ZAGREB, 25 June 2021 – Tickets for Lorde’s first ever concert in Croatia, which will take place at St. Michael’s Fortress in Šibenik on 18 June 2022, has sold out in just three seconds.
Tickets for the exclusive concert, which had a limited capacity of 1,050, went on sale on Friday and were sold out in just three seconds.
Only the Foo Fighters, U2 and Chris Cornell had previously sold out in Croatia as fast.
Tickets for another concert the following night on June 19, 2022 were released immediately, of which less than 200 are were available at the time of writing and are expected to be sold out by the end of the day.
Lorde is the first big international star to perform at the Šibenik Fortress for two days in a row.
The New Zealander, who has Croatian heritage, will sing some of her mega hits from her first two albums in Šibenik, but also present a new studio release “Solar Power” which will be released later this summer.
Born Ella Maria Lani Yelich-O’Connor in New Zealand, Lorde claims Croatian heritage on her mother’s side and has both Croatian and New Zealand citizenship.
Lorde is a multiple Grammy winner and one of the youngest performers to top international charts. Ever since she first appeared on the scene as a 16-year-old in 2013, with the then biggest hit of the year “Royals,” Lorde has pushed the boundaries of alter pop and manages to stay on top playing constantly by her own rules. Ella does not use social networks at all, she appears promotionally very rarely, and she takes big breaks between albums that last mostly three to four years.
Lorde currently has sold 12 million albums worldwide, as well as 10 billion streams. Unobtrusively she became the voice of an entire generation with her debut “Pure Heroine”, the album sold three times platinum, won two Grammys, the single “Royals” achieved a record audience, and Lorde became the youngest artist, and the only one from New Zealand, with number one on Billboard’s list of the 100 best since 1987.
Time magazine named her one of the most influential teenagers in the world, she was on the Forbes list of the 30 most influential under-30s, on the cover of Rolling Stone, and she performed with Nirvana at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony in 2014.
Her second album “Melodrama” debuted at number one on the Billboard charts of the top 200 albums, topped the album charts in 45 countries and won a Grammy nomination for Album of the Year.
Her new album and the accompanying tour are new proof of its uniqueness. The long-awaited return to the discography activity was announced with the single “Solar Power” from the album of the same name, which will be released on August 20, and the song received praise from critics and audiences, topped the Spotify global and US charts days since its release it has already had 30 million streams and has been marked as trending worldwide.
NME and Pitchfork give the singles a high five, Billboard praises Lorde and “Solar Power” as a fresh chapter in her work, while the Guardian says Lorde’s comeback song sets her apart from others in terms of her creativity.
“The album celebrates nature, and with it I try to capture the feelings I have when I’m out. In times of sadness, confusion, infatuation, I turn to nature in search of answers. “The song ‘Solar Power’ is a tribute to the infectious and flirtatious summer that overwhelms us all,” says Lorde.
Her big world tour will cover more than 40 countries and is special because of the carefully chosen locations. On the tour, Lorde goes to places he personally chooses and wants to visit, and mostly to the best concert stages in the world. Šibenik fortress finds itself on the list in the company of legendary concert destinations such as Radio City Music Hall in New York, Shrine Auditorium in LA, Roundhouse in London and Castello di Villafranca in Verona.
Tickets for the second show are 330 kuna are any are still left can be purchased through the Eventim system, their physical points of sale and online at eventim.hr