Lenny Kravitz releases "Strut"
Lenny Kravitz is strutting his stuff. Quite literally.
Kravitz released his tenth studio album, "Strut," on September 23, 2014 on his own Roxie Records (via the Kobalt Label Services). It was preceded by lead single "The Chamber," which bowed on June 24 and was followed by "Sex" on August 6. The jet-setting rock star recorded the new disc at his beachfront studio in the Bahamas, and he Rolling Stone says it's a return to a gritty, pared-down sound of his previous records.
For his part, Kravitz has put his focus back on "music that's rooted in playing instruments." The 10-album mark seemed like the place to do it, and if fans couldn't be more excited, Kravitz had another big announcement to follow. He's kicking off a world tour October 22 in Moscow, and the guitar-wielding rocker will hit the UK while he's overseas. One of those stops will be at the SSE Arena on Friday, December 6. The one-off performance is considered to be one of the biggest gifts from the singer's three-month trek. Only dates in France and Luxemburg will follow to close the sold-out tour.
There's no doubt with a new album and a world tour that Lenny Kravitz tickets will be in high demand. He'll return stateside at the end of December, just in time to take part in a special event with Anthony DeCurtis at 92nd Street Y in New York City on 9/19.
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Known as an artist who has touched nearly every genre of music, Lenny Kravitz built the back half of his career on the strength of his 1993 album, "Are You Gonna Go My Way." The project, which is considered to be the finest of Kravitz's career, was highlighted by its up-tempo title track. Not only was the project a massive hit, but it made Kravitz a household name and a concert headliner.
Since that time, Kravitz has been a record producer, actor, arranger and famed multi-instrumentalist. He is one of the few artists who has played drums, guitar, bass, keyboard and percussion during the recording process, and has been nominated for and won American Music Awards, MTV Video Music Awards and so many others. He also captured the Grammy Award for "Best Male Rock Vocal Performance" four years in a row from 1999 to 2002.
In 2011, Kravitz rode another wave on his successful career when he performed as the opening act on U2's 360 Tour. It came a year after Kravitz got in front of the camera for a role on HBO's long-running series Entourage, which served as a springboard to Kravitz joining the cast and crew of one of the most highly anticipate movies of the year – "The Hunger Games." The movie was released on March 23, 2012.
By the fall, it was clear that Kravitz had – at least for the time being – began to focus more of his career on both small and big screen ventures. On November 23, 2012 it was announced he will play Marvin Gaye in a biopic about the late R&B singer. The movie will focus on Gaye's final years, when he battled drug addiction and attempted to restart his career before he was killed by his father in 1984. It will be Kravitz's first leading role, putting his music (and any touring) on hold for 2013.
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Lenny Kravitz sings from a place deep inside that instills his songs with a thick layer of emotion. Whether he's singing a tear-jerking ballad, like his 1991 hit 'It Ain't Over til It's Over,' or driving hard on his 1998 hit 'Fly Away,' he makes no attempt to hide his innermost feelings. That is one reason his fans snatch up Lenny Kravitz tickets as soon as they can. They know what they'll get: a night that spans the emotional range, with songs of love, sadness, anger and joy.
Lenny Kravitz's rock career has brought him from an aspiring singer/songwriter who plays several instruments and whose songs are covered by many other hit- makers, to record producer and arranger, to actor, and most recently interior designer and clothing designer. Born in 1964 in New York City, Kravitz emulated rocker Prince early on, but soon found his own sound and style by the time he released his first album Let Love Rule in 1989. His 1993 album Are You Gonna Go My Way catapulted him to international stardom, and he has continued producing songs with many influences and varied styles since, including his latest album Black and White America (2011). With several Grammy Awards and other awards to his name, Lenny Kravitz continues to rock concert crowds with his grinding guitar, and a versatile voice that he can deliver with a feathery falsetto or a hard edge.
Lenny Kravitz Announces Late-Summer Tour
Rock n' roll stalwart Lenny Kravitz has announced string of U.S. tour dates. The tour is in support of his latest album, Strut, which was released last September. The tour kicks off at the Afropunk Festival in Brooklyn on August 23, followed by a show in Toronto, Philly and Chicago. On September 6 he'll perform…Read more
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