Lorde releases second album Melodrama and world tour dates

Melodrama was released on Friday to mostly critical acclaim.

The record comes four years after the release her debut album, Pure Heroine, which featured the megahit Royals.

Lorde - real name Ella Yelich-O’Connor - says Melodrama is like an autobiography and this album is the first chapter.

"It's the first chapter a story I'm gonna tell you," she tweeted. "The story the last two wild, fluorescent years my life. This is where we begin."

Lorde will be touring the album in the UK in September, beginning n Manchester at the O2 Apollo and ending on October 2 at Glasgow's O2 Academy.

Tickets go on sale at 10am today (June 16) and can be bought Ticketmaster, Gigs and Tours and other ticket seller websites.

LORDE UK TOUR DATES 2017

  • Sept 26 O2 Apollo, Manchester
  • Sept 27 Alexandra Palace, London
  • Sept 30 Brighton Centre, Brighton
  • OCT 1 O2 Academy, Birmingham
  • Oct 2 O2 Academy, Glasgow

Rona Bryson