Update Oct. 20 at 5:05 p.m.: Rap duo Run the Jewels and singer-songwriter Tove Styrke will be the supporting acts at Lorde's Dallas concert, according to an announcement.
After several years out of the limelight, global super star Lorde is officially back on pop music's front-line. Friday, the singer, born Ella Yelich-O'Connor, released her highly anticipated sophomore album, Melodrama, and announced a world tour to support it.
Lorde comes to Dallas' American Airlines Center on March 18, 2018 -- note that's next year -- with a "special guest" to be announced, per a statement. Tickets go on sale Friday, June 23 at 10 a.m., but die-hards can gain access to be pre-sale tickets on June 20 by signing up for the artist's email list.
Lorde was a teenager when her debut album, Pure Heroine, skyrocketed her to global super star status. So it's no surprise she disappeared for a while to regain any sense of normalcy. According to a feature in Rolling Stone, she returned to her native New Zealand to reconnect with old friends who "weren't too weirded out by her fame" and search for inspiration for a follow up album.
As Lorde tells it, the process was slow-going.
"There was a real hit of, like, 'I just don't have another one,'" Lorde told the pub. "'It could never be good enough.'"
Melodrama was recorded in Los Angeles with help from musician/producer Jack Antonoff (also Lena Dunham's boyfriend) and features 11 songs that diverge slightly from the electronic-heavy vibe that characterized her debut. Rolling Stone called it "emblematic of a modern pop record that prizes old-school intimacy" in a four-star review.