Lorde's whirlwind year not over yet

By Sophie Ryan, Lydia Anderson

Lorde has played almost 50 concerts in 40 cities across 14 countries this year. Photo / Dean Purcell
Lorde has played almost 50 concerts in 40 cities across 14 countries this year. Photo / Dean Purcell

It's been a whirlwind year for Lorde, who has played almost 50 concerts in 40 cities across 14 countries this year.

The touring began after her Grammy win on January 26. Since then she has toured almost constantly, and now has three major music festivals - Coachella, Lollapalooza and Laneway - under her belt.

From March 4 to April 19 she toured around the United States and South America, playing 27 shows without taking a break.

She took time off after that to go home and recuperate on doctor's advice, forcing her to postpone her Australian tour.

Following her break in April and the start of May she flew to the United States where she performed at the Billboard Music Awards.

It was then on to Europe where she played eight concerts in six countries at the end of May and start of June.

She has now begun the rescheduled Australian tour with a show in Perth on Saturday night that was interrupted when she became unwell.

The 17-year-old stopped halfway through a song and left the stage for five minutes.
When she reappeared she apologised and said she "must have eaten something weird".
"I've never had to do that. I love you and I'm so grateful to be here," she said.

The break didn't seem to slow down her performance, and she jumped right back into her set.

But about 40 minutes later, after performing her 2013 smash hit Royals, the singer took a moment to wrap a towel around her neck and crouch next to a fan, saying she "just felt tired".

She tweeted the following day to thank her fans for their kindness and sensitivity at the show. She said she hoped to be back in Perth again soon.

After touring Australia with eight shows in July, Lorde is bound for North America where she has 22 more concerts lined up.

Lorde tour dates

Already played
January 26 - Grammys, Los Angeles
January 29 - Silo Park, Auckland
January 31 - Brisbane Laneway Festival
February 1 - Melbourne Laneway Festival
February 2 - Sydney Laneway Festival
February 7 - Adelaide Laneway Festival
February 8 - Perth Laneway Festival
February 19 - BRIT Awards
March 4 - Dallas
March 5 - Houston
March 7 - Washington DC
March 8 - Philadelphia
March 10 - New York
March 11 - New York
March 12 - New York
March 14 - Boston
March 15 - Toronto
March 16 - Detroit
March 18 - Chicago
March 20 - St Louis
March 21 - Kansas City
March 22 - Denver
March 24 - Seattle
March 26 - Oakland
March 27 - Oakland
March 30 - Santiago, Lollapalooza
April 1 - San Isidro, Lollapalooza
April 5 - Sao Paulo, Lollapalooza
April 8 - San Miguel Sound, Mexico
April 9 - Mexico City
April 12 - Indio, Coachella
April 15 - Las Vegas
April 17 - Phoenix
April 19 - Indio, Coachella
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[POSTPONED:
Apr 24 - Melbourne
April 26 - Melbourne
Apr 27 - Adelaide
Apr 29 - Perth
May 2 - Sydney
May 3 - Sydney
May 4 - Newcastle
May 6 - Brisbane]
.
May 17 - Baltimore
May 18 - Las Vegas, Billboard Awards
May 24 - Glasgow
May 26 - Utrecht, Netherlands
May 29 - Berlin
May 31 - Lisbon
June 1 - Paris
June 5 - London
June 6 - London
June 7 - London
June 15 - Toronto Much Music Festival
July 6 - Perth

Concerts to go
July 8 - Adelaide
July 11 - Sydney
July 12 - Sydney
July 15 - Melbourne
July 16 - Melbourne
July 19 - Newcastle
July 20 - Brisbane
August 1 - Chicago Lollapalooza
August 3 - Montreal
September 5 - Philadelphia
September 6 - Boston
September 7 - New York
September 11 - Ottawa
September 12 - Toronto
September 14 - New York
September 15 - New York
September 16 - New York
September 18 - North Carolina
September 22 - Nashville
September 23 - Ohio
September 24 - Ohio
September 26 - Milwaukee
September 27 - Iowa
September 28 - Colorado
September 30 - Las Vegas
October 2 - Berkeley
October 6 - Los Angeles
October 9 - Santa Barbara
October 10 - San Diego
October 12 - Austin

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