However, behind him stands Niall Horan, the sole Irish member of One Direction. Horan has already released two albums, Flicker and Heartbreak Weather, and he'll release a third, The Show, on June 9. So far, all of his records have performed well commercially, and there's a good chance this latest release will do so as well. He recently joined NBC's The Voice as a judge for the reality competition show's 23rd season, giving Horan a boost of visibility leading up to The Show's release.
Beyond the TV screen, Horan announced he's going on tour starting on February 21, 2024, in Belfast, Northern Ireland, with dates taking him through most of Western Europe before heading to New Zealand and Australia. North American fans can see Horan live starting on May 29, 2024, when the stateside leg of the tour kicks off right here in South Florida at Hard Rock Live. He'll stop at other cities like New York, Toronto, and Denver, before wrapping up the tour in Phoneix on July 31, 2024.
The dates mark his first headlining tour since 2018. His sophomore album, Heartbreak Winter, came out in March 2020, as the world entered lockdown.
So why is Horan waiting until 2024 to go on the road to support an album he's planning to release next month? While no official reason has been given, he will be busy the rest of the year. He's scheduled to return for The Voice's 24th season as a judge alongside John Legend, Gwen Stefani, and Reba McEntire this fall.