NewsWritten by Tom Williams on July 27, 2017
UPDATE 17/10/17: Lana Del Rey Announces 2018 Australian Tour Dates
ORIGINAL STORY: Lana Del Rey hasn’t performed in Australia since 2012, and despite there being talk of a tour back in 2014, she’s still yet to return down under.
She’s released not one, not two but THREE albums since her last trip to Australia — her latest, Lust For Life, dropped in July — and with fans still frothing over the prospect of a world tour for her new record, the singer has finally spoken about whether or not she’s currently planning a trip down under.
Speaking with triple j this morning, Del Rey was asked if she’ll be touring Lust For Life in Australia anytime soon.
“I hope so! I really feel the love from Australia every time I put out a record,” she replied. “If I announce a tour I hope that it’s a part of it.”
It’s a brief (and possibly cryptic) response, but it at least suggests that Del Rey is still keen to tour Australia, and isn’t just avoiding us. But, only time will tell if she eventually locks in any long-anticipated Aussie headline shows.
Until then, check out a bunch of other huge Aussie tours we’re still waiting for in the gallery below.
14 Huge Australian Tours We’re Still Waiting For
Queen B's world tour plan's for her Lemonade may have been derailed by the whole getting-pregnant-with-twins-thing, but we're confident that we'll eventually see her return down under for the first time since 2013. We'll just have to wait.
Mr. Ocean broke all our hearts when he exited his 2013 debut Aussie tour, including his headline set at Splendour, and that was after he pulled out of a planned 2012 Aussie tour. He's yet to make his way back to us, but after just breaking a three-year hiatus from playing live
, we're holding out hope that he'll grace us with his presence again soon.
It’s been seven years since virtual punks Gorillaz brought their live show to Australia, and we’re getting impatient. But with Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett officially reactivating the band and hitting us with brand new album Humanz this year, a comeback surely can't be far off.
Yeezy's had a lot on his plate since releasing 2016's The Life Of Pablo, including US presidential bids, highly publicised Taylor Swift beefs, his wife Kim Kardashian getting mugged in Paris and of course his hospitalisation for mental illness causing the postponement of his entire Saint Pablo tour, so we can hardly blame him for putting an Aussie visit low on the old priorities list. Still, with three years since his last down under tour, it's understandable that fans are getting a little impatient.
System Of A Down
SOAD last tore up Aussie stages as part of Soundwave Festival in 2012, and haven't been back since. The Southern Cali rockers played a buttload of festivals across 2013, reactivated at the end of 2014, headed out on their Wake Up The Souls Euro tour in 2015, and are followed it up with dates in South America, the US and Canada. Souls in Australia need waking up too, guys. What are we, Chop Suey?
Considering that in the past year Ri-Ri has covered Tame Impala
and become BFFs with ex-PM Julia Gillard
, it's basically ludicrous that she hasn't toured down under since releasing her 2016 album Anti
. In fact, the 'Work' singer hasn't visited her Aussie fans since 2013. Better get Julia on the blower to sort this out.
Solange has been snobbing Aussie fans for the past three years, after last heading to our shores for the 2013/2014 Falls Festival. She's been touring the crap out of her much-frothed 2016 LP A Seat at the Table, but hasn't penciled Australia in just yet. Come on, Solange, we want a seat at the table too.
Lana Del Rey (UPDATE: Now Announced!)