DISPATCH presents … Kiss the Tiger

One of the biggest local rock bands returns to the small stage at First Avenue and DISPATCH wants to send you! Subscribe to our newsletter for a chance to win some of our tickets to see Kiss the Tiger‘s early and late shows at the 7th St Entry on Saturday, April 30th!

Kiss the Tiger pounced onto the Twin Cities’ music scene in late-2016 and have been making big waves ever since. In February of 2017, Kiss the Tiger were the runner-up in Star Tribune’s ‘Are You Local?’ Best New Band competition. In 2019, they were recognized 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 music festival in Minneapolis, drawing around 25,000 attendees. The Current included their music video for “Bad Boy” off of their full-length album Let Me Bleed in their Best Minnesota Music Videos of 2019.

Kiss the Tiger’s second studio album Vicious Kid, released on June 3, 2021, has received favorable attention locally and abroad. Star Tribune named it one of the Best Minnesota Albums of 2021 so far. Their song “Hold On To Love” off of the new album was inducted into The Current’s Chart Show Hall of Fame on August 11 after spending 9 weeks at #1.

Kiss the Tiger has opened for notable acts such as Lake Street Dive, Bad Bad Hats, The Hold Steady, Daughtry, The Suburbs, Ike Reilly, Jackie Venson, and Black Joe Lewis. They are slated to play The Current’s 17th Birthday Party in the Mainroom on January 22, 2022, alongside Jade Bird, Genesis Owusu, and Low Cut Connie.

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