The Niall Horan Twitter account is now reigning over the other members of One Direction. He beat bandmate Harry Styles as the most popular 1D singer on Twitter.
Sure, Styles is still popular on the social media platform, but the Niall Horan Twitter account is quickly taking over. The 23-year-old Irish crooner now has 30.9 million followers on Twitter. He outshined Styles who has 30.8 million.
Moreover, Horan had also reached 19.5 million followers on Instagram, closing the gap to the Sign of the Times singer’s 21.2 million. Former 1D member Zayn Malik is currently leading on Instagram with 23 million followers. Malik was the first member of the British boy band that left the group.
Other members of 1D are also not far behind. Liam Payne has 25.1 million and 13.7 million followers on Twitter and Instagram, respectively. Louis Tomlinson, on the other hand, boasts 25.2 million on Twitter and 13.3 million on Instagram.
Niall Horan Twitter followers are expected to climb further after the Slow Hands singer recently announced his first solo tour, titled Flicker Sessions 2017. The tour comes as Horan prepares for the release of his debut solo album.
Niall Horan’s 2017 Tour
The singer’s Flicker Sessions 2017 will kick off at the Olympia Theatre in Dublin, Ireland on Aug. 29. Horan will also make stops in the U.K., Latin America, and some major cities in the U.S. So far, he will be making only one stop in Asia. His Tokyo stop will be on Sept. 14 at the Ex Theater.
Horan’s 21-date tour will keep him on the road from September to November. Among the cities he will visit are London, Sydney, Los Angeles, Mexico City, New York, Toronto, Washington D.C., Orlando, and Chicago. He will wrap up his first solo tour in San Francisco, California on Nov. 22.
Check out the complete list of Horan’s tour dates below.
Despite Horan’s popularity, the This Town singer prefers to keep his performances low-key and in a more “intimate” setting over stadium shows. “My gigs are going to be a bit more intimate with minimal lighting; more of a gig than a show,” he told the Daily Telegraph.
Though Horan acknowledged that he enjoyed performing in sold-out arenas with his bandmates, he knows that this is not the setting he wants for his debut solo tour. “I’ve been lucky enough to do the big shows with the big stages, the big lights, and the big productions. For this type of music that I’ve been writing, I feel like bringing it down to me and the band,” he said.
Niall Horan Apologizes to Fans
Horan knows that many of his fans may have been disappointed that their cities are not among the places he will visit for his Flicker Sessions 2017 world tour. The Irish hitmaker took to Twitter to reassure them that there will be more to come. He teased, in a hand-written note, that he is already planning to extend his tour next year.
“It’s been incredible to see such an amazing reaction to the Flicker Sessions … For those of you wondering why I’m not stopping nearer you this time please bear with me a little longer while I plan 2018. This is just the beginning and an opportunity for me to re-learn the craft of doing shows and touring in general,” he wrote.
— Niall Horan (@NiallOfficial) July 11, 2017
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