More good news for local music fans with the word that American singer-songwriter Lana Del Rey will be performing in Israel this summer.
Local music bloggers said Sunday the performance would probably be on August 20, and likely at Tel Aviv’s Nokia stadium (although some reports suggested the Tel Aviv Exhibition Grounds), but the date and the venue will only be confirmed at a Tuesday press conference with the concert producers.
The singer, whose original name is Elizabeth “Lizzy” Woolridge Grant, is a 27-year-old Roman Catholic who grew up in Lake Placid, New York, and began writing songs and singing in her late teens.
A self-styled “gangsta Nancy Sinatra,” she is known for her sultry, gravelly voice and music that refers to the pop culture of the 1950s and 1960s. Her latest album, Ultraviolence, is due to be released mid-June.
Del Rey, who has said she chose her name because it “reminded [her] of the glamour of the seaside,” broke through with her second album, “Born to Die,” which has sold over five million copies and featured hit singles “Summertime Sadness,” “Blue Jeans” and the title track. She was nominated for two Grammies in 2013, for Best Pop Vocal Album (“Paradise”) and Best Song Written for Visual Media (“Young and Beautiful”).