The Hold Steady’s Tad Kubler is playing in Courtney Love’s band, who are on tour with Lana Del Rey (watch live videos)
Courtney and Lana (photo via Scott Lipps Instagram)
Courtney and her band (Tad Kubler included) (via Courtney Love Instagram)
Courtney Love kicked off her tour with Lana Del Rey last week in Houston at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavillion (where the above picture was taken). The tour was supposed to continue this past weekend in Dallas, but they had to cancel it after Courtney's opening set due to weather, which Lana issued an apology about. Fortunately, everything's been going well since, and the tour will continue on the West Coast this weekend into next.
Courtney's band for this tour includes guitarist Micko Larkin, drummer Scott Lips, bassist Jennie Vee (who you may have just seen opening for Manic Street Preachers), and pretty excitingly, The Hold Steady's Tad Kubler on guitar. Courtney's actually been playing all Hole songs on this tour (as long as we're counting Nobody's Daughter as a Hole album), as well as a few covers like Fleetwood Mac, Leonard Cohen, and Big Star. Check out videos of them playing "Doll Parts" and "Celebrity Skin" at the Houston show, as well as videos of LDR playing "Video Games," "Ultraviolence," and "Born To Die," at that one, below.
After the run with Courtney ends, LDR continues on the road with Grimes. No NYC dates, but Lana will be here for the Sunday of Governors Ball. We're giving away tickets to the Saturday, and there's still a few hours left to enter.
Lana Del Rey -- 2015 Tour Dates
05-16 Chula Vista, CA - Sleep Train Amphitheater ^
05-18 Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Bowl ^
05-20 Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre ^
05-22 Ridgefield, WA - Sleep Country Amphitheater ^
05-28 Noblesville, IN - Klipsch Music Center *
05-30 Tinley Park, IL - First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre *
05-31 Clarkston, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre *
06-03 Toronto, Ontario - Molson Canadian Amphitheatre *
06-04 Montreal, Quebec - Bell Centre *
06-05 - 06-07 NYC Governors Ball
06-09 Mansfield, MA - Xfinity Centre *
06-11 Bristow, VA - Jiffy Lube Live *
06-13 Charlotte, NC - PNC Music Pavilion *
06-14 Atlanta, GA - Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood *
06-16 West Palm Beach, FL - Cruzan Amphitheater *
^ with Courtney Love
* with Grimes