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Ticket alert: Lorde's 'Melodrama' in Miami

Platinum-selling singer Lorde will perform at Miami’s AmericanAirlines Arena on April 12 as part of a world tour supporting her transfixing sophomore album “Melodrama,” released on Friday.

Tickets for North American dates on the tour, promoted by AEG Presents, will go on sale 10 a.m. Friday, June 23, via Ticketmaster. An artist presale begins 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 20. For more information, visit Lorde.co.nz.

It has been four years since a then 16-year-old Lorde announced herself with an audacious debut album, “Pure Heroine,” which included the single “Royals,” a brilliantly idiosyncratic dollop of anti-pop that somehow rose to No. 1 on the Billboard singles chart.

As the album went triple-platinum and won two Grammy Awards, the New Zealander made the cover of Rolling Stone magazine, landed on Forbes’ “30 Under 30” list and among Time’s “Most Influential Teenagers in the World.”

That lofty praise pales in comparison to the critical response that has greeted Lorde with the release of “Melodrama” (LAVA/Republic Records). In the hours after its midnight debut a scrum of reviewers rushed to champion Lorde’s supremacy.

In a review of “Melodrama,” Variety called it “the great weird-pop album 2017 has been waiting for,” while Pitchfork described it as “a masterful study of being a young woman…crafted with the utmost care and wisdom,” concluding, “It’s not enough to say Lorde is one in a generation.” USA Today crowned the album "the best pop release of 2017 thus far, cementing the singer’s status as one of her generation’s most essential stars.”

Scheduled to perform at Lollapalooza in Chicago in August, Lorde’s tour will open Sept. 26 in Manchester, England, with Khalid the opening act. The opener for her Miami show has yet to be announced.

bcrandell@sun-sentinel.com

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