Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Lorde Forced To Postpone An Australian Tour

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This is probably one time when Lorde doesn't think her parents are being totally annoying for telling her what to do. The 17-year-old singer revealed on Monday night that she has been forced to postpone a planned tour of Australia that was slated to kick off on Thursday due to concerns over her health.

"In case you missed the announcement earlier, I have had to postpone my Australian shows because of a nasty chest infection," she told fans.

In a statement, her Melbourne-based promoter Frontier Touring explained, "It is with much regret that Frontier Touring announce that Lorde has had to postpone her upcoming Australian tour ... Under doctor's advice, Ella Yelich-O'Connor will return o New Zealand for immediate rest and recuperation in order to regain complete health and continue touring for the rest of the year."

Lorde performed at the Coachella Festival over the past two weekends on a bill that also included the return of hip-hop duo OutKast
. In another tweet she said she's been going "non-stop" since the Grammys in January and promised that she will "100% be back for this tour," likely in the fall.

In the Frontier statement, Lorde said it "breaks my heart" to postpone the shows. "The band and I absolutely love playing to Australian crowds," the New Zealand native said. "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."

The Australian tour was to include two kick-off shows in Melbourne at Festival Hall, as well as dates in Adelaide, Perth, Sydney, Newcastle and a final gig on May 6 in Brisbane.

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