All photos by G.
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.
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.”
See more pictures of Lenny, his daughter Zoe and the set list after the jump.