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December 5 2011-23
Lana Del Rey
Year(s) 2011–2012
Dates 40
Start date November 4, 2011
End date September 25, 2012
Guest(s) Seye Adelekan
Zebra Katz
Oliver Tank
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Tour chronology
Paradise Tour

The Born to Die Tour was 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 November 4, 2011 in Manchester, United Kingdom, and concluded 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 postponed all of them and moved the concerts to bigger venues, as well as added many more dates to the tour to accommodate more fans.[1] Shortly before the tour officially began, Del Rey headlined a secret concert in New York City on September 14, 2011, where she performed under the stage name "Queen of Coney Island",[2] making the first show of the tour, on November 4th at The Ruby Lounge 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 at Irving Plaza in New York City.[3] Various headlining shows in Australia were later included in the tour schedule, as well as many dates for music festivals across Europe and Australia. 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. Although not included in the list below, Del Rey performed "Diet Mountain Dew" once, on November 30, 2011, as an encore.

  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. "You Can Be the Boss"
  10. "Off to the Races"

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 datesEdit

List of concerts, showing date, city, country, venue, and opening acts.[5]
Date City Country Venue Opening acts
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 Seye Adelekan
Vince Kidd
November 17, 2011 Birmingham O2 Institute2 Birmingham Seye Adelekan
Jake Bugg
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
Europe
April 10, 2012 London United Kingdom The Jazz Café N/A
North America
June 3, 2012 Los Angeles United States El Rey Theatre Jarrod Gorbel
June 4, 2012 Zebra Katz
June 5, 2012
June 7, 2012 New York City Irving Plaza
June 8, 2012
June 10, 2012
Europe
June 15, 2012[a] Barcelona Spain Fira Barcelona Gran Via N/A
June 17, 2012[b] London United Kingdom Victoria Park
June 22, 2012[c] Newport Seaclose Park
June 24, 2012[d] London Hackney Marshes
June 27, 2012[e] Arendal Norway Tromøy
June 29, 2012[f] Werchter Belgium Festivalpark
July 1, 2012[g] Belfort France Peninsula of Malsaucy
July 4, 2012[h] Montreux Switzerland Miles Davis Hall Woodkid
July 5, 2012[i] London United Kingdom Chiswick House N/A
July 6, 2012[j] Sesimbra Portugal Meco
July 13, 2012[k] Southwold United Kingdom Henham Park
July 15, 2012[l] Gräfenhainichen Germany Ferropolis
Oceania
July 21, 2012[m] Adelaide Australia Jubilee Pavilion 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[n] Yelgun North Byron Parklands N/A
Europe
September 25, 2012[o] London United Kingdom Roundhouse Benjamin Francis Leftwich

Cancelled showsEdit

List of cancelled concerts, showing date, city, country, venue, and reason for cancellation.
Date City Country Venue Reason
Asia
May 28, 2012 Tokyo Japan Duo Music Exchange Exhaustion[6]

NotesEdit

  1. The show on June 15, 2012 in Barcelona, Spain was part of Sónar.
  2. The show on June 17, 2012 in London, England was part of the Lovebox Festival.
  3. The show on June 22, 2012 in Newport, Wales was part of the Isle of Wight Festival.
  4. The show on June 24, 2012 in London, England was part of Radio 1's Hackney Weekend.
  5. The show on June 27, 2012 in Arendal, Norway was part of the Hove Festival.
  6. The show on June 29, 2012 in Werchter, Belgium was part of Rock Werchter.
  7. The show on July 1, 2012 in Belfort, France was part of Eurockéennes.
  8. The show on July 4, 2012 in Montreux, Switzerland was part of the Montreux Jazz Festival.
  9. The show on July 5, 2012 in London, England was part of the House Festival.
  10. The show on July 6, 2012 in Sesimbra, Portugal was part of Super Bock Super Rock.
  11. The show on July 13, 2012 in Southwold, England was part of the Latitude Festival.
  12. The show on July 15, 2012 in Gräfenhainichen, Germany was part of the Melt! Festival.
  13. The show on July 21, 2012 in Adelaide, South Australia was part of the Spin Off Festival.
  14. The show on July 28, 2012 in Yelgun, New South Wales was part of Splendour in the Grass.
  15. The show on September 25, 2012 in London, England was part of the iTunes Festival.

ReferencesEdit

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