Surprise Lorde concert sells out in seconds

Newstalk ZB Staff/NZN,
Publish Date
Saturday, 15 April 2017, 8:14PM
Lorde performs on Saturday Night Live. (Getty)
Lorde performs on Saturday Night Live. (Getty)

Lorde's first concert in years has sold out in seconds.

The New Zealand pop star announced the $20 tickets just six hours before the show was set to begin.

New Zealand fans are green with envy: the gig is at Pappy and Harriet's, a honky-tonk bar and restaurant in southern California

It's the 20-year-old's first proper show since she appeared at Vector Arena in late 2014.

She warned fans via Twitter to keep Friday night free and later tweeted details of the show.

Her promoter said the tickets sold out in under a minute.

Lorde will perform on the main stage at Coachella on Sunday night (US time) before Kendrick Lamar. She first performed at the festival in 2014.