Lorde’s Solar Power Tour Lights Up Melbourne

It’s been a very, very long time coming but Kiwi powerhouse Lorde is bringing her global Solar Power tour to Australia, and it’s her first time back here in six years! My plus one and I were overjoyed to get to experience the show for ourselves, and to make things even more perfect she was playing at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl in Melbourne – one of our cities best venues.

Supporting Lorde on her tour was Californian indie-pop trio MUNA who we had seen previously at their Sydney World Pride shows. It was the band’s first ever Australian tour and hitting the road with Lorde as special guests made so much sense. While their style of music is quite seperate to Lorde, their Californian sensibilities perfectly compliment the Solar Power album. Their warm up had the audience ready for more.Launched off the back of Lorde’s 2021 album of the same name, the Solar Power World Tour had a few false starts in getting to Melbourne. But after 2+ years of waiting, Lorde did not disappoint. Starting the night off strong with her songs ‘Leader of a New Regime‘ and ‘Homemade Dynamite‘, the stage design was used to full effect to show off her silhouette or to spin around with a full band slowly dancing behind her. While the audience were singing and dancing along to every song, when the hits ‘Green light‘, ‘Supercut‘ and ‘Royals‘ came on the energy rose even further. It was also great to hear that Lorde was able to enjoy her time in Melbourne and visited some of our beautiful parks like Fitzroy Gardens.

Besides having one of the most engaging and charismatic presences on stage, a catalogue of hit songs and the vocals and star power to back it up, the Solar Power show features some incredibly special stage design with fantastic lighting, video art, costumes and backing musicians. It truly is a work of art and a show that should not be missed.

– The Plus Ones

Lorde is currently touring Australia with dates in most major cities. Book tickets here.
This venue is partially accessible.

Disclosure: The Plus Ones were invited guests of Frontier Touring.
Photos: Supplied, photographer: Valerie Lee.