Christmas came early indeed.
According to a press release sent moments ago to Crossfade, Lenny Kravitz "is pleased to announce dates for his first American tour in five years!" Best of all, dude's got a gig in the Big Mango.
The "nearly 20-city tour" kicks off at New York City's Radio City Music Hall on January 28 and wraps up in Kravtiz's adopted hometown with a February 25 performance at the Fillmore Miami Beach.
Lenny Kravtiz 2012 American Tour Dates
January 28 New York, NY -- Radio City Music Hall
January 30 Detroit, MI -- Fillmore
January 31 Chicago, IL -- Chicago Theater
February 7 Minneapolis, MN -- State Theatre
February 10 Denver, CO -- Buell Theatre
February 14 Oakland, CA -- Fox Theatre
February 15 Los Angeles, CA -- Nokia Theatre
February 19 Las Vegas, NV -- MGM Las Vegas
February 20 Phoenix, AZ -- Comercia
February 22 Dallas, TX -- Verizon Theatre
February 23 Biloxi, MS -- Beau Rivage
February 25 Miami Beach, FL -- Fillmore
Whether you bought a hard copy at Best Buy or downloaded it on iTunes, surely you fell in love with Kravitz's ninth studio album, Black and White America, released earlier this year on Roadrunner Records.
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The funk-rock LP featured collaborations with Jay-Z and Drake, debuted atop German and Swiss charts, and sold over 20,000 copies its first week in the US--a respectable number in the digital age.
We were so enamored with Black and White America that we bought a copy for everyone in our family. But shhh ... Don't tell them! It's a stocking stuffer. Our personal recipe for a funky Christmas morning.