Kiss the Tiger

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.

Kiss the Tiger has opened for notable acts such as The Suburbs, Ike Reilly, Jackie Venson, and Black Joe Lewis. They were slated to open for Golden Smog and Tina and the B-Sides on the main stage at First Avenue’s 50th Anniversary Celebration. Their third full-length release, Vicious Kid, is due out June 3, 2021.

Upcoming Shows


Nov
13
th
First Avenue
Nov
13
th
First Avenue

The Hold Steady

with Gully Boys and Kiss the Tiger

Past Shows


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 DJ Henman Hill
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

Jul
10
th
Turf Club

Night Moves

with Tabah and Magic Castles
Oct
20
th
7th St Entry

cleopatrick

with ZIG MENTALITY and Ready the Prince
Nov
10
th
Turf Club

Buck Meek

with Kidi Band
Oct
24
th
Fine Line

Adam Melchor