Lorde Has a Surprise For You

The tour announcements just keep on rolling in. Not even a week after Demi Lovato announced her first world tour, we're getting more good news, this time from Lorde. She announced the dates of her North American fall tour on her Twitter early Tuesday morning and there's more than one reason to get excited about it. According to the singer herself, Lorde's North American tour will be different from her last, although she remained coy on what exactly she meant by different.

Lorde is already fairly different in terms of the kind of music that's available out there. She might be a pop artist, but the subjects she chooses to sing about are notable for how relatable they are. Far beyond the glamor and excess and dramatic romantic relationships that most songs seem to cover in detail, Lorde sings about things that would be of interest to a teenager who grew up with very little — because she is a teenager who grew up with very little.

Anyone who thinks they'd rather eat a cow pie than listen to "Royals" one more time might be lured in by the promise of something different from her first American tour. Lorde is already taking a new approach to the tour by partnering with a service called Artist Arena that prevents ticket scalpers. The process involves a small sign-up process, but Lorde assures her fans that, "I know signing up takes a minute but it's a really excellent preventative measure for scalpers."

As for how the tour itself is going to be different, well, we can only guess.

Lorde is going to wear colors.

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Lorde meets Katie Perry's "Birthday" lyric video would definitely be different than her last tour. The food porn is optional, but she could incorporate all those colors.

Lorde and Taylor Swift will tour together.

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Lorde's denied that the two of them are working on any songs together, but that doesn't mean the two besties can't tour together.

Lorde Will Pull a Lady Gaga.

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Wearing elaborate costumes to every show might be a little excessive for Lorde, but maybe that was the old Lorde. Just call her Lorde Gaga.

Lorde Will Boycott Make Up During the Tour.

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Lorde is one of the celebrities that has been outspoken against photoshopping, so maybe she plans to show America her "true" face, in a manner of speaking.

Lorde Will Debut Her New Album.

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Maybe Lorde will use the tour as a chance to pull a Beyoncé and play one new song from her unannounced second album per night — and then release the whole album after her last tour stop. We can only hope.

Check out the tour dates below.

08/01 – Lollapalooza – Chicago, IL08/03 – Osheaga – Montreal, QC09/05 – Mann Center – Philadelphia, PA09/06 – Boston Calling Festival – Boston, MA09/07 – Artpark – Lewiston, NY09/11 – Ottawa Folk Festival – Ottawa, ON09/12 – TD Echo Beach – Toronto, ON09/14 – JBL Live at Pier 97 – New York, NY09/15 – United Palace – New York, NY09/16 – United Palace – New York, NY09/18 – The Red Hat Amphitheater – Raleigh, NC09/22 – Grand Ole Opry House – Nashville, TN09/23 – LC Pavilion – Columbus, OH09/24 – Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica – Cleveland, OH09/26 – BMO Harris Pavilion – Milwaukee, WI09/27 – Harrah’s Casino, Stir Grove – Council Bluffs, IA09/28 – 1STBANK Center – Broomfield, CO09/30 – The Joint – Las Vegas, NV10/02 – Greek Theater – Berkeley, CA10/06 – Greek Theater – Los Angeles, CA10/09 – Santa Barbara Bowl – Santa Barbara, CA10/10 – Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theater – San Diego, CA10/10 – 10/12 – Austin City Limits – Austin, TX