Is Lana Del Rey’s Tour Canceled? Maybe

Nicole Sia | February 7, 2012 4:35 pm

UPDATE: Pitchfork is now reporting that Lana Del Rey has postponed her Australian tour dates and canceled her performance at the SXSW Music Festival in Austin in March.

We were hesitant to believe rumors that Lana Del Rey’s club tour had been canceled before it was even announced. Today the New York Post reported that Del Rey’s handlers pulled the plug on a 30-date showcase after critics ransacked her Saturday Night Live performance last month. But in an e-mail to Idolator’s editors, Shore Fire Media PR, who rep the Born To Die singer, claim the story isn’t true.

The e-mail reads:

Lana told MTV several weeks ago that she plans to tour in October. There has never been a spring tour announced or cancelled.

Lana continues to perform in public and on TV. She gave a fantastic performance on Letterman last week; she will appear at the Amoeba in LA today, and the SF Amoeba on Thursday.

She’s been extremely active in Europe as well in support of Born to Die, which is having historic first week sales (we’ll report on sales numbers tomorrow).

Since SNL, Lana Del Rey has cranked out a few lovely high-profile television performances — including a BBC Live Lounge session and a Letterman spot so charming the host invited her back the next night. Born To Die is predicted to chart high on Billboard‘s 200 tomorrow, and topped iTunes in at least 11 countries last week. And, as we previously reported, Lana’s tour wasn’t scheduled to kick off until October, leaving the shaky live performer plenty of time to work on her stage presence.

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