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Lorde announces Australiantour this April

UPDATE: Due to overwhelming demand Lorde has added a second Melbourne date to here tour. The first Sydney show sold out in less than an hour.

UPDATE: Ahead of the official release of tickets, Lorde has added an extra date to her Australian tour. She will now play two shows at Sydney’s Hordern Pavillion.

ORIGINAL STORY:

The first time Lorde toured our shores less than a year ago she played intimate shows at Sydney’s Goodgod and Melbourne’s Workers’ Club; a mere ten months, a number one hit and a couple of Grammys later and she’s coming back to fill stadiums.

New Zealand’s pop prodigy is backing up her headline spot on the Laneway line-up earlier this year with a national all-ages tour this April and May, bringing her new live show (with “a killer light show and a few surprises along the way”) that started its massive US tour in Austin last week.

Last November FL kicked off our Headliners feature series with a definitive look at Lorde’s rise from Auckland teenager to global superstar; New Zealand journalist Duncan Greive spent six months charting her journey, from the studio to family dinners. “I was conscious that there won’t be many writers ever who get to follow that kind of trajectory,” Greive told FL, “when an ordinary person, over a matter of months, becomes an international pop star.”

> > CLICK HERE TO READ FL’S DEFINITIVE PROFILE OF LORDE

Tickets to Lorde’s all-ages Australian tour go on sale from 9am local time next Friday 21 March – full tour dates below.

Lorde Australian tour

Thursday, April 24 – Festival Hall, Melbourne (All Ages)
Friday, April 25 – Festival Hall, Melbourne (All Ages) New Show
Sunday, April 27 – AEC Theatre, Adelaide (All Ages)
Tuesday, April 29 – Challenge Stadium, Perth (All Ages)
Friday, May 2 – Hordern Pavillion, Sydney (All Ages) Sold Out
Saturday, May 3 – Hordern Pavillion, Sydney (All Ages)
Sunday, May 4 – Entertainment Centre, Newcastle (All Ages)
Tuesday, May 6 – Riverstage, Brisbane (All Ages)

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empireship

empireship said on the 9th Mar, 2014

not sure whether to go or not

loudQUIETloud

loudQUIETloud said on the 9th Mar, 2014

I'll be there but fuck the hordern.

empireship

empireship said on the 9th Mar, 2014

ugh i know right. her Metro show was crazy awesome cus it was so small! But on the plus side she said that the production is gonna be better? this could be good in a bigger venue.

Tickets are $75.00, Frontier Touring have a presale on their website which goes on sale this Thursday @ 2PM. Limit of 4 tickets.

Otherwise general sale is next Friday 21st!

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said on the 10th Mar, 2014

Who keeps booking these Newcastle shows? They don't give a shit.

gumbuoy

gumbuoy said on the 10th Mar, 2014

i assumed the primary purpose of newcastle shows is for overrun when sydney shows sell out.

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said on the 10th Mar, 2014

Seriously, Newcastle has been given The Black Keys, Paul Simon, Robert Plant, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and QOTSA/NIN. They sold out none of them. And their Entertainment Centre is just slightly bigger than the Hordern.

Braveheart81

Braveheart81 said on the 10th Mar, 2014

What sort of crowds are Newcastle drawing to those shows relative to say Adelaide?

Stugalug

Stugalug said on the 10th Mar, 2014

So if a show doesn't sell out, it's not worth doing?

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said on the 10th Mar, 2014



Good question. Not too sure, but I've gathered that Adelaide's Entertainment Centre has been doing pretty well since it opened.

monokhrome_nite

monokhrome_nite said on the 10th Mar, 2014

So... no New Zealand shows, huh?

Huh.

gumbuoy

gumbuoy said on the 10th Mar, 2014

So... no New Zealand shows, huh?

Huh.

It's an Australian tour.

Napoleon Solo

Napoleon Solo said on the 10th Mar, 2014



Not sure what your point is. Are sell outs required for shows to be economically feasible? Weezer didn't sell out Sydney so they better skip Sydney next time around.
NEC was packed out on the weekend so it would be interesting to see how short of a sellout it was. I'd guestimate a couple k short.

berlinchair101

berlinchair101 said on the 10th Mar, 2014

I support Weezer never touring Australia again.

Napoleon Solo

Napoleon Solo said on the 10th Mar, 2014

I support Lorde staying away from Newcastle and playing MAB's breakfast nook.

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said on the 10th Mar, 2014



It's just odd that those same acts can play sell-out shows in much bigger venues elsewhere in Australia and struggle to sell tickets in Newcastle. Macklemore apparently only had just over 3 thousand people last week.

In other news, just looked up what a breakfast nook is. I too support this motion.

gumbuoy

gumbuoy said on the 10th Mar, 2014





He did it all for the nook(ie)

Braveheart81

Braveheart81 said on the 10th Mar, 2014

It's just odd that those same acts can play sell-out shows in much bigger venues elsewhere in Australia and struggle to sell tickets in Newcastle. Macklemore apparently only had just over 3 thousand people last week.

In other news, just looked up what a breakfast nook is. I too support this motion.

Newcastle is a lot smaller than most of the capital cities where those acts filled bigger venues.

Napoleon Solo

Napoleon Solo said on the 10th Mar, 2014

It's just odd that those same acts can play sell-out shows in much bigger venues elsewhere in Australia and struggle to sell tickets in Newcastle. Macklemore apparently only had just over 3 thousand people last week.


The Paul Simon and Robert Plant shows were refund nightmares, not really smart to move a show an hour away from the original venue in the weeks leading up to the event.
Newcastle doesn't have a variety of venues, any band that can pull more than 2k is going to get the NEC because it is the only place that can handle the capacity. I have been told it costs 50% less than the hordern to staff as well, they probably pay the staff in expired woodstock tinnies.


In other news, just looked up what a breakfast nook is. I too support this motion.

http://themirthmobile.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/nookcam.jpg?w=500&h=294

tyler07

tyler07 said on the 10th Mar, 2014



Where do I hand in a resume?

dynamo

dynamo said on the 10th Mar, 2014

So shows go to Newcastle but not Australia's capital :confused:

Not that I care but suck for anyone living there

Plain Views

Plain Views said on the 10th Mar, 2014

why all this fuss over Lorde playing Newcastle? didn't anyone interested in seeing her go see her at laneway? from what I heard shes pretty average live also.

Bames

Bames said on the 11th Mar, 2014

You bitches are must be cray. That Weezer tour was super dope.

Jose Cuervo

Jose Cuervo said on the 11th Mar, 2014



I thought she was great at the Metro last October

gumbuoy

gumbuoy said on the 11th Mar, 2014



I didn't realise Laneway had a Newcastle show.

Also, haven't we been over this? She's one of the biggest recording artists in the world right now, I think her fanbase can handle two tours in one year.

grattan

grattan said on the 14th Mar, 2014

Recent Newcastle stats.

Macklemore: 3,739 sold. 7,192 capacity
QOTSA/NIN: 5,430 sold. 7,445 capacity

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said on the 14th Mar, 2014

Recent Newcastle stats.

Macklemore: 3,739 sold. 7,192 capacity
QOTSA/NIN: 5,430 sold. 7,445 capacity

That's gotta sting.