Harry Styles announced his first-ever world tour as a solo artist this morning on Twitter. The former One Direction member is dialing it down a little, though, by playing shows at intimate venues instead of giant stadiums. Styles tweeted a list of tour dates on a poster with him lying down, against the same red-sky backdrop used to promote his debut solo single “Sign of the Times.” The caption below it reads “/ / http://SEE.YOU .SOON / /http://hstyles.co.uk.”
Styles made his debut solo live performance on “Saturday Night Live” and then returned to his native UK to perform “Sign of the Times” again to a screaming audience at “The Graham Norton Show.” The YouTube video of the Norton performance has already surpassed the SNL debut with over 4.5 million views versus over 4.1 million views.
The 23-year-old singer-songwriter is also slated to kick off “The Today Show” Summer Concert Series on May 9 and will do a week-long residency at “The Late Late Show with James Corden” on the week of May 15. His highly-anticipated debut solo album drops to the masses on May 12.
Critics and fans are embracing “Sign of the Times” as the first indicator of what Styles’ art-rock debut solo album will sound like. Styles notably bumped friend and collaborator Ed Sheeran from a 13-week UK Singles Chart lead when “Sign” shot to No. 1 and forced “Shape of You” to No. 2. Styles has been very candid about his wish for his self-titled solo record to show the world who he is apart from the boyband that launched his meteoric rise to music fame.
In an interview with Rolling Stone he said, “I didn’t want to write stories. I wanted to write my stories, things that happened to me. The No. 1 thing was I wanted to be honest. I hadn’t done that before.”
Styles is performing with a full band of musicians and backup vocalists. But, there is no mistake that he is front and center under the spotlight, already causing crowds to swoon. This tour is markedly different, as he’s chosen to play small but important venues like The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, The Ryman Auditorium in Nashville and Radio City Music Hall in New York.
The tour kicks off in San Francisco at the Masonic on Sept. 19 and concludes on Dec. 8 in Tokyo, Japan at EX Theater. A full list of tour dates is below. AXS is ticketing the Oct. 29 and Oct. 30 London, Eventim Apollo shows. Click here for ticket information Check Harry Styles’ website for ticket information to other shows and stay tuned to AXS for Harry Styles updates.
Harry Styles Live on Tour dates:
Sept. 19 – San Francisco, CA -The Masonic
Sept. 20 – Los Angeles, CA – The Greek Theatre
Sept. 25 – Nashville, TN – The Ryman Auditorium
Sept. 26 – Chicago, IL -The Chicago Theatre
Sept. 28 – New York, NY – Radio City Music Hall
Sept. 30 – Boston, MA – Wang Theatre
Oct. 1 – Washington, D.C. – DAR Constitution Hall
Oct. 4 – Toronto, ON – Massey Hall
Oct. 5 – Upper Darby, PA – Tower Theater
Oct. 8 – Atlanta, GA – Roxy
Oct. 10 – Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Irving Music Factory
Oct. 11 – Austin, TX – ACL Live at The Moody Theater
Oct. 14 – Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre
Oct. 25 – Paris, France – L’Olympia
Oct. 27 – Cologne, Germany – Palladium
Oct. 29 – London, U.K. – Eventim Apollo (Click here for tickets)
Oct. 30 – London, U.K. – Eventim Apollo (Click here for tickets)
Nov. 1 – Manchester, U.K. – O2 Apollo Manchester
Nov. 2 – Glasgow, U.K. – SEC Armadillo
Nov. 5 – Stockholm, Sweden – Fryshuset
Nov. 7 – Berlin, Germany – Tempodrome
Nov. 8 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – AFAS Live
Nov. 10 – Milan, Italy – Alcatraz
Nov. 23 – Singapore – The Star Theatre
Nov. 26 – Sydney, Australia – Enmore Theatre
Nov. 30 – Melbourne, Australia – Forum Theatre
Dec. 2 – Auckland, New Zealand – Spark Arena
Dec. 7 – Tokyo, Japan – EX Theater
Dec. 8 – Tokyo, Japan – EX Theater
— Harry Styles. (@Harry_Styles) April 28, 2017