LORDE // O2 ACADEMY, GLASGOW

LORDE RETURNS TO GLASGOW SINCE 2014 PERFORMANCE AT BBC RADIO 1'S BIG WEEKEND TO PLAY SOLD OUT SHOW AT O2 ACADEMY AS PART OF HER 'MELODRAMA WORLD TOUR'

 

LORDE PERFORMING ON HER 'MELODRAMA WORLD TOUR'
PICTURE BY: JOSEPH OKPAKO - GETTY IMAGES

★★★★

'Lorde' kicked off the 5th date of her European leg of 'The Melodrama World Tour'. She performed at the O2 Academy in Glasgow and it was the first time she performed in Scotland since 2014 when she played 'BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend' at Glasgow Green.

Before the singer from New Zealand came on stage she was supported by 'Anna of the North' who replaced the young singer and songwriter 'Khalid'. 'Lorde' came on stage at 9:15 with a little video intro on the TV at the side of the stage right before she performed 'Homemade Dynamite' from her first album 'Pure Heroine' and then followed up with the song she collaborated with 'Disclosure' called 'Magnets'. She had a very emotional connection with the fans in her energetic performance and her stage set up was a perfect link up to her set with the different visuals and bright colours. 

Before perfoming the song 'Liability' from her latest album 'Melodrama' she interacted the crowd and went on to explain the meaning and inspiration of the song which made her write it and by the end of such a deep conversation to the crowd she managed to get the Scottish crowd chant the famous "Here we f**king go".  Coming to the end of the set she performed fan favourites with 'Royals' and a stunning, colourful performance of 'Green Light' to which everyone in the O2 Academy was jumping and dancing to then just before the song came to an end a big burst of star shaped confetti exploded into the air.

'Melodrama' is the latest album by 'Lorde' which was released on the 16th of June 2017, you can buy the album here: lorde.lnk.to/melodrama

'Lorde' is currently on 'The Melodrama World Tour' which is getting split up into legs in Europe, New Zealand and Australia and North America which is running into 2018.


Tickets for 'The Melodrama World Tour' are available here:
https://lorde.co.nz/tour

 

Setlist:

Homemade Dynamite
Magnets (Disclosure cover)
Tennis Court
Hard Feelings

Buzzcut Season
Sober
The Louvre

Ribs
Liabilty
Liabilty (Reprise)
A World Alone
In The Air Tonight (Phil Collins cover)
Supercut
Royals
Perfect Places
Team
Green Light

Encore:
Loveless

LORDE'S MELODRAMA WORLD TOUR CONTINUES:

OCTOBER 4TH : 013 - TILBURG, THE NETHERLANDS - SOLD OUT
OCTOBER 5TH : ZENITH - PARIS FRANCE
OCTOBER 6TH : LOTTO ARENA - ANTWERP, BELGIUM
OCTOBER 8TH : TRANSBORDEUR - LYON, FRANCE
OCTOBER 9TH : SAINT JORDI CLUB - BARCELONA, SPAIN

OCTOBER 11TH : ZENITH - MUNICH, GERMANY
OCTOBER 12TH : FABRIQUE - MILAN, ITALY - SOLD OUT
OCTOBER 14TH : PALLADIUM - COLOGNE, GERMANY - SOLD OUT
OCTOBER 15TH : TEMPODROME - BERLIN, GERMANY - SOLD OUT
OCTOBER 17TH : ANNEXET - STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN
OCTOBER 18TH : SENTRUM SCENE - OSLO, NORWAY - SOLD OUT
OCTOBER 19TH : UKA 17 FESTIVAL - TRONDHEIM, NORWAY

NOVEMBER 7TH : TOWN HALL - DUNEDIN, NEW ZEALAND - SOLD OUT
NOVEMBER 8TH : ISAAC THEATRE ROYAL - CHRISTCHRUCH, NEW ZEALAND - SOLD OUT
NOVEMBER 9TH : ISAAC THEATRE ROYAL - CHRISTCHRUCH, NEW ZEALAND - SOLD OUT
NOVEMBER 11TH : MICHAEL FOWLER CENTRE - WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - SOLD OUT
NOVEMBER
12TH : POWER STATION - AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - SOLD OUT
NOVEMBER 14TH : POWER STATION - AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - SOLD OUT
NOVEMBER 15TH : POWER STATION - AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - SOLD OUT
NOVEMBER 18TH : KINGS PARK - PERTH, AUSTRALIA - SOLD OUT
NOVEMBER 21ST :
 SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE - SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - SOLD OUT
NOVEMBER 22ND : SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE - SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - SOLD OUT
NOVEMBER 23RD : RIVERSTAGE - BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA
NOVEMBER 25TH : SPILT MILK - CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - SOLD OUT
NOVEMBER 26TH : SIDNEY MYER MUSIC BOWL - MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA

MARCH 1ST 2018 : BMO HARRIS BRADLEY CENTER - MILWAUKEE, USA
MARCH 2ND 2018 : CHAIFETZ ARENA - ST LOUIS, USA
MARC
H 5TH 2018 : PEPSI CENTER - DENVER, USA
MARCH 8TH 2018 : ROGERS ARENA - VANCOUVER, CANADA
MARCH 9TH 2018 : KEYARENA AT SEATTLE CENTER - SEATTLE, USA
MARCH 10TH 2018 : MODA CENTER AT THE ROSE GARDEN - PORTLAND, USA

MARCH 12TH 2018 : GOLDEN1 CENTER - SACRAMENTO, USA
MARCH 13TH 2018 : THE ORACLE ARENA - OAKLAND, USA

MARCH 14TH 2018 : STAPLES CENTER - LOS ANGELES, USA
MARCH 16TH 2018 : GILA RIVER ARENA - GLENDALE, USA
MARCH 18TH 2018 : AMERICAN AIRLINES CENTER - DALLAS, USA
MARCH 19TH 2018 : TOYOTA CENTER - HOUSTON, USA
MARCH 21ST 2018 : BOK CENTER - TULSA, USA
MARCH 23RD 2018 : XCEL ENERGY CENTER - ST PAUL, USA
MARCH 24TH 2018 : PINNACLE ARENA - LINCOLN, USA
MARCH 25TH 2018 : WELLS FARGO ARENA - DES MOINES, USA
MARCH 27TH 2018 : ALLSTATE ARENA - ROSEMONT, USA
MARCH 28TH 2018 : LITTLE CAESARS ARENA - DETROIT, USA
MARCH 29TH 2018 : AIR CANADA CENTRE - TORONTO, CANADA
MARCH 31ST 2018 : SCHOTTENSTEIN CENTER - COLUMBUS, USA
APRIL 2ND 2018 : WELLS FARGO CENTER - PHILADELPHIA, USA
APRIL 4TH 2018 : BARCLAYS CENTER - BROOKLYN, USA
APRIL 6TH 2018 : PRUDENTIAL CENTER - NEWARK, USA
APRIL 7TH 2018 : MOHEGAN SUN ARENA - UNICASVILLE, USA
APRIL 8TH 2018 : THE ANTHEM - WASHINGTON, D.C, USA
APRIL 11TH 2018 : AMALIE ARENA - TAMPA, USA
APRIL 12TH 2018 : AMERICAN AIRLINES ARENA - MIAMI, USA
APRIL 14TH 2018 : INFINITE ENERGY CENTER - DULUTH, USA
APRIL 15TH 2018 : BRIDGESTONE ARENA - NASHVILLE, USA

REVIEW BY: JOSH DRUMMOND