A controversy-courting performer who challenges conventions of authenticity is about to hit the road with someone who has a plenty of experience in that area. Lana Del Rey has announced the first set of dates from her 2015 “Endless Summer Tour,” and it includes eight shows with Courtney Love. The lineup unites the singer/songwriter behind this year’s Ultraviolence with the Hole frontwoman and America’s Sweetheart solo artist.
Del Rey’s touring schedule so far runs from May 7 in Texas to June 16 in Florida. Love joins her on the initial stretch of the tour, with stops in Texas, Colorado, Arizona, California and Washington through May 22. The opening acts for the rest of Del Rey’s tour are still to be announced. Tickets go on sale December 6 via Live Nation. More dates are yet to be added.
The double bill might not be finished after the current set of dates. On November 29, Love wrote, “See you in London in ten hours @LanaDelRey we are going to own that town xxc #excitingnews2come”
In other news, Del Rey will have two songs on the soundtrack of Tim Burton’s December 25 film Big Eyes, already fueling Oscar speculation. Love’s late husband, Kurt Cobain, is the subject of upcoming HBO documentary film Montage of Heck.
As for what Del Rey and Love have in common, revisit our Ultraviolence review: They fake it so real they are beyond fake.
Lana Del Rey tour dates:
5/7 The Woodlands, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion *
5/9 Dallas, TX – Gexa Energy Pavilion *
5/12 Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre *
5/14 Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion *
5/16 Chula Vista, CA – Sleep Train Amphitheater *
5/18 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl *
5/20 Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre *
5/22 Ridgefield, WA – Sleep Country Amphitheater *
5/28 Noblesville, IN – Klipsch Music Center %
5/30 Tinley Park, IL – First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre %
5/31 Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre %
6/3 Toronto, ON – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre %
6/4 Montreal, QC – Bell Centre %
6/11 Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live %
6/13 Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion %
6/14 Atlanta, GA – Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood %
6/16 West Palm Beach, FL – Cruzan Amphitheater %
* w/ Courtney Love
% – special guest TBA