Trek sold out within minutes of on-sales
GRAMMY Award-winning multi-platinum artist Lorde has sold out her 2022 Solar Power North American tour dates. With massive fan demand the artist added multiple dates across the country, including LA, NYC, Toronto, Boston and Chicago with all shows selling out within minutes of on-sales. The artist, who was also quick to sell out all of her UK shows including three sold out nights at London’s Roundhouse, has added a new show at London Alexandra Palace on Tuesday, June 28, 2022. Tickets for the new London date go on artist pre-sale at 10 am BST and on-sale to the general public on Wednesday June 30th. Tickets for Lorde’s New Zealand and Australia show dates go on artist pre-sale this Wednesday, June 30th and on-sale to the general public on Monday, July 5th. The 40+ show tour, promoted by AEG Presents in the US and Canada, is her first North American tour since 2018. All tickets available via Ticketmaster.
Earlier this month Lorde unveiled her new single “Solar Power” which appropriately dropped timed to the only solar eclipse of the year. The song came alongside the announcement of her highly anticipated third studio album of the same name, Solar Power, out August 20th.
“Solar Power” debuted to fan and critical acclaim, with Billboard stating, “Solar Power” is a fresh chapter in a riveting book, and Lorde fans should be thrilled to meet this new author.” Since its debut last week, the song has trended No. 1 worldwide across social media, raked in over 30 million streams in its first five days, and was No. 1 on Spotify’s Global and US Song Debut. The song is the first single from Lorde’s forthcoming third studio album which will be released via Universal Music New Zealand on August 20th. The album includes 12 tracks and is produced by Jack Antonoff who she collaborated with on her chart-topping last album, Melodrama.
Of the album Lorde says, “The album is a celebration of the natural world, an attempt at immortalizing 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 learned to breathe out, and tune in. This is what came through.”
Of the single she adds, “The first song, also called SOLAR POWER and written and produced by myself and Jack, is the first of the rays. It’s about that infectious, flirtatious summer energy that takes hold of us all, come June…”
To honor the natural world the artist is presenting the album in a first-of-its kind, discless format. An eco-conscious Music Box will be available for purchase as an alternative to a CD. This innovative offering will contain extra visual content, handwritten notes, exclusive photos, and a download card. The card will give purchasers a high-quality download of the music, two exclusive bonus tracks, and access to some special surprises along the way.
When talking about the concept Lorde says, “I decided early on in the process of making this album that I also wanted to create an environmentally kind, forward-thinking alternative to the CD. I wanted this Music Box product to be similar in size, shape and price to a CD, to live alongside it in a retail environment, but be something which stands apart and that’s committed to the evolving nature of a modern album.”