Cyclone Gabrielle: Lorde forced to move Lower Hutt Solar Power shows to new Wellington venue

Lorde performing live
Lorde has moved her Lower Hutt venue to Wellington. Photo credit: Getty Images

Lorde has been forced to change the venue of the Lower Hutt leg of the Solar Power tour due to "ongoing weather conditions" caused by Cyclone Gabrielle.

The tour, which was due to kick off on Tuesday, February 21 in the capital at Days Bay, has been moved to the TSB Arena.

The following show on Wednesday, February 22 will also move to the TSB Arena. 

The move to a larger venue means more tickets are on sale for both shows via Ticketmaster.

"This is always a difficult decision to make, but the current conditions at Days Bay post cyclone mean that for the safety of ticket holders, band, and crew, we have made what we think is the right call and I am confident that Lorde at TSB Arena will be an exceptional live experience," promoter Brent Eccles said in a statement

It's the latest incident to hit the tour.

In November 2022, Lorde cancelled her New Plymouth concert which was due to take place on March 3, 2023 at the Bowl of Brooklands.

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."