Lorde to perform on NYC rooftop for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Lorde will be the first performer to appear on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert post-pandemic, it has been announced. 

It will also be the Kiwi singer's first live performance since she returned to the spotlight with her latest single 'Solar Power', ahead of her new album of the same name. 

In an Instagram video announcing Lorde as the musical guest, Colbert revealed the 24-year-old pop star would be singing on the roof of the Ed Sullivan Theatre - a first for The Late Show

"It's just the same as a regular performance, but with the possibility of rain!" Colbert said in the clip, while Lorde appeared to stifle a giggle next to him. 

Lorde has appeared on The Late Show several times, perhaps most famously in 2019 when she and Colbert attended a backyard barbeque at Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's house. 

Colbert managed to prank Lorde with the classic 'snakes in a can' gag on that occasion, giving her a huge fright when he offered her some peanut brittle. 

More recently, she sung Ardern's praises in an interview on the show in June, saying New Zealanders had been "lucky to have a really calm, steady government" during the COVID-19 pandemic.