Lenny Kravitz LLR 20 (09) Tour - Over 50 European Cities
PARIS, FRANCE - Lenny Kravitz kicked off his LLR 20 (09) "Let Love Rule" European Tour yesterday evening (April 6) in Paris, France, with a concert jam session in front of the world media and before a select list of invited fans. Lenny was very cordial to all the assembled photographers and even took some time out to do some photography himself. The LLR 20 (09) Tour starts in conjunction with the release of his new 2-CD Digital Album "Let Love Rule (20th Anniversary Edition)", which is a newly remastered version of his 1989 album, and includes 18 bonus tracks comprising unreleased demos, live recordings, and some rare singles B-sides.
Kravitz is releasing his "Let Love Rule (20th Anniversary Edition)" album under the Virgin/EMI label and it will be released April 20th to international markets. Lenny will kick-off his European Tour in Caen, France on April 17, 2009 and the Tour will move through the countries of France, Belgium, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, Italy, Slovenia, Bosnia, Austria, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Monaco, and Germany.
Yesterday, theirEarth had a chance to sit down with Lenny amongst other journalists and hear his views on music and his career. Kravitz said that he has never followed trends and always has been keen to share the music he creates with others. He appreciates the fan support he gets and he is really in his own element when performing his music on the stage with his band. He says the old songs still sound fresh to him and he really enjoyed spending the time going through his old recordings and mastering and determining the tracks he put on the new "Let Love Rule (20th Anniversary Edition)" album.
Kravitz says that he always wants to record music that is timeless and fresh, and for him, music is an art he can't live without. As you watch him perform, you can see that he really enjoys the sound being created for his audience and the musical contributions from his band members that perform with him. The Kravitz sound has been part of joint efforts with artist such as Madonna, Alicia Keys, Mick Jagger, Slash, Aerosmith, Jay-Z, and P. Diddy.
Lenny Kravitz's musical style blends classic rock, old-school soul, funk, and integrated pop in various levels of mix versus purity in his recording tracks and he plays pure rock exceptionally well and in a flash. Kravitz is a very capable musician and often plays all instruments himself in his recording sessions. He says that he is able to say a piece of work is finished and get it out the door without remorse, and through his work with other artists he has probably refined this skill.
LENNY KRAVITZ - 2009 EUROPEAN LLR TOUR DATES
APRIL 17 - FRANCE, CAEN / APRIL 19 - BELGIUM, ANTWERP / APRIL 20 FRANCE, DIJON / APRIL 22 - FRANCE, REIMS / APRIL 23 - FRANCE, LIMOGES / APRIL 25 - FRANCE, GRENOBLE / APRIL 26 - FRANCE, MARSEILLE / APRIL 28 - FRANCE, MONTPELLIER / APRIL 29 - FRANCE, PAU
MAY 2 - SPAIN, VALENCIA / MAY 3 - SPAIN, CORDOBA / MAY 5 PORTUGAL, LISBON / MAY 8 - SPAIN, MADRID / MAY 9 - SPAIN, ZARAGOZA / MAY 11 - FRANCE, NICE / MAY 13 - FRANCE, TOULOUSE / MAY 14 - FRANCE, BORDEAUX / MAY 16 - FRANCE, NANTES / MAY 17 - FRANCE, NANTES / MAY 19 - FRANCE, RENNES / MAY 20 - FRANCE, PARIS / MAY 22 - FRANCE, TOURS / MAY 24 - FRANCE, AMNEVILLE / MAY 25 - FRANCE, STRASBOURG / MAY 27 - FRANCE, LYON / MAY 28 - FRANCE, CLERMONT FD / MAY 30 - SWITZERLAND, GENEVA / MAY 31 - SWITZERLAND, ZURICH
JUNE 3 - ITALY, TORINO / JUNE 5 - ITALY, ROME / JUNE 6 ITALY, BRESCIA / JUNE 8 - SLOVENIA, LJUBLJANA/ JUNE 9 - BOSNIA, BANJA LUKA/ JUNE 12 - AUSTRIA, INNSBRUCK / JUNE 13 - AUSTRIA, VIENNA / JUNE 15 - HUNGARY, DEBRECEN / JUNE 17 - CZECH REPUBLIC, BRNO / JUNE 19 - SLOVAKIA, KOSICE / JUNE 20 - POLAND, CRACOW / JUNE 24 - UK, NEWCASTLE / JUNE 25 - UK, GLASGOW / JUNE 27 - UK, WOLVERHAMPTON/ JUNE 28 - UK, MANCHESTER / JUNE 30 - UK, SOUTHAMPTON
JULY 1 - UK, LONDON / JULY 4 - NETHERLANDS, AMSTERDAM / JULY 5 - FRANCE, ARRAS / JULY 9 - FRANCE, CARCASONNE / JULY 11 - ITALY, LUCCA/ JULY 13 - MONACO, MONTE-CARLO/ JULY 15 - FRANCE, SIX FOURS / JULY 17 - FRANCE, CARHAIX / JULY 19 - GERMANY, STUTTGART