“Sensational,”– NY Times
“…an intoxicating and unmissable cocktail of power and vulnerability” – The Times (UK)
Storm Large: musician, actor, playwright, author, awesome. She’s an American renaissance woman and vocal superstar. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang features subversive and sublime re-interpretations of classics from the Great American Songbook and beyond. Backed by her band Le Bonheur (French for “The Happiness”), Storm shares her vision of a genre-free world, collecting songs born of French theatrical chanson, jazz standard, heavy metal, smokehouse lounge, and a handful of originals, and stitching them all together into her own singular sonic tapestry to create an unrestrained and impassioned exploration of love, desire, and truth. The sensual evening offers a collection of tortured and titillating love songs, including hits such as “I’ve Got You Under My Skin,” “Nothing Compares 2 U,” “Long Black Veil,” and originals penned by Storm herself.
Storm will love you, leave you, delight you and abuse you with wicked charm and stunning vocals that will have you begging for more. Storm shot out of her checkered past to national prominence in 2006 as a finalist on the CBS show Rock Star: Supernova, where despite having been eliminated in the week before the finale, she built a fan base that follows her around the world to this day. Storm made her debut as guest vocalist with the band Pink Martini in April 2011, singing four sold-out concerts with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, and touring the world. She continues to perform with the band, touring nationally and internationally, and she was featured on their CD, Get Happy.
Storm has also sung with Grammy winner k.d. lang, pianist Kirill Gerstein, punk rocker John Doe, singer/songwriter Rufus Wainwright, and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer George Clinton. Her memoir, Crazy Enough, was released by Simon and Schuster in 2012, named Oprah’s Book of the Week, and awarded the 2013 Oregon Book Award for Creative Nonfiction. In the fall of 2014, Storm & Le Bonheur released the album Le Bonheur, love songs that are beautiful, familiar, yet twisted … much like the lady herself.
This show contains mature content and language. Best for audiences, 14+ .
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This event is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.