Four-time Grammy-award-winning rocker Lenny Kravitz kicked off the "GMA Gets Hot Concert Series," igniting the Times Square studio with his performance of the song "Lady" from his latest album, "Baptism."
On his seventh album, Kravitz gets back to his roots with a stripped-down sound that echoes his first album, "Let Love Rule." As on that album, Kravitz plays all the instruments as well as produces every track on "Baptism."
Kravitz, who won four consecutive Grammys for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance from 1998 to 2001, is also focusing on a film career.
He'll play a sightless radio talk show host in the upcoming film, "The BBC," (which stands for The Blind Bastards Club), about a group of blind men who don't let their blindness hold them back. He stars with Hollywood heavy-hitters Harvey Keitel, James Woods and John Leguizamo.
He is also co-writing a movie called "Barbeques and Bar Mitzvahs," a semi-autobiographical dramatic comedy about a biracial musician searching for his identity.
Born in New York City, Kravitz is the only child of Russian-Jewish TV producer Sy Kravitz and African-American actress Roxie Roker, who played Helen Willis on the long-running TV show "The Jeffersons."
The 40-year-old is himself the father of 16-year-old Zoe, his daughter with former "Cosby Show" star Lisa Bonet.
Kravitz will kick off his first-ever Latin American tour on March 4, in Mexico City and then bring his world tour back to the United States and Europe.
March 4: Mexico City, Mexico at the Auditorio Nacional
March 5: Mexico City, Mexico Auditorio Nacional
March 10: Santiago, Chile, at the Estadio National
March 12: Buenos Aires, Argentina, at the Boca Juniors Stadium
March 16: Porto Alegre, Brazil, at the Olimpico Stadium
March 18: Sao Paulo, Brazil, at Morumbi
March 19: Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, at the Praca Da Apoteose
For more information go to www.lennykravitz.com and www.virginrecords.com.