Singer Lana Del Rey is on tour this spring and summer in support of her sophomore album Ultaviolence. "The Endless Summer Tour" is making stops in cities acorss the country, with many of the shows featuring performances from Courtney Love. Find Lana Del Rey tickets on TicketNetwork.com and go see her perfom at a venue near you in 2015!
|Current Tour:||The Endless Summer Tour|
|First Album:||Lana Del Ray (2010)|
Elizabeth Grant, better known by her stage name Lana Del Rey was born in New York, NY on June 21, 1985. Del Ray grew up in Upstate New York and began to sing in her church choir at a young age. When she was 15 she was sent to Kent School, a boarding school located in Western Connecticut to help curb her alcohol dependency. Upon graduation from Kent School she was accepted to SUNY Geneseo, but decided not to attend. Instead, she moved in with her aunt and uncle on Long Island, where she worked as a waitress. While living there, Del Rey's uncle taught her how to play guitar. The following year, Del Rey enrolled in Fordham University and moved to New York City. There, she began performing in clubs under various names, such as “Sparkle Jump Rope Queen” and “Lizzy Grant and the Phenomena.”
While performing at the Williamsburg Live Songwriting Competition in in 2006, Del Rey met Van Wilson, an A&R representative for an independent record label owned by David Nichtern. The following year she signed a contract worth $10,000 with the label and began working with producer David Khane. In 2008, Del Rey released her debut mixtape Kill Kill.
In early 2010, Del Rey released her debut album, Lana Del Ray. Unfortunately, the album was soon pulled from shelves because according to Del Rey, her label, 5 Points Records was unable to fund it. Ultimately Del Rey was able to buy back the rights to the album. A short time later, Del Rey met her current managers, Ben Mawson and Ed Millett, who helped her get out of her contract with 5 Points Records, whom she was unhappy with.
After uploading a handful of songs to her YouTube channel, Del Rey was discovered and signed by Stranger Records. Soon after, Del Rey released her debut single, “Video Games,” which was featured on her sophomore album, Born to Die. Born to die, released in 2012, debuted at number two on the U.S. Billboard 200 and sold 77,000 copies in its first week. It later became certified platinum by the RIAA and as of July 2014 had sold over four million copies.
In 2014, Del Rey released her third studio album, Ultraviolence, which featured singles, such as “West Coast” and “Ultraviolence.” Although Ultraviolence did not see the same level of success as her previous album, it was still certified Gold by the RIAA.
In 2015, Del Rey is set to release her third studio album, titled Honeymoon. While the album is still in the works, she has expressed interest in releasing it sometime in summer 2015. She has also embarked on “The Endless Summer Tour” with special guest Courtney Love opening for a handful of shows, while Canadian singer Grimes opens for another set of dates. The tour is Del Rey’s first and is making stops in over 20 cities across the United States and Canada.