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
On February 7, her last day in Tennessee, Lana Del Rey visited Memphis and took the Elvis Presley tour of Graceland, as well as Phillips and Sun; two famous recording studios. Lana is a big fan of Presley, who is originally from Memphis, and even references his “one for the money, two for the show” lyrics from ‘Blue Suede Shoes‘ in her track ‘Million Dollar Man‘.
On Instagram regarding the visit, Lana said “Met lots of new friends and I even got my new license and served us up some coffee with John at Sun.”
The day before, February 6, Lana performed at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee.
Candids > 2018 > Touring Graceland and Sun Studios in Memphis, Tennessee, USA (February 7)
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On the cover of the newly launched magazine L’Officiel is none other than Lana Del Rey. The new USA edition features a lengthy interview with questions from Kim Kardashian West, Courtney Love, Stevie Nicks, Grimes, Alessandro Michele, Sean Ono Lennon, Marina (and the Diamonds), BØRNS and Rick Nowels.
It also includes a selection of questions sent by fans which were submitted by you to us! Thank you to William Defebaugh at L’Officiel for working with us to make this possible, and thank you to our visitors for your submissions!
In the interview, Lana talks about everything from her literary influences and beauty icons, to her views on artificial intelligence and if our personalities are shaped by the way we look. Lana also reveals if she can cook, her Broadway Musical project and much more. Here’s a snippet:
Kim Kardashian West: If you weren’t writing or making music, what would you be doing?
Lana: I would be a doula, or maybe working with kids.
Courtney Love: Why have you stolen my unconscious and made me your musical slave?
Lana: [Laughs] If you had told me that one day Courtney Love would listen to me on repeat, I would just not have believed you.
Stevie Nicks: Dear Lana, are we planning on spending the summer in our fantastic apartments in the Hollywood sign?
Lana: Stevie! Sweet angel! Yes don’t worry I’ve already began planning the summer but I was thinking we could spend half of our time on that boat we were talking (maybe shoot a video for “Beautiful People, Beautiful Problems.”) I was thinking we could kick it off on the Summer Solstice — what do you think?
BØRNS: If you could change any one thing about the music industry, what would it be?
Lana: More female producers.
Rick Nowels: Did you read poetry as a teenager?
Lana: Yes. One of my biggest influences was my 10th grade teacher, Gene Campbell. He introduced me to the Beat poets, Allen Ginsberg, as well as writers like [Vladimir] Nabokov, [Walt] Whitman..
The magazine will hit newsstands on February 27 and will be available to order online in the near future. Please watch this space for the link, or alternatively subscribe to their newsletter to learn more about release info when available.
— L'Officiel USA (@LOfficielUSA) February 7, 2018
On February 6, Lana Del Rey arrived in Nashville, Tennessee to play her next show at Bridgestone Arena, with Kali Uchis as her opening act. For this concert, Lana sung “Body Electric” as requested by her fans. Her unreleased track “Paradise” was also on the setlist, and she was even heard singing it during soundcheck, but she never sung it!
Before the show, Lana visited Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital.
Did you attend? E-mail us your photos, videos and concert reports!
Experiment in Terror (intro, Henry Mancini song)
Pretty When You Cry
Cherry (into two verses of Scarborough Fair)
Born to Die
Happy Birthday, Mr. President (music video interlude)
God Bless America… (acoustic, snippet)
When the World Was At War…*
Music To Watch Boys To*
Lust For Life
Medley: Change, Black Beauty, Young and Beautiful
Ride (with music video interlude)
Body Electric (audience request)
Off to the Races
Tours > LA TO THE MOON 2017-2018 > Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee, USA (February 6)
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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