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Musical Icon Lenny Kravitz to Return to Budapest Next Year

Lenny Kravitz performs onstage during the 2023 iHeartRadio Music Festival at T-Mobile Arena on 22 September 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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A heads-up to Lenny Kravitz enthusiasts. The funk-rock artist is returning to Budapest next summer!

Lenny Kravitz will once again perform in the Hungarian capital next year: the world-renowned American funk-rock artist will give a concert at the László Papp Budapest Sports Arena on 30 July 2024.

Lenny Kravitz, the iconic and multi-talented American artist, stands as a musical luminary with a career that seamlessly traverses genres and influences. Born on 26 May 1964, Kravitz has become a symbol of musical versatility, known for his soulful fusion of rock, funk, and soul elements. With a career spanning over three decades, the four-time Grammy winner has not only left an indelible mark on the music industry but has also made significant contributions as a songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist.

The 59-year-old, four-time Grammy-winning musician and singer will arrive in Hungary as part of his Blue Electric Light tour, as announced by the organizer Live Nation on Tuesday. Kravitz’s twelfth studio album, titled Blue Electric Light, is scheduled for release in March next year and was written and recorded at his studio in the Bahamas. The statement emphasizes that Kravitz’s new album is a collection of passionate songs, resonating with the artist’s song writing, production, and multi-instrumentalist talents. He played most of the instruments, accompanied by his long-time guitarist, Craig Ross.

A Three-Decade Career

Lenny Kravitz, of Russian-Jewish descent on his paternal side and Bahamian-Afro-American heritage on his maternal side, has crossed musical genres and blended sounds and styles throughout his more than three-decade-long career. The soul and funk influences of the 1960s and 1970s dominate his rock music. He achieved a remarkable feat by winning all four of his Grammy Awards in the Best Male Rock Vocal Performance category consecutively from 1999 to 2002, setting a record. The four winning songs were Fly Away, American Woman, Again, and Dig In.

Undoubtedly, his greatest success came with the album Are You Gonna Go My Way in 1993. As a songwriter, musician, and producer, he collaborated with stars such as Madonna, Vanessa Paradis, Slash, Sean Lennon, Steven Tyler (Aerosmith), Mick Jagger, Michael Jackson, Al Green, or Curtis Mayfield. His albums have sold over 40 million copies worldwide, and he was recently selected as one of the nominees for the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2023.

Kravitz has also achieved success as an actor, appearing in films such as The Hunger Games, and The Butler.

Lenny Kravitz has performed in Hungary twice before: in 2009 in Debrecen and in 2018 at the Budapest Sports Arena.


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