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Harry Styles announces first arena dates

The ex-1D heartthrob will visit arenas across Europe, North and South America, Asia and Australasia for the 2018 leg of his debut solo tour

By IQ on 08 Jun 2017

Harry Styles, Soldier Field, Chicago, 2015

image © Ashley Newby

Live on Tour, the debut solo tour by ex-One Direction star Harry Styles, has added a raft of arena dates for 2018.

The Live Nation-promoted tour, announced in April, was initially largely limited to medium-sized venues (Greek Theatre, Radio City Music Hall, Eventim Apollo, Paris’s Olympia), with two dates at Spark Arena in Auckland the sole exception.

It was, as expected, an instant sell-out, with Styles (pictured) and Ticketmaster going as far as to pen an open letter apologising to fans unable to get tickets. (Though less than 5% of tickets ended up on the resale market, as Ticketmaster used its Verified Fan presale programme – also deployed recently for Linkin Park – to minimise touting.)

However, due to “overwhelming demand” – and as Styles’s self-titled debut album tops charts around the world – Live Nation today announced a massive arena tour for 2018, kicking off at St Jakobshalle (9,000-cap.) in Basel on 11 March, wrapping up at LA’s The Forum (17,505-cap.) on 13 July.

Interestingly, Styles and Live Nation don’t appear to have been affected by the rumoured booking war between Irving Azoff/MSG and AEG in Los Angeles, with the singer playing The O2 and AEG venues in Europe – but not the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

A full list of 2018 dates – which include arenas across the Americas, Asia, Europe and Australasia – is available at hstyles.co.uk/2018.

 


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