On April 22, 1989, Living Colour played one of the first ever gigs at the newly re-located Ritz. In April 1989, the venue relocated from it's original location on 11th street to to the site of the former Studio 54 on West 54th Street.
This gig was broadcast of 102.7 WNEW - you can hear the station ID at the top! Living Colour rose to fame with their debut album Vivid in 1988. A few month after this performance, they were named Best New Artist at the 1989 MTV Video Music Awards and won their second Grammy Award for their follow-up album Time's Up. Additionally, the group would tour with the Rolling Stones in 1989!