Lenny Kravitz Tickles Pink For Summer Tour

Lenny Live Tour kicks off July 12 in Virginia Beach.

Lenny Kravitz must be a firm believer in the theory that says a simple, direct approach is most effective. Why else would he call a tour to support his latest album, the rather uncomplicatedly titled Lenny, anything other than the decidedly descriptive Lenny Live?

For his first full-scale North American road trip in almost three years, Kravitz, following a European tour and fueled by his current single, “Stillness of Heart,” is set to visit 33 cities beginning July 12 in Virginia Beach, Virginia, according to his publicist. The nearly two-month jaunt winds down September 2 in Phoenix. The last time Kravitz hit the road was in 1999 to support his fifth album, titled — naturally — 5 (see “Lenny Kravitz Sets Dates For Tour With Smash Mouth, Buckcherry” ).

Party girl Pink — promoting her second album, Missundaztood — will precede the retro rocker’s set with one of her own. She’ll latch on to the Kravitz caravan just days after completing her maiden headlining tour, scheduled to end June 28 (see “Pink To Embark On Her First Headlining Tour Of North America” ).

Abandoned Pools, the lone-wolf project of onetime Eels bassist Tommy Walter, has been also been tapped to open the shows. His synth-laden debut, Humanistic, was released in September.

Lenny Live tour dates, according to Kravitz’s publicist:

  • 7/12 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
  • 7/13 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Etess Arena @ Trump Taj Mahal
  • 7/16 – Bristow, VA @ Nissan Pavilion
  • 7/17 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
  • 7/19 – Wantagh, NY @ Jones Beach Amphitheatre
  • 7/20 – Mansfield, MA @ Tweeter Center
  • 7/22 – Toronto, ON @ Molson Amphitheatre
  • 7/23 – Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
  • 7/26 – Tinley Park, IL @ Tweeter Center
  • 7/27 – Noblesville, IN @ Verizon Wireless Music Center
  • 7/29 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
  • 7/30 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center
  • 8/1 – Charlotte, NC @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
  • 8/2 – Raleigh, NC @ Alltel Pavilion @ Walnut Creek
  • 8/4 – West Palm Beach, FL @ Mars Music Amphitheatre
  • 8/8 – Atlanta, GA @ HiFi Buys Amphitheatre
  • 8/9 – Antioch, TN @ AmSouth Amphitheatre
  • 8/11 – Columbus, OH @ Polaris Amphitheater
  • 8/12 – Maryland Heights, MO @ UMB Bank Pavilion
  • 8/14 – Bonner Springs, KS @ Sandstone Amphitheatre
  • 8/15 – Dallas, TX @ Smirnoff Music Centre
  • 8/17 – The Woodlands, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
  • 8/18 – Selma, TX @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
  • 8/20 – Albuquerque, NM @ Journal Pavilion
  • 8/21 – Englewood, CO @ Fiddler’s Green
  • 8/23 – George, WA @ The Gorge
  • 8/24 – Vancouver, BC @ General Motors Place
  • 8/26 – Marysville, CA @ Autowest Amphitheatre
  • 8/28 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
  • 8/29 – Irvine, CA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
  • 8/31 – Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand
  • 9/1 – Chula Vista, CA @ Coors Amphitheatre
  • 9/2 – Phoenix, AZ @ Cricket Pavilion