Lana Del Rey thrilled Russian fans on Monday evening when she took to the stage for a rescheduled performance in Moscow – but the ethnic headband she wore for the duration of her performance grabbed as much attention as her music.
The27-year-old singer was in Russia’s capital for the first of two shows she was originally scheduled to perform earlier this year, but was forced to cancel because of a throat infection.
Taking to the stage at the city’s Crocus City Hall, Lana appeared to have channeled her inner hippy as she worked her way through a string of hits in a short, sixties style smock dress with a dark blue panel across the chest.
Lana Del Rey sports an Indian inspired headband at her gig in Moscow on Monday evening
Lana's hair-piece catches the eye as she performs her rescheduled show
A-head of the game: Lana's hair-piece catches the eye as she performs her rescheduled show
However, her retro look on Monday night was all about the accessories and the American singer worked them to aplomb – not least the bejewelled headpiece that ran across and around her centre parted dark hair.
The costly looking trinket glittered beneath the stage lighting, revealing embedded blue and red jewels that were prominently positioned on her forehead.
Lana – who describes herself as a poet and ‘angel headed hipster’ on her official Twitter account - also reflected a distinctly eastern influence in keeping with her free-spirited, sixties inspired look with the headband.
The singer also wore a blue smock dress, a throwback to the free-spirited sixties
Elsewhere the Video Games singer wore an equally striking gold watch and silver bangles, while her make-up consisted of distinctive blue-eye shadow, subtle blusher and lipstick.
Lana frequently held a hand up to shield her eyes from the bright lights and camera flashes as she looked out at the packed audience, revealing the ‘Paradise’ tattoo etched across the side of her left hand.
The star was due to perform in Moscow and St. Petersburg in early June but she shows had to be hastily rescheduled when she pulled out at the last minute on doctors’ orders after suffering a painful throat infection.
Her rearranged show came shortly after she dropped four previously unheard tracks on Soundcloud – Maha Maha, Golden Grill, Television Heaven and Catch & Release.
The songs – recorded as far back as 2010 – embrace range of influences, amongst them tribal beats and beach harmonies.
Her latest tracks are now available to hear for free via the music streaming service, although it is not known if any of them will feature on the follow-up to 2012 sophomore album Born to Die.