‘Beyond devastated’ Lorde delays Australian tour until 2023
10.11.2021

‘Beyond devastated’ Lorde delays Australian tour until 2023

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Lorde’s 'Solar Power Tour' of Australia and New Zealand has been delayed until 2023 due to ongoing COVID-19 uncertainty in New Zealand.

In order for Lorde’s tour organisers to feel confident fulfilling the current dates, they say they’d need both countries’ borders to be fully open to both citizens and non-citizens, as the majority of Lorde’s touring band and crew are non-citizens and would currently all require travel exemptions.

The organisers also said they would also need assurance that there would be limited or no quarantine in place, as the tour was routed almost a year ago with that expectation.

What you need to know

  • Lorde has delayed her ‘Solar Power Tour’ of Australia and New Zealand until 2023
  • The postponement is because of ongoing COVID-19 uncertainty in New Zealand
  • Patrons will be able to get a full refund and there are a few more dates available

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“No one could have predicted the current outbreak, and while we understand that systems are moving in the right direction and could well be permissive of an international tour in February, any doubt means that we unfortunately cannot proceed in good faith,” the organisers said.

“Due to the continuing uncertainty around the current NZ outbreak, and unknown implementation dates of the new traffic light system, we have been faced with the difficult decision to move the tour to February-March 2023 so we can proceed with some surety and fully deliver the shows 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,” said Lorde.

The reschedule has enabled Lorde to add additional shows at previously sold out venues in Lower Hutt, Days Bay (NZ) on Wednesday 22 February, Brisbane, Riverstage on Tuesday 7 March and Perth, Bevoir Ampitheatre on Friday 17 March so that more concertgoers will get to experience Lorde’s Solar Power Tour in 2023.

2023 Tour Date Venue, City 2022 Original Date
Tuesday 21 February, 2023 Days Bay, Lower Hutt Tuesday 1 March, 2022
Wednesday 22 February,
2023
Days Bay, Lower Hutt NEW SHOW
Saturday 25 February,
2023
Electric Avenue – Hagley Park, Christchurch* Saturday 26 February 2022
Monday 27 February, 2023 Neudorf Vineyards, Upper Moutere Sunday 27 February, 2022
Wednesday 1 March, 2023 Black Barn Vineyards, Havelock North Wednesday 2 March, 2022
Friday 3 March, 2023 Bowl Of Brooklands, New Plymouth Friday 4 March, 2022
Saturday 4 March, 2023 Outer Fields at Western Springs, Auckland Saturday 5 March, 2022
Tuesday 7 March, 2023 Riverstage, Brisbane, QLD NEW SHOW
Wednesday 8 March, 2023 Riverstage, Brisbane, QLD Thursday 10 March, 2022
Friday 10 March, 2023 Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne, VIC Sunday 13 March, 2022
Saturday 11 March, 2023 Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne, VIC Saturday 12 March, 2022
Monday 13 March, 2023 Aware Super Theatre, Sydney, NSW Wednesday 16 March, 2022
Tuesday 14 March, 2023 Aware Super Theatre, Sydney, NSW Tuesday 15 March, 2022
Friday 17 March, 2023 Belvoir Amphitheatre, Perth, WA NEW SHOW
Saturday 18 March, 2023 Belvoir Amphitheatre, Perth, WA Saturday 19 March, 2022

Tickets for the original performances will be valid for the rescheduled dates without taking further action. Patrons unable to attend new show dates may obtain a full refund, but refund requests must be submitted prior to Friday 10 December 2021.

Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday 19 November. Head here or all ticketing information.