Lana Del Rey Announces North American Fall Tour Dates 2019
Lana Del Rey is known for her distinctive voice that is set off by highly visual impactful performances. She masters cinematic qualities in her videos and concerts. This beautiful and talented singer, songwriter and poet expresses romance, melancholia and deep feelings in most of her powerful songs. Pop culture, specifically 1950s and 1960s Americana is a strong inspirational thread running through her personal and musical style.
Her big breakthrough came when this self-starter uploaded videos for the songs "Video Games" and "Blue Jeans" to her YouTube channel in 2011. They went viral. Since then she has accumulated successes due to her strong, subtly resounding and chanting voice, tinged with nostalgia and seeming to ring like an echo of days gone by.
Lana del Rey, the stage name that Elizabeth Woolridge Grant chose infers to the pop that is present in her style. "I wanted a name I could shape the music towards. I was going to Miami quite a lot at the time, speaking a lot of Spanish with my friends from Cuba “. 1950’S retro style is one of her trademarks.” Lana Del Rey reminded us of the glamour of the seaside. It sounded gorgeous coming off the tip of the tongue." The name is a combination of actress Lana Turner and the Ford Del Rey sedan. A retro nostalgic glamour is indeed part of Lana del Rey’s aura. But there is so much more questioning and observations in her lyrics.
With the Lana del Rey tour 2010, once again Lana Del Rey stuns us with a very intriguing and original theme and strong visuals.
The Norman Fucking Rockwell Tour 2019 is launching. It is based on the new album titled Norman Fucking Rockwell set to be released August 30th and will definitely make the end of summer a whole lot sweeter.
Lana Del Rey’s running theme is 1950’s and 60’s Americana so it can come as no surprise that she chose to name this tour after Norman Rockwell, so well known for illustrations of everyday moments that reflect the spirit of small-town and patriotic America during World War II. Lana Del Rey uses this mood as a backdrop to express her own special mix of emotions and observations, some of them creepy or with a tongue in cheek humour. Indeed, her interpretations and messages always rival in contradictions. It’s never all good or all bad. Just remember her 2012 clip for “National Anthem,” where she can be seen in the role of both Marilyn Monroe and Jackie Kennedy.
The originality and style of the Norman Fucking Rockwell album trailer, you can now check out online, serves as a great indication of how powerful and enchanting the Lana del Rey concert and the new album will be.
The distinctive and enchanting voice, her mastery of theme and choice of compelling visual style all sum up to the promise of powerful performance that you can be sure to witness when you see Lana del Rey live.
Her style has earned her the title of The Saddest, Baddest Diva in Rock by Rolling Stone magazine. One of the first to recognize her talent, David Nichtern, who signed her to his starting up label during her college days has said of her that she had “the outer aspect of Marilyn Monroe with the inner aspect of Leonard Cohen”.
Do not be fooled by the make-up: this is no Katy Perry but more the intensity of a Kurt Cobain. Her vocal style has moved towards jazzy and powerful tones. Since college, she has been writing song lyrics. “There were these nights that I enjoyed so much, just staying up and writing songs.”
She reminisces about how writing song lyrics is one of the rare things that gives her happiness and satisfaction. “I felt I was really capturing my life in song form, and it was such a pleasure. And that being my whole life, you know? And really being happy, because I was doing exactly what I loved.”
Lana Del Rey, inspired by small-town America could not overlook the uncertain and haunting atmosphere inhabited by mass shootings. She has recently released a song that speaks of the senselessness of the mass shootings where she is “looking for my own versing of America. One without the gun, where the flag can freely fly/ It’s just a dream I had in mind”. One without guns because,“ We used to worry about the children only after dark”. The song is rightfully poignant, sad and powerful.
The North American leg of Lana del Rey tour dates will launch Saturday, September 21ST in Wantagh, New York and wrap up October 11th in San Diego before she heads out to Europe for the rest of the tour. The cities visited by this tour will be Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, Berkeley, Sacramento and Los Angeles.
Long after you see Lana Del Rey live, her special, melodic, soothing yet nostalgic voice will haunt your world with its beauty. Book Lana del Rey tickets now. You are in for a memorable experience.