May 21, 2013 11:20

Lana Del Rey brings Hollywood stageshow to London

Singer also poses for pictures with fans during theatrical performance at Hammersmith Apollo

Lana Del Rey brings Hollywood stageshow to London

Photo: PA

Lana Del Rey brought a glitzy stageshow to London last night (May 20) as part of her tour of the UK.

The singer, who has rarely performed in Britain since the release of her 2011 breakthrough hit 'Video Games', gave fans the chance to see her sing at the Hammersmith Apollo for a set peppered with tracks from her debut album 'Born To Die'. Introduced onstage by 'Tony's Theme' from the soundtrack to 1983 gangster flick 'Scarface', Del Rey was greeted by deafening cheers as she launched into 'Cola'.

The stage, which was decked out with palm trees, two lion statues and a giant cinema screen, looked like a scene straight out of Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby.

Acknowledging her lack of appearances in the UK so far, she told the crowd before performing 'Body Electric', "It's been too long since I've been over here, so I'm excited to see all my friends here tonight." Backed by a string quartet and a three piece band, she went on to perform her cover of Tony Bennett's 'Blue Velvet', a few bars of Bob Dylan's 'Knockin' On Heaven's Door' and her Great Gatsby' anthem 'Young & Beautiful', footage of which you can watch below.

Later, as she introduced 'Video Games', the singer again acknowledged her absence from the UK adding: "I've waited a long time to play this song here." She wrapped up her show with an extended version of 'National Anthem' before she spent five minutes mingling with the crowd and picking up cards and flowers thrown onstage.

Lana Del Rey played:

'Cola'
'Body Electric'
'Blue Jeans'
'Born To Die'
'Carmen'
'Blue Velvet'
'Young & Beautiful'
'Without You'/ 'Knockin' On Heaven's Door'
'Ride'
'Summertime Sadness'
'Gods & Monsters'
'Video Games'
'National Anthem'


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