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Living Colour - 25th Anniversary Of VIVID Tour
735 Queen St. E .
Toronto, ON, M4M 1H1
Doors 8:00 PM
This event is 19 and over
Watch & Listen
During the 1980s, rock had become completely segregated and predictable; the opposite of the late '60s/early '70s, when such musically and ethnically varied artists as Jimi Hendrix, Sly & the Family Stone, and Santana ruled the Earth. But bands such as New York's Living Colour helped break down the doors by the end of the '80s, leading to a much more open-minded musical landscape that would eventually pave the way for future bands (Rage Against the Machine, Sevendust, etc.). Starting with Vivid and continuing on future albums, the band showed that rock could still convey a message. 2013 Marks the 25th anniversary of Vivid, Living Colour's debut record, which will also see them embark on a 25th anniversary tour.
Consisting of Adrian Tonceanu (Vocals/Guitars), Igor Lazebnik (Vocals/Guitars) and James Rose (Drums/Backup Vocals) Morre was born in early 2008 in Toronto Canada, by the common thirst of creating an original, dynamic yet accessible sound. This band has a unique story behind its upbringing. Traveling through different parts of the world, each member endured hardships as artists, as well as the joys of meeting new characters throughout their journeys. These elements give the band endless topics and depth to their lyrical and musical content. Combining dark, mystical themes with camp-fire vibe, this band will trigger a wide range of emotions in their listeners. With a deeply rooted musical knowledge these three rockers managed to craft an elaborate yet easily digestible sound of their own, using auxiliary instruments, vintage organ and recording methods. Morre’s influences are so vast that it’s hard to place them in a category of recycled rock. Though they are a classic rock band, it’s almost like they found a fresh sound that was not explored. If one was to describe the band’s style, the closest ancestors would be “Paint it black” (Rolling Stones) and “Kashmir” (Led Zeppelin). The selling point of this band is that it doesn’t sound like any other band.
By performing at world famous venues throughout Ontario and Quebec (El Mocambo, Lee’s Palace, The Mod Club, La National), where Rolling Stones, SRV, Nirvana, Blondie, U2, Elvis Costello and other famous bands performed and recorded, Morre managed to catch the attention of various labels in the early stages of their existence as well as attracting audiences of all age groups. As a result the band got signed to USA based label “Melodic Revolution Records” in January of 2011.
Their three records “…Out There” , “Contrast” and “Morphine” released in 2010, 2011 and 2012 are selling consistently throughout the world, gaining highly acclaimed reviews in North America, South America, Europe and Australia. The albums were featured on many radio shows throughout the above mentioned continents touching a wide demographic range. These albums established Morre as an original sounding band and carved a unique path that can be recognized from the first seconds of any of their songs.
n 2012 the band released their 3rd record entitled “Morphine” and embarked on a long journey through Europe once more, following up on their previous year’s success. The 2012 European tour was three and a half months long where Morre performed in 15 countries no less than 50 concerts in well-known clubs, Hard Rock Cafes across Europe (Munich, Berlin, Bucharest and Prague) as well as outdoor festivals gaining fans anywhere and everywhere steamrolling through over 50 cities leaving behind unforgettable moments and top performances!
“To sum up Morre, they are like a Led Zeppelin Pinot Noir. Take the sound of Led Zeppelin, add in a bit of modernization, a dash of World flavour, and let age in your iPod.”, Craig Wettner (Blogs N’ Roses)
NEW MORRE VIDEO - STRAY DOG
POLARITY: The presence or manifestation of two opposite or contrasting principles or tendencies. This definition reflects our new EP released in July of 2011. We embrace duality finding inspiration in the uncharted territories and often frightening truths of self found in the human psyche. With the new release we ask patience from our listeners. Our songs allow you a moment to breath and linger in a state of melodic limbo, listen for harmonizing guitars and painfully insecure lyrics. Once you’re comfortable, before you know it you’ll find senses exploding with pounding rhythm, powerful rifts and strong yet vulnerable melodies.
We formed in December of 2008 and released our debut album in October of 2009. Global Entertainment magazine has described our first release as going 'basement gold'. We’ve proudly sold over 2000 copies independently. 2010 saw us touring for the first time to the East Coast of Canada, and in the three and a half years since our bands birth our motto of ‘every show counts’ is clearly visible from our past show list on our website www.polaritymusic.com...we’ve played over a hundred shows in and around the GTA, and have loved every stage and audience in the process. Like most unsigned bands we manage all aspects of our band independently and continue to do so.
Our more recent accomplishments include a sold out show at Toronto’s Tattoo Rock Parlour for our EP’s release, playing in the heart of Toronto at the Younge and Dundas for Youthday and helping raise over $11,000 for breast cancer while playing to an audience of over six hundred people. In the upcoming months you’ll find us in our van touring the country exposing Canadian audiences to our progressive style
POLARITY; The positive or negative state in which a body reacts to a magnetic, electric or other field. This definition sums up all we hope for from our listener, that you give into our moment and allow yourself to feel the magnetic pull of POLARITY, allow the electricity of our instruments to course through your body and embrace the positive or negative reaction you have to the field of music we create.