After she skipped the Twin Cities on her prior tours, Lana Del Rey won’t make her Minnesota fans wait any longer than necessary to finally see her in concert.
The Los Angeles electro-pop singer will open her 2018 U.S. tour at Target Center in Minneapolis on Jan. 5. Tickets to the Friday night concert go on sale next Monday, Oct. 2, at 10 a.m. via www.AXS.com or 1-888-9-AXS-TIX, priced $41.50-$127. R&B singer Jhené Aiko, known from the B2K camp, will open the show.
Emerging amid a swirl of hype and sexism-tainted backlash around her viral hit “Video Games” and eponymous EP in 2011, the atonally voiced, provocatively lyrical Del Rey has earned more favorable reviews and a cult following in recent years with help from such singles as “Young and Beautiful” and “Summertime Sadness.” Her latest album, “Lust for Life,” debuted at No. 1 in Billboard in July but has yet to land a significant radio hit, the closest being the single “Love.”
Del Rey, 32, hasn’t gotten a lot of love or experience as a live performer yet, but the New York Times’ review of her tour preview in San Francisco essentially said she’s improving.
“She was as comfortable as she has ever been, though by no means assured," Times critic Jon Caramanica wrote. "Mostly she stayed near center stage and moved little, giving the performance an overall grayscale effect, like floating in an ocean and never being sure when, or if, you’ll hit land.”