Lorde Announces Australia Tour
Lorde will bring her new show to Australia next month.
The teenage New Zealand-born star’s itinerary reveals dates in six cities, starting April 24 in Melbourne, showed by shows in Adelaide (April 27), Perth (April 29), Sydney (May 2), Newcastle (May 4) and Brisbane (May 6).
Billboard.com broke news of the tour last December.
Lorde crashed sales charts around the globe in record-breaking fashion last year. As a 16-year-old, Lorde (real name Ella Yelich-O'Connor) became the first New Zealand solo artist to have a No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, when “Royals” topped out for more than two months. She also became the first solo female to crown Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Alternative Songs chart in more than 17 years. Grammys and a BRIT Award have followed.
Australians have been big, early supporters of Lorde. She landed three songs in the top 15 of broadcaster Triple J’s public-voted Hottest 100 poll, and her “Royals/The Love Club” EP is six-times platinum certified (420,000 units). “Royals” was the most-streamed track of 2013, according to trade body ARIA, and her debut album "Pure Heroine" is double-platinum. Lorde performed at the 2013 ARIA Awards and more recently landed a slot on the touring Laneway Festival.
The Australian tour is promoted by Frontier Touring and is supported by Triple J and Spotify. General public tickets are on sale from March 21, and the Frontier members pre-sale starts March 13 at www.frontiertouring.com/lorde.
Lorde’s Australia tour dates:
April 24 - Festival Hall, Melbourne
April 27 - EC Theatre, Adelaide
April 29 - Challenge Stadium, Perth
May 2 - Hordern Pavilion, Sydney
May 4 - Newcastle Entertainment Centre
May 6 - Riverstage, Brisbane