She's coming home!
For the first time in five years, pop queen Lorde will return to Australian and New Zealand stages in early 2023.
The tour dates have now been rescheduled from February and March 2022. The announcement comes amidst the continuing uncertainty around the current NZ outbreak, and unknown implementation dates of the new traffic light system to ensure the tour can proceed with some surety and without risk of last-minute lockdowns.
I am beyond devastated to be postponing these shows. Starting the tour in New Zealand was always really important to me, and would have been a huge high. I fought this decision for a long time, but the truth is that touring internationally through a COVID outbreak has a ton of unforeseen moving parts, and I’d much rather play for you when we’re all confident it will go smoothly. I want to apologise wholeheartedly to the fans. I’m so gutted to let you down, but so grateful for your understanding. We’ll rage next year.LORDE
Lorde 2023 Australian and New Zealand Tour Dates
- February 21, 2022, – Days Bay, Lower Hutt NZ (previously (Tuesday 1 March 2022)
- February 22, 2022, – Days Bay, Lower Hutt NZ (NEW SHOW)
- February 27, 2023, – Neudorf Vineyards, Upper Moutere NZ (previously Sunday 27 February 2022)
- March 1, 2023, – Black Barn Vineyards, Havelock North NZ (previously Wednesday 2 March 2022)
- March 4, 2023, – Outer Fields at Western Springs, Auckland NZ (previously Saturday 5 March 2022)
- March 7, 2023, – Riverstage, Brisbane (NEW SHOW)
- March 8, 2023, – Riverstage, Brisbane (previously Thursday 10 March 2022)
- March 17, 2023, – Belvoir Amphitheatre, Perth (NEW SHOW)
- March 18, 2023, – Belvoir Amphitheatre, Perth (previously Saturday 19 March 2022)
Tickets for new shows on sale Friday 19 November @ 11am (local)
The global powerhouse dropped her first slice of new music in four years when she broke the internet with single ‘Solar Power’ earlier this year, now she will take over venues in her native New Zealand before jumping across the pond and delighting Aussie fans in February and March 2023.
With the long-awaited release of her new album, also titled Solar Power – penned with long-time collaborator and producer Jack Antonoff – it is going to be a very big few years for Lorde. Her Australian and New Zealad tour announcement begins a global tour that will take her across Europe, the UK, and North America.
Lorde has been slinging pop gems our way for close to a decade now.
At just 16 years old, she released her debut album Pure Heroine, going on to win two Grammy Awards including the coveted Album of the Year. The album peaked at #1 in over 20 countries, and gave us much-loved tracks ‘Royals’, ‘Tennis Court’ and ‘Team’.
It’s follow up, 2017’s Melodrama, launched Lorde to superstar status – driven largely by the inescapable ‘Green Light’. The record garnered critical acclaim, earning a slew of award nominations, and multi-platinum status.
The album is a celebration of the natural world, an attempt at immortalising the deep, transcendent feelings I have when I’m outdoors. In times of heartache, grief, deep love or confusion, I look to the natural world for answers. I’ve learnt to breathe out, and tune in. This is what came through.Lorde on her third album Solar Power
Lorde will take her new album Solar Power to stages around New Zealand and Australia in February and March 2023. Tickets are on sale via Ticketmaster.co.nz