NZ's Music Sensation Lorde To Perform in Australia in October; Two of Six Shows Sold-Out (VIDEO)

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By Ria Kristina Torrente | August 26, 2013 2:57 PM EST

Fans who missed Lorde at the 2013 Splendour in the Grass can catch her Australian tour this October. Two of the NZ native's six Australian shows have already sold out.

The 16-year-old 'Royals' singer, whose real name is Ella Yelich-O'Connor, took the social media world by storm when she uploaded her first EP, The Love Club, online for free, in November.

Royals, her debut single influenced by R&B sound, soared number one in New Zealand's Top 40 charts for a number of weeks. Time named her as artist to watch for 2013, and described her as a singer with a "soulful voice that stays effortlessly cool even while it quivers with emotion."

She music was compared to artists such as James Blake, Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine, Portishead and Lana Del Ray but shines in uniquely on her own.

At 16, she is set to release her full-length album on Sept 27. Lorde has been collecting millions of fans, including popular Hollywood celebrities Selena Gomez, blogger Perez Hilton and musicians Moby and The Weeknd, who did a cover of Royals.

Here are the following dates and venues for her Australian tour. Tickets will go on sale on Aug 19.

October 16, Wednesday
The Zoo, Brisbane QLD

October 17 and 18, Thursday and Friday
Metro Theatre, Sydney NSW

October 19, Saturday
Zierholz @ UC, Canberra ACT

October 21 and 22, Monday and Tuesday (SOLD OUT)
The Corner Hotel, Melbourne VIC

Watch her performance at the 2013 Splendour in the Grass below:

Video credit: Youtube/ Killerconcerts88

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