Lana Del Rey and Grimes to tour US together this summer

'This is really not an April Fools joke just absurdly timed announcement,' Grimes says

Grimes has announced that she’ll tour the US and Canada with Lana Del Rey.

The experimental pop musician confirmed the news via Instagram earlier today, writing: “Guess whose opening for Lana on her canadian and usa tour!!!!! gonna be the best show on earth [pretty] much”.

Grimes added: “Ps this is really not an April fools joke just absurdly timed announcement haha. Did not realize the date”.

The stint will see Grimes opening for the singer on their ‘Endless Summer Tour’ during May and June. They’ll play dates in Chicago, Toronto, Detroit and other major cities. See the full dates below.

The dates will conclude Lana Del Rey’s North American tour, after she plays a number of shows with Courtney Love earlier in the summer.

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Grimes recently said that she scrapped a whole album’s worth of new music because it was “depressing”.

“The album was scrapped cuz it was depressing and I didn’t want to tour it,” the musician, real name Claire Boucher, wrote online. “I may release it one day. I throw out music all the time, i have almost 1000 gigs of unreleased music on my hard drive. I just want the next album to be as good as possible. ‘Go’ was never on the album anyway, it is a collaboration with a close friend that was released for fans as a ‘Thank you’ for waiting since my album was being delayed. There are only about 4 people on earth who have heard my new music. People’s opinions do not factor into my process. That is all, and hopefully this helps… I’m really not that sad or insecure of a person.”

Last year Grimes confirmed that she has worked with US MC Lizzo on her new album, while hinting that the record could be a double album.