Photo by Neil Krug


Lana Del Rey

Jan. 5
6:30 p.m.
Indie Pop, Pop, Singer-Songwriter

The skepticism that met Lana Del Rey early in her career has largely dissipated, and her persona—romantically stymied California party girl obsessed with ’50s and ’60s pop culture—has propelled a string of enchanting, cinematic albums that have shut down her initial naysayers. The 32-year-old Del Rey’s latest, Lust for Life, is her most collaborative LP yet, with guests ranging from Stevie Nicks on “Beautiful People Beautiful Problems” to cartoonish rap newcomer Playboi Carti on “Summer Bummer.” The album makes the best case yet for LDR as a pop visionary who tells uniquely American stories. This Target Center show, where she’ll be joined by alt-R&B star Jhene Aiko, marks the first date of her early-2018 North American tour. One song you won’t hear? Fan favorite “Cola,” a number inspired by a Harvey Weinstein-like figure that Del Rey decided to retire from playing in concert.