New Zealand music sensation Lorde has released her new album, "Melodrama," and Bay Area fans will be happy to know, annouced tour dates for the area. The pop sensation set high expectations after her 2013 debut with "Pure Heroine." Her previous song “Royals” from the album earned the young artist two Grammys for Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance.
Lorde has been teasing singles from her new album since early March of this year. The first song to be released was “Green Light.” In an interview on Rookie Magazine’s podcast, the talented vocalist revealed that she was inspired after seeing another female powerhouse in the music business perform: Florence + the Machine.
"Melodrama" still has remnants of her first album, but the pop sensation has ascended into new territory with the assistance of co-writer and producer Jack Antonoff.
While this name may sound unfamiliar to some, Antonoff was a key member of the bands Fun. and Bleachers. Songs that came out of these musical groups include “We Are Young” and “I Wanna Get Better.” Although he had success in the creation of the bands, Antonoff decided to turn to more behind the scenes work. The New York Times summarized Antonoff’s career and highlighted his work with artists like Lorde, Taylor Swift, and Sara Bareilles.
With such a collaboration, the album has already been deemed one of the best of 2017.
Now that Lorde has emerged from her four-year hibernation, fans also have the opportunity to see the New Zealand pop queen in person. After announcing her world tour, it has been revealed that Lorde will be in the Bay Area next March at the Oracle Arena in Oakland and the Golden1 Center in Sacramento.
Presale for these tickets will start June 20 and officially be released June 23.
If unable to wait that long to see Lorde, followers can also catch her at this year’s Outside Lands on August 13. She will also be in the company of Antonoff’s band Bleachers as well. Both single-day and three-day tickets for this event are available now on Outside Land’s website.
Find more information about Lorde’s tour here.