Lenny Kravitz to Headline the Kick-Off Show of the UEFA Champions League Final

UEFA is thrilled to announce that legendary rock musician Lenny Kravitz will headline the Kick-Off Show of the UEFA Champions League Final on June 1 at Wembley Stadium in London. This event, in its eighth year, promises to be an unforgettable experience just minutes before the biggest final in the club football calendar.

An Iconic Artist

The artist, a Grammy winner known for his dynamic stage presence and iconic hits, has captivated audiences for decades with his multi-genre style and magnetic stage presence. Kravitz, who recently received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, has been working on his upcoming album, “Blue Electric Light,” which has generated great expectations among his fans and critics ahead of its release on May 24, just a week before the Kick Off Show.

“Wembley Is Blue”

To further heighten the excitement for the performance, an energetic short film titled “Wembley Is Blue | Lenny Kravitz x UCL Final Kick-Off Show” will be released today. In this short film, the unmistakable echoes of the Champions League anthem are heard as Lenny Kravitz walks slowly through the Wembley Stadium tunnel, brush in hand, painting the walls blue… heading towards the legendary pitch. We see the rock star passing by the majestic UEFA Champions League trophy before stepping onto the famous pitch, as the camera pulls back to reveal a blue mural of his face covering the field and a stadium in a frenzy, all in preparation for London’s most anticipated show.

Expectations for the Show

Kravitz commented: “I can’t wait to perform at the Kick Off Show of the UEFA Champions League Final in London, a city with a special place in my heart. It’s going to be a fantastic show before a final that means so much to many of us. I’m excited to show you everything we’ve prepared.”

Guy-Laurent Epstein, UEFA’s Marketing Director, added: “The Kick Off Show will unleash fans’ excitement when the legendary rock and roll icon, Lenny Kravitz, takes the stage to deliver one of his signature performances before this year’s UEFA Champions League Final. We are proud to collaborate to make this highly anticipated match in the football calendar more memorable and entertaining for those at Wembley and fans around the world.”

Lenny Kravitz’s Career

Considered one of the greats of rock of our time, Lenny Kravitz has transcended genres, styles, races, and social classes during more than three decades of his musical career. This writer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist, who delights in the influences of soul, rock, and funk from the sixties and seventies, has won four Grammy Awards.

Lenny Kravitz was recently honoured with the Music Icon Award at the 2024 People’s Choice Awards, and that same year received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Additionally, the CFDA recognized him with its Fashion Icon Award for his role not only as one of the most esteemed rockers but also as a major fashion influence.

In 2023, Kravitz released the hypnotic song “Road To Freedom,” which he wrote, performed, and produced specifically for “Rustin,” the Netflix film. This track, which plays during the end credits, earned him a Golden Globe nomination for Best Original Song for a Motion Picture, a Critics Choice Award nomination for Best Song, and a Guild of Music Supervisors Award nomination for Best Song Written and/or Recorded for a Film.

Multifaceted and Entrepreneur

In addition to his eleven albums, which have sold 40 million copies worldwide, his creative firm Kravitz Design Inc. boasts an impressive portfolio of notable projects, including hotels, condominiums, and private residences. In 2022, he launched his own ultra-premium liquor brand. Kravitz is the author of “Flash,” a book featuring unique rock photographs, and his recent autobiography, “Let Love Rule,” has placed him on the “New York Times” bestseller list. Currently, Kravitz is a brand ambassador and global face of YSL Beauty’s Y fragrance and a global ambassador for luxury watch brand Jaeger-LeCoultre. This multi-dimensional artist has also ventured into film with the role of Cinna in the blockbuster “The Hunger Games” and “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” as well as in the critically acclaimed films “Precious” and “The Butler.” Lenny Kravitz will release his highly anticipated new studio album, “Blue Electric Light,” on May 24, 2024.

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