Lana Del Rey Says Her Tour Manager of 15 Years Quit 37 Days Before Coachella

The singer called out her tour manager of 15 years in a lengthy Instagram post.

After headling Coachella's first day last Friday, Lana Del Rey took to social media to thank everyone who helped bring her set to life -- except her ex-tour manager, whom she accused of quitting just over a month before the performance.

In a lengthy post shared to her Instagram page, the 38-year-old singer gave a shout-out to many of the people who had a hand in her Friday set, including her special guests Billie Eilish, Jack Antonoff, Jon Batiste, and even her clairvoyant. But when it came to former tour manager Pete, the GRAMMY-nominated artist claimed he "quit for no reason after 15 years," while profusely praising his replacement, Emily.

"Emily for stepping up as tour manager when Pete quit for no reason after 15 years because he was butt hurt that I got 10 comped bikes for free from Wally and randomly decided he was more of a stage designer than a tour manager," Rey wrote in part, referring to the motorcade of 10 motorcycles she featured in her viral entrance to the stage. "Never got a phone call probably never will. Still grateful for the 15 years though. No worries - 37 days was more than enough time to put together an entire headlining set all by ourselves."

"Way to go Emily you f**king killed it with grace," she added. Later, she asked her managers, Ben and Ed, to "...please send me an email If you decide to quit this year- 15 years is a long time for us too☺️."

But Pete's alleged and abrupt exit wasn't the only obstacle Rey had to overcome for her Friday headlining set. The singer revealed that she had been suffering from laryngitis ahead of the show, sharing that it cleared "just a few hours" before she took the stage.

She thanked her band "for just killing it and spending months in Sylmar in a 40° warehouse to the point but it was so cold that I caught laryngitis that literally left just a few hours before I hit the stage because Tessa DiPietro [Rey's clairvoyant/healer] spent two hours lifting that cough remotely through her body intuitive skills just minutes before showtime."

"It was fun. I'll see you again real soon," Rey concluded her message. She'll be back on the Coachella stage this Friday for weekend two. 

Friday marked the singer-songwriter's first performance at Coachella since 2014, and she kicked it off with a star-studded performance. Rey brought out Eilish to perform a duet of "Video Games" and "Ocean Eyes," as well as Batiste to perform "Candy Necklace." Antonoff also made an appearance to play the piano for "Hope Is A Dangerous Thing For A Woman Like Me To Have - But I Have It."

Coachella's first weekend was all about girl power: one of the biggest performances of the night went to Gwen Stefani's reunion with No Doubt band members Tony Kanal, Adrian Young and Tom Dumont, for their first full concert in almost 10 years at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. 

The definition of ageless, Stefani, who was sun-kissed thanks to a Dolce Glow tan, and the guys didn't miss a beat as they performed some of their classic ska and pop tracks, including "Ex-Girlfriend," "It's My Life," and "Hey Baby." 

During "Bathwater," Olivia Rodrigo shocked the audience as she joined the group onstage with her hair in mohawk buns and a shirt that read, "I Love ND." 

Throughout the performance, Stefani was filled with emotion as she told the crowd that she wasn't sure the reunion was ever going to happen. No Doubt ended the set with a trifecta of their earliest hits, "Just a Girl," "Don't Speak," and "Spiderwebs." 

In 2021, Stefani opened up about the possibility of the group reuniting, following their 2014 hiatus and ahead of their 30-year reunion.

"It is a really big deal," Stefani told Zane Lowe on Apple Music. "I'm reflecting so much on all the music. When you're writing new music, reflect on everything that you've done. For sure, surreal to think that that happened so long ago. I have no idea what the future holds with that. You know what I mean? It's impossible."