Lana Del Rey might have last made headlines for a misquote about death, but that doesn’t mean that the songstress’ infatuation with the afterlife has gone away in any sense.
While critics have panned her new record, Ultraviolence as “dark,” “gloomy,” “depressing” and every other word synonym for macabre, Del Rey has decided to show them that they’re right by performing not one, but two shows at a cemetery.
Del Rey is scheduled to perform at Hollywood Forever Cemetery on Oct. 17 and 18, just in time for Halloween.
But, it doesn’t look like Del Rey just closed her eyes and picked a Hollywood cemetery at random. Hollywood Forever Cemetery is the final resting place for many of the entertainment world’s late members. Actors such as Mel Blanc and Rudolph Valentino as well as rock icons Dee Dee and Johnny Ramone call this final resting place “home.”
The news of the cemetery shows come on the heels of Del Rey cancelling the European leg of her Ultraviolence tour due to “medical reasons.”
According to her website, Del Rey should be good to by the beginning of October. Her first show since the European cancellation will be a stop at Austin City Limits Music Festival on Oct. 4 and then the Hollywood shows a few weeks later.
While it does seem a little weird for a cemetery to let a highly successful musician perform on their grounds, Hollywood Forever Cemetery seems to make this a habit of these kinds of events. Several upcoming events currently scheduled for the location include sunrise concerts, movie screening, and literary reading.
Guess even the dead need a little bit of entertainment in their afterlife. Who knew?