Fans fume at last-minute change to Lorde's Auckland shows

  • 10/11/2017

Underage fans planning on heading to Lorde's imminent Auckland shows may be disappointed as a licensing failure has forced a change to the schedule.

The 'Royals' hitmaker was scheduled to play three shows at Auckland's Powerstation venue, with the first this Sunday, November 12.

However, that concert will now take place at the Bruce Mason Centre and be the only of the three gigs to allow people in under the age of 18.

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    "Frontier Touring and Eccles Entertainment are incredibly disappointed with this last-minute venue change and appreciate the understanding of Lorde fans," the promoters say in a statement.

    "Anyone with a ticket for the show on Sunday 12 November should go to the Bruce Mason centre for the show - your ticket will be valid for that show and you need take no further action other than turn up at the new venue.

    "Unfortunately, anyone - regardless of age - holding an ALL AGES ticket for the shows on November 14 and 15 will now be unable to attend the Powerstation shows on those dates."

    Fans have taken to Twitter to fume over the change.

    Fans fume at last-minute change to Lorde's Auckland shows

    Customers who had bought all ages tickets to the other two concerts will be able to use them to gain entry to the November 12 show instead, or are entitled to a refund if they can't.

    "It will be possible for ONE accompanying adult (already holding a ticket for one of the shows on either 14 or 15 November) to attend the Sunday show at Bruce Mason Centre with the under 18 ticket holder."

    Frontier and Eccles Entertainment say they were informed on Thursday night by the Powerstation that "the Licensing Police" had refused them permission to host any persons under the age of 18 at Lorde's three Auckland concerts.

    All three events had sold out. However, promoters say that due to the venue reshuffle, it is "likely that a small number" of extra tickets will now be put up for sale.