Lorde to play Bowl of Brooklands in March 2022 as part of Solar Power Tour

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Pop queen Lorde will perform at the Bowl of Brooklands on Friday 4 March as she makes a return to stages around New Zealand and Australia. 

Following the release of her long anticipated new single, ‘Solar Power’, earlier this month - her first new music in four years and the first taste of her forthcoming album of the same name (out 20 August through Universal Music) - the inimitable songstress reveals she will hit the road for a tour across the Antipodes to kick off 2022. 

Lorde’s nine-date New Zealand and Australian dates include stops across five New Zealand centres with her first New Plymouth concert locked in as part of the mix.

“Lorde is a Kiwi icon and global pop sensation who has never played in New Plymouth. She has just come out with all new music and I can’t wait to take the family along to see her. We’ve just finished a massive summer season at the Bowl of Brooklands at Pukekura Park where we had a total of 60,000 people rocking up to concerts such as L.A.B, Six60 and Crowded House and this is the first announcement of what looks to be another exciting summer of entertainment in our sustainable lifestyle capital,” says New Plymouth District Mayor Neil Holdom. 

At the age of just 16, Lorde released her first album Pure Heroine, breaking into the international market and later going on to win two Grammy Awards including the coveted Album of the Year. The album peaked at #1 in over 20 countries, including Australia, New Zealand and America and featuring chart topping tracks ‘Royals’, ‘Tennis Court’ and ‘Team’.

With 2017’s follow up, Melodrama, Lorde achieved bona fide superstar status. Launching with pop gem ‘Green Light’, the record gained critical acclaim, a slew of award nominations, multi-platinum status and global record sales.

With her third studio album, Lorde turns her attention to nature. She says, “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.”

Renowned for her enthralling vocals and commanding stage presence, Lorde never fails to impress on the live stage. Visiting cities across Australia and New Zealand for the first time since her sold out 2017 national tour, don’t miss your chance to catch this epic performer live next year! 

Presented by Frontier Touring and Eccles Entertainment, general public tickets are on sale from 12 noon Monday 5 July through Ticketek. Tickets start from $89.90 plus fees.