Majical Cloudz

Lorde is one of the most powerful forces in pop right now in part because her music appeals across genre lines. Her singles mostly snap and shimmer with mass appeal, but at least part of her stylistic brew is an affinity for rock’s gloomy, goth-oriented side, an affinity that shines through in her visual aesthetic (blacks, whites, and grays) and her occasionally jarring zombie contortions. She made the connection more explicit by guesting on a remix of Son Lux’s “Easy,” and now she’s gone a step further by selecting Majical Cloudz as the opening act for her upcoming North American tour. Devon Welsh’s midnight ruminations seem like exactly the kind of thing Lorde would be compelled by, so in one sense they make perfect sense as tourmates. But in another sense, it will be fun to see how “Childhood’s End” and Welsh’s unsettling stare goes over with Lorde’s audience. Considering how often Kurt Cobain tried to use his influence to show off his favorite musicians, Lorde’s guest spot with Nirvana is making more and more sense. Check out the Lorde/Majical Cloudz dates below:

9/5 Philadelphia, PA @ Mann Center for the Performing Arts
9/7 Lewiston, NY @ Artpark
9/12 Toronto, ON @ TD Echo Beach
9/14 New York, NY @ Pier 97
9/15 New York, NY @ United Palace
9/16 New York, NY @ United Palace
9/18 Raleigh, NC @ Red Hat Amphitheater
9/22 Nashville, TN @ Grand Ole Opry House
9/23 Columbus, OH @ The LC Pavilion
9/24 Cleveland, OH @ Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
9/26 Milwaukee, WI @ BMO Harris Pavilion
9/27 Council Bluffs, IA @ Harrah’s Council Bluffs
9/28 Broomfield, CO @ 1st Bank Center
9/30 Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint
10/2 Berkeley, CA @ Greek Theater – UC Berkeley
10/6 Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theater
10/9 Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl
10/10 San Diego @ Open Air Theater

Comments (3)
  1. Real talk: I was probably already going to see Lorde’s tour (and feel like an old creep) but now I’m definitely in.

  2. HYFR! I feel like Majical Cloudz put out one of the best albums of the year for 2013 but hardly get talked about, so this is really sweet to see.

  3. This is really cool of her. Will be an interesting dynamic b/w Lorde fans and Majical Cloudz for sure, I can’t imagine my 16 year old sister (whose a huge Lorde fan) ever seeing Majical Cloudz… so weird

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