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Royal teen singer Lorde hits Dallas as part of first North American tour

Royal teen singer Lorde hits Dallas as part of first U.S. tour

Most 17-year-olds are getting ready to head off to college, but New Zealand singer Lorde is on a slightly different trajectory: She'll come to Dallas on March 4, 2014 at South Side Ballroom as part of her first North American tour.

In fact, Texans get first dibs at seeing her, as she'll kick off the tour in Austin on March 3 and then head to Houston on March 5 before visiting 15 other cities in the U.S. and Canada.

Lorde is one of the breakout stars of 2013 thanks to her debut album, Pure Heroine, and its inescapable hit single, "Royals," which recently finished a nine-week run as the No. 1 song on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Lorde received four Grammy nominations for her work, including Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Pop Solo Performance and Best Pop Vocal Album.

Lorde has been praised for her singing and songwriting abilities — she co-wrote all 10 songs on Pure Heroine — but it will be interesting to see if she has the courage of her convictions going forward. "Royals" famously disses the excesses that often come along with fame, but her quick rise already has her cozying up to other famous people.

Tickets for the Dallas concert go on sale to the general public on Friday, December 20.

Lorde will perform at South Side Ballroom on March 4, 2014, the second concert on her 18-city North American tour. Photo by Brendan Walter