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Lorde Will Return to the Stage with a Huge Australian and New Zealand Tour Next Year

And her new album is less than two months away.
By Ben Hansen
June 22, 2021
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By Ben Hansen
June 22, 2021
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Lorde is back. After five years away from music and touring, the New Zealand pop sensation has returned with the first taste of her next album and dates for a massive tour of Australia and New Zealand. The tour will run from Saturday, February 26 through until Saturday, March 19. Australians are scoring four dates across Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth, while New Zealanders can choose from six shows.

Accompanying the tour news is an announcement that Lorde's third studio album Solar Power will be unveiled to the world on Friday, August 20. The album comes five years after her critically acclaimed sophomore release Melodrama and is "a celebration of the natural world, an attempt at immortalising the deep, transcendent feelings I have when I'm outdoors," Lorde says.

The Australian and New Zealand tour will begin at Christchurch's Electric Avenue on Saturday, February 26. From there the 'Royals' singer will make her way around New Zealand throughout late February and early March, and arrive in Australia on Thursday, March 10 for a show at the Brisbane Riverstage. Australia's east coast will be treated to two more shows at Melbourne's Sidney Myer Music Bowl and the ICC's Aware Super Theatre in Sydney before the tour wraps up at Perth's Belvoir Amphitheatre on Saturday, March 19.

The last time either country was treated to Lorde's live show was her headline set at Splendour in the Grass 2018, a full circle moment for the singer as she returned to the stage of one of her first ever performances as a last-minute replacement for Frank Ocean back in 2013. A year prior, in 2017, Lorde also toured some of Australia's largest and most iconic outdoor venues including the Sydney Opera House Forecourt.

Tickets to The Solar Power Tour are sure to be snatched up quickly and there are a few ways to get your hands on them if you're looking to belt out all the words to 'Ribs' or 'Green Light' early next year. Telstra customers will receive first dibs as part of a Telstra Plus pre-sale on Monday, June 28. If you sign up to be a Frontier Member you'll receive pre-sale access on Wednesday, June 30, before general public ticket sales begin on Monday, July 5 at noon. Head to the Frontier website for all the details.

Lorde The Solar Power Tour

Saturday, February 26 – Electric Avenue, Christchurch
Saturday, February 27 – Neudorf Vineyards, Upper Moutere
Tuesday, March 1 – Days Bay, Lower Hutt
Wednesday, March 2 – Black Barn Vineyards, Havelock North
Friday, March 4 – TSB Bowl of Brooklands, New Plymouth
Saturday, March 5 – Outer Fields Western Springs, Auckland

Thursday, March 10– Riverstage, Brisbane
Saturday, March 12 – Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne
Tuesday, March 15 – Aware Super Theatre, Sydney
Saturday, March 19 – Belvoir Amphitheatre, Perth

Lorde's The Solar Power Tour will take place between Saturday, February 26 and Saturday, March 19. Head to the Frontier website for all info on tickets.

Top image: The Come Up Show

Published on June 22, 2021 by Ben Hansen

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