Concert Review

Lana Del Rey @ Bowery Ballroom, NYC 12/5/11 + “Summertime Sadness” Live Video

Last night Lana Del Rey brought her carefully crafted “score for American Beauty meets early Bruce Springsteen ’sex Americana’” retro stylings (and thankfully no chewing gum) to a Bowery Ballroom packed with industry bros and gals in homemade floral headdresses. After some initial technical difficulties she opened with “Without You” then current single “Born To Die,” reinstating the Internet’s preferred “fuck you hard in the pouring rain” line, in case you were wondering. LDR’s voice sounded as sultry as it does on record and the hometown crowd had her loose and self-deprecating. After debuting new song “Summertime Sadness” [UPDATE: Watch that below] for the sake of “practice” she told attendees, “I know you don’t care, but you’re gonna fucking like it when it’s on the record.” It’s out January 30 on Interscope, as signs posted around the bar reminded. Check out Jessica Amaya’s photos above and the setlist below.

“Without You”
“Born To Die”
“Blue Jeans”
“Million Dollar Man”
“Video Games”
“Summertime Sadness”
“You Can Be the Boss”
“Off to the Races”

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