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It seems that every member of the British boy band One Direction decided to pursue their own solo career after the band began to fall apart back in 2015 with the exit of popular member Zayn Malik. In early 2016, the band decided to go on a hiatus to allow all members to pursue their own interests and music careers for a while… how long this hiatus will last is completely unknown. Following suit, Niall Horan will release his first solo album which will be titled “Flicker”. The album will be released on October 20th. Furthermore, Niall Horan has announced tour dates for his 2018 Flicker World Tour. Tickets for the 2018 tour go on sale on September 22nd at 10am local time.

So far, Niall Horan has released three singles from his upcoming album Flicker. The world has heard (and loved!) “Slow Hands”, “This Town”, and “Too Much to Ask”. We also know that the Irish singer-songwriter has teamed up with country singer Maren Morris to sing a duet that will appear on the album called “Seeing Blind”. Since the album is named “Flicker”, there will also be a song of the same name, which Niall Horan has said changed the feel and direction of the entire album. We can’t wait to hear this one! While the rest of the track list and the length of the album is unknown, Niall Horan did release the album artwork via his Instagram and Twitter accounts. Check it out below.

His latest release of “Too Much to Ask”, which was released just last night, has fans going wild. The singer has a much deeper sound in his voice throughout the song and there is a beautiful piano ballad. The song itself is about missing a girl, and Niall truly puts his entire heart and soul into the song. After hearing “Slow Hands” and “This Town”, fans have big expectations for the rest of the album!

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If you can’t wait until 2018 to see Niall Horan live, perhaps you can grab last minute tickets to one of his 2017 Flicker Sessions held across North America. This short and small tour was in incredible demand and finding last minute tickets may prove to be difficult…but it’s always worth a try! Here are the 2017 dates:

Sep 19 – Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, CA

Oct 29 – The Fillmore, Philadelphia, PA

Oct 31 – Beacon Theatre, New York, NY

Nov 01 – Massey Hall, Toronto, ON

Nov 03 – Orpheum Theatre, Boston, MA

Nov 04 – The Fillmore, Washington, DC

Nov 06 – The Fillmore, Miami Beach, FL

Nov 09 – House of Blues, Orlando, FL

Nov 10 – Tabernacle, Atlanta, GA

Nov 13 – Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN

Nov 15 – Rosemont Theatre, Chicago, IL

Nov 17 – South Side Ballroom, Dallas, TX

Nov 20 – Comerica Theatre, Phoenix, AZ

Nov 22 – The Masonic, San Francisco, CA

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Since many of the 2017 Flicker Sessions shows are held at small venues, Niall Horan has recognized that many of his fans won’t get tickets to these shows. That is why he will head out on a much bigger and longer tour in 2018. Furthermore, he will be joined on tour by country singer-songwriter Maren Morris, who is most famously known for her latest release “I Could Use a Love Song”. As mentioned, the duo also created a song together that will appear on the album called “Seeing Blind”.

Here are the Flicker 2018 Tour dates:

July 18 – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, Woodlands, TX

July 20 – Starplex Pavilion, Dallas, TX

July 21 – Walmart AMP, Rogers, AR

July 23 – Ascend Amphitheater, Nashville, TN

July 25 – Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, OH

July 26 – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, Tinley Park, OH

July 28 – BOK Center, Tulsa, OK

July 30 – USANA Amphitheatre, Salt Lake City, UT

July 31 – Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater, Nampa, ID

Aug 02 – White River Amphitheatre, Auburn, WA

Aug 04 – Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, CA

Aug 05 – FivePoint Amphitheatre, Irvine, CA

Aug 07 – Greek Theatre, Los Angeles, CA

Aug 17 – Mattress Firm Amphitheatre, Chula Vista, CA

Aug 20 – Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO

Aug 22 – Starlight Theatre, Kansas City, MO

Aug 23 – Minnesota State Fair, St. Paul, MN

Aug 25 – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, Maryland Heights, MO

Aug 26 – Klipsch Music Center, Noblesville, IN

Aug 28 – DTE Energy Music Theatre, Clarkston, MI

Aug 29 – Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, OH

Aug 31 – Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, VA

Sep 02 – The Great Allentown Fair, Allentown, PA

Sep 05 – Budweiser Stage, Toronto, ON

Sep 07 – Darien Lake Amphitheater, Darien Center, NY

Sep 08 – Xfinity Center, Mansfield, MA

Sep 11 – BB&T Pavilion, Camden, NJ

Sep 12 – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh, NY

Sep 14 – XFINITY Theatre, Hartford, CT

Sep 15 – PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ

Sep 17 – Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek, Raleigh, NC

Sep 19 – PNC Music Pavilion, Charlotte, NC

Sep 20 – Verizon Amphitheatre, Alpharetta, GA

Sep 22 – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre at FL State Fairgrounds, Tampa, FL

Sep 23 – Coral Sky Amphitheatre at the S Florida Fairgounds, West Palm Beach, FL

How crazy is it that all five of One Direction’s band members were almost let go from the X-Factor after judges believed they were not strong enough competitors. Not only did they make it huge together as a band, all five have gone on to have incredibly successful solo careers!

If you haven’t yet heard the latest “Too Much to Ask”, here it is: