Lenny Kravitz

United Palace Theater, NYC

Lenny Kravitz - Raise Vibration Tour
United Palace Theater
New York, NY,  September 27 2018
Article By Dennis Morgillo​
Photo Credit: Mathieu Bitton

Lenny Kravitz is the epitome of cool. For anyone picking up a guitar or starting a band, studying Kravitz should be a prerequisite. 

As soon as I heard Lenny Kravitz was going to be in NYC, I did not hesitate, I said “I am There”! I was surprised when I found out the show was going to be at “The United Palace Theater”. I have been going to shows in NYC for 40 years and I have never heard of the United Palace Theater. It is a beautiful old theater that has been around since 1930 and apparently has had some major acts over the years. The only problem was the parking. One small garage with no street parking, and only 1 attendant working, it took 30 minutes to park and cost $55! I was then poked, prodded and searched before I was allowed entrance. 

That all being said, it was all worth it to see the man, Lenny Kravitz. The crowd was waiting with antici-pation for the show to start. “What's that man movin' 'cross the stage? It looks a lot like the one used by Jimmy Page
It's like a Relic from A different age, Could be, ooh-ee”. The lights flash and the opening chords for “Fly Away” fill the theater! Where is Lenny? There he is up on the riser platform looking like a relic from a different age. When music was cool, when rock stars roamed the earth! Cool AF! The crowd goes crazy!
Lenny has aways had the tightest bands with the best musicians. This tour is no exception. His longtime guitarist Craig Ross is incredible and is very cool with his afro, les paul and funky clothes! On Bass is Gail Ann Dorsey who spent many years with David Bowie, and Drums is Franklin Vanderbilt.  
Kravitz added horns and keys to round out the full lush sounds. 

Kravitz mixes crowd favorites, covers and songs from his new album “Raise Vibration”. “American Woman”, “Get Up, Stand Up”, “It Ain’t Over Til It’s Over”, and “Always on the Run”. 

Kravitz oozes sexuality and so does his music. Music from the groin! All the young girls love Lenny. I have 2 pet peeves about concerts. One guy I see wearing a suit. Another guy is wearing earplugs. Both of these are disrespectful to Lenny and any artist. You may be coming from the office, but bring a change of clothes. And if you can’t handle loud music then stay home. I have been blasting Rock music in my ears for 40 years and my hearing is better then when I was 10. 

I digress, this show is magical. I love Lenny Kravitz. The show closes with the encores “Let Love Rule” and “Are You Gonna Go My Way”. It was a night of guitars, cool, sexy, raw in your face Rock n Roll. Rock on Lenny. Nobody Does it Better!
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