| MONTREUX, Switzerland, July 5
MONTREUX, Switzerland, July 5 Lana Del Rey gave
a Fourth of July concert at the Montreux Jazz Festival that left
fans wanting more of the American chanteuse, who swept to fame
last year on the back of her haunting 'Video Games' single.
The New York native, looking like a vintage-inspired bride
in a white lace mini dress and with large white flowers in her
hair, performed just nine songs in a tight 45-minute show that
fittingly finished with her "National Anthem" track.
Fans, who paid 78 Swiss francs ($80) a ticket for the
Wednesday evening show, were mainly treated to songs from Del
Rey's hit album "Born To Die" including "Blue Jeans" and
"Million Dollar Man", though some said the gig was too brief.
"It was very good, but 45 minutes is a little light. She
didn't even introduce the musicians," Dany Faigaux of Geneva
told Reuters as he left the Miles Davis Hall, named after the
influential jazz trumpeter.
"I hope you liked it, we're happy to be here on the 4th of
July," Del Rey said before launching into "National Anthem", as
images of the American flag, Elvis Presley, John F. Kennedy and
fireworks splashed across screens.
"Ok guys, we'll see you," she said abruptly, reaching out to
touch fans as she exited the stage. She did not return for an
"She was amazing, mesmerising," said India Plummer, visiting
from Britain. "It was a bit short, I would have listened longer.
The supporting act was too long."
"Born to Die" has soared on Britain's charts, making Del Rey
the third-biggest artist seller of 2012 after Adele's "21" and
"Our Version of Events" by Emeli Sande, according to figures
from the BPI record industry body published on Monday.
Del Rey, real name Elizabeth Grant, was also named
International Breakthrough Act at the BRIT Awards, British pop's
top honours in February.
The 46th edition of Montreux, one of Europe's most
prestigious summer music festivals, also features Bob Dylan,
Katie Melua, Hugh Laurie, Gilberto Gil and a disco evening
produced by Nile Rodgers and Mark Ronson.
(Reporting by Stephanie Nebehay Editing by Elaine Lies and