Lenny Kravitz announces new album & single details


Kravitz in 2009 (Photo: Jeffrey Dupuis )

New Album set to Debut on August 30th

Debut single “Stand” set to impact radio on June 6th

Tour dates with U2 set to kick off on June 4th 

Four time GRAMMY Award winning artist Lenny Kravitz is proud to announce the release of his new single, “Stand” set to impact radio on June 6th from his highly-anticipated ninth studio album, Black and White America (Atlantic Records/Roadrunner Records). The collection, set to debut on August 30th, marks Kravitz’s first release on the new label, following 8 previous albums and over 35 million units sold. In addition to his new single, Lenny Kravitz has confirmed a series of performances in conjunction with the release of Black and White America. He will perform on the  Toyota Concert Series on the TODAY Show, closing out the morning program’s highly anticipated summer shows September 2nd. Kravitz will perform songs from Black and White America along with other top charting hits. Along with the TODAY concert series, Kravitz is set to appear on The Late Show with David Letterman on August 30th and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on September 1st. In addition to the album, Lenny Kravitz, who most recently appeared in the Oscar nominated film Precious, has announced that he has been cast in the role of Cinna in the much anticipated film adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ worldwide smash hit novel, The Hunger Games.

In addition to the release of his new album, Kravitz will kick off a world tour this year in support of the new collection this summer. He will kick things off by joining U2 on tour on June 4th, as the seminal band resumes their US dates at stadiums on the west coast.

Recorded in the Bahamas and Paris, Kravitz, a multi-instrumentalist, produced, wrote and arranged the 16 tracks on the record.

Regarded as one of the preeminent rock musicians of our time, Lenny Kravitz has transcended genre, style, race and class into a 20-year musical career, one which revels in the rich influences of ’60s and ’70s soul, rock and funk. From 1999 to 2002, he won four consecutive Grammy Awards, setting a record for the most wins in the “Best Male Rock Vocal Performance” category with his single “Dig In” (previously winning for “Again,” “American Woman” and “Fly Away”).

For more information please go to www.lennykravitz.com.