GRAMMY® Award-winning multi-platinum chart-dominating artist LORDE releases her highly anticipated sophomore album, Melodrama via LAVA/Republic Records. To celebrate the release, LORDE has announced her 2018 North American tour dates promoted by AEG Presents. The Melodrama World Tour will make a stop in Tampa at AMALIE Arena on April 11, 2018.
Melodrama is available now across all digital service providers.
Ahead of the release, LORDE gave fans a preview of her second studio album, dropping four songs off Melodrama beginning with the release of lead single “Green Light” in March and follow-up tracks “Liability,” “Sober,” and current single “Perfect Places.” “Green Light” immediately launched the singer to the top worldwide trending topic on Facebook and Twitter, amassing an incredible 2 billion impressions on Twitter alone within its first 24 hours. Rolling Stone praised her return single as, “a reflection of her own emerging adulthood” and The FADER declared the track, “a true pop anthem – made for both earbud strutting and the club”. Pitchfork naming “Green Light” and “Perfect Places” best new tracks. Billboard praised “Liability” as “an absolute jaw-dropper.” SPIN calling her latest release “Sober,” “the strangest, coolest Melodrama song yet,” with Pitchfork declaring the track, “intoxicating.”
LORDE announces her 2018 North American tour dates, with support to be announced. The singer’s North American dates are set for March 2018, kicking off in Milwaukee before heading to 30 dates and concluding in Nashville, TN.
Lorde has been heating up festival stages all season with acclaimed performances at Coachella, Governors Ball and most recently, Bonnaroo. Garnering praise from fans and critics alike with UPROXX noting that “her voice was impeccable, and she brimmed with confidence as she strutted across the stage” and Billboard concluding that “Lorde can deliver…” She continues to headline marquee festivals across the globe this year including anticipated performances at Glastonbury, Lollapalooza, Outside Lands, Life Is Beautiful, and more.
UPDATE 10/30/17 - After a sold-out first week of MELODRAMA WORLD TOUR dates in the UK, it was announced today that rap duo RUN THE JEWELS will join the tour’s much-awaited North American leg as direct support for LORDE. The news arrives just after a hugely-successful launch last week, when Lorde played to sold-out crowds across the UK, including an audience of over 10,000 fans at London’s Alexandra Palace. Described by The Guardian as, “the sort of gig whose gaps are filled with screamed adulation,” and hailed as, “entrancing from first to last,” by the Manchester Evening News, Lorde’s Melodrama World Tour has already garnered overwhelming praise from critics, with Birmingham Mail declaring it, “a show that feels like a genuine privilege,” and The Independent crowning the performance simply as, “a perfect live show.”
Described by Rolling Stone as, “Hip Hop’s Most Intense Truth-Tellers,” RUN THE JEWELS, the pair consisting of Killer Mike and El-P, will bring their high-energy live show to fans beginning March 1st in Milwaukee, WI, the first of over 30 North American dates for Lorde. In addition to Run the Jewels’ direct support slot, MITSKI will join to support for the Tampa show at AMALIE Arena on April 11, 2018 at 7:00 PM.
Tickets range from $35.75 to $95.75
The young New Zealand artist whose real name Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O'Connor was signed to a record label before she was in high school. Her first EP, The Love Club featured the now infamous hit single "Royals" made her the first New Zealand solo artist to have a #1 song in the US. Her debut album, Pure Heroine was released a year later in 2013, and received an enormous amount of praise from critics, as well as two Grammy Awards. Not only has her record garnered acclaim, but she has been praised for her vocals and stage presence at live shows.