Everybody's heard of the British Invasion, the period in the mid-1960s when a bunch of artists and bands, led by The Beatles, crossed the Atlantic Ocean to perform in front of audiences in America for the first time. That two year span of time brought us now-household names like The Rolling Stones, The Yardbrids, The Kinks, The Who, Small Faces, and many more. The period had a large influence on popular music and culture in the United States, and British artists have been a major part of the American music scene ever since.
Is the same thing that happened in the 1960s now happening with artists from Australia and New Zealand? Are we seeing an Australasian Invasion? I believe so.
Lorde is back, and we are grateful. The New Zealand singer-songwriter will return to the U.S. with a plethora of new shows come fall 2014. The tour will open at Lollapalooza in August and close at Austin City Limits in October. This tour is a follow-up to her 16-date tour earlier this year.
The singer, who was recently named Vogue's "Music Phenomenon of the Year, has been performing around the world, including a show in Lisbon last night. Up next, Lorde will perform a show in London, followed by three Australian dates in July, before kicking off her U.S. stint come August.
See below for a selection of tour dates and visit the Lorde for more information on tickets.
The 17-year-old New Zealander Lorde will venture to the U.S. in 2014 for a few tour dates. Lorde, who has been nominated for a Grammy and is the woman behind the successful hit "Royals," will launch her tour in Austin, TX, visiting only a select few big cities. Among those are New York, NY (where she'll perform at the famed Roseland Ballroom); Boston, MA; Chicago, IL; and Seattle, WA.
The U.S. dates for Lorde's 2014 tour can be found below. Click here for more information on tickets and upcoming tour dates.