News & Features 22 Jun, 2021

Lorde Announces The Solar Power World Tour & UK Dates For May/June 2022

Lorde Announces The Solar Power World Tour & UK Dates For May/June 2022











In a surprise move, GRAMMY® Award-winning multiplatinum artist LORDE released new song “Solar Power.” The song, which appropriately dropped timed to the only solar eclipse of the year, came alongside the announcement of her highly anticipated third studio album of the same name, Solar Power. Today the artist additionally revealed the album release date as August 20th and announced her 2022 World tour dates. The 40+ show tour, promoted by AEG Presents in the US and Canada, is her first North American tour since 2018 and kicks off in North America in Nashville on April 3 at the Opry House before concluding at the Santa Barbara Bowl on May 7. Tickets go on-sale to the general public starting Friday, June 25, 2021 at 10am local. Fans can sign up for Lorde’s email list for first access to pre-sale tickets and for more info on tour dates HERE.

Pre-Order / Pre-Save / Pre-Add Solar Power HERE

Listen to “Solar Power” HERE

“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.” The Guardian called the song, “… a distinct reinvention, one that gleefully puts a gap between Lorde and everyone else in terms of her creativity” while noting, “Lorde’s comeback single is a lesson in letting pop stars take their time.” Since its debut last week, the song has garnered five star reviews from places like NME and Pitchfork, has trended #1 worldwide across social media, raked in over 30 million streams in it’s first five days, and was #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.”  

Solar Power Tracklist:

1. The Path

2. Solar Power

3. California

4. Stoned in the Nail Salon

5. Fallen Fruit

6. Secrets From a Girl (Who's Seen It All)

7. The Man with An Axe

8. Dominoes

9. Big Star

10. Leader of a New Regime

11. Mood Ring

12. Oceanic Feeling



February 26 - Christchurch, NZ - Electric Avenue Festival
February 27 - Upper Moutere, NZ - Neudorf Vineyards
March 1 - Wellington, NZ - Days Bay
March 2 - Havelock North, NZ - Black Barn Vineyards
March 4 - New Plymouth, NZ - Bowl of Brooklands
March 5 - Auckland, NZ - Outerfields
March 10 - Brisbane, AU - Riverstage
March 12 - Melbourne, AU - SMMB
March 15 - Sydney, AU - Aware Super Theatre
March 19 - Perth, AU - Belvoir Amphitheater
April 3 - Nashville, TN - Opry House
April 5 - Detroit, MI - Masonic Temple Theatre
April 7 - Montreal, QC - Salle Willfrid Pelletier
April 8 - Toronto, ON - Meridian Hall
April 12 - Boston, MA - Boch Center – Wang Theatre
April 15 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena
April 16 - Washington, DC - The Anthem
April 18 - New York, NY - Radio City Music Hall
April 20 - Philadelphia, PA - The Met
April 22 - Chicago, IL - The Chicago Theatre
April 25 - Minneapolis, MN - The Armory
April 27 - Denver, CO - Mission Ballroom
April 30 - Seattle, WA - WaMu Theatre
May 1 - Portland, OR - Theater of the Clouds
May 3 - San Francisco, CA - Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
May 5 - Los Angeles, CA - Shrine Auditorium
May 7 - Santa Barbara, CA - Santa Barbara Bowl
May 25 - Leeds, UK - O2 Academy
May 26 - Edinburgh, UK - Usher Hall
May 28 - Manchester, UK - O2 Victoria Warehouse
May 30 - Birmingham, UK - O2 Academy
June 1 - London, UK - Roundhouse
June 2 - London, UK - Roundhouse
June 7 - Paris, FR - Casino de Paris
June 8 - Amsterdam, NL - AFAS Live
June 10 - Barcelona, ES - Primavera Sound
June 13 - Zurich, CH - Halle 622
June 14 - Munich, DE - Zenith
June 16 - Rome, IT - Cavea – Auditorium Parco della Musica
June 17 - Villafranca di Verona, IT - Castello di Villafranca
June 18 - Sibenik, HR - Saint Mihovil Fortress
June 21 - Cologne, DE - Open Air am Tanzbrunnen
June 23 - Berlin, DE - Verti Music Hall