The Irish star broke the news on Twitter, writing, “Hello lovely people, I’m delighted to announce the Flicker Sessions 2017. Go to http://niallhoran.com for all the info!” He included a first look at the promo art for the tour (see below), and encouraged fans in North America to pre-register for tickets through Ticketmaster. Those in the U.K. and Horan’s native Ireland can also score pre-sale access by pre-ordering his upcoming album.
As Gossip Cop has reported, Horan has been hard at work on his first solo record apart from One Direction. He released his first solo song, “This Town,” last year, and dropped a follow-up, “Slow Hands” earlier this year. While a release date for the album has yet to be announced, the fact that Horan plans to hit the road for his own stage shows indicates that he’s getting ready to share more new material. After all, he has to have enough music to sustain a set.
The “Flicker Sessions” are slated to start in Dublin on August 29. In September, Horan will have stops in London, Stockholm, Sydney, Tokyo, Los Angeles and Mexico City. During the month of October, he’ll travel to Rio de Janeiro, Philadelphia and New York City. Most of the shows are scheduled for November, with Horan expected to perform in Toronto, Boston, Washington, D.C., Miami Beach, Orlando, Atlanta, Nashville, Chicago, Dallas, Phoenix and San Francisco.
There’s 21 dates in all, and they’re spread out across the globe. To date, Horan has primarily been performing at music festivals and doing one-off TV appearances. He follows in the footsteps of 1D band mate Harry Styles in terms of organizing a full-on tour. Styles will have his own worldwide concert series begin in September. Check out the full tour schedule for Horan’s “Flicker Sessions” below!