The Outback, Australia
Aboriginal family social grounds.
Also from Will:
CD+DVD Album: "Native Lands"
1. Afro Blue
5. Ancient One First Born
10. Three Card Molly
14. Native Lands
15. Echoes of Elvin
Visit the Native Lands Page
CD Album: "Shade"
CD Album: "The Chair in the Doorway"
"The Chair in the Doorway"
1. Burned Bridges
2. The Chair
4. Young Man
6. Behind The Sun
7. Bless Those
8. Hard Times
9. Taught Me
10. Out Of Mind
11. Not Tomorrow
Official Living Colour
Will is presently available for personalized drum lessons.As always, please make sure to check with the local venues to confirm show dates and details!
Read more information (meethook.com)
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
Wed, 8/2/23 - (EX) Portland, ME @ State Theatre: Tickets
Wed, 9/6/23 - (EX) Subiaco, Australia @ Regal Theatre : 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
Tuesday, September 5, 2023 @ 7pm
Will Calhoun Drum Clinic @ Fremantle College in Beaconsfield (Perth), Australia
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:
Important Times, Directions and Parking 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.
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
For more inforation and to purchase tickets, please visit the Bardavon / UPAC Website
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.
The Gloster Public Library
For more information, please visit the Glouster Arts Project Website.
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
Ted Mann Theater
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.
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
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.
Please see the Bronx Museum of the Arts' event page for more information, to confirm details, and purchase tickets.
See Will's Bronx Museum Gala event images on Instagram
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
The Vogel at Count Basie Center for the Arts
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)
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)
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
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.
National Museum of Mathematics
For more information, please visit MoMath Monday Night MOVES page.
Sunday, April 10, 2022
Will performs with "God Particle Quartet" in LA
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
The God Particle Quartet:
Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)
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
For more information and to register, please visit the 2022 MoMath Masters Tournament page.
National Museum of Mathematics
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
The 55 Bar
Please see the 55 Bar Website for more information and to confirm times.
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