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By Meg Watson
April 22, 2014
By Meg Watson
April 22, 2014

Lorde, that dynamo 17-year-old with the Grammys and the dance moves and the best friend named David Bowie, has been hit by illness after a gargantuan string of performances including Coachella, forcing her to postpone her Australian tour dates.

Set to hit our shores in just a couple of days, Lorde was set to perform at eight shows across the country including Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Sydney, Newcastle and Brisbane. The Pure Heroine issued a statement via press release today:

"It breaks my heart to have to postpone these shows as the band and I absolutely love playing to Australian crowds, and it was not a decision we made lightly," she said. "I know I need to focus on getting better in order to perform at my best. We'll be with you as soon as we can, Aussies."

After a heartbreaking cancellation earlier in the year, this will (hopefully) eventually be Lorde's first Australian stadium tour since playing smaller club venues and the Laneway circuit. And while we were sure to get the full royal treatment from her 2013 breakthrough album Pure Heroine, this 2014 tour was said to have some surprises in store. It's been announced there will be a huge light show component, but we're keeping our fingers crossed for a cameo from Ziggy Stardust.

Management have yet to release further information or rescheduled tour dates as yet, or whether refunds will be issued. Stay tuned for more details, for now give your neighbours a little singalong concert.

Here's where the postponed tour dates currently sit:

Thu 24 Apr — Festival Hall, Melbourne (All Ages) POSTPONED

Sat 26 Apr — Festival Hall, Melbourne POSTPONED

Sun 27 Apr — EC Theatre, Adelaide (All Ages) POSTPONED

Tue 29 Apr — Challenge Stadium, Perth (All Ages) POSTPONED

Fri 2 May — Hordern Pavilion, Sydney (All Ages) POSTPONED

Sat 3 May — Hordern Pavilion, Sydney (All Ages) POSTPONED

Sun 4 May — Entertainment Centre, Newcastle (All Ages) POSTPONED

Tue 6 May — Riverstage, Brisbane (All Ages) POSTPONED

Published on April 22, 2014 by Meg Watson


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