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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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Living Colour's
Latest Release:
Album cover for 'Shade'
CD Album: "Shade"
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Living Colour
Album cover for 'The Chair In The Doorway'
CD Album: "The Chair in the Doorway"
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or iTunes

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2008 Archive

Will Calhoun — Native Lands CD/DVD will be in record stores
nationally (available on the Half Note Label) on June 28.

Click here to order.

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

Check out the Living Colour show from Nov. 1, 2008 at Paradiso in Amsterdam!

Living Colour 2008 European Tour dates

Tue 09/23/08 - Madrid, SPAIN @ Sala Heineken

Wed 09/24/08 - Logroño, SPAIN @ Sala Concept

Thu 09/25/08 - Barcelona, SPAIN @ Sala Apolo

Fri 09/26/08 - Telde, Gran Canaria, SPAIN @ Teatro Juan Ramon Jimenez

Sat 09/27/08 - Costa Teguis, Lanzarote, SPAIN @ Festival Costa de Musicas

Wed 10/01/08 - Ljubljana, SLOVENIA @ Cvetlicarna/Media Park

Thu 10/02/08 - Milan, ITALY @ Rolling Stone

Fri 10/03/08 - Rome, ITALY @ Circolo Degli Artisti

Sat 10/04/08 - Reggio Emilia, ITALY @ Tempo Rock

Wed 10/15/08 - Budapest, HUNGARY @ A38

Thu 10/16/08 - Bratislava, SLOVAKIA @ KD Petrzalka

Fri 10/17/08 - Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC @ Vodova

Sat 10/18/08 - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC @ Meet Factory

Sun 10/19/08 - Graz, AUSTRIA @ General Music Direktion

Tue 10/21/08 - Vöcklabruck, AUSTRIA @ Vöcklabruck Stadtsaal

Wed 10/22/08 - Innsbruck, AUSTRIA @ Triebhaus

Thu 10/23/08 - Vienna, AUSTRIA @ Reigen

Fri 10/24/08 - Dresden, GERMANY @ Puschkin

Sat 10/25/08 - Bern, SWITZERLAND @ Dachstock

Mon 10/27/08 - Zurich, SWITZERLAND @ Moods

Tue 10/28/08 - Piacenza, ITALY @ For Sale

Thu 10/30/08 - Hannover, GERMANY @ Faust

Fri 10/31/08 - Tilburg, NETHERLANDS @ 013

Will Calhoun drum solo from Living Colour's concert in Amsterdam, NL at the Paradiso - November 1, 2008 Will Calhoun drum solo from Living Colour's concert in Amsterdam, NL at the Paradiso -
November 1, 2008
Sat 11/01/08 - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS @ Paradiso

Sun 11/02/08 - London, UK @ Jazz Cafe

Mon 11/03/08 - Leverkusen, GERMANY @ Leverkusener Jazztage

Tue 11/04/08 - Brussels, BELGIUM @ Botanique

Wed 11/05/08 - Paris, FRANCE @ New Morning

Fri 11/07/08 - Enschede, NETHERLANDS @ Atak Poppodium

Sat 11/08/08 - Osnabruck, GERMANY @ Rosenhof

Sun 11/09/08 - Dortmund, GERMANY @ Domicil

Mon 11/10/08 - Darmstadt, GERMANY @ Centralstation

Tue 11/11/08 - Berlin, GERMANY @ Lido

Wed 11/12/08 - Hamburg, GERMANY @ Fabrik

Fri 11/14/08 - Warsaw, POLAND @ Stodola

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

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Will Calhoun performs at the Modern Drummer Drum Festival Weekend 2008, a must-see event for drummers around the world. Location: The Performing Arts Center, Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Rd., Purchase, NY 10577. Tickets are on sale now by phone only by calling PAC box office at (914) 251-6200 Monday thru Friday 10 a.m to 6 p.m. Click here for more information. Click here for for links to several videos featuring performance highlights and an interview and kit tour with Will (scroll down in the window at the top of the page to get to Will's video links.)

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Living Colour headlines "Rock for Change", a benefit concert for MoveOn.Org Civic Action in New York City also featuring The Family Stand, Earl Greyhound, Danielia Cotton, and Viva Mayday. 100% of the profits from the concert will go to Moveon.org.

Living Colour drummer Will Calhoun conceived the event as "a night of music with local musicians whose songs will get people thinking about change. That's what this concert is really about: we want people to use the occasion of Barack Obama's historic candidacy to make a change in their lives that goes beyond election day- taking responsibility for their actions, and thinking in new ways about our country, our politics, our families, and our future."

The concert will take place on Wednesday, September 10, 2008 at Le Poisson Rouge (formerly The Village Gate) - 158 Bleecker Street, NYC 10012. Doors 7pm, show starts at 8pm. Tickets are $27.50 and can be purchased online here.

Come out for an inspiring night of great music and to support the cause for positive change.

Click here for poster.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Will Calhoun performs with Yungchen Lhamo at the Festival of World Cultures, Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council, Marine Road, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, Ireland. Tel: (+ 353 1) 271 9555 / 271 9509 / 271 9510. Web: www.festivalofworldcultures.com.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

As part of Harlem Day, the BRC Orchestra pays tribute to Band of Gypsies. FREE TO THE PUBLIC 3PM; Fifth Avenue @ 135th Street. Sophia Ramos, Lonnie Youngblood, Daniela Cotton, Burnt Sugar and members of Living Colour! For more info, click: http://www.1019rxp.com/other/harlemweek.html

Will Calhoun's Native Lands 2008 Japan Tour Featuring Stanley Jordan

Mon 8/4/08 - Tokyo, JAPAN @ Blue Note
Tue 8/5/08 - Tokyo, JAPAN @ Blue Note
Wed 8/6/08 - Tokyo, JAPAN @ Blue Note
Fri 8/8/08 - Yokohama, JAPAN @ Motion Blue
Sun 8/10/08 - Sapporo, JAPAN @ Sapporo City Jazz Festival

Friday, August 1, 2008

Living Colour and King's X opening for Extreme at Brookhaven Amphitheater, Brookhaven, Long Island. Doors: 7:00pm, Showtime: 8:00pm. Click here for more information.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Jean-Paul Bourelly "Vibe Music" featuring Melvin Gibbs & Will Calhoun, performing at the MUSICAS DO MUNDO De SINES Festival in Sines, Portugal. Click here for more details.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Living Colour performs at Rocklahoma Festival in Pryor, Oklahoma. Click here for more information.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

HeadFake [Doug Wimbish (Living Colour) and Will Calhoun (Living Colour)] featuring Bernie Worrell (P-Funk), at The Howlin' Wolf in New Orleans. Showtime 10pm. Tix $15.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Funkin' 4 the Future No Matter What special performance featuring Bernie Worrell (P-Funk), Doug Wimbish (Living Colour) and Will Calhoun (Living Colour) at The Howlin' Wolf in New Orleans. Doors 9pm, Showtime 10pm. Other special guests also on bill. Tix $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Click here for gig poster.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

YungChen Lhamo the "Voice of Tibet" with special guests Will Calhoun & Jamshied Sharifi at the Joe's Pub in New York City. Show time is 9:30pm. 425 Lafayette Street. Tickets: 212-967-7555. Click here for gig poster.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Will Calhoun performs with Tibetan vocal artist YungChen Lhamo the "Voice of Tibet" at the Harmony Festival in Santa Rosa, California. Visit YungChen Lhamo's web site or the Harmony Festival web site for further details...

Thursday, May 22 and Friday, May 23, 2008

Will Calhoun's Native Lands performances at Rio das Ostras Jazz & Blues Festival 2008 in Rio De Janeiro. May 22 performance scheduled for 8pm. May 23 performance scheduled for 2:15pm.
Click here for more information.

Thursday, May 1 thru Sunday, May 4, 2008

Two-time Grammy Award winner Will Calhoun presents "Black Holes" a live world music concert-multi-media event at Performance Space 122 in New York City. Internationally known as the virtuosic drummer/composer of NYC’s rock band Living Colour, Calhoun performs his own live electronic percussion loops, and drums and flutes, as he is joined by poet Louis Reyes Rivera, a nightly guest vocalist, and a dancer performing African dance and ballet. Synchronized images and film from Calhoun’s music research expeditions in Africa, Central and South America move in tempo to Calhoun’s rich sonic tapestry.

Click here to view postcard. Visit www.ps122.org for ticket prices, special offers, and complete performance schedule.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Leo Nocentelli's Rare Funk Gathering featuring Leo Nocentelli (Meters), Bernie Worrell (P-Funk), Doug Wimbish (Living Colour) and Will Calhoun (Living Colour) at Tipitinas (Uptown) in New Orleans. Doors 9pm, Showtime 10pm. Rebirth Brass Band also on bill. Tix $25. As always, please make sure to check with the local venues to confirm dates, times and details!

Friday, April 25, 2008

Leo Nocentelli's Rare Funk Gathering featuring Leo Nocentelli (Meters), Bernie Worrell (P-Funk), Doug Wimbish (Living Colour) and Will Calhoun (Living Colour), at the fairgrounds on Friday (first day of Jazzfest.) As always, please make sure to check with the local venues to confirm dates, times and details!

Monday, April 14, 2008

Will Calhoun will perform at "Rhythm Relief: A Benefit Concert for Norman Hedman" at the Jazz Standard in New York City, along with many other fantastic musicians to support this great musician and human being. Showtimes at 7pm and 10pm. Visit the Jazz Standard website or call (212) 576-2232 for further details.

Friday, March 21, 2008
Saturday, March 22, 2008
Sunday, March 23, 2008

Will Calhoun's Native Lands performs at Cachaça Jazz and Samba club in New York City's Greenwich Village.

Featuring: Will Calhoun: drums, loops, indigenous percussion, Mark Kelly: bass, Antione Roney: sax, Corey Wilkes: trumpet, Orrin Evans: piano.

Check out the poster for additional details on the gig.

Venue: Cachaça
35 West 8th Street
Greenwich Village
New York, NY 10011
Tel. (212)388-9099

Head>>Fake (+1) March 2008 European Tour dates

Fri 3/7/08 - Berlin, GERMANY @ Quasimodo

Sat 3/8/08 - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS @ De Kade

Sun 3/9/08 - Cologne, GERMANY @ Underground

Mon 3/10/08 - Münster, GERMANY @ Hot Jazz Club

Tue 3/11/08 - Kassel, GERMANY @ Schlachthof

Wed 3/12/08 - Krefeld, GERMANY @ Kulisse

Thu 3/13/08 - Vienna, AUSTRIA @ Birdland

Fri 3/14/08 - Velden, AUSTRIA @ Bluesiana

Sat 3/15/08 - Enns, AUSTRIA @ Zuckerfabrik

Sun 3/16/08 - Innsbruck, AUSTRIA @ Treibhaus

Mon 3/17/08 - Väcklabruck, AUSTRIA @ Stadtsaal

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

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Will Calhoun will perform with the Santi Debriano Band at the Zinc Bar in NYC.

Featuring: Santi DeBriano: Acoustic Bass, Elio Elves: Piano, Will Calhoun: Drums, Yosvanny Terry: Sax

Please visit the Zinc Bar Website for information.

Venue: Zinc Bar
90 West Houston Street
(corner of La Guardia Place)
Greenwich Village
New York, NY
Tel. 212-477-8337

Friday, January 18, 2008

Living Colour will perform at a Private NAMM event as part of the annual Wim-bash for the 2008 NAMM Show in Anaheim, California. Venue is "The Pulse" in the Hilton Hotel of Anaheim, CA next door to the Convention Center.

2007 Clinic Tour Schedule

Thursday, December 4th, 2008

Will Calhoun, Clinic at Ken Stanton Music - Stone Mountain Location.
Clinic time is 7pm. Contact the store for more details.

Ken Stanton Music - Stone Mountain Location
East Point Shopping Center
5236 Stone Mountain Highway (Hwy 78)
Stone Mountain, GA 30087
(678) 672-6742

Thursday, November 20th, 2008

Will Calhoun, Clinic at Just Music in Hamburg, Germany. Click here for clinic details.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Will Calhoun presents a masterclass unlike any other, focusing on solo drumming, drumset independence, playing with tracks & loops, integrating electronics into the drumkit, world music beats, frequency knowledge, and improvisation.
Time: 11am
Where: Mohawk Valley Community College, Rome Campus, Plumley Auditorium
Cost: $25 Y member, $30 non member

Space is limited, so reserve your seat soon. Click here for clinic poster (PDF)

To register for the clinic, please call (315) 336-3500, ext 226 or visit us on the Web: www.yccamusic.org

Will is also teaching private lessons after the clinic. Send an email to ccolmey@ymcatrivalley.org to set up a lesson.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Will Calhoun clinic in Bogota, Colombia at Teatro Astor Plaza, Calle 67 No. 11-58 [note: venue has changed as of 5-29-08]. Venue telephone is (1) 212 7827.
Clinic time is 7pm.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Will Calhoun clinic in Concepcion, Chile at Auditorium Universidad Catolica de Chile.
Clinic time is 7pm. www.audiomusica.com for more info.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Will Calhoun clinic in Santiago, Chile at Centro de Eventos Cerro Bellavista, Pasaje Chucre Manzur 6. Ex Oz. Bellavista.
Clinic time is 8pm. www.audiomusica.com for more info.

Friday, May 30, 2008

Will Calhoun clinic in Montevideo, Uraguay. Stay tuned for further details on the venue.

Will Calhoun U.S. Mapex Drum Clinic Tour dates for May 2008

Fri 5/9/08 - Augusta, Georgia @ Portmans Music - 7pm

Sat 5/10/08 - Savannah, Georgia @ Portmans Music - 4pm

Tue 5/13/08 - Chicago, Illinois @ Hix Brothers - (Check Listings for Clinic Times)

Wed 5/14/08 - Coralville, Iowa @ West Music (Special Master Class - Check Listing for Time)

Thu 5/15/08 - Coralville, Iowa @ West Music - (Check Listings for Clinic Times)

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

Saturday, May 3rd, 2008

Join Will Calhoun at the Slammin 08' Percussion Symposium, an extensive series of youth-oriented clinics and a mini concert.

Cape Charles, VA
Click here for event details and registration information. (PDF)

Tuesday, April 15th, 2008

Will Calhoun, Clinic and Performance with Shenandoah Conservatory's Percussion Ensemble.
Clinic 1-3pm in Armstrong Hall.
Performance with the Percussion Ensemble at 7pm in Armstrong Hall.

Shenandoah University
1460 University Drive
Winchester Va. 22601
Box office #540-665-4569

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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