Lorde Returns to Her Roots for 2022 St. Michael’s Fortress Spectacle in Šibenik

Daniela Rogulj

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At an extremely exclusive concert with only 1,050 tickets on sale, the New Zealander with Croatian roots will recall some of her mega-hits from the first two albums and present “Solar Power,” which will be released later this summer.


A multiple Grammy winner and one of the youngest performers to win international rankings, Lorde’s full name is Ella Maria Lani Yelich-O’Connor. Born in New Zealand, her mother has Dalmatian roots, and Lorde herself has dual citizenship.

Ever since she appeared on the scene as a 16-year-old in 2013, with the then biggest hit of the year “Royals,” Lorde has pushed the boundaries of pop and managed to stay on top, constantly playing by her own rules. Ella does not use social networks at all, she rarely appears promotionally, and she takes long breaks between albums, which usually last three to four years.

Lorde currently has 12 million albums sold worldwide, as well as 10 billion streams. Unobtrusively she became the voice of an entire generation with her debut “Pure Heroine,” which sold three times platinum and won two Grammys. The single “Royals” achieved a record audience. In addition, Lorde became the youngest artist and the only one from New Zealand to take first place on Billboard’s list of the 100 best since 1987.


Time magazine named her one of the most influential teenagers in the world. She was on the Forbes list of the 30 most influential under-30s, on the cover of Rolling Stone, and she performed with Nirvana at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony in 2014. The second album, “Melodrama,” debuted at number one on the Billboard charts of 200 albums, topped the album charts in 45 countries, and won a Grammy nomination for Album of the Year.

The new album and the accompanying tour are new proof of its uniqueness. The long-awaited return was announced with the single “Solar Power” from the album of the same name, which will be released on August 20. The song received praise from critics and audiences, topped the Spotify global and US charts days since its release, already has 30 million streams, and has been marked as trending worldwide.

NME and Pitchfork give the new single a high five. Billboard praises Lorde and “Solar Power” as a fresh chapter in her work, while the Guardian says Lorde’s comeback song sets her apart from others in terms of her creativity. “The album celebrates nature, and with it, I try to capture the feelings I have when I’m out. In times of sadness, confusion, infatuation, I turn to nature in search of answers. The song ‘Solar Power’ is a tribute to the infectious and flirtatious summer that overwhelms us all,” says Lorde.


The news of the big world tour that will cover more than 40 countries and announce the release of the new album was transmitted by international media, and the long-awaited appearance is special because of the carefully chosen locations. On tour, Lorde plays in locations she personally chooses and wants to visit, mostly the best concert stages in the world. Thus, the special Šibenik fortress found itself on the list in the company of legendary concert destinations such as Radio City Music Hall in New York, Shrine Auditorium in LA, Roundhouse in London, or Castello di Villafranca in Verona.

Tickets for the spectacle at the Šibenik Fortress go on sale this Friday, June 25, at 10:00 for 330 kuna. Unfortunately, only 1050 of them are available, and a maximum of 4 tickets can be purchased on request.

Tickets are available through the Eventim system, their physical points of sale, and online at eventim.hr.

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