The LA to the Moon Tour is the fifth concert tour and third worldwide concert tour by Lana Del Rey. It is in support of her fourth major-label album, Lust for Life. The tour began on January 5, 2018 at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and concluded at Hajógyári Island in Budapest, Hungary on August 10, 2018.
Background[edit | edit source]
Shortly after the release of Lust for Life, Del Rey embarked on a small promotional concert tour in support of the album that mostly consisted of festival performances in Europe and North America as well as select concerts at intimate venues in London, San Diego, Anaheim, San Francisco, Santa Barbara and New York City, as well as two less intimate arena shows in Liverpool and Glasgow. These shows took place from July to October of 2017, before the LA to the Moon Tour.
On August 19, 2017, Del Rey shared a video explaining that she was planning a world tour in support of her recent album, Lust for Life. On September 11th, Del Rey met a fan in Los Angeles who asked her when the tour would begin, which she responded that it would begin in January of 2018. Shortly after, on September 21st, Del Rey shared a video to announce that she would be unveiling a line of merchandise the next day, and that each person who purchased the merchandise would be given an exclusive pre-sale code for the tour. The next day, Del Rey livestreamed on Instagram to reveal her merchandise and discuss more details about the tour. The North American leg of the tour was announced the following week on September 27th. On the same day, Del Rey revealed the Jhené Aiko and Kali Uchis would be joining her as opening acts, and that she would be performing at multiple festivals in South America. Tickets for the North American leg became available for pre-sale on September 29, followed by general sale on October 2nd. The tour will include shows in North America, South America, Europe, Australia and the Middle East. On October 16, 2017, Del Rey announced tour dates for shows in Australia and Europe.
On January 16, 2018, it was announced that American indie pop and alternative singer-songwriter Børns would serve as the opening act for all three dates of the Australian leg of the tour from March 29th to April 2nd 2018.
Production and development[edit | edit source]
In an interview for MTV which was published on October 31, 2017, Del Rey expressed that she wanted to create a stage for the tour which incorporated beach themed projections and moving structures that move in and out of the stage, as well as plant props which were prevalent on stage for her Paradise Tour.
The stage design was revealed when the tour began on January 5, 2018. The set was designed by Jason Ardizzone-West and it features an array of plant and rock props, including large palm and monterey cyprus trees on each side of the stage. Two lounge chairs sit atop the rocks, where Del Rey or her dancers Ashley Rodriguez and Alexandria Kaye sit during select performances. In addition to the props, the stage is backed by a large screen that projects Del Rey's video visuals, designed by Storme Whitby-Grubb. The stage design also features two swings that retract from the ceiling and a large triangular wooden fixture that hangs above the stage.
Setlist[edit | edit source]
The setlist varies from date to date, but in total it has been composed of 49 songs: 11 from Lust for Life, 11 from Born to Die, 8 from Ultraviolence, 7 from Honeymoon, 4 from Paradise, 1 soundtrack song, 1 cover, 3 unreleased songs, and 3 other songs that are used as intros/interludes that Del Rey does not perform.
- "Experiment in Terror" (intro)
- "13 Beaches"
- "Pretty When You Cry"
- "Scarborough Fair"
- "Yayo" *
- "Born to Die"
- "West Coast" *
- "Blue Jeans"
- "God Bless America - and All the Beautiful Women in It" *
- "White Mustang"
- "Honeymoon" *
- "Happy Birthday, Mr. President" (interlude)
- "National Anthem"
- "Gods & Monsters *
- "Diet Mountain Dew" *
- "When the World Was at War We Kept Dancing" *
- "Music to Watch Boys To" *
- "Lust for Life"
- "Black Beauty"
- "Young and Beautiful"
- "Terrence Loves You" *
- "Burnt Norton" (instrumental interlude) *
- "The Blackest Day" *
- "Florida Kilos" *
- "Salvatore" *
- "Ultraviolence" *
- "In My Feelings" *
- "Love" *
- "Paradise" *
- "Radio" *
- "Video Games"
- "High by the Beach" *
- "Get Free" *
- "Old Money" *
- "Carmen" *
- "Shades of Cool" *
- "Summertime Sadness"
- "Million Dollar Man" *
- "Art Deco" *
- "Wayamaya" *
- "Body Electric" *
- "Heroin" *
- "Cruel World" *
- "Serial Killer" *
- "Dark Paradise" *
- "Off to the Races" *
Songs marked with an asterix (*) were not performed on every date. "Ultraviolence" and "Serial Killer" were not performed on January 7, 2018 in Denver. On January 11, 2018 in Chicago, Del Rey performed an a cappella snippet of "Get Free". The a cappella clip of "Get Free" was also performed in Toronto and Detroit. On January 13, 2018 in Boston, Del Rey performed an acoustic version of "Yayo" instead of "Serial Killer". The acoustic version of "Yayo" was also performed in Toronto and Detroit. At various shows, "Burnt Norton" was used as an instrumental interlude. On January 17, 2018 in Detroit, "Honeymoon" was added to the tour's setlist instead of "Music to Watch Boys To". On January 19, 2018 in Newark, Del Rey performed "Diet Mountain Dew" and "Cruel World", and "Love" was not performed. On January 21, 2018 in Philadelphia, Del Rey performed a cappella versions of "God Bless America - and All the Beautiful Women in It" and "Old Money", which were also sung on January 23rd in Columbus. On January 26, 2018 in State College, Del Rey performed "Radio" and "Off to the Races" was not performed. On February 1 and 2, 2018 in Sunrise and Orlando respectively, Del Rey performed "Florida Kilos" and "Salvatore". During the Orlando show on February 2, 2018, Del Rey also performed the first verse of "Terrence Loves You" a cappella at a fan's request. On February 5, 2018 in Atlanta, the first verse and chorus of "Million Dollar Man" was performed by audience request. On February 6, 2018 in Nashville, "Body Electric" was performed per audience request. On February 8, 2018 in Dallas, Del Rey performed a verse of "In My Feelings" a cappella and "Paradise". On February 11, 2018 in Austin, the first verse and chorus of "Art Deco" was performed a cappella per audience request, as well as a very short a cappella of "Wayamaya". On February 15 and 16, 2018 in San Diego and Las Vegas respectively, "West Coast" was performed. On February 28 and March 31, 2018 in Honolulu and Melbourne respectively, "Shades of Cool" was performed. On March 31, and April 2, 2018 in Melbourne and Sydney respectively, "Gods & Monsters" was performed, as well as a short a cappella of "Dark Paradise", only in Sydney. "High by the Beach" was performed per audience request on April 17, 2018 in Antwerp. On April 19, 2018 in Barcelona, Del Rey performed "Carmen". On August 10, 2018 in Budapest, "The Blackest Day" was partially performed a cappella per audience request.
Tour dates[edit | edit source]
|January 5, 2018||Minneapolis||United States||Target Center||Jhené Aiko|
|January 7, 2018||Denver||Pepsi Center|
|January 11, 2018||Chicago||United Center|
|January 13, 2018||Boston||TD Garden|
|January 15, 2018||Toronto||Canada||Air Canada Centre||Kali Uchis|
|January 17, 2018||Detroit||United States||Little Caesars Arena|
|January 19, 2018||Newark||Prudential Center|
|January 21, 2018||Philadelphia||Wells Fargo Center|
|January 23, 2018||Columbus||Value City Arena|
|January 25, 2018||Washington, D.C.||Capital One Arena|
|January 26, 2018||State College||Bryce Jordan Center|
|January 30, 2018||Charlotte||Spectrum Center|
|February 1, 2018||Sunrise||BB&T Center|
|February 2, 2018||Orlando||Amway Center|
|February 5, 2018||Atlanta||Philips Arena|
|February 6, 2018||Nashville||Bridgestone Arena|
|February 8, 2018||Dallas||American Airlines Center|
|February 10, 2018||Houston||Toyota Center|
|February 11, 2018||Austin||Frank Erwin Center||N/A|
|February 13, 2018||Phoenix||Talking Stick Resort Arena||Kali Uchis|
|February 15, 2018||San Diego||Valley View Casino Center|
|February 16, 2018||Las Vegas||Mandalay Bay Events Center|
|February 28, 2018||Honolulu||Waikiki Shell||N/A|
|March 17, 2018[a]||Buenos Aires||Argentina||San Isidro Racecourse||N/A|
|March 18, 2018[b]||Santiago||Chile||O'Higgins Park|
|March 23, 2018[c]||Bogotá||Colombia||Sports Park 222|
|March 25, 2018[d]||São Paulo||Brazil||José Carlos Pace Racetrack|
|March 29, 2018||Brisbane||Australia||Riverstage||Børns|
|March 31, 2018||Melbourne||Sidney Myer Music Bowl|
|April 2, 2018||Sydney||Qudos Bank Arena|
|April 11, 2018||Milan||Italy||Mediolanum Forum||Cat Power|
|April 13, 2018||Rome||PalaLottomatica|
|April 16, 2018||Berlin||Germany||Mercedes-Benz Arena|
|April 17, 2018||Antwerp||Belgium||Sportpaleis|
|April 19, 2018||Barcelona||Spain||Palau Sant Jordi|
|April 20, 2018||Madrid||Palacio Vistalegre|
|June 29, 2018[e]||Panenský Týnec||Czech Republic||Panenský Týnec Letiště||N/A|
|August 10, 2018[f]||Budapest||Hungary||Hajógyári Island|
Cancelled shows[edit | edit source]
|January 9, 2018||Kansas City||United States||Sprint Center||Illness|
|September 7, 2018[g]||Lehavot HaBashan||Israel||Pecan Park||Inability to schedule an additional show in Palestine and BDS Boycott|
Notes[edit | edit source]
- The show on March 17, 2018 in Buenos Aires, Argentina is part of Lollapalooza Argentina.
- The show on March 18, 2018 in Santiago, Chile is part of Lollapalooza Chile.
- The show on March 23, 2018 in Bogotá, Colombia is part of the Estéreo Picnic Festival.
- The show on March 25, 2018 in São Paulo, Brazil is part of Lollapalooza Brazil.
- The show on June 29, 2018 in Panenský Týnec, Czech Republic is part of the Aerodrome Festival.
- The show on August 10, 2018 in Budapest, Hungary is part of the Sziget Festival.
- The show on September 7, 2018 in Lehavot HaBashan, Israel is part of the Meteor Festival.
Promotional posters[edit | edit source]
The official promotional tour posters were designed by American contemporary graphic designer, pop-artist, and director, Kii Arens, who also designed the Endless Summer Tour posters and a promotional poster for Del Rey's "Freak" music video premiere.
Merchandise[edit | edit source]
Personnel[edit | edit source]
- Lana Del Rey – vocals
- Ashley Rodriguez & Alexandria Kaye – dancers
- Blake Stranathan – electric guitar
- Byron Thomas – keyboard
- Tom Marsh – drums
- Kevin McPherson – bass guitar
- Jason Ardizzone-West – set design
- Storme Whitby-Grubb – video design, video director
- Ant Barrett – video director
- Phil White – lighting design
- James Lockey – video editor
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References[edit | edit source]
- Kim, Michelle & Strauss, Matthew (September 27, 2017). "Lana Del Rey Announces Tour". Pitchfork.
- Adams, Tori (September 27, 2017). "Lollapalooza Announces 2018 South America Festival Lineups Featuring Pearl Jam, Lana Del Rey and LCD Soundsystem". mxdwn.com.
- Del Rey, Lana (September 27, 2017). "TOUR DATES". Instagram.
- Del Rey, Lana (October 16, 2017). "Pre sale Wednesday! Excited". Twitter.
- MTV News (October 31, 2017). "Lana Del Rey Talks Next Music Video & Tour w/ Kali Uchis & Jhené Aiko". YouTube.
- "Lana Del Rey 2018 Arena Tour — Set Design". Jason Ardizzone-West | Set Designer.
- Rice, Nicolas (January 9, 2018) "Lana Del Rey Cancels Kansas City Concert: 'I've Come Down With the Flu'". Billboard.
- Steinberg, Jessica (August 31, 2018) "Lana Del Rey cancels Israel gig, cites inability to perform for Palestinian fans'". The Times of Israel.