On February 8, Lana Del Rey arrived in Dallas, Texas for her concert later that night at the American Airlines Center. Before her show, she stopped by the Seacrest Studios at the Children’s Medical Center to pay them a visit.
During her visit, Lana was taught how to play four chords on the ukulele. She sang some of “This Is What Makes Us Girls” which was requested, and also made up her own “new little tropical song” on the ukulele which she said she’ll call ‘Starry Eyed.’ You can see a snippet of this on her Instagram account here (or below). Lana also got a picture from a girl which she said made her “so happy”, and played some games with all the children!
Public Appearances > 2018 > Visiting the Seacrest Studios at the Children’s Medical Center in Dallas, Texas, USA (February 8)
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🦄 Told you I’d bring something more sparkly than a fish pebble for next time 🎆 We had song requests but both girlies acknowledged I would have to alter the lyrics if I sang them !! And what were the chances of having four ukelele players in the room ?? So they all taught me four chords and I started to write a new little tropical song. Had the best time. Sending lots of love xo @ryanfoundation
Last month Lana Del Rey visited the Children’s National Hospital in Washington D.C.
Today, February 6, Lana arrived in Nashville, Tennessee for her next show tonight, and stopped by the Seacrest Studios at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.
Lana shared some moments from the visit on her Instagram page, which you can see below, including some of the questions the children asked. One girl asked Lana what word she would use to describe herself, and she said “sparkly”.
Lana explained in the post, “Everyone asked questions but Caroline would rather have one of the fish pebbles from the bottom of the question bowl. Then we played a game of Lana Del Yay or Nay. Yay to grocery shopping – nay to making my bed.”
Public Appearances > 2018 > Visiting Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt in Nashville, Tennessee (February 6)
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Got to see these little angels today in Nashville at Seacrest studios at the children’s hospital. Everyone asked questions but Caroline would rather have one of the fish pebbles from the bottom of the question bowl. Then we played a game of Lana Del Yay or Nay. Yay to grocery shopping- nay to making my bed. Next time I’ll bring u something more sparkly than a fish pebble. Promise 💋
Two stops in less than two weeks! Thanks @LanaDelRey for making another special visit to our #SeacrestStudios at @VUMCchildren’s Hospital! The kids had a blast, hope you did too :) pic.twitter.com/chAuamSO2V
— Ryan Seacrest (@RyanSeacrest) February 6, 2018
On January 28, Lana Del Rey attended the 60th Annual Grammy Awards held at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Lana’s album “Lust For Life” was nominated for ‘Best Pop Vocal Album’, but unfortunately lost to Ed Sheeran’s “Divide”.
Lana is wearing a custom made Gucci dress: an ivory silk-crepe gown with crystal star embroideries, soft draped V neck crystal rope necklace, finished with a headpiece made of silver and crystal stars and metallic platform shoes. Her look is reminiscent of a dress and headpiece actress Hedy Lamarr wore in the 1941 film Ziegfeld Girl. Lana also wore a white rose on her right wrist in support of the Time’s Up movement, finally she wore a wonderful ring from manlybands.com, she looked beautiful, everything was a mixture of perfect complements.
At the event, Pitchfork asked what was coming next and Lana said: “I’ve got a couple of other tracks. I’ve got this weird track ‘Bartender’ that doesn’t belong to a record yet.” She also explained that she’s hoping to create a video for the song, adding that she hopes for a collaboration with her friend Father John Misty (who appeared in her music video for ‘Freak’) in the future.
MTV asked Lana where she is with the upcoming music video for “Cherry”. She said: “I’m so bad [..] I have to say this arena tour has been the craziest thing I’ve ever done; it’s so amazing but it’s taking up a lot of my time, but I have 20 days off before my South America part, so I’m hoping to shoot it then.”
Public Appearances > 2018 > 60th Annual Grammy Awards at Madison Square Garden in New York (January 28)
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Last night, January 27, Lana Del Rey, along with her manager Ben Mawson, attended the Pre-Grammy Gala at the Sheraton New York Times Square hotel in New York City. Lana’s “Lust For Life” album is nominated for ‘Best Pop Vocal Album’. Before the event began, Lana met some fans and spent time talking to and taking photos with them.
Candids > 2018 > Arriving at the Clive Davis Pre-Grammy party in New York City, USA (January 27)
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LANA DEL REY JUST LOOKED ME IN THE EYES AND SAID “I’m going to remember you forever” I’M CRYING
— amy (@xthecityx) January 28, 2018
WHAT ARE YOU GUYS DOING HERE pic.twitter.com/NkoFX3QuKw
— jeremy (@mmmjer) January 28, 2018
On January 26, Lana Del Rey visited the Children’s National Hospital in Washington D.C., where she spent some time with the patients. She was also interviewed at their very own Seacrest Studios! During the interview, Lana sung some of her song “Once Upon A Dream” from the Maleficent soundtrack. Lana was asked a bunch of cute questions from her favourite animal (cats) to her favourite colour (anything that sparkles)!.
Later in the day, Lana arrived in Pennsylvania for her next show later tonight and met some fans. In one video, Lana is in awe at a fan’s tattoo, and shows compassion asking “where is your jacket?” before signing some autographs.
Public Appearances > 2018 > At the Seacrest Studios and Children’s National Medical Center in Washington DC, USA (January 26)
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Candids > 2018 > Meeting fans at University Park in Pennsylvania, USA (January 26)
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Check out photos from today’s special #SeacrestStudios visitor…the sweet, @LanaDelRey! Thank you for spending time with us and for spreading smiles! 💛✨ https://t.co/W6AUsDZCGX pic.twitter.com/8Fbp4TeGb9
— Children's National (@childrenshealth) January 26, 2018
Had the best time at the Children’s hospital in Washington DC today before we left for Pennsylvania.
The kids were ready with lots of requests and put me on the spot to sing some songs I’ve done for Disney movies and some other old classics. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/PuLsq7b5eR
— Lana Del Rey (@LanaDelRey) January 26, 2018
On November 14, Lana Del Rey attended the Artist and Manager Awards in London, England, where she presented the award for Manager Of The Year to her managers Ben Mawson and Ed Millet (from TAP Management). Lana wore the Gucci wood dress (with tiger head buttons), which can be viewed or purchased here. You can read Lana’s long and touching speech below, thanks to Music Business Worldwide for providing the transcript.
I am very happy to be here tonight to give my managers this award and I wanted to share with you what they did for me that no one else could do.
They were able to see in me all of the things that people around 2006/2007 said were unmarketable, not pop enough, too abstract. They were able to see these traits as assets and to have the wisdom to see that some of the peculiarities of my writing style were relatable.
They could actually make my record translate in a universal way that other bigger managers and bigger labels that I had met hadn’t been able to understand up until that point.
My melodies, choruses and songs weren’t four to the floor, and my sentiments were not always cheerful… like having a debut record called Born to Die! But I was able to communicate my feelings in a way that was different from other artists at the time. I had my own unique vocabulary and I had ambitions to be a great American writer. They saw that value in that.
By the time I met Ben in 2009 I had already been playing in local bars and auditioning for major and indie labels for about four years. Although my experiences with open mic nights and playing on the lower east side of New York City was generally positive, my experience playing for labels was mostly the same.
Every meeting ended with the question, Where are the hits? To which I would indignantly reply, I’m sharing my life story! I guess I expected people to see the value in that and to have an a-ha moment.
On some level I think people did love the music, I got a lot of positive feedback, just no calls back. That was probably because nobody knew what to do with the tone of the project and songs, and they couldn’t really envision what my career would look like long term.
But when I met Ben and shortly after I met Ed, I moved to London where they lived, and we did start to get calls back after making the rounds for a few years.
They were the first people who could see the big picture and they loved my music as much as I loved making it. Which I think is the most important thing for a manager: to truly love the projects that they are working on and to want to make the personal and professional commitment it takes to make an artist successful.
Once an artist becomes famous, it really does become a commitment and a shared life between everybody involved. The artist’s ups and downs and the layers of the complexities in the ways that the managers need to be involved, especially in a younger artist’s life, can be extensive.
Crazy ex-boyfriends, complex family histories to work through, previous indie record deals gone wrong, eleven record publishing commitments made at a young age to unwind. All of that before you even think about what the style of the first record should be.
The most valuable thing a manager and an artist can share is to be on the same page as each other for the most important things like principles, ethics and goals.
Eight years ago I told my managers upfront that there were going to be more parts of me that were not for sale than would be for sale. That having a real private life was going to be as big a priority to me as it was to write thoughtful records. I had to fight that a little bit, but we’ve kept them at the forefront of all of our decision making.
On a side note, I’d also just like to say that there is a real cultural shift happening this year with women coming forward telling their stories about experiences in the entertainment business. It’s a real cultural moment.
Me and my managers called each other up the same day that some of these revelations started to be divulged and I felt really lucky that we were on the same page about the fact that we felt like this is going to be a really good thing for artists like me and younger. I had a moment in those weeks thinking about how important it is to have those shared principles.
So to finish, I really am one of those artists who wouldn’t be where I am now without these two people because it does take a village to make an artist go far. They’ve helped find the right people to support me as I travel around the world sharing my music.
I also wanted to say that Dave Chumbley was my booking agent and he passed away this year while we were doing shows in the UK. I feel like if I mention his name, he’d be smiling because he loved stuff like this.
So congratulations, you really deserve it, Ben Mawson and Ed Millet, managers of the year.
Public Appearances > 2017 > Artist & Manager Awards at The Printworks in London, England (November 14)
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On November 12, Lana Del Rey attended the 2017 MTV Europe Music Awards (EMAs) which were held at Wembley Arena in London. Lana was nominated for Best Alternative which she unfortunately lost to 30 Seconds to Mars. However, Lana has won this award twice previously in 2012 and 2015.
Lana, who still considers London her “second home”, was wearing a dress from Gucci’s 2017 fall/winter collection. When asked about working with a variety of artists on her latest album Lust For Life, Lana said “I always say that Rocky, Abel and me, and Odd Future […] I call us the class of 2011 because we all kinda came up at the same time.”
Lana was photographed with the likes of Demi Lovato, who performed during the show, and she appeared to be sitting next to Camila Cabello who also performed.
Public Appearances > 2017 > MTV EMAs at Wembley Arena in London, England (November 12)
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Almost a month after revealing the American leg of the LA TO THE MOON tour, Lana Del Rey has finally announced the tour dates for Australia and Europe. Check the complete confirmed list below:
LA TO THE MOON 2018:
– AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES
March 29: Brisbane, Riverstage
March 31: Melbourne, Sidney Myer Music Bowl
April 2: Sydney, Qudos Bank Arena
– EUROPEAN TOUR DATES
April 11: ITALY – Milan, Mediolanum Forum
April 13: ITALY – Rome, Palalottomatica
April 16 GERMANY – Berlin, Mercedes-Benz Arena
April 17 BELGIUM – Antwerp, Sportpaleis
April 19 SPAIN – Barcelona, Palau, Sant Jordi
April 20 SPAIN – Madrid, Palacio Vistalegre
– AMERICAN TOUR DATESJan 5: Minneapolis, MN
Jan 7: Denver, CO
Jan 9: Kansas City, MO
Jan 11: Chicago, UL
Jan 13: Boston, MA
Jan 15: Toronto, ON
Jan 17: Detroit, MI
Jan 19: Newwark, NI
Jan 21: Philadelphia, PA
Jan 23: Columbus, OH
Jan 25: Washington, DC
Jan 26: State College, PAJan 30: Charlotte, NC
Feb 1: Ft. Ladderdale, FL
Feb 2: Orlando, FL
Feb 5: Atlanta, GA
Feb 6: Nashville, TN
Feb 8: Dallas, TX
Feb 10: Houston, TX
Feb 11: Austin, TX
Feb 13: Phoenix, AZ
Feb 15: San Diego, CA
Feb 16: Las Vegas, NV
Feb 28: Honoululu, HAWAII
MUSIC FESTIVAL 2018 TOUR DATESMarch 16-18: Lollapalooza, Argentina
March 16-18: Lollapalooza, Chile
March 23-25: Lollapalooza, Brasil
March 23-25: Estereo Picnic, Colombia
Stay tuned for updates!