Lenny Kravitz promises to visit Israel in 2013

Rocker says he is 'personally disappointed' he had to cancel concert due to extended film-shooting schedule.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
August 23, 2012 19:29
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Lenny Kravitz

Lenny Kravitz 370. (photo credit: Courtesy)

 
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Rocker Lenny Kravitz quashed speculation that the cancelation of his Tel Aviv concert, slated for October 6, was politically motivated, and promised to come to the Holy Land in 2013.

"I have been looking forward to performing in Israel for some time. The idea of ending my world tour there was also extremely meaningful to me. As a result I am personally disappointed and very sorry that my concert in Tel Aviv had to be postponed," Kravitz wrote in a Facebook post on Wednesday.

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"I promise that I will be in Israel next year. Looking forward to seeing you all in 2013."

In the post, the rocker said he had to cancel the concert because the historical film The Butler, which he is currently filming in New Orleans, extended its shooting schedule. Kravitz said he was contractually bound to complete the film.

Kravitz also cancelled European tour dates including in Kiev, Bucharest, Zagreb and Istanbul, according to Channel 2.

The eclectic classic rocker has sold over 35 million albums since his sparkling 1989 debut Let Love Rule.

The four-time Grammy winner has successfully combined hard rock, soul, funk and the guitar sounds of Prince, Jimi Hendrix and The Beatles into a name-that-source musical goulash. He’s been on a roll, with his 2008 album It is Time For a Love Revolution marking his highest ever debut on the album charts and his 2011 release Black and White America also being well received, including the singer opening up stadium shows for U2.



Kravitz is the son of the late actress Roxie Roker and Jewish NBC News producer Sy Kravitz, and describes himself as “half Jewish, half black.”

He was married to actress Lisa Bonet.

David Brinn contributed to this report

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