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Melodrama World Tour
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Tour by Lorde
Associated album Melodrama
Start date September 26, 2017
End date April 18, 2018
Legs 3
Shows 60
Lorde tour chronology
The Lorde Tour Melodrama World Tour

Melodrama World Tour is a world tour that Lorde will embark on in September to promote her sophomore album, Melodrama.

Background

Lorde will embark on this world tour in September, with tickets and tour dates here Khalid is the opener for the European shows, while the North American leg will be supported by Run the Jewels, Tove Styrke and Mitski.[1]

Israel controversy

In December, Lorde announced extra tour dates for Saint Petersburg, Russia, Moscow, Russia and Tel Aviv, Israel. After this, she received backlash from fans for having a concert in Israel. Because of this, she cancelled the show.[2] Even though many of her fans were the ones who pressured her to cancel the show, many of her fans also criticized her for cancelling it.

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US sitcom star Roseanne Barr attacked Lorde on twitter saying - "Boycott this bigot: Lorde caves to BDS pressure, cancels Israel concert."[3] Fans also criticized Lorde for "hypocrisy", as she will be playing Russia twice. Soon after, ambassador Yitzhak Gerberg invited Lorde to a "friendly meeting" to discuss the issue. He wrote on Facebook:
"I the Ambassador of @IsraelinNZ invite LordeMusic to meet in person to discuss #israel and its role as the only #democracy in the Middle East. By succumbing to the hateful agenda of the few who support #BDS you encourage animosity in the region. Music should unite not divide. Reactions driven by hatred lead to continued #conflict. But solutions come from engagement and lead to compromise, co-operation, and #peace."
She has not yet publicly responded to his invite.[4]
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Set List

This set list is representative of the show on October 1, 2017 in Birmingham. It does not represent all dates throughout the tour.

  1. Magnets
  2. Tennis Court
  3. Hard Feelings
  4. Buzzcut Season
  5. Sober
  6. The Louvre
  7. Ribs
  8. Liability
  9. Liability (Reprise)
  10. A World Alone
  11. In The Air Tonight
  12. Supercut
  13. Royals
  14. Perfect Places
  15. Team
  16. Green Light
  17. Loveless (encore)

Note: "Homemade Dynamite" was not performed the first four dates of the tour.

In September, Lorde revealed live on Instagram that on the tour there would be "new costumes, new content, new songs, some old songs we haven’t played in literally years.”. [5]

In February, she said that she "May or may not" bring back an unreleased song she recorded for Melodrama, which she commented on as one of her favorites.

Tour dates

Date City Country Venue Opening act
Leg 1 – Europe
26 September 2017 Manchester England O2 Apollo Manchester Khalid
27 September 2017 London Alexandra Palace
30 September 2017 Brighton Brighton Centre
1 October 2017 Birmingham O2 Academy Birmingham
2 October 2017 Glasgow Scotland O2 Academy Glasgow Anna of the North
4 October 2017 Tilburg Netherlands 013 Khalid
5 October 2017 Paris France Zénith Paris
6 October 2017 Antwerp Belgium Lotto Arena
8 October 2017 Lyon France Le Transbordeur
9 October 2017 Barcelona Spain Sant Jordi Club
11 October 2017 Munich Germany Zenith
12 October 2017 Milan Italy Fabrique
14 October 2017 Cologne Germany Palladium
15 October 2017 Berlin Tempodrom
17 October 2017 Stockholm Sweden Annexet
18 October 2017 Oslo Norway Sentrum Scene
19 October 2017 Trondheim Høyskoledalen
North America
21 October 2017 Los Angeles United States Hollywood Bowl N/A
Leg 2 – Oceania
7 November 2017 Dunedin New Zealand Dunedin Town Hall N/A
8 November 2017 Christchurch Isaac Theatre Royal
9 November 2017
11 November 2017 Wellington Michael Fowler Centre
12 November 2017 Auckland Powerstation
14 November 2017
15 November 2017
18 November 2017 Perth Australia Pioneer Women's Memorial George Maple
21 November 2017 Sydney Sydney Opera House Forecourt
22 November 2017
23 November 2017 Brisbane Riverstage
25 November 2017[6]}} Canberra Commonwealth Park N/A
26 November 2017 Melbourne Sidney Myer Music Bowl George Maple
Leg 3 – North America[7]
1 March 2018 Milwaukee United States BMO Harris Bradley Center Run the Jewels
Tove Styrke
2 March 2018 St. Louis Chaifetz Arena
3 March 2018 Kansas City Sprint Center
5 March 2018 Denver Pepsi Center
8 March 2018 Vancouver Canada Rogers Arena
9 March 2018 Seattle United States KeyArena
10 March 2018 Portland Moda Center
12 March 2018 Sacramento Golden 1 Center Tove Styrke
13 March 2018 Oakland Oracle Arena Run the Jewels
Tove Styrke
14 March 2018 Los Angeles Staples Center Tove Styrke
16 March 2018 Glendale Gila River Arena
18 March 2018 Dallas American Airlines Center
19 March 2018 Houston Toyota Center
21 March 2018 Tulsa BOK Center
23 March 2018 Saint Paul Xcel Energy Center
24 March 2018 Lincoln Pinnacle Bank Arena Run the Jewels
Mitski
25 March 2018 Des Moines Wells Fargo Arena
27 March 2018 Rosemont Allstate Arena
28 March 2018 Detroit Little Caesars Arena
29 March 2018 Toronto Canada Air Canada Centre
31 March 2018 Columbus United States Value City Arena
2 April 2018 Philadelphia Wells Fargo Center
3 April 2018 Boston TD Garden
4 April 2018 Brooklyn Barclays Center
6 April 2018 Newark Prudential Center
7 April 2018 Uncasville Mohegan Sun Arena
8 April 2018 Washington, D.C. The Anthem
11 April 2018 Tampa Amalie Arena Mitski
12 April 2018 Miami American Airlines Arena Run the Jewels
Mitski
14 April 2018 Duluth Infinite Energy Arena
15 April 2018 Nashville Bridgestone Arena Europe
The concert of 26 May 2018 in London is part of the All Points East Festival. London England Victoria Park n/a
29 May 2018 Saint Petersburg Russia Ice Palace
31 May 2018 Moscow Crocus City Hall

Cancelled Shows

List of cancelled concerts, showing date, city, country, venue and reason for cancellation
Date City Country Venue Reason
5 June 2018 Tel Aviv [[Israel Tel Aviv Convention Center Pro-Palestinian campaign[8]

References

  1. "soooo pleased to announce that @runjewels @mitskileaks @tovestyrke are joining us for NORTH AMERICA DANCE http://lorde.co.nz/tour"
  2. Lorde Cancels Tel Aviv Concert Amidst Criticism of Israel's Treatment of the Palestinians - Newsweek
  3. Roseanne Barr slams "bigot" Lorde for nixing Israel concert under BDS pressure - Fox News
  4. After Lorde nixes Israel gig, envoy to N. Zealand asks to meet with her - Jerusalem Post
  5. Lorde Live on Instagram - September 16th, 2017
  6. Spilt Milk 2017 lineup announced with Lorde, Alison Wonderland, and Tash Sultana - The Canberra Times
  7. Lorde announces 2018 North American tour dates - Entertainment Weekly
  8. Lorde cancels Israel concert date amid protests - Billboard

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{{|M|mini=1}} Melodrama Era
Songs Green LightSoberHomemade DynamiteThe LouvreLiabilityHard Feelings/LovelessSober II (Melodrama)Writer in the DarkSupercutLiability (Reprise)Perfect PlacesLiabilityGreen Light (Chromeo Remix)
Producers Jack AntonoffLordeKuk HarrellFrank DukesAndrew WyattFlumeMalayS1Jean-Benoît Dunckel
Writers Jack AntonoffLordeJoel LittleTove LoLudvig Söderberg
Concerts SNLFestival TourLater... with Jools HollandMelodrama World Tour
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