Starting September 19, fans will pour into iconic and intimate venues across the world to see former One Direction star Harry Styles perform his debut album (eponymously titled Harry Styles). His last appearance on tour — October 19, 2016 — was with the chart topping pop boy band formed in 2010 by Simon Cowell during the show X Factor. Audiences are about to experience a very different Harry Styles with during his upcoming tour, Harry Styles: Live On Tour. Playing to the tune of his own muses, the sound of Harry Styles is much closer to the British rock and pop legends he grew up listening to.
At the core of One Direction’s end and his launch into a solo career was artistic integrity. It was in the studio with the band in 2014 when he first brought up the idea of taking a break.
In a 2016 Rolling Stone piece, he reminisced: “You realize you’re exhausted and you don’t want to drain people’s belief in you.” That’s what he wants to instill in fans in 2017 — fresh belief; throughout his time with One D, Styles wrote thoughtful singer/songwriter ballads like Sign of the Times on the side. Styles’ new sound, with the piano and the guitar, is reminiscent of British legends. Names like David Bowie, Queen, Elton John and the Beatles come to mind.
Pop rules the music landscape these days. Harry Styles knows turning away from the sound that made him a star was a risk.
His courage was rewarded by fans all over the world as his inaugural LP hit #1 in the first week in the U.K. The other members of One D have also gone solo. Zayne Malik was the first member to leave the band in 2015. The chart sales of Malik’s 2016 album, Mind of Mine, released long before Styles’, has hit over 155,000 physical and digital purchases. Incredibly, the chart sales total (according to Billboard) of Harry Styles has dwarfed those numbers, hitting over 255,000 physical and digital purchases.
Harry Styles: Live On Tour starts in North America with a 13-city run that opens in San Francisco at The Masonic on September 19, and runs through October 14 at Comerica Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona. The European leg of the tour opens October 25 at the L’Olympia in Paris and wraps up November 10 at the Alcatrez in Milan, Italy. The last tour leg in Asia and Australia opens November 23 at the Star Theatre in Singapore and ends December 8 in Tokyo, Japan, at the EX Theatre. Harry Styles tickets can be found at TicketNetwork!
Harry Styles: Live On Tour Dates:
9/19: San Francisco, CA, The Masonic
9/20: Los Angeles, CA, The Greek Theatre
9/25: Nashville, TN, Ryman Auditorium
9/26: Chicago, IL, The Chicago Theatre
9/28: New York, NY, Radio City Music Hall
9/30: Boston, MA, Wang Theatre
10/1: Washington, D.C., DAR Constitution Hall
10/4: Toronto, ON, Massey Hall
10/5: Upper Darby, PA, Tower Theater
10/8: Atlanta, GA, Roxy
10/10: Irving, TX, The Pavilion at Irving Music Factory
10/11: Austin, TX, ACL Live at The Moody Theater
10/14: Phoenix, AZ, Comerica Theatre
10/25: Paris, France, L’Olympia
10/27: Cologne, Germany, Palladium
10/29: London, U.K., Eventim Apollo
10/30: London, U.K., Eventim Apollo
11/1: Manchester, U.K., O2 Apollo Manchester
11/2: Glasgow, U.K., SEC Armadillo
11/5: Stockholm, Sweden, Fryshuset
11/7: Berlin, Germany, Tempodrome
11/8: Amsterdam, Netherlands, AFAS Live
11/10: Milan, Italy, Alcatraz
11/23: Singapore, The Star Theatre
11/26: Sydney, Australia, Enmore Theatre
11/30: Australia, Melbourne, Forum Theatre
12/2: Auckland, New Zealand, Spark Arena
12/7: Tokyo, Japan, EX Theater
12/8: Tokyo, Japan, EX Theater