Harry Styles 2018 tour: the complete guide and latest news
Now the tears of devastated One Direction fans have finally dried following the announcement of the band’s “hiatus” in 2015, it’s time to get pumped for Harry Styles’ 2018 tour!
With an already impressive solo career well underway, the ‘Sign of the Times’ singer is going from strength to strength post-1D.
Harry Styles' new album topped the UK charts in May, his debut acting role in box-office smash ‘Dunkirk’ received critical acclaim and his 80-date world tour sold out in no time at all.
Here’s everything you need to know about ‘Harry Styles: Live on Tour’.
Harry Styles 2018 tour: cities and dates
After the announcement of Harry Styles’ 2018 tour, tickets sold out crazy fast - within seconds at some venues.
The tour began in the United States in September 2017, with more dates set across Europe, Australia, South America and Asia. The former One Directioner came home to tour the UK in October/November 2017 and returns in April 2018 with dates in London, Birmingham, Manchester and Glasgow.
Here’s the full list of 2018 UK and Europe dates for ‘Harry Styles: Live on Tour’:
- Münchenstein (Switzerland), March 11
- Paris (France), March 13
- Amsterdam (Netherlands), March 14
- Antwerp (Belgium), March 16
- Stockholm (Sweden), March 18
- Copenhagen (Denmark), March 19
- Oslo (Norway), March 21
- Oberhausen (Germany), March 24
- Hamburg (Germany), March 25
- Munich (Germany), March 27
- Barcelona (Spain), March 30
- Madrid (Spain), March 31
- Milan (Italy), April 2
- Bologna (Italy), April 4
- Mannheim (Germany), April 5
- Birmingham - Genting Arena (UK), April 7
- Manchester Arena (UK), April 9
- London - The O2 Arena (UK), April 11
- London - The O2 Arena (UK), April 12
- Glasgow - SSE Hydro Arena (UK), April 14
- Dublin - 3Arena (Ireland), April 16
— Harry Styles. (@Harry_Styles) 8 June 2017
UPDATE: Tickets for Harry Styles UK concerts are available from as low as £26 on ticket marketplace StubHub (at the time of writing). Face value for the tickets was £45 when they initially went on sale.
The support act for the European leg of ‘Harry Styles: Live on Tour’ in 2017 is MUNA - a funky synth pop trio from Los Angeles - while Mabel will open on the 2018 dates.
Styles wowed audiences at the opening night of his world tour in San Francisco when he showed support for his LGBT fans by waving a rainbow flag and draping it over his mic stand.
— . (@lgbtqiaddie) 20 September 2017
Fans of One Direction - who split indefinitely in 2015 - couldn’t believe their ears when Styles performed two of the band’s biggest hits ‘What Makes You Beautiful’ and ‘Stockholm Syndrome’.
The singer also covered Ariana Grande’s ‘Just a Little Bit of Your Heart’, which he co-wrote with the pop star and Fleetwood Mac’s ‘The Chain’, which he recently performed in the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge.
Here’s the full setlist for ‘Harry Styles: Live on Tour’ 2017/2018:
- Ever Since New York
- Two Ghosts
- Stockholm Syndrome (One Direction song)
- Sweet Creature
- Only Angel
- Meet Me in the Hallway
- Just a Little Bit of Your Heart (Ariana Grande cover)
- What Makes You Beautiful (One Direction song)
- From the Dining Table
- The Chain (Fleetwood Mac cover)
- Sign of the Times
Harry Styles fans braved the chilly British weather ahead of the star's London appearance in 2017 as they camped out in the street in the hope of catching a glimpse of their idol.
The campers - who came to see Harry from all over Europe - already have tickets and queue numbers, but many said they just wanted to be there early.
Legions of adoring fans battle the cold to camp out ahead of Styles' second London show https://t.co/bvdXqtlCRW
— Daily Mail Celebrity (@DailyMailCeleb) October 30, 2017
Harry Styles’ new album: Everything you need to know
The singer’s self-titled new album ‘Harry Styles’ was released to positive critical reviews in May 2017 and went straight to number one in the UK charts.
The first single ‘Sign of the Times’ knocked Ed Sheeran’s ‘Shape of You’ off the top spot, ending his streak of 13 consecutive weeks.
Later, Harry Styles released the second single ‘Two Ghosts’, which fans believe was written about Taylor Swift. The singer has yet to officially confirm if the track does in fact recount his romance with the American pop star, which ended in 2013.
Harry Styles’ new album was produced by Jeff Bashker (The Rolling Stones, Kanye West, Bruno Mars), Alex Salibian, Tyler Johnson and Kid Harpoon.
Critics noted the album’s heavy 70s rock influences, paying particular mention to its echoes of The Beatles, David Bowie and Pink Floyd. Rolling Stone and Billboard featured ‘Harry Styles’ in their lists of best albums from the first half of 2017.
Styles later released two new tracks via Spotify Singles.
The first is an acoustic version of the new album's second single 'Two Ghosts'. The second is a cover of Little Big Town's 'Girl Crush', which he recently debuted at his concert in Nashville. Styles called the original track one of his "favourite songs recently that’s come out of this place.”
In an interview during a private show for competition winner, Harry revealed he is already writing new music, but hasn't yet made plans to enter the studio.
He told Nova FM host Kent "Smallzy" Smalls after the show, "I mean, I’m always writing. I’m definitely, always kind of writing stuff. You know whenever the time comes to kind of properly get in the studio and do it, you don’t know where you’ll be at, but I’m writing.”
A different kind of Harry Styles solo project
Following Zayn Malik’s departure from One Direction in 2015, Harry Styles’ solo career was inevitable. But the former boyband member set his sights on more than just music...
Harry Styles appeared in the 2017 box office smash ‘Dunkirk’ directed by Christopher Nolan. Critics - and the director himself - were blown away by his performance.
In fact, Nolan confessed he didn’t really know who Harry Styles was before giving him a role in the movie, crediting the multi-talented star’s casting to his impressive auditions.
Stay tuned to LineUp for the latest news on Harry Styles’ 2018 tour.