At only 16 years old, Lorde is sitting pretty atop the indie-pop throne. Last night she made her U.S. debut at New York City’s (Le) Poisson Rouge, and the show was undeniable proof that she won’t be going anywhere—except up—for a long time. She took the stage at 9 p.m. to a sold-out room of screaming, adoring fans. The crowd ate her up, singing along to stand-out tracks like “Tennis Court” and “Royals,” and Lorde had the natural stage presence of someone that has been touring for years. Her voice, just as spectacular live as it is on her EP, is raw and energetic, but most importantly, there was a bond formed in the crowd at the show last night. We all knew we were witnessing something extremely special, and Lorde took time in between songs to talk to the audience and strengthen that connection. This may have been her very first show in the U.S., but it’s safe to say that the days of Lorde playing a venue with a cap of 700 are approaching an end.
If you missed Lorde this time, she will back state-side in September for a couple more shows in support of her album, which is coming September 30.
Lorde’s North American Tour Dates:
08/08 – Echoplex - Los Angeles, CA [Sold Out!]
09/25 – Belasco - Los Angeles, CA
09/27 – Fillmore - San Francisco, CA
09/28 – Decibel Fest – Showbox at the Market - Seattle, WA
09/30 – Webster Hall - New York, NY
10/06 – Hoxton – Toronto, ON