Much-hyped singer plays Los Angeles' Chateau Marmont
Lana Del Rey played an intimate show at Hollywood’s legendary Chateau Marmont last night (December 8).
The performance – which was part of the Mulberry Mix Tape Tour – took place by the swimming pool in the courtyard of the iconic building. Exterior shots of the Sunset Strip hotel and its neon sign feature in the video for Del Rey‘s debut single ‘Video Games’.
The show followed the previous evening’s sold out gig at The Troubadour in Los Angeles and saw the singer-songwriter perform to a small, seated crowd.
Dressed in a floor-length sheer gown, and accompanied by a grand piano and guitar, Del Rey sang five songs, introducing the track ‘Million Dollar Man’ as ‘my favourite one’. She played:
‘Born To Die’
‘Million Dollar Man’
Lana Del Rey recently revealed that her main musical inspiration is late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain.
The songstress said she had grown up worshiping the grunge icon and admired his uncompromising attitude.
Del Rey – who will release her debut album ‘Born To Die’ on January 30 – said: “When I was 11, I saw Kurt Cobain singing ‘Heart Shaped Box’ on MTV and it really stopped me dead in my tracks. I thought he was the most beautiful person I had ever seen. Even at a young age, I really related to his sadness.”