Lorde to perform at charity gig for New Zealand’s Christchurch mosque shootings

Lorde will perform at a charity concert to honour the 50 people killed in the horrific mass shootings at two mosques in New Zealand earlier this month. 

The Auckland-born singer will be featured in the You Are Us/Aroha Nui benefit show in Christchurch on April 17.

The announcement marks the 22-year-old Grammy winner’s return to the stage after her Melodrama world tour wrapped last November. 

Benefit gig: Lorde will perform at a charity concert to honour the 50 victims killed in the horrific mass shootings at two mosques in New Zealand

Benefit gig: Lorde will perform at a charity concert to honour the 50 victims killed in the horrific mass shootings at two mosques in New Zealand

Benefit gig: Lorde will perform at a charity concert to honour the 50 victims killed in the horrific mass shootings at two mosques in New Zealand

The Royals star will join a lineup of New Zealand artists, including Anika Moa, Bene, Bic Runga, Fat Freddy’s Drop and Stan Walker. 

There will also be another concert in Auckland on Sunday April 13. Tickets will go on sale on March 28.

All proceeds go towards the Our People, Our City fund, created by the Christchurch Foundation, to help those affected by the terror attacks. 

Important cause: The Auckland-born singer will appear in the You Are Us/Aroha Nui show benefit gig in Christchurch on April 17. Pictured, the Al Noor mosque where one of the shootings took place

Important cause: The Auckland-born singer will appear in the You Are Us/Aroha Nui show benefit gig in Christchurch on April 17. Pictured, the Al Noor mosque where one of the shootings took place

Important cause: The Auckland-born singer will appear in the You Are Us/Aroha Nui show benefit gig in Christchurch on April 17. Pictured, the Al Noor mosque where one of the shootings took place

‘We just had to step up together and do something to help the devastated families but also to show that we are one country,’ concert promoter Brent Eccles said. 

‘Music has the power to heal and bring us together in ways nothing else does,’ added promoter Mark Kneebone of Live Nation.

‘It is a unifying force across cultures, languages and religions and we will use music to honour the ones we have lost, their families and all affected by this tragedy.’ 

Fifty people were killed in the terrorist attack on two mosques on March 15. The massacre was the biggest mass shooting in New Zealand’s modern history. 

She's back: The announcement marks the 22-year-old Grammy winner's return to the stage after her successful Melodrama world tour wrapped last November

She's back: The announcement marks the 22-year-old Grammy winner's return to the stage after her successful Melodrama world tour wrapped last November

She’s back: The announcement marks the 22-year-old Grammy winner’s return to the stage after her successful Melodrama world tour wrapped last November

Australian Brenton Tarrant, 28, has been charged with murder and is scheduled to make his next court appearance on April 5.       

Lorde, whose real name is Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O’Connor, lives in her home city of Auckland with her boyfriend of three years, Justin Warren. 

She sparked rumours the pair could be engaged earlier this month when she was spotted wearing a ring on her wedding finger. 

Lorde rose to fame at just 16 years old when her debut single Royals became a hit single across the world. 

Horrifying: Fifty people were killed in the terrorist attack on two mosques on March 15. The massacre was the biggest mass shooting in New Zealand's modern history. Pictured, tributes near the Al Noor mosque

Horrifying: Fifty people were killed in the terrorist attack on two mosques on March 15. The massacre was the biggest mass shooting in New Zealand's modern history. Pictured, tributes near the Al Noor mosque

Horrifying: Fifty people were killed in the terrorist attack on two mosques on March 15. The massacre was the biggest mass shooting in New Zealand’s modern history. Pictured, tributes near the Al Noor mosque

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