The singer’s representatives denied the wave of reports that the Del Rey’s spring tour was cancelled due to backlash from her “Saturday Night Live” performance.
“[Lana] and her manager decided to cancel [the tour] after ‘SNL,'” the source said. “She was very upset … they figure it allows time for her to clear her head, then go back to selling tickets.”
“More importantly, they figure, the extra time gives them more distance from SNL,” the source added.
According to the rumors, Del Rey was slated to play 30 dates at 1,000- to 3,000-capacity venues across the country, but none of the dates have been revealed.
Last month, Del Rey told MTV that she was planning to go on tour behind ‘Born to Die’ in October, in small venues – a decision she said was backed by both her team and her label, Interscope.
“I’m capping every venue at 900 [capacity], because I don’t want to perform for more [people] than that,” she said.
“So what I want to do is three nights in New York, like at Irving Plaza, and then three nights at the El Rey in L.A., and then, in between, do 15 cities, and cap it at 900 venues. And everybody is onboard, so that’s what we’re going to do.”
Del Rey’s representatives said she will continue her tour around the country. In a statement Del Rey’s publicist called the news “not accurate,” adding, “There has never been a spring tour announced or canceled.”
As Bill Board says, Del Rey still plans to appear at the Amoeba Music in Los Angeles on Tuesday night, and at the Amoeba store in San Francisco on Thursday night.
“Lana continues to perform in public and on TV,” says her rep. “She gave a fantastic performance on Letterman last week; she will appear at the Amoeba in LA today, and the SF Amoeba on Thursday.”
Her new album, Born To Die, debuted at #1 on the UK album charts and is currently holding the top place in iTunes Australia album charts in this, its first week of release.
Del Rey twittered to thank those who had supported her album’s success. “Thank you for making the record #1 in 11 countries. Your sweet words have softened the effect of even the harshest reviews. I adore you,” she wrote.
Refunds for the February 28 show at Oxford Art Factory and March 3 show at The Toff in Town will be processed shortly, according to the statement.
“If you purchased your ticket online or over the phone through moshtix your ticket will be automatically refunded back to your credit card/PayPal account,” they advise.
“If you purchased your ticket from a moshtix retail outlet you will need to return to the outlet with your ticket to receive your refund,” they added.
“Lana is looking forward to her maiden Australian visit and sincerely apologises for any inconvenience caused.”
Del Rey has appeared on the British Vogue cover and when she cancelled a recent gig because of illness, it prompted disappointment rather than anger or ridicule, says the Week.
If she is adopted by the Brits before she gains her countrymen’s affections, Lana Del Rey will find herself in illustrious company.
However, Lana Del Rey is starting to worry us a little bit. First of all, her live performances were slated and then her album got mixed reviews. And now the singer revealed some more disappointing information.
Speaking to Vogue, Lana said: “I don’t think I’ll write another record. What would I say? I feel like everything I wanted to say, I’ve said already.”