The 20-year-old will play all-ages shows in Dunedin, Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland, with two extra R18 shows in her hometown, Auckland. All shows will be in intimate venues, with no more than 2500 tickets available for each show. Tickets go on sale next week.
The Melodrama world tour begins in Manchester in September.
The announcement came with a new single, 'Sober' which adds another chapter to the forthcoming album Melodrama. Lorde has described the album as recreating the rollercoaster of emotions experienced during a big night out.