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December 5 2011-23
Lana Del Rey
Year(s) 2011–2012
Legs 2
Dates 41
Guest(s) Seye Adelekan
Zebra Katz
Oliver Tank
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Paradise Tour

The Born to Die Tour is the first worldwide concert tour by Lana Del Rey. It was in support of her first major-label album Born to Die. It began on September 14, 2011 in New York City, United States, and ended on September 25, 2012 in London, United Kingdom.

Background Edit

The 2011 leg of the Born to Die Tour was originally announced in August and September of 2011 with only four scheduled dates at very small venues in Berlin, London, New York, and Los Angeles. The shows sold out so quickly that Del Rey rescheduled all of them and moved them to bigger venues as well as adding many more dates to the tour to accommodate more fans.[1] The tour technically began at a secret concert in New York City on September 14, 2011, where Del Rey performed under the stage name "Queen of Coney Island",[2] making the second show of the tour (November 4th in Manchester, United Kingdom) her official live debut as Lana Del Rey. The 2011 leg ended on December 7th in Los Angeles, United States, at the Troubadour.

The 2012 leg of the Born to Die Tour was originally composed of three residency concerts in Los Angeles at the El Rey Theatre and three in New York City at Irving Plaza.[3] Various headlining shows in Australia were later included in the tour schedule, as well as many dates for music festivals across Europe and Oceania. The tour concluded on September 25th, in London, United Kingdom, at the 2012 iTunes Festival.

Specifics and visuals Edit

The first leg of the tour from November to December 2011 featured a simple stage set up, as most of the venues were fairly small, the only notable props were multiple large light-up balloon-like figures that served as displays for Del Rey's visual videos. The videos were mostly made up of modified clips from Del Rey's music videos as well as clips from various films and videos. The visuals changed as different songs were being performed.

The stage set up for the 2012 leg of the tour was significantly more complex, as it featured an onstage orchestra and a larger display screen for Del Rey's visual videos. Stage props included palm trees and other plants beside the display screen, which were later prevalent in the stage design for Del Rey's 2013-2014 Paradise Tour. Stage design often varied for festival performances and select concerts, and was not identical at all shows.

SetlistEdit

2011 legEdit

The setlist varied from date to date, but in total, the setlist for the 2011 leg of the Born to Die Tour was composed of 12 songs: 10 from Born to Die, 1 unreleased song, and 1 other song that was used as an intro to the show.

  1. "Prelude" (Intro)
  2. "Without You"
  3. "Born to Die"
  4. "Blue Jeans"
  5. "Radio"
  6. "Million Dollar Man"
  7. "Video Games"
  8. "Summertime Sadness"
  9. "Dark Paradise"
  10. "You Can Be the Boss"
  11. "Diet Mountain Dew"
  12. "Off to the Races"

Notes: On September 14, 2011, Del Rey performed "Dark Paradise" and "It Was a Very Good Year" by Frank Sinatra, but did not perform them on any other date of the tour. The only time on the tour Del Rey performed "Diet Mountain Dew" was on November 30, 2011, as an encore.

2012 legEdit

The setlist varied from date to date, but in total, the setlist for the 2012 leg of the Born to Die Tour was composed of 12 songs: 10 from Born to Die, 1 from Paradise, and 1 cover.

  1. "Blue Jeans"
  2. "Body Electric"
  3. "Born to Die"
  4. "Lolita"
  5. "Summertime Sadness"
  6. "Without You"
  7. "Million Dollar Man"
  8. "Heart-Shaped Box"
  9. "Carmen"
  10. "Video Games"
  11. "Radio"
  12. "National Anthem"[4]

Tour dates Edit

2011 legEdit

List of concerts, showing date, city, country, venue, and opening acts.[5]
Date City Country Venue Opening acts
North America
September 14, 2011 New York City United States Glasslands Gallery N/A
Europe
November 4, 2011 Manchester United Kingdom The Ruby Lounge Seye Adelekan
November 5, 2011 Glasgow Oran Mor
November 7, 2011 Paris France Nouveau Casino
November 10, 2011 Amsterdam Netherlands Paradiso
November 12, 2011 Cologne Germany Gebäude 9
November 14, 2011 Berlin Roter Salon
November 16, 2011 London United Kingdom Scala
November 17, 2011 Birmingham O2 Institute Birmingham
November 22, 2011 London Bassoon Bar N/A
November 23, 2011 Paris France L’Album de la Semaine
North America
November 30, 2011 Toronto Canada Mod Club Theatre N/A
December 5, 2011 New York City United States Bowery Ballroom Zach Heckendorf
December 7, 2011 Los Angeles Troubadour

2012 legEdit

List of concerts, showing date, city, country, venue, and opening acts.
Date City Country Venue/Festival Opening acts
Europe
April 10, 2012 London United Kingdom The Jazz Café N/A
North America
June 3, 2012 Los Angeles United States El Rey Theatre Zebra Katz
June 4, 2012
June 5, 2012
June 7, 2012 New York City Irving Plaza
June 8, 2012
June 10, 2012
Europe
June 15, 2012 Barcelona Spain Sónar N/A
June 17, 2012 London United Kingdom Lovebox Festival
June 22, 2012 Newport Isle of Wight Festival
June 24, 2012 London Radio 1's Hackney Weekend
June 27, 2012 Arendal Norway Hove Festival
June 29, 2012 Werchter Belgium Rock Werchter
July 1, 2012 Belfort France Eurockéennes
July 4, 2012 Montreux Switzerland Montreux Jazz Festival Woodkid
July 5, 2012 London United Kingdom House Festival N/A
July 6, 2012 Lisbon Portugal Super Bock Super Rock
July 13, 2012 Blythburgh United Kingdom Latitude Festival
July 15, 2012 Gräfenhainichen Germany Melt! Festival
Oceania
July 21, 2012 Adelaide Australia Spin Off Festival N/A
July 23, 2012 Melbourne Palace Theatre Oliver Tank
July 24, 2012
July 26, 2012 Sydney Enmore Theatre
July 27, 2012
July 28, 2012 Byron Bay Splendour in the Grass N/A
Europe
September 25, 2012 London United Kingdom Roundhouse Benjamin Francis Leftwich

Cancelled showsEdit

List of cancelled concerts, showing date, city, country, venue, and opening acts.
Date City Country Venue Opening acts
May 28, 2012 Tokyo Japan Duo Music Exchange N/A

ReferencesEdit


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