Lorde cancels New Plymouth concert, adds second date to Havelock North

Lorde has cancelled her 2023 New Plymouth concert.
Lorde has cancelled her 2023 New Plymouth concert. Photo credit: Supplied

Solar Power singer Lorde has cancelled her New Plymouth concert which was due to take place on March 3, 2023 at the Bowl of Brooklands.

No reason has been given for the cancellation, but Newshub has approached the promoters for comment.

Ticket holders are being told they can get a refund from their original point of purchase.

She has added another date in Havelock North to her 2023 world tour, with tickets going on sale on Tuesday, November 15.

She will perform a second show at Havelock North's ​Black Barn Vineyards on Thursday, March 2 2023.

The support acts for the shows across the motu have been revealed too, with the news Fazerdaze and RIIKI REID will be performing.

Fazerdaze’s much-anticipated return to the stage will be one of her first live performances in Aotearoa since 2020.

Lorde starts the New Zealand Solar Power World Tour in 2023 with two nights in Lower Hutt and then heading on to Upper Moutere. She'll then play two shows at Black Barn Vineyards in Havelock North.

The final show takes place at Western Springs in Auckland at Outerfields.

In November 2021, the multi-date tour of New Zealand was called off until 2023 due to COVID-19 uncertainty, with the singer saying she was "devastated".

"Starting the tour in New Zealand was always really important to me, and would have been a huge high," she said at the time.

"I fought this decision for a long time, but the truth is that touring internationally through a COVID outbreak has a ton of unforeseen moving parts, and I'd much rather play for you when we're all confident it will go smoothly.

"I want to apologise wholeheartedly to the fans. I'm so gutted to let you down, but so grateful for your understanding.

"We'll rage next year."

Lorde Solar Power NZ Tour dates:

  • Tuesday, February 21, Wednesday, February 22 - Days Bay, Lower Hutt
  • Sunday, February 27 - Neudorf Vineyards, Upper Moutere 
  • Wednesday, March 1 and Thursday, March 2 - Black Barn Vineyards, Havelock 
  • Saturday, March 4 - Outer Fields at Western Springs, Auckland