Lenny Kravitz announces new album, single and European tour

Four time Grammy Award-winner, Lenny Kravitz is proud to announce that his new single, ‘Stand’ is set to hit UK radio in late June.  The track is taken from his highly-anticipated ninth studio album,‘Black and White America’, and his first for Roadrunner Records.

The album, which debuts on August 22nd in the UK, marks Kravitz’s first release on the new label, following 8 previous albums and over 35 million units sold. In addition to his new single, Lenny Kravitz has confirmed a European tour in October/November to coincide with the launch of ‘Black and White America’.

Lenny’s tour, titled Black and White Europe, will feature brand new staging and production and include all of Lenny’s biggest hits as well as showcase the new album. Fans who sign up on www.lennykravitz.com or follow him on Facebook or Twitter will be the first to receive the exclusive pre-sale information for the tour.

Marking his first release of new material in three years, Black and White America is a rich rock and funk-infused collection filled with Lenny’s signature guitar riffs, compelling melodies and the undeniable anthemic lyricism that has been his trademark over the course of his 20-year career.

Recorded in the Bahamas and Paris, Lenny Kravitz’s vocals and guitar playing are as distinct as ever on Black and White America, showcasing the intensity with which he records and performs.  Kravitz, a multi-instrumentalist, produced, wrote and arranged all 16 tracks on the record.

Regarded as one of the pre-eminent rock musicians of our time, Lenny Kravitz has transcended genre, style, race and class into a 20-year musical career, one which revels in the rich influences of ’60s and ’70s soul, rock and funk. From 1999 to 2002, he won four consecutive Grammy Awards, setting a record for the most wins in the “Best Male Rock Vocal Performance” category with his single “Dig In” (previously winning for “Again,” “American Woman” and “Fly Away”).

The tour dates line up as follows:
Black and White Europe Tour

15 Amiens, France – Zenith
17 Rotterdam, Holland – Ahoy
18 Strasbourg, France – Zenith
20 Montpellier, France – Arena
21 Toulouse, France – Zenith
23 Nantes, France – Zenith
24 Lille, France – Zenith
27 London, UK – HMV Hammersmith Apollo
30 Antwerp, Belgium – Sportpalais

1 Luxembourg City, Luxembourg – Rockhal
2 Dusseldorf, Germany – Mitsubishi Electric Halle
4 Hamburg, Germany – O2 Arena
5 Mannheim, Germany – SAP Arena
7 Berlin, Germany – Columbiahalle
9 Warsaw, Poland – Torwar
11 Riga, Latvia – Arena
12 Kaunas, Lithuania – Zalgiris Arena
15 Prague, Czech Republic – 02 Arena
17 Zagreb, Croatia – Arena
18 Vienna, Austria – Stadhalle
20 Treviso, Italy – Palaverde
21 Milan, Italy – Mediolanum Forum
23 Munich, Germany – Olympiahalle
24 Geneva, Switzerland – Arena
26 Zurich, Switzerland – Hallenstandion
28 Lyon, France – Halle Tony Garnier
29 Paris, France – Bercy

Tickets for the London show go on sale at 9am Friday 3rd June, priced at £34.50 (subject to booking fee) and are available from www.livenation.co.uk.


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