Kiss the Tiger

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.

Past Shows


Apr
30
th
2022
7th St Entry
Apr
30
th
2022
7th St Entry

Kiss the Tiger

Late Show
with Erik Koskinen
Apr
30
th
2022
7th St Entry
Apr
30
th
2022
7th St Entry

Kiss the Tiger

Early Show
with RRA
Apr
2
nd
2022
First Avenue
Apr
2
nd
2022
First Avenue

Golden Smog

featuring Jeff Tweedy, Gary Louris, Dan Murphy, Kraig Johnson, Marc Perlman, and Jody Stephens
with Tina and the B-Sides and Kiss the Tiger
Jan
22
nd
2022
First Avenue
Jan
22
nd
2022
First Avenue

The Current's 17th Anniversary Party

featuring Low Cut Connie, Jade Bird (solo), Kiss the Tiger, and Miloe
Dec
5
th
2021
7th St Entry
Dec
5
th
2021
7th St Entry

Gully Boys

December Residency
with Kiss the Tiger, Sass and EVV
Nov
13
th
2021
First Avenue
Nov
13
th
2021
First Avenue

The Hold Steady

with Gully Boys and Kiss the Tiger
Jul
31
st
2021
7th St Entry
Jul
31
st
2021
7th St Entry

Bad Bad Hats

Late Show (18+)
with Kiss the Tiger
Jul
31
st
2021
7th St Entry
Jul
31
st
2021
7th St Entry

Bad Bad Hats

Early Show (All Ages)
with Kiss the Tiger
May
20
th
2021
Livestream
May
20
th
2021
Livestream

Bright Night Virtual Benefit
with special performances from Amos Lee

Streamed Live from First Avenue
with Kiss the Tiger and Chastity Brown
Jul
25
th
2020
Turf Club
Jul
25
th
2020
Turf Club
Cancelled

Mattiel

with Kiss the Tiger
Apr
4
th
2020
Mainroom
Apr
4
th
2020
Mainroom
postponed

Golden Smog

with Tina and the B-Sides and Kiss the Tiger
Dec
14
th
2019
Turf Club
Sep
18
th
2019
Turf Club
Sep
18
th
2019
Turf Club

Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears

Tell Em What Your Name Is! 10th Anniversary
with Kiss the Tiger and The Only James Taylor
Mar
21
st
2019
Turf Club
Mar
21
st
2019
Turf Club

Sam Cassidy

with Kiss the Tiger and Under Violet
Dec
31
st
2018
7th St Entry
Aug
31
st
2018
Turf Club
Aug
31
st
2018
Turf Club

Jackie Venson

with Kiss the Tiger
May
18
th
2018
Mainroom
May
18
th
2018
Mainroom

The Suburbs

with Porcupine and Kiss the Tiger
Feb
20
th
2018
7th St Entry
Feb
20
th
2018
7th St Entry

Terra Lightfoot

with Kiss the Tiger and Andrew Leahey
Jun
13
th
2017
7th St Entry
Feb
6
th
2017
Turf Club
Feb
6
th
2017
Turf Club

ARE YOU LOCAL? 2017 Finalists Showcase

with Nick Jordan, Graveyard Club, Kiss the Tiger and more!

More Shows

Sep
24
th
Palace Theatre

Denzel Curry

with AG Club, redveil and PlayThatBoiZay
Oct
7
th
Amsterdam Bar & Hall

William Clark Green

Aug
13
th
Turf Club

Supersuckers

with Speedealer
Oct
30
th
Fine Line

Sloppy Jane

with Niis