Kiss the Tiger pounced onto the Twin Cities’ music scene in late-2016 and have been making big waves ever since. Inspired by the sounds and energy of The Rolling Stones, Tom Petty, and Patti Smith, Kiss the Tiger has breathed new life into 21st century rock and roll. In February of 2017 Kiss the Tiger were the runner-up in Star Tribune’s ‘Are You Local?’ Best New Band competition. Shortly after they recorded their EP, “Elliot Park” which was released in November of 2017. The music video for “Starting to See You” off of “Elliot Park” was named one of Minnesota’s Best Music Videos of 2018 by 89.3 The Current.
In 2019 Kiss the Tiger released their sophomore album “Let Me Bleed”. They were recognized that year as a “Picked to Click” band by City Pages, an end-of-year round up of the best local bands voted on by their peers. That same year they headlined the Star Tribune stage at the Basilica Block Party, the largest outdoor musical festival in Minneapolis drawing around 25,000 attendees. The Current included their music video for “Bad Boy” off of “Let Me Bleed” in their Best Minnesota Music Videos of 2019.
“Vicious Kid”, released June 3rd, 2021, marks Kiss the Tiger’s 3rd full-length LP, and 2nd full-length studio album. So far, it has received favorable attention locally and abroad. Star Tribune named “Vicious Kid” one of the Best Minnesota Albums of 2021 so far. Their song “Hold On To Love” off of the new album was inducted into 89.3 The Current’s Chart Show Hall of Fame on August 11th after spending 9 weeks at #1.
Kiss the Tiger has opened for notable acts such as Lake Street Dive, The Hold Steady, Bad Bad Hats, The Suburbs, Ike Reilly, Jackie Venson, and Black Joe Lewis.
Tickets are $12 to $14 depending on seating.
Doors open at 7:00
Nat Harvie will start at 8:00
The West Theatre's COVD-19 Policy for Concerts: All concerts and special events at The West Theatre will still require either proof of a full course of COVID-19 vaccination, or proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken in the prior 72 hours. Patrons must have a completed COVID-19 vaccination card, with their final dose at least fourteen days prior to the event, or a negative COVID-19 test result from 72 hours or less prior to the event. Proof of vaccination may include a physical card or a photo of a complete vaccination card that matches the patron ID. Proof of a negative test may be a printed or digital test result that matches the patron ID. Home-rapid tests cannot be accepted as negative result. Rapid tests given by a pharmacy or at the DECC can be accepted. Children under 12, who cannot be vaccinated, can show a negative test to attend. People with a medical condition or closely held religious belief that prevents vaccination can attend with proof of a recent negative coronavirus test.
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