Covid-19 halts Niall Horan’s great year

The coronavirus crisis has caused Mullingar performer Niall Horan to call off his planned world tour.

“This was a difficult decision,” the 26-year old singer wrote in a social media post announcing to fans that he had decided not to move forward with the ‘Nice To Meet Ya’ tour.

Citing the “unprecedented circumstances”, he said that not being able to tour for what would have effectively been most of 2020 just didn’t feel right.

Niall said that the wellbeing of his fans and his touring family was always his top priority.

“I’m sorry to all you amazing people who bought tickets,” he continued, going on to promise that he would bring out new music and hold a new tour for all of his fans around the world in 2021.

“As you all know, touring and having the fortune to play in front of all of you beautiful people is the reason I love my job and my life,” he wrote, adding that he could not wait to be back.

“Please stay safe everyone!” he concluded.

It’s been a phenomenal year to date for Niall: in March, his Heartbreak Weather album rocketed straight to the top of the Irish and UK album charts, and made number four in the US Billboard 200.

To promote the album, Amazon Music had a giant display featuring Niall’s image flash up at Times Square in New York.

For a full week, he co-hosted James Corden’s Late Late Show, engaging nightly in some great sketches with Corden, as well as taking part in a memorable Carpool Karaoke, during which he was forced to face his phobic dislike of pigeons.

Also in March he went live on Instagram for the Global Citizen World Health Organization (WHO) #TogetherAtHome concert series.

Niall won himself a whole host of fans at home when he appeared on Ryan Tubridy some weeks back on The Late Late Show, proving himself to be a great chat, amusing company and someone very much in touch with his roots.

Niall still lists Mullingar as his location on Twitter – and with 39.5m followers, he is that platform’s 34th most followed user worldwide on a list that is topped by Barack Obama.

Last Thursday, April 9, Niall did a live gig on Instagram to raise funds for the ISPCC’s Childline.

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