Vocal sensation Lana Del Rey has confirmed a second Irish Tour Date! Music Scene is delighted to reveal that May 2013 will be the month when Lana Del Rey comes to visit her fans in Ireland with an extra headline show at Dublin’s Vicar Street venue. Lana Del Rey will be performing live on stage at Vicar Street in Dublin on Sunday the 26th (SOLD OUT) of May 2013, and now due to phenomenal demand, Monday the 27th of May 2013. Tickets for Lana Del Rey live at Vicar Street in Dublin on Monday May 27th are priced from €44.05 including booking fee and will be on sale from 4pm on Tuesday the 6th of November 2012 through Ticketmaster and usual outlets nationwide. Click here to buy tickets for Lana Del Rey live at Vicar Street in Dublin this coming May 27th 2013.
In all fairness – it’s about time that Elizabeth Woolridge Grant (aka Lana Del Rey) announced her first set of headline Irish Tour Dates!
0818 719 300 – Republic of Ireland customers
0844 277 4455 – Northern Ireland customers
00353 1 456 9569 – International customers
Sometimes stars emerge. Sometimes stars are thrust upon us. And sometimes stars simply slip into the atmosphere as if propelled by something otherworldly. It is into this last category that the astonishing presence, voice, look and feel of Lana Del Rey falls. Musical stardom is not an option with Lana Del Rey. It is her vocation. She calls herself the “gangsta Nancy Sinatra” and defines her genre as “Hollywood pop / sadcore”, a dramatic new loop for pop music. Her look she describes as“Lolita got lost in the ‘hood’”. Get used to it all. This isn’t just soundbite, it’s Lana Del Rey‘s reality.
After scrapes in and out of the music industry, holding onto the fastidious dreams of the possibilities for Lana Del Rey, a breathtaking musical landscape began to emerge. Brittle, emotional, cascading with cinematic reference points, her songwriting started to turn technicolour. The tainted glamour of ‘Video Games’, with its lyrical leanings towards the verbal loquacity of hip hop and its noir-ish melodic feeling for torch singing, was a beginning for her.
“I had found a sound that thrilled and intrigued me. Shockingly enough, ‘Video Games’ was a key moment for me. I was chasing hits, fast songs. I would be wondering ‘how am I going to pole-dance in the spotlight to this, then?’ I put up ‘Video Games’ for myself. It was slow, it was a ballad, it kind of had no chorus. I put it up on Youtube and it worked. Every day there were thousands more views. I just sat there wondering where these people were coming from. I had no idea how they’d heard it but people came and started talking to me because of that song. It was not what I expected. But what a relief. If I could have a shot at singing my Hollywood glam ballads as well as my more upbeat gangsta brother versions of those songs, that would be great. Just not having to try and sing like other people.”
Lana Del Rey faced the fear while clocking up strong experiences to back up her magical musical storytelling. All of these intimacies coalesced on the debut studio album ‘Born To Die’ released early 2012. Complementing the lush orchestration of ‘Video Games’, there is a mountain of music that she has crafted lovingly in the studio. From the haunting timbres of ‘Born To Die’ to the hip hop influenced ‘National Anthem’, Lana Del Rey‘s music sounds unique like it has arrived bespoke to the artist.
Lana Del Rey has received 3 nominations at the 2012 MTV EMA Awards – Best Alternative, Best New and Best Push.
‘Born To Die – The Paradise Edition’ is released here in Ireland on Friday the 9th of November 2012 with 8 brand new songs including ‘Blue Velvet’ and the new single ‘Ride’. Click here for further details.
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