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The Outback, Australia

Aboriginal family social grounds.

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2005 Archive

Living Colour December 2005 US dates

Fri 12/02/05 - Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom

Sat 12/03/05 - Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom

Sun 12/04/05 - Ferndale, MI @ The Magic Bag

Mon 12/05/05 - Chicago, IL @ House of Blues

Wed 12/07/05 - Milwaukee, WI @ Shank Hall

Thu 12/08/05 - Indianapolis, IN @ The Music Mill

Fri 12/09/05 - Nashville, TN @ Exit/In

Sat 12/10/05 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade

Wed 12/14/05 - Boston, MA @ The Paradise

Fri 12/16/05 - Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live

Sat 12/17/05 - New York, NY @ Irving Plaza

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

HeadFake European Fall Tour 2005

Thu 11/03/05 - Aalen, GERMANY @ Festival

Fri 11/04/05 - Maribor, SLOVENIA @ Festival

Sat 11/05/05 - Bratislava, SLOVAKIA @ Babylon

Mon 11/07/05 - Warsaw, POLAND @ Dekade

Tue 11/08/05 - Munich, GERMANY @ Muffathalle

Wed 11/09/05 - Dresden, GERMANY @ Tante Ju

Fri 11/11/05 - Winterthur, SWITZERLAND @ Albani

Sat 11/12/05 - Bern, SWITZERLAND @ Reithalle

Sun 11/13/05 - Feldkirch, AUSTRIA @ Sonderbar

Mon 11/14/05 - Berlin, GERMANY @ Zapata

Tue 11/15/05 - Halle, GERMANY @ Objekt 5

Wed 11/16/05 - Berlin, GERMANY @ Garbaty

Thu 11/17/05 - Wurzburg, GERMANY @ AKW

Fri 11/18/05 - Bratislava, SLOVAKIA @ Babylon (2 shows)

Sun 11/20/05 - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC @ Roxy

Mon 11/21/05 - Alkmaar, NETHERLANDS @ Atlantis

Tue 11/22/05 - Weert, NETHERLANDS @ Bosuil

Wed 11/23/05 - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS @ Gloppe

Thu 11/24/05 - Florence, ITALY @ Flog

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

Mos Def Breed Love Odyssey Tour 2005 dates

Sat 10/29/05 - San Francisco, CA @ Mezzanine

Sun 10/30/05 - San Francisco, CA @ Mezzanine

Mon 10/31/05 - Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst

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

Will Calhoun's "Native Lands" Fall Tour 2005

Featuring: Greg Osby, Jean-Paul Bourelly, Melvin Gibbs, Orrin Evans and Will Calhoun performing the music from Native Lands.

Wed 10/05/05 - Berlin, GERMANY @ A-Tran

Fri 10/07/05 - Halle, GERMANY @ Theaterhaus

Sat 10/08/05 - Berlin, GERMANY @ A-Tran

Sun 10/09/05 - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS @ Bimhuis

Mon 10/10/05 - Köln, GERMANY @ Stadtgarten

Tue 10/11/05 - Ljubljana, SLOVENIA @ Tv-Studio 1

Wed 10/12/05 - Graz, AUSTRIA @ Orpheum

Thu 10/13/05 - Wien, AUSTRIA @ Porgy

Fri 10/14/05 - Innsbruck, AUSTRIA @ Treibhaus

Sat 10/15/05 - Zürich, SWITZERLAND @ Moods

Sun 10/16/05 - München, GERMANY @ Bayerischer Hof

Mon 10/17/05 - Nürnberg, GERMANY @ Tafelhalle

Tue 10/18/05 - Nancy, FRANCE @ NancyJazz Festival

Thu 10/20/05 - Bratislava, SLOVAKIA @ Babylon

Fri 10/21/05 - Hradec Kralove, CZECH REPUBLIC @ Festival

Sat 10/22/05 - Dortmund, GERMANY @ New Domicil

Sun 10/23/05 - Brüssel, BELGIUM @ A 140

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

Sunday, September 18, 2005
Will Calhoun will perform at DOWN FOR THE CAUSE - A Harlem Relief Response to Hurricane Katrina.


Burnt Sugar, Craig Harris Group (with Special Guests Carla Cook and Graham Haynes), Queen Esther and Her Band, Sekou Sundiata and His Band (with Special Guests Will Calhoun and Ronald K. Brown), Sing Sing Percussion Ensemble, Rha Goddess, Elizabeth Alexander, Daniel Bernard Roumain, Billy Bang, Reverand Osagyefo Uhuru Sekou, and more...


W. 135th St. & Convent Ave., New York, NY 10031
Show time is 3:00pm

Tickets: $20, $40, $60, $80, $100, $250, $500, $1000
General Admission
Proceeds go to Gulf area hurricane relief efforts.

Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling 212-650-7100, or at the door.

A list of recipient organizations will be available at concert.

If you can't attend but would like to donate, please make checks payable to:

Aaron Davis Hall / Down with the Cause

and mail to:

Aaron Davis Hall, W. 135th St. & Convent Ave., New York, NY 10031.

Living Colour September 2005 US dates

Tue 09/06/05 - San Diego, CA @ House of Blues

Wed 09/07/05 - Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues

Fri 09/09/05 - Los Angeles, CA @ Knitting Factory

Sun 09/11/05 - Portland, OR @ Roseland Grill

Mon 09/12/05 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon

Wed 09/14/05 - San Francisco, CA @ Independent

Stay tuned for additional shows...

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

Will is the guest drummer for Little Axe, at two upcoming festival shows in Europe. The Little Axe lineup is: Skip McDonald - vocals, guitar; with guest musicians: Doug Wimbish - bass; Will Calhoun - drums; Saranella Bell - background vocals; Kevin Gibbs - background vocals.

Dates & Venues:

Saturday August 27, 2005 (third and final day of this festival)
Festival: Feest In Het Park
Town: OUDENAARDE, Belgium (just south of Ghent)
Web: www.feestinhetpark.be
Little Axe on stage: 19:30 - 20:30

Saturday September 03, 2005
Festival: Huntenpop
Town: VARSSELDER, The Netherlands (just east of Arnhem)
Web: www.huntenpop.nl
Little Axe on stage: 20:15-21:15.

Friday, August 19th, 2005

Living Colour headlines a special "Save CBGB fundraising show" at CBGB's.

Click here for more info, including how you can help save this musical/cultural landmark. Purchasing your ticket and coming to this gig is one way to help for sure.

Tickets for this special event are $35.

CBGB is located at 315 Bowery between 1st and 2nd Street. (Bleeker street ends at their door) in the Lower East Side of Manhattan.

Click here for a video about CBGB (and Living Colour) on the web.

Saturday, August 13th, 2005

Leo Nocentelli of The Meters (guitar) with Will Calhoun (drums), Doug Wimbish (bass) and Cochemea "Cheme" Gastelum (saxophone). Click here for more gig details.


Regattabar at the Charles Hotel
One Bennett Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Sunday, August 14th, 2005

Will Calhoun solo performance with special guest.


316 Bowery
7pm....Across from CBGB's

Mos Def 2005 Jazz date

Sat 7/25/05 - Hollywood Bowl (Big Band, opening for Femi Kuti)

Will Calhoun presents AZA -- 2005 Summer Tour

Featuring: Will Calhoun (drums, loops & ethnic percussion); Jean-Paul Bourelly (guitars/vox); Orrin Evans (piano), Graham Haynes (trumpet); Rael Wesley Grant (bass)

Fri 6/24/05 - Udine, ITALY @ Udine Jazz Festival

Sat 6/25/05 - Milan, ITALY @ Blue Note

Sun 6/26/05 - Milan, ITALY @ Blue Note

Mon 6/27/05 - Munich, GERMANY @ Unterfahrt

Tue 6/28/05 - Berlin, GERMANY @ Blue Nites Festival (Tränepalast)

Wed 6/29/05 - Warsaw, POLAND @ Summer Jazz Days/Open Air

Thu 6/30/05 - Vienna, AUSTRIA @ Birdland

Fri 7/01/05 - Vienna, AUSTRIA @ Birdland

Sat 7/02/05 - Vienna, AUSTRIA @ Birdland

Sun 7/03/05 - Montreux, SWITZERLAND @ Montreux Jazz Festival

Sunday, July 3rd, 2005

Will Calhoun's "AZA" featuring Jean-Paul Bourelly, Graham Haynes, Orrin Evans, Rael Wesley Grant, and Will Calhoun, at the Montreux Jazz Festival.

Venue: Miles Davis Hall [more info]

Sunday, July 3rd, 2005

HeadFake (Will Calhoun and Doug Wimbish) opens for Garbage and Patti Smith at the Montreux Jazz Festival.

Venue: Auditorium Stravinski [more info]

Friday, June 17th, 2005

Will Calhoun presents AZA - Live opening night of SummerStage in Central Park. Featuring Pharoah Sanders, Buster Williams, Orrin Evans and Graham Haynes.

Drum Master Will Calhoun presents a far reaching mix of Jazz, World, and Urban Music. Known for his ground-breaking drumming and composing with Living Colour, Pharoah Sanders, Mos Def, Wayne Shorter, B.B.King, Master Gnawan Musicians and many others, his influences are laced from almost every corner on the Globe. The Bronx born 2-time Grammy Winner will perform an interactive media set of music and personal photographic imagery. The photos were taken by Will Calhoun during his recent trip to the Deserts of Morocco. Special Musical Guest - Pharoah Sanders.

Will's new CD/DVD "Native Lands" will be available to purchase. The CD features Pharoah Sanders, Buster Williams, Marcus Miller, Nana Vasconcellos, Wallace Roney, Antoine Roney, Mos Def, Orrin Evans, John Benitez, Stanley Jordan, Kevin Eubanks, Sheck-Tdiane-Seck and Gregg Marret. The DVD includes personal photos and music videos, featuring content from Will's research journeys in Africa, Central and South America, and insighful commentary on the making of "Native Lands". Official release date: June 28th, 2005.

Venue: Central Park SummerStage

Central Park SummerStage is located at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park, New York, NY. Enter the park at 69th Street and 5th Avenue on the east side or at 72nd Street and Central Park West on the west side.

Friday, June 10th, 2005

Living Colour shares a bill with the Neville Brothers.

Venue: Apollo Theater

253 West 125th Street
(between Adam Clayton Powell Blvd. and Frederick Douglass Blvd.)
New York, NY

Saturday, June 4th, 2005

Will performs with the Sussan Deyhim "Madman of God" band.

Venue: Auditorium in the House of World Cultures
John-Foster-dulles Allee 10
10557 Berlin
Tel. 00 49 30 397 87 - 0 (reception)
website: www.hkw.de
Show Time: 8:00 PM

Tuesday, May 31st, 2005

Will Calhoun will perform at MOOGFEST 2005 - Featuring: Robert Moog, Edgar Winter, DJ Logic, Rod Morgenstein and many others.

Venue: B.B. King's Blues Club
237 West 42 St.
New York, NY
Tel. 212-997-4144

Bernie Worrell April 2005 dates

Tue 4/12/05 - Austin, Texas @ Flamingo Cantina [info]

Wed 4/13/05 - Austin, Texas @ Flamingo Cantina [info]

Thu 4/14/05 - Austin, Texas @ Continental Club [info]

Sat 4/23/05 - Boston, MA @ Museum of Fine Arts [info]

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

Saturday, April 16th, 2005

Will performs with the George Cables Project featuring George Cables (piano), Gary Bartz (sax), Eric Revis (bass), Will Calhoun (drums).

Smoke Jazz Club & Lounge
2751 Broadway
New York, NY 10025

Saturday, April 9th, 2005

Will Calhoun at the PAS CT Chapter Day Of Percussion [more info]

Jungle Funk - European Tour - March, 2005

Sun 3/06/05 - Munich, Germany @ Bayerischer Hof [info]

Mon 3/07/05 - Erfurt, Germany @ Museumskeller [info]

Wed 3/9/05 - Bochum, Germany @ Bahnhof Langendreer [info]

Thu 3/10/05 - Luzern, Switzerland @ Club ABC [info]

Fri 3/11/05 - Innsbruck, Austria @ Treibhaus [info]

Sat 3/12/05 - Dornbirn, Austria @ Conrad Sohm [info]

Sun 3/13/05 - Vienna, Austria @ Reigen [info]

Tue 3/15/05 - Prague, Czech Republic @ Lucerna Music Bar [info]

Wed 3/16/05 - Brno, Czech Republic @ Semilasso [info]

Thu 3/17/05 - Bratislava, Slovakia @ United Music of Babylon [info]

Fri 3/18/05 - Poprad, Slovakia @ Kulturne Zentrum

Sat 3/19/05 - Uherske Hradiste, Czechia @ Mir

Sun 3/20/05 - Budapest, Hungary @ A38 [info]

Tue 3/22/05 - Dresden, Germany @ Tante Ju

Wed 3/23/05 - Halle, Germany @ Objekt5 [info]

Thu 3/24/05 - Deflt, The Netherlands @ Speakers [info]

Fri 3/25/05 - Hengelo, The Netherlands @ Metropool [info]

Sun 3/27/05 - Zaandam, The Netherlands @ De Kade [info]

Mon 3/28/05 - Leeuwarden, The Netherlands @ De Gloppe [info]

Tue 3/29/05 - Berlin, Germany @ Tränenpalast [info]

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

Friday, January 21st, 2005

"A Galaxy of Rock Stars"

Performances by:

Nuno Bettencourt and his new project Population 1
Dick Dale and Jimmy Dale
Sonik Elementz (featuring members of Earth, Wind, and Fire, Yes, & Chicago, as well as Dave Kerzner, Larry Ortega, Neal Zaza and Ricky Lawson).

All Star Jam with Nuno Bettencourt, Yngwie Malmsteen, George Lynch, Will Calhoun, T.M. Stevens, Jon Anderson, Gary Cherone, Perry Farrell, Jordan Rudess, Michael Anthony, Warren DeMartini, Doug Adito, Hugo Ferreira, and many special surprise guests.

The Galaxy Theatre
3503 S. Harbor Blvd.
Santa Ana, CA (7 miles from the convention center)
6pm Doors
7:30pm Showtimes

Saturday, January 8th, 2005

Will Calhoun with Don Byron and The Symphony Space Adventurers Orchestra, "The Greatest Hits" (music of EWF, Sugar Hill Gang, Stravinsky, etc).

Symphony Space
2537 Broadway at 95th St.
8pm w/ intermission

Clinic Tour Schedule

Friday, October 28th, 2005

Will Calhoun discusses his current project, Native Lands, at the Apple Store in San Francisco, CA at 6:00 p.m.

Store Address:
One Stockton Street
San Francisco, CA 94108

For more information: 1-415-392-0202 or visit site.

Saturday, September 24th, 2005

Cascio Interstate Music Presents...

DrummerFest 2005

Featuring: Will Calhoun, Peter Erskine, Keith Carlock, Robby Ameen

11:30am - 6:30pm (Perfromances, Q&A, Sales , Giveaways)
Admission is Free

Location: Cascio Interstate Music Retail Store
13819 W. National Avenue
New Berlin, WI 53151

For information: 1-877-213-2580 or visit site

Saturday, April 9th, 2005

PAS CT Chapter Day Of Percussion

Line up will include: Will Calhoun, Lewis Nash, Shw-e-W, Tom Miller from Pan Ramajay, and David Smith

Registration begins at 9:00AM, Clinics and Performances 9:30-5:00PM.

Location: Western Connecticut State University
Danbury, CT

For information: 203-336-4875 or visit site

WILL CALHOUN Master Class/Solo Performance

Explore the sonic history of traditional drumming with the birth of technology. Drums can be used as the brain of sound, ambiance, story-telling, and connection to spirits. The class will take a personal look at rhythm, sound, frequency and how the history and future of drumming are interlaced...

Will Calhoun was introduced to the international music scene as the hard-driving drummer of the multi-platinum recording group LIVING COLOUR. Performing with the Gnawa masters in Morocco, Aboriginal elders in the Out-Back of Australia, and Punta rock musicians in Belize, Will has created his own percussive combination of electronics and acoustic-ancestral grooves.



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