Lenny Kravitz brought his “Raise Vibration” tour to The Orpheus Theater in Minneapolis, Minnesota this Sunday, September 8.
Had you not known it was Sunday, many could easily believe this to be a Friday or Saturday show. The crowd was absolutely ecstatic to see the show. For as much as I heard about the ticket prices (ranging in the hundreds) the theater was packed full.
I have never seen Lenny Kravitz before. Unfortunately, every single time he came to town, I had the opportunity to go, but became to sick to get out of bed. Every. Single. Time. It hit me like a damn curse. So this was a real treat. Lenny allowed us to shoot officially for the first time tonight as well, so it was perfect on our end.
Onto Lenny himself, the man is fifty-five years old and you would never know he left the nineties. He still sings incredibly well and looks just as fantastic. He was dressed in a tan fringe jacket, matching pants and the sunglasses we always see him in. I get the feeling he’s one of those people who would wear anything and could care less what you think of him, which is why he pulls it off so well. That, and he’s just smoking hot. That helps. He’s backed by an amazing band, including my surprise of the evening, Gail Ann Dorsey. For those who don’t know who she is, she used to back David Bowie. Look up her and Bowie doing “Under Pressure” live. I had no clue she was with Lenny Kravitz and nearly lost my mind when I saw her.
Overall, this tour doesn’t pull any punches. Everyone onstage appears to genuinely be having a wonderful time doing what they do, looking none the weathered by the tour itself. Lenny speaks of God and being blessed throughout the show and, unlike many performers today, seems to very honestly feel the things he says. That’s nice because that can become quite stale coming from certain people.
Lastly, I’d like to point out the interactive aspect of this show. He speaks to and plays off the crowd all night. If you’ve been to enough concerts, you know this interactive feeling and those are the best shows. You feel you are a part of the evening and never want it to end. This was certainly one of those occasions.
Review Tracy Hansen photos Kyle Hansen