Kravitz Revs Up for Summer Tour

By | July 15, 2002 at 12:00 AM

Back from a lengthy European jaunt, Lenny Kravitz will launch his thirty-three-date summer tour tomorrow night in Virginia Beach, Virginia, in support of his latest album, Lenny. Abandoned Pools will open all dates, with Pink playing the middle slot.

Pink’s presence on the list had nothing to do with label politics coercing a veteran artist to take out a youngster. “She called me up and said she wanted to be on the tour,” Kravitz says. “And she sent me a pair of panties with her name and my name in rhinestones. It said, ‘Lenny’ and ‘Pink’ with a lightning bolt. And I said, ‘I like this girl.'”

As for the stage show, Kravitz plans to keep the emphasis on the music. “We’ve always just gotten up there and played,” he says. “We don’t have any dancers, we don’t have all that stuff going on, we just get up there and play.” Although Kravitz has been working on some new songs, he hasn’t yet brought them into the studio and doesn’t plan to debut any on the tour. “It’s just going to be from the first album up ’til [Lenny],” he says. “There will be some things we’ve never played – certain tunes that we haven’t done off older albums – and there will be a lot off the new album. We’re just gonna come out there, man, and put as much positive energy as we can out there. We all could use a little.”

Lenny Kravitz Tour Dates:

  • 7/12 – Virginia Beach, Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
  • 7/13 – Atlantic City, Etess Arena
  • 7/16 – Washington, DC, Nissan Pavilion
  • 7/17 – Holmdel, NJ, PNC Bank Arts Center
  • 7/19 – Wantaugh, Jones Beach Amphitheater
  • 7/20 – Boston, Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts
  • 7/22 – Cleveland, Blossom Music Center
  • 7/23 – Detroit, DTE Energy Music Theater
  • 7/26 – Chicago, Tweeter Center
  • 7/27 – Indianapolis, Verizon Wireless Music Center
  • 7/29 – Cincinnati, Riverbend Music Center
  • 7/30 – Toronto, Canada, Molson Amphitheater
  • 8/1 – Charlotte, NC, Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
  • 8/2 – Raleigh, NC, ALLTEL Pavilion
  • 8/4 – West Palm Beach, FL, Mars Music Amphitheater
  • 8/8 – Atlanta, Hi Fi Buys Amphitheater
  • 8/9 – Nashville, AmSouth Amphitheater
  • 8/11 – Columbus, OH, Polaris Amphitheater
  • 8/12 – St Louis, UMB Bank Pavilion
  • 8/14 – Kansas City, Sandstone Arena
  • 8/15 – Dallas, Smirnoff Music Center
  • 8/17 – Houston, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
  • 8/18 – San Antonio, Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
  • 8/20 – Albuquerque, Journal Pavilion
  • 8/21 – Denver, Fiddler’s Green
  • 8/23 – Seattle, Gorge Amphitheater
  • 8/24 – Vancouver, Canada, GM Place
  • 8/26 – Sacramento, Autowest Amphitheater
  • 8/28 – San Francisco, Shoreline Amphitheater
  • 8/29 – Irvine, CA, Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
  • 8/31 – Las Vegas, MGM Grand
  • 9/1 – San Diego, Coors Amphitheater
  • 9/2 – Phoenix, Cricket Pavilion