Published Aug 19, 2013This weekend, Toronto "noir & B" star the Weeknd helped give fast-rising New Zealander Lorde a little promotional boost here in North America by remixing her song "Royals." This is just the beginning for the 16-year-old pop singer otherwise known as Ella Yelich-O'Connor, since her debut album, Pure Heroine, will drop in North America on October 1 through Universal.
The album includes "Royals" (which appeared on Lorde's prior EP The Love Club), plus the smoky, Lana Del Rey-flavoured single "Tennis Court." Watch videos for those songs below, where you'll also find the 10-song tracklist. This North American date follows reports last week that the album would drop internationally on September 30.
Lorde is coming through our continent this fall for a selection of tour dates. Her Toronto date had been scheduled to take place at the Hoxton, but following a speedy sellout, the show has been moved to the more specious Danforth Music Hall.
1. Tennis Court
2. 400 Lux
5. Buzzcut Season
7. Glory and Gore
8. Still Sane
9. White Teeth Teens
10. A World Alone
08/06 New York, NY - Le Poisson Rouge
08/08 Los Angeles, CA - Echoplex
09/07 Auckland, New Zealand - Vector Arena
09/17 London, UK - Madame JoJo's
09/25 Los Angeles, CA - Belasco Theatrer
09/27 San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
09/28 Seattle, WA - Showbox at the Market (Decibel Fest)
09/30 New York, NY - Webster Hall
10/03 Brooklyn, NY - Warsaw
10/06 Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall
10/16 Brisbane, Australia - The Zoo
10/17 Sydney, Australia - Metro Theatre
10/19 Canberra, Australia - Zierholz
10/21 Melbourne, Australia - The Corner Hotel