Monday, June 25, 2012

Lenny Kravitz + Vintage Trouble @ Paris Bercy, June 26 2012

Lenny Kravitz + Vintage Trouble @ Paris Bercy, June 26 2012
Vintage Trouble
Lenny Kravitz is back in the French Capital just a few months after playing a sold out show at the very same Paris Bercy, There are still a few tickets left at the box office.
last year we had a quality support band with Raphael Saadiq, this year we have soul-rock band Vintage Trouble, just imagine a rock bluesy-soul band with a young James Brown on vocals and you'll get the picture. They were welcomed by the french audience and they deserved it, maybe I will add a few more up-tempo songs but they did a great job.
45 min set
It's way past 9:30 (9:40 exactly) when Lenny is getting on the stage, the first hour of the set is broadcasted live on RTL2 radio.
It's a 70% female audience (many of them very sexy) with lots of teenagers and people in their 20's which shows that Lenny Kravitz has new fans and lots of them.
Last year's show was great and it was a real surprise as I remember him acting like a fucking diva on stage a few years ago.
He left the Diva-Rock-star attitude in his dressing room to act like a proper rocker...well he's still over-acting a bit but that's bearable.
He's not celebrating the anniversary of his first album anymore so for this year we have a Best Of setlist (see below for details) with not too many songs from the new album.
Same kick ass band with Craig Ross on guitar and Gail Ann Dorsey on bass and vocals.

It's rocking and smokin' for most of the time with some ballads from time to time, no matter what people are saying about Mr Kravitz, the mother fucker knows how to write a Hit single/great tune and we have plenty of them tonight.
The stage is once again beautiful with great lightning ( "a delight to take pics" is telling me our photographer) and a huge screen in the back.

With an acoustic guitar, an electric guitar, on piano and on vocals Lenny knows how to entertain you, with some nice poses and better attitude than a decade ago.
Another great 2 hour+ set.
Mean man
  1. Come On Get It
  2. Always on the Run
  3. American Woman
  4. It Ain't Over 'Til It's Over
  5. Mr. Cab Driver
  6. Black And White America
  7. Fields of Joy
  8. Stand By My Woman
  9. Believe
  10. Stand
  11. Rock Star City Life
  12. Where Are We Runnin'?
  13. Fly away
  14. Let love rule (extended version)-------Encore
  15. Stillness of heart
  16. Blues for sister someone
  17. I'll be waiting--------Encore
  18. Are you gonna go my way

Mission accomplished

LENNY @ Paris Bercy on Nov 29 2011
@ Peace One day Fest @ Grand Rex Sept 2009
@ Paris Bercy May 2009