Lenny Kravitz to perform at the Anthem on Sept. 24
The four-time Grammy winner will play songs from his 2018 album “Raise Vibration”
Four-time Grammy Award winning artist Lenny Kravitz is coming to Washington’s The Anthem on Sept. 24 for his Raise Vibration tour. He will be playing off his 2018 album, “Raise Vibration,” and will be joined by an opening act, Curtis Harding.
“Raise Vibration,” Kravitz’s eleventh studio album, emphasizes his ability to combine soul and rock. The album is full of songs that span moods and genres. Songs such as “We Can Get It All Together” inspire movement, and others such as “Johnny Cash” evoke more heartfelt emotion. Kravitz presents his big personality and fluidity through the album, making this concert a must-see for Kravitz’s long-time fans and for those seeking new sources of soulful music to rock out to.
Kravitz also has some songs on his new album that present a poignant commentary. “Here to Love” and “It’s Enough” are such songs that speaks on issues in today’s world. He relays messages of unity, love and better treatment of each other across borders.
“Raise Vibration” is reminiscent of his earlier work -- an example of well-crafted powerful songs that are full of emotion and the rock vibe. This album fits well into his greater theme as an artist, but it is also very fresh and new. There is less rock in this new album as it reveals more of Kravitz’s R&B side.
Kravitz will travel across borders for this world tour as well. After he’s done in Washington, Kravitz will only have five more shows in the U.S. He will then begin touring throughout Europe until his last show in Brussels on June 9, 2019.
Curtis Harding will also open for Kravitz at The Anthem. The two artists are not touring together, but their music will perfectly complement each other for this upcoming show. Harding’s music is hefty and has a taste of early funk and soul music, while also playing with new trends in music. His 2017 album “Face Your Fear” and his newest single “It’s Not Over” are both available on Spotify and Apple Music.
Anticipation for this tour is high, especially for Kravitz fans that have been waiting for new music for a few years. Since his last album, “Strut,” was released in 2014, Kravitz has only had one world tour.. He admitted to having writer’s block and feelings of confusion about his work after “Strut.” Kravitz was finally able to rediscover his muse after taking a break and building off of the music and lyrics that came to him in his dreams, according to Rolling Stone.
“Raise Vibration” is available on iTunes and Spotify, and can be streamed on YouTube as well.
The Anthem stands at 901 Wharf St. NW. The venue is only a 12-minute walk from the L’Enfant Plaza Metro Station on the Green Line and a 13-minute walk from the Smithsonian Station on the Orange Line. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., with the show starting at 7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased here.