The Endless Summer Tour

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The Endless Summer Tour
Tour by Lana Del Rey
Lana Del Rey - The Endless Summer Tour.png
Associated album Ultraviolence
Start date May 7, 2015 (2015-05-07)
End date June 16, 2015 (2015-06-16)
Legs 1
No. of shows
  • 20 in North America
  • 20 in total
Guests
Box office US $6 million
Lana Del Rey concert chronology

The Endless Summer Tour was the third headlining concert tour by American recording artist Lana Del Rey in support of her third studio album, Ultraviolence (2014). The tour began on May 7, 2015, in The Woodlands, Texas and concluded on June 16, 2015, in West Palm Beach, Florida finishing with a total of twenty shows over the span of two months, the first seven shows of the tour were supported by fellow alternative rock singer Courtney Love, while the majority of the remaining tour dates were supported by synthpop singer and producer, Grimes. Most of the tour dates were sold out instantly.

Lana Del Rey performed songs from Born to Die, Paradise, and Ultraviolence, in addition to some previously unreleased songs, and covers. By the end of 2015, the tour placed at number 156 on Pollstar's "2015 Year-End Top 200 North American Tours" list, grossing $6 million from 16 shows.[1]

Background[edit]

Del Rey performing at The Gorge Amphitheatre.

Prior to the release of Ultraviolence (2014), Del Rey performed a series of concerts across North America in April and May 2014.[2] Included in this slew of concerts were two performances at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, the first in which Del Rey premiered "West Coast", the lead single off of Ultraviolence.[3] After the release of Ultraviolence, Del Rey then went on to perform at various music festivals across Europe during June, July, and August 2014 before canceling the remainder of her promotional concerts due to health issues,[4] after recovering from her illness, Del Rey went on to finish her promotional concert tour by performing two shows at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles, California in October 2014.[5] After the completion of the promotional tour, there was much speculation as to if there would be a proper concert tour in support of the singer's latest studio album.[6]

During an interview with the Australian press in July 2014, Courtney Love, former frontwoman of the punk rock band Hole, expressed an interest in collaborating with artists such as Miley Cyrus and Lana Del Rey. When speaking of the possibility of a duet between her and Del Rey, she exclaimed that "I [Love] have a distinctive voice and it might sound cool if it’s the right song".[7] Within the following months, Love continued to hint at a collaboration between her and Del Rey publicly through her Twitter account tagging Del Rey in a tweet and stating that there was "exciting news to come".[8]

On December 1, 2014, the tour was officially announced with seventeen shows scheduled across North America in the summer of the following year. Along with the tour's announcement came news that Love would be co-headlining the first eight shows with Del Rey to promote her upcoming solo release.[9] Presale tickets for the tour began shortly after the tour's announcement on December 3, 2014, which was then followed by the general public sale beginning after that on December 6, 2014.[10] Four months later, on April 1, 2015, Del Rey announced that synthpop singer and producer Grimes would be joining her on the remaining dates of the tour after Love departs from the tour.[11]

Set list[edit]

This set list is representative of the show on May 7, 2015, in The Woodlands, Texas, it does not represent all dates throughout the tour.[12]

Shows[edit]

List of concerts, showing date, city, country, venue, opening acts, tickets sold, amount of available tickets, and gross revenue
Date City Country Venue Opening acts Attendance Revenue
North America[15][16]
May 7, 2015 The Woodlands United States Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Courtney Love N/A N/A
May 12, 2015 Morrison Red Rocks Amphitheatre
May 14, 2015 Phoenix Ak-Chin Pavilion
May 16, 2015 Chula Vista Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
May 18, 2015 Los Angeles Hollywood Bowl
May 20, 2015 Mountain View Shoreline Amphitheatre
May 22, 2015 Ridgefield Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
May 24, 2015[A] George The Gorge Amphitheatre N/A
May 28, 2015 Noblesville Klipsch Music Center Grimes
May 30, 2015 Tinley Park Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
May 31, 2015 Clarkston DTE Energy Music Theatre 14,566 / 14,566 $554,080
June 3, 2015 Toronto Canada Budweiser Stage N/A N/A
June 4, 2015 Montreal Bell Centre 11,329 / 11,329 $641,804
June 6, 2015 Atlantic City United States Borgata Event Center N/A N/A
June 7, 2015[B] New York City Randall's Island Park N/A
June 9, 2015 Mansfield Xfinity Center Grimes
June 11, 2015 Bristow Jiffy Lube Live
June 13, 2015 Charlotte PNC Music Pavilion
June 14, 2015 Atlanta Lakewood Amphitheatre
June 16, 2015 West Palm Beach Coral Sky Amphitheatre
Total 25,895 / 25,895
(100%)
+$6,000,000[17]

Cancelled shows[edit]

List of cancelled concerts, showing date, city, country, venue and reason for cancellation
Date City Country Venue Reason
May 9, 2015 Dallas United States Starplex Pavilion Inclement weather[18]

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pollstar 2015 Year-End Top 200 North American Tours" (PDF). Pollstar. Retrieved January 8, 2016. 
  2. ^ Reilly, Dan (March 11, 2014). "Lana Del Rey Announces Biggest North American Tour Yet". Spin. SpinMedia. Retrieved May 10, 2015. 
  3. ^ Lipshutz, Jason (April 14, 2014). "Coachella 2014: Lana Del Rey Debuts 'West Coast' Single In Star-Making Performance". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved May 10, 2015. 
  4. ^ Chiu, Melody (September 15, 2014). "Lana Del Rey Cancels European Concerts Due to Illness". People. Time Inc. Retrieved May 10, 2015. 
  5. ^ Brandle, Lars (September 23, 2014). "Lana Del Rey To Play Two Gigs In L.A. Cemetery". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved May 10, 2015. 
  6. ^ Mahlmeister, Chrissy (October 20, 2014). "See What Lana Del Rey Fans Wore To Her Show In A Graveyard". MTV. Viacom. Retrieved December 2, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Courtney Love talks Miley Cyrus duet, dieting for acting and being the last rock woman standing". News.com.au. News Corp Australia. July 6, 2014. Retrieved December 27, 2014. 
  8. ^ Cowler, Jasmine (November 30, 2014). "Is Courtney Love Collaborating with Lana Del Rey?". Gigwise. Giant Digital. Retrieved December 27, 2014. 
  9. ^ Kreps, Daniel (December 1, 2014). "Lana Del Rey, Courtney Love Plot Joint 2015 JjuTour". Rolling Stone. Jann Wenner. Retrieved December 2, 2014. 
  10. ^ "North American 2015 Tour Announced". Lana Del Rey. December 3, 2014. Retrieved May 10, 2015. 
  11. ^ Marcus, Erza (April 1, 2015). "Lana Del Rey Announces Brief Summer Tour with Grimes". CBS Radio. CBS Local Media. Retrieved May 10, 2015. 
  12. ^ Renshaw, David (May 8, 2015). "Courtney Love dubs herself and Lana Del Rey 'the queens of rage and anguish' as US co-tour begins". NME. Time Inc. UK. Retrieved May 9, 2015. 
  13. ^ Basile, Lisa Marie (June 15, 2015). "Lana Del Rey’s Transcendent Concert At The Borgata In Atlantic City". HuffPost. Retrieved October 13, 2017. 
  14. ^ Breihan, Tom (June 17, 2015). "Watch Lana Del Rey Sing 'Florida Kilos' Live For The First Time". Stereogum. Retrieved October 13, 2017. 
  15. ^ North American leg information for The Endless Summer Tour:
  16. ^ Boxscore:
  17. ^ "Pollstar 2015 Year-End Top 200 North American Tours" (PDF). Pollstar. Retrieved January 8, 2016. 
  18. ^ Rosen, Christopher (May 10, 2015). "Lana Del Rey apologizes to fans after weather forces Dallas show cancellation". Entertainment Weekly. Time Inc. Retrieved May 10, 2015. 
  19. ^ Marchand, Francois (February 4, 2015). "Sasquatch! Festival announces 2015 lineup with Kendrick Lamar, Robert Plant and more". The Vancouver Sun. Postmedia Network. Retrieved May 9, 2015. 
  20. ^ Carley, Brennan (January 7, 2015). "Governors Ball 2015 Lineup: Drake, Lana Del Rey, the Black Keys, and More". Spin. SpinMedia. Retrieved May 9, 2015.