No, it’s not just another ruse for #PracticalJokeTuesday: Lana Del Rey announced the first set of dates for her 2015 tour, and they include “very, very special guest” Courtney Love as an opener.
Dubbed the “Endless Summer” tour, the jaunt will kick off in May, and see Del Rey–whose name means “Of the King” in Spanish–playing the largest venues of her career.
Which makes sense, given that Ultraviolence, Del Rey’s newest studio album, is also her most successful. It’s sold over a million copies worldwide since its June release–and topped the charts in fifteen countries simultaneously.
And we already know she’s gotten Marilyn Manson’s attention.
L-Del came to Love’s notice after covering the old Nirvana standard “Heart-Shaped Box.”
Following that rendition, C-Love had the following to say:
You do know the song is about my vagina right? ‘Throw down your umbilical noose so i can climb right back,’ umm. On top of which some of the lyrics about my vagina I contributed. So umm next time you sing it, think about my vagina will you? lol xc. You are gorgeous and very talented, it was all in good humor love, it is true however.
One wonders if Jimmy Page and Robert Plant had the same kinds of things to say to one another before their collaborations.
In any event, here’s the full slate of L-Del tour dates. Shows where she’ll be joined by Love are marked with an asterisk, and there are plenty more to come.
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 @ AkChin 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 Amphitheater