Lana Del Rey And Courtney Love: A Hole Lotta Shaking Going On
The only time I’ve seen Lana Del Rey she was beyond terrible, debatably the very worst major artist concert I’ve ever seen, at the very height of his first round of stardom two years ago she played Irving Plaza and I think words simply can’t express the lip syncing, taped recorded, stage strolling, stupendous horror of it all. It was like one of her songs, only worse.
The last time I saw Courtney Love (at T5), every single thing was bad, I hadn’t seen her since the Live Through This tour and, music be damned, was hoping for a little fire in the belly. Instead she acted as though she had OD’d on Xanax, so unruffled it was like invasion of the bodysnatchers.
However, I love both of Lana’s albums and it should be something of real interest Love opening for her. It could be the worst thing ever seen by man, or it could be better than it has any right to be. Either way, Lana and Courtney are touring next year according to Billboard:
“Lana Del Rey has announced her first leg of 2015 summer tour dates, some of which include the legendary Courtney Love as the opening act.
Appropriately, Lana leads off by announcing just West Coast dates, though a press release promises the eastern side of the U.S. will be addressed in a future tour announcement.
Tickets go on sale Dec. 6 through Live Nation’s official site and mobile app.
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Following the June 2014 release of Ultraviolence (which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 182,00 copies sold in its first week) Del Rey crafted two songs for Tim Burton’s forthcoming film Big Eyes (due Dec. 25): “Big Eyes,” which she co-wrote with Daniel Heath, and “I Can Fly,” which she co-wrote with Rick Nowels.
Here are the Endless Summer tour dates she has announced so far:
May 7: The Woodlands, TX (Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion) *
May 9: Dallas, TX (Gexa Energy Pavilion) *
May 12: Morrison, CO (Red Rocks Amphitheatre) *
May 14: Phoenix, AZ (Ak-Chin Pavilion) *
May 16: Chula Vista, CA (Sleep Train Amphitheater) *
May 18: Los Angeles, CA (Hollywood Bowl) *
May 20: Mountain View, CA (Shoreline Amphitheatre)*
May 22: Ridgefield, WA (Sleep Country Amphitheater) *
May 28: Noblesville, IN (Klipsch Music Center)
May 30: Tinley Park, IL (First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre)
May 31: Clarkston, MI (DTE Energy Music Theatre)
June 3: Toronto, ON (Molson Canadian Amphitheatre)
June 4: Montreal, QC (Bell Centre)
June 11: Bristow, VA (Jiffy Lube Live)
June 13: Charlotte, NC (PNC Music Pavilion)
June 14: Atlanta, GA (Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood)
June 16: West Palm Beach, FL (Cruzan Amphitheate)
* with Courtney Love
Well, there was a time this tour would have been a total walk over for Love, but now, maybe it is a good match. New York? I promise you, if it is at T5 I’m not going.