Courtney Love dubs herself and Lana Del Rey ‘the queens of rage and anguish’ as US co-tour begins

Endless Summer tour began in Houston last night (May 7)

Courtney Love and Lana Del Rey began the Endless Summer tour in Houston last night with Love dubbing the pair “the queen of rage and the queen of anguish.”

Love will support Del Rey for eight shows across America in May, with the first date taking place last night at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion (May 7). The Houston Chronicle was in attendance at the gig and report that Love spoke to the audience about the age gap between herself and Del Rey’s fans.

“You’re too young to know my lyrics, which freaks me out,” Love said before asking, “How many of you are gay? Thank God. OK, we’re fine then.” Her setlist featured the songs ‘Skinny Little Bitch’, ‘Violet’, ‘Malibu’ and ‘Celebrity Skin’. However, Love declined the invite to perform one of her songs from hit TV show Empire, saying: “Did someone just request that ‘Empire’ song? So not gonna happen.”

Del Rey, on the other hand, spoke much less and instead opted to perform a set consisting mainly of songs from her debut album and the 2014 follow up ‘Ultraviolence’ as well as a cover of Peggy Lee’s ‘Why Don’t You Do Right?’.

“I’m a woman of few words,” she reportedly said at one point. “I hope that this show was fun. It’s a special night tonight. We’re so happy to be here. It’s definitely legendary for us to be here with you and with Courtney, too.”

Despite rumours of a new album due for release later this year Del Rey did not play any new material. Reports previously stated that Del Rey has written nine tracks for her next album already, which she says will be “very different” to ‘Ultraviolence’.

Lana Del Rey has reportedly recruited the services of producer Mark Ronson for the album.

The Endless Summer tour will continue through the summer in the US and Canada with Grimes set to replace Love as the support act. They’ll play dates in Chicago, Toronto, Detroit and other major cities together.

Lana Del Rey played:

‘Cruel World’
‘Blue Jeans’
‘West Coast’
‘Us Against The World’
‘Born to Die’
‘Summertime Sadness’
‘Chelsea Hotel No.2’
‘Brooklyn Baby’
‘Shades of Cool’
‘You Can Be the Boss’
‘Serial Killer’
‘Video Games’
‘Why Don’t You Do Right?’
‘Off To The Races’