Lorde Announces ‘Melodrama World Tour’

Lorde has unveiled the initial routing for her “Melodrama World Tour” in support of her upcoming sophomore album. Gigs are scheduled in her native New Zealand, as well as Australia, Europe and the U.K. 

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Lorde gets emotional during her set at Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival at Empire Polo Club in Indio, Calif., April 16.

Melodrama is due out June 16 through Republic as the follow-up to her acclaimed 2013 debut, Pure Heroine.

To go along with today’s tour announcement, Lorde is offering fans a bit of new music.  

“Check your streaming service at midnight,” the pop singer/songwriter posted on Facebook June 8. “To celebrate the launch of the tour I’m giving you the last little taste of melodrama before release next week. Love this one to death.”

The trek marks her first headline tour since 2014. So far, Lorde’s 2017 itinerary has consisted of a handful of festival appearances, including Coachella, Governors Ball, and New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. She has more festivals to visit this year, including performances at this weekend’s Bonnaroo, as well as Glastonbury, Lollapalooza and Outside Lands.

The “Melodrama World Tour” launches Sept. 26 at O2 Apollo Manchester.

The first leg of the excursion is headed to London, Paris, Barcelona, Berlin, Oslo and other European cities. The New Zealand portion of the tour includes gigs in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin.

Fans can sign up for Lorde’s mailing list to get a code for the presale, which will be emailed out to the day before the presale begins. 

Presale tickets for New Zealand and Australia will be available June 13 at 12 p.m. NZST / 10 a.m. AEST. The U.K. and Europe presale begins June 14 at 10 a.m. local time. 

General onsales for select dates begin June 16.

“This show is my strongest yet, and I can’t bloody wait to dance with you,” Lorde posted on Facebook. She added that more dates will be added “super soon.”

Check out the confirmed routing by clicking here