Lorde’s upcoming Australian tour, due to start in Melbourne on Thursday, has been postponed because Ella Yelich-O’Connor aka Lorde is ill.

In a statement Lorde said, ”It breaks my heart to have to postpone these shows as the band and I absolutely love playing to Australian crowds, and it was not a decision we made lightly. I know I need to focus on getting better in order to perform at my best. We’ll be with you as soon as we can, Aussies.”

Rescheduled dates are currently being worked on and will be announced soon.

Promoter Frontier Touring Company advise, “While we encourage fans to hold on to their tickets the option to secure a refund is now available to you via the official ticketing agency you purchased from. Patrons will be able to secure a refund for the value of their tickets and fees and charges incurred in purchasing the ticket. To obtain a refund, please contact:

Apr 24 & 26 Melbourne | Festival Hall | Ticketmaster.com.au | 136 100

Apr 27 Adelaide | AEC Theatre | Ticketek.com.au | 132 849

Apr 29 Perth | Challenge Stadium | Ticketmaster.com.au | 136 100

May 2 & 3 Sydney | Hordern Pavilion | Ticketek.com.au | 132 849

May 4 Newcastle | Entertainment Centre | Ticketek.com.au | 132 849
May 6 Brisbane | Riverstage | Ticketmaster.com.au | 136 100

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