato On The Block Festival: tickets

Sat, 10/23/21 - Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees 2021, Central Park/Ponce De Leon Stage: tickets

Please Note: It is with deep regret that we will not be performing on the remainder of the Summerland Tour Fall 2021, and select headlining shows after September 25th due to continued transportation issues. We apologize for any inconvenience and disappointment. Everclear, Hoobastank and Wheatus are new additions to our family and we want to wish everyone a safe and healthy 2021 and beyond!
 


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.

 


Friday, December 31, 2021

Will Performs with Mike Stern on New-Year's Eve in NYC

Will joins Mike Stern to bring in 2022!

Show time: 6 - 9PM

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.

 


Will Calhoun - Two-time Grammy Award winner with the great Living Colour Presents an open forum of solo electronic / improvisation / acoustic sound & rhythm performance followed by questions and answers. This event is dedicated to his students, however its open to the public. Show time: 6-7:30 p.m. With student ID: $4, all others $10. Entry 18+ / Drinks 21+. Masks required. Sunday, December 12, 2021. The 55 Bar, 55 Christopher St., New York City.
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Sunday, December 12, 2021

Will Calhoun Performance and Q&A Forum in NYC

Will presents an open forum of solo electronic / improvisation / acoustic sound & rhythm performance followed by questions and answers. This event is dedicated to his students, however it's open to the public.

Show time: 5:30 - 8:30PM
$4 with student ID, $10 all others

Entry 18+ / Drinks 21+
Masks required

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.

 


Monday, Aug 2 and Saturday, Aug 7, 2021

Will Calhoun featured panelist and performance for Concert of Colors
Concert of Colors

Will Calhoun is a featured panelist for the "Concert of Colors Forum on Community, Culture & Race: What is Democracy? | The artists respond" on Monday, August 2, 6 to 8pm.

Will is also presenting "Freedom of Expression, Will Calhoun (from Living Colour) Featuring Ugandan dancer & choreographer Jonas Byaruhanga" performance on Saturday, August 7 at 4pm.

Visit concertofcolors.com for more information and broadcast or streaming options.

 


CUNY BMI Dialogues / The City University of New York (CUNY) Black Male Initiative / The Message of our music, Celebrating Black Music Month - Thursday, June 10, 2021 / 12 PM EST / With Dr. Shawn Best (University Director, BMI,) Beverly Paige (Former VP Universal Music,) Allan Harris (Jazz Vocalist, Stylist, Arranged,) and Will Calhoun (Drummer, Producer, for the Grammy Award Winning Rock Band, "Living Colour".) Follow CUNY BMI on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and Instagram at @cunybmi.
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Thursday, June 10, 2021

Will in CUNY Livestream Panel Celebrating
Black Music Month

Will joins Dr. Shawn Best, Beverly Paige, and Allan Harris in a "City University of New York (CUNY) Black Male Initiative (BMI) Dialogues" panel discussion on the message of our music — does it help or hinder us?

This live event may be watched on the
CUNY BMI YouTube account beginning at 12 PM EST.

 


Sunday, May 9, 2021

Will in Collaborative "UN/MUTE" Art Project
un/mute/10002, A 20-Artist Transatlantic Collaborative Online Residency Projects' Unveiling: Sunday, May 9, 2021 at 1PM EDT

Visit the un/mute Website for more information and video clips.

Stay tuned for the unveiling on May 9, 2021 at 1PM EDT.



Will in Workshop for CMS Live
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Sunday, May 9, 2021 & Sunday, May 23, 2021

Will in Workshop for CMS Live, a Virtual Event

Will hosts an online workshop with Creative Music Studio on "Frequency Rhythmic Assimilation." Acoustic sound waves and electronic frequencies will merge when Will demonstrates indigenous rhythms with electronic music improvisation, and its role in acoustic music settings, Jazz, Rock, Funk, Pop, and alternative music forms.

Time: 11 a.m. EST for both May 9, 2021 and May 23, 2021.

Tickets: $150 for the "CMS Guiding Collective Pass," which includes access to 10 Workshops featuring 11 musicians (including Will's workshop.)

Visit the CMS Live event page for more information, and to register for the online event.

 


Thursday, Jan 28, 2021

Will Calhoun and Susie Ibarra in Online Discussion

Will Calhoun joins Susie Ibarra in a very special (online) conversation on Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 6:30 PM (Eastern) as they seek to understand what rhythms do, how they transform people physically, politically, spiritually, and how they can heal.

Visit the event page on the ARS Nova Workshop for Jazz and Contemporary Music Website for more information and to register for this Free online event.

 

 

Clinic Tour Schedule
As always, please make sure to check with the local venues to confirm show dates and details!


Will an instructor in "Billy Cobhams Guide to Stress-Free Drumming" Zoom Masterclass Series

Sunday, Jun 27, 2021

Join Will in the "Developing One's Inner Sense of Time" class, a three-hour live coaching Zoom session. Explore how to receive ideas from your fellow musicians and communicate those ideas while flowing seamlessly, synchronously, and in time within the music.

Instructors: Billy Cobham, Will Calhoun, and Dom Famularo

Play-Along: Desiccated Coconuts

Foundational topics: Time, internal synchronicity, musical conversation, communication

Time: 12PM to 3PM
Tickets: $199 each

Visit the Stage Music Arts Website for more information, and to register.








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