Meanwhile, the singer's debut album 'Born To Die' leaks online a week ahead of release

Lana Del Rey has said she has put an upper limit on the capacity of venues she will play.

The ‘Born To Die’ singer has explained that she doesn’t want to play to crowds of more than 900 people and will be enforcing this on her US tour, which she has tentatively planned for October.

Talking to MTV, she said: “I’m capping every venue at 900 [capacity], because I don’t want to perform for more than that. So what I want to do is do three nights in New York, at like Irving Plaza, and then three nights at the El Rey in LA, and then, in between, do 15 cities, and cap it at 900 [capacity] venues.”

She added that her US label, Interscope, are “on board” with her plans.

Last night (January 24), Lana Del Rey cancelled her scheduled performance as part of MTV’s Brand New For 2012 show in London. The singer was due to play at KOKO at a gig also featuring The Maccabees and Charlie XCX, but pulled out due to illness.
A statement from the broadcaster said:

Due to illness Lana Del Rey is regrettably not able to perform at tonight’s MTV UK Brand New For 2012 show at London’s KOKO and sends her apologies to all her fans.

The show was scheduled to be the singer’s first performance in the capital since last November, when she played at the Scala. The cancellation comes the week before the singer is due to release her debut album, ‘Born To Die’, in the UK (January 30). ‘Born To Die’ yesterday leaked online.

To read an exclusive interview with Lana Del Rey, along with a comprehensive track-by-track guide to ‘Born To Die’, pick up this week’s issue of NME, which is on UK newsstands and available digitally from today (January 25).