Singer Dealing With Fallout From Disastrous Appearance on ‘SNL’

Feb 7, 2012  •  Post A Comment

A disastrous appearance on “Saturday Night Live” is having ripple effects for a pop singer, the New York Post’s Page Six reports.

Lana Del Rey is postponing her tour in the wake of the much-criticized "Saturday Night Live" performance, the story says. As previously reported, NBC anchor Brian Williams complained in an email that her performance was "one of the worst outings in SNL history."

Her performance was spoofed by "SNL" cast member Kristen Wiig last weekend.

Del Rey’s appearance on the show was slated to kick off the release of her album "Born to Die," but the tour was postponed after her TV performance, the story says. She was scheduled to perform 30 dates across the U.S., starting as soon as March, but her agents and record label reportedly realized she wasn’t ready to tour, according to the piece.

Del Rey is now working on her performance, the story says. A source told the publication that her record label, Interscope, was concerned that poor live performances would hurt record sales, and realized that it might be a good idea to put distance between the “SNL” appearance and the tour.

A rep for Interscope said the label had "nothing to do with booking or postponing a tour," while the singer’s representatives didn’t respond to requests for comment, according to the article.

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