Lorde’s Rescheduled Australia Tour Dates Announced
Lorde’s tour of Australia is back on track.
The New Zealand born artist has announced new dates in July to replace the trek canceled due to her poor health.
Lorde’s rescheduled tour now starts July 5 at Perth’s Challenge Stadium, visits Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne, Newcastle and wraps-up July 20 at Brisbane’s Riverstage.
She tweeted a graphic of her itinerary, with the caption: "AT LONG LAST - australian tour dates."
AT LONG LAST - australian tour dates pic.twitter.com/Ifp4livNeD— Lorde (@lordemusic) May 25, 2014
The eight-date tour was originally scheduled April/May 2014, though the run was scrapped when the singer became ill and was ordered to take "immediate rest and recuperation in order to regain complete health and continue touring for the rest of the year.”
Following that announcement last month, Lorde tweeted that she’d been suffering with a “really nasty chest infection” and “general ill health”.
Existing tickets from the earlier tour remain valid and their location within the venue will remain unchanged, promoter Frontier Touring notes.
The artist, whose real name is Ella Yelich-O'Connor, crashed sales charts around the globe in record-breaking fashion last year. As a 16-year-old, Lorde 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.
Now 17 -- and fully recovered from her illness -- Lorde’s trophy cabinet includes a Grammy (for Song of the Year), a BRIT Award a pair of trophies (Top New Artist and Top Rock Song) at the May 18 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, where she performed “Tennis Court”.
Lorde’s Rescheduled Australia Tour Dates:
July 5 -- Perth Challenge Stadium (Previously April 29)
July 8 -- AEC Theatre, Adelaide (Previously April 27)
July 11 -- Hordern Pavilion, Sydney (Previously May 2)
July 12 -- Hordern Pavilion, Sydney (Previously May 3)
July 15 -- Melbourne Festival Hall (Previously April 24)
July 16 -- Melbourne Festival Hall (Previously April 26)
July 19 -- Newcastle Entertainment Centre (Previously May 4)
July 20 -- Brisbane Riverstage (Previously May 6)