Review: Lenny Kravitz live at Terminal 5

Posted by The G on September 1, 2011 under G Reviews | Read the First Comment

Photos by G.

Lenny Kravitz

Lenny Kravitz

The only thing better than Lenny Kravitz releasing a new album this week – “Black and White America” – is Lenny Kravitz releasing a new album this week AND playing a free show at New York’s Terminal 5 on August 31, 2011 to celebrate.  The show was part of the Samsung Summer Krush concert series and it rocked!  Lenny Kravitz looks and sounds amazing.  He does not look like he’s aged a day since his career began in the late 80s and his voice sounds as great as ever.  I’ve seen Lenny in concert a lot and I don’t think you can really leave one of his shows disappointed.  His fans are great as they really seem to take the words “Let Love Rule” to heart and everyone is cool so it makes the concert-going experience even better.  I ran into Grammy-nominated art director, my “Ultimate Prince” partner in crime and the man responsible for directing the exclusive videos that are posted on Lenny’s official site, Mathieu Bitton, at the concert and it looks like a lot of great footage will be gained on Lenny Kravitz’ upcoming European tour.

Lenny

Lenny

Lenny opened the show with my favorite track off “Black and White America,” the extremely funky “Come On Get It.”  The hits kept on coming after that with “It Ain’t Over Til It’s Over” and “Mr. Cab Driver.”  Before the end of the night, “American Woman,” “Fly Away” and “Are You Gonna Go My Way” were played and the audience lost their minds!  No show would be complete without Lenny spreading the love during “Let Love Rule” as the audience participated in a chills inducing sing-a-long and Lenny Kravitz also walked into the crowd.  That ruled!

Lenny Kravitz and Craig Ross

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Lenny Kravitz Takes No Chances At The Fillmore

Posted by The G on October 19, 2009 under G Reviews | Read the First Comment

All photos by G.

Lenny Kravitz Live at the Fillmore, New York on October 18, 2009

Lenny Kravitz Live at the Fillmore, New York on October 18, 2009

To celebrate his 20 year career, Lenny Kravitz played 5 sold out shows at New York’s Irving Plaza, also known as The Fillmore East.  Tonight’s show on October 18, 2009 was meant to be his 5th and final show, but he blew out his voice the other night, so he rescheduled the show that was supposed to take place on Friday night.

Always on the Run

Always on the Run

There was so much love in the room at this tiny venue and Lenny returned the love playing extended jams of every song to showcase both his amazing musicianship as well as that of his tight band.  In addition to playing some mean guitar, he also played the keyboards and the drums.  He focused primarily on playing his biggest hit singles, but he ommitted so many great songs from his set list.  I met some cool people at the show and when we discussed our “wish list,” he did not take any chances by playing obscure songs.  Nevertheless, playing for two solid hours, we hardly walked away feeling disappointed.

Lenny’s daughter, actress Zoe Kravitz, sat on a stack of speakers at the side of the stage, cheering her father on.  It was very cute.  Lenny played hits such as “Let Love Rule,” “Mr. Cabdriver,” “Always on the Run,” “American Woman,” “Fly Away,” and “Let Love Rule.”

Are You Gonna Go My Way?

Are You Gonna Go My Way?

See more pictures of Lenny, his daughter Zoe and the set list after the jump.

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