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Lorde to play Austin Music Hall in March (not during SXSW)

Deborah Sengupta

Editor’s note: This article was originally published December 16, 2013

New Zealand’s teen sensation Lorde spent the better part of 2013 smoking international pop charts with her smash hit “Royals.” Then in September she droped a highly lauded full-length debut “Pure Heroine” which landed on many critics year-end lists. She’ll be storming the U.S. next spring, kicking her tour off with a March 3 date at the Austin Music Hall.

For those of us pining for a SXSW appearance, hopes have been dashed. Apart from a possible March 13 opening between gigs in NYC and Boston, Lorde’s calendar is tightly booked during the 2014 fest.

Tickets for the Music Hall show go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. through