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LORDE Forced to Postpone Australian Tour Due to Chest Infection

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Australia's favorite artist/adopted daughter Lorde was forced to postpone her scheduled concert tour of Australia due to a chest infection. The singer took to Twitter to announce the disappointing news to fans.

"I have had to postpone my Australian shows because of a nasty chest infection and general ill health," she posted on Twitter. "I am so so gutted to have to do this but my parents and my team stepped in telling me I needed a break."

Rescheduled dates will be announced shortly.

Since emerging just 18 months ago, the 17 year old's achievements have been numerous and significant, thanks to a string of instant-classic singles (Royals, Tennis Court, Team) and a classy debut, Pure Heroine: 350 million+ Youtube views; record-breaking chart results around the world; a couple of Grammys and a Brit Award; and critical praise from everyone from Kanye to Bowie, to name but a few.

In Australia, the stats also reflect her enormous popularity: three spots in the top 15 of the Hottest 100 (including a #2 position for 'Royals'); 6 x Platinum recognition for Royals/The Love Club EP and 2 x Platinum for Pure Heroine; over 16 million Spotify streams (making Royals the most streamed track in 2013); and an acclaimed spot on the 2014 Laneway Festival.

Lorde's brand new show was to include a killer light show, has been attracting amazing reviews since it kicked off in the US this week.

Tour dates were to include:

Thursday 24 April Melbourne | Festival Hall (All Ages)
Sunday 27 April Adelaide | AEC Theatre (All Ages)
Tuesday 29 April Perth | Challenge Stadium (All Ages)
Friday 2 May Sydney | Hordern Pavillion (All Ages)
Sunday 4 May Newcastle | Entertainment Centre (All Ages)
Tuesday 6 May Brisbane | Riverstage (All Ages)

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