Harry Styles pushes North American tour and Harryween dates to 2021, understanding fans say 'we'll be alright'
Harry Styles was set to kick off the Love On Tour dates in Europe before moving on to the North American leg in June, but now those dates have been pushed to next year
The former One Direction boy band member Harry Styles has become a pop music sensation in his own right after going solo in 2017. His latest album, 'Fine Line', which released in December 2019, was his second consecutive No 1 album on the Billboard 200 and the young heartthrob has shown no signs of slowing down.
So it came as a disappointment to most fans in March when Styles revealed that he had postponed his European tour dates to February and March of 2021, in the wake of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. And now, Styles has announced that he will be postponing his highly anticipated North American tour dates to 2021 as well. After kicking things off in Europe, the singer's Love On Tour was supposed to begin in the United States in June, but it's now been delayed by a full year since the Covid-19 has put paid to those plans.
The original North American Love on Tour dates had been scheduled to run from June 26 in Philadelphia till its final September show in Los Angeles. The bonus pair of Halloween-themed "Harryween" gigs at Madison Square Garden at the end of the tour have also been scrapped now.
The new set of North American dates will now commence in August 2021 with the Harryween shows serving as the tour finale in New York. Styles' touring guests, including Jenny Lewis, Orville Peck, and Madison Cunningham are still part of the new North American dates. Here's the full itinerary for the rescheduled 2021 Love On Tour dates.
Along with these new dates, Styles also left a heartfelt message for his fans on his social media accounts. "This summer we were excited to be bringing Love on Tour to North America. However, due to the ongoing threat from COVID-19, we have been forced to reschedule these dates to next summer,” the 'Adore You' singer stated. “The well-being of my crew and all the fans around the world will always hold top priority. I can’t wait to see you all out on the road as soon as it’s safe to do so.”
The 26-year-old artiste also had a message regarding the recent Black Live Matter protests which have been sweeping the nation. "We are in a moment of necessary change and growth in the world," he revealed, before signing off with "I will be using this time to listen and to educate myself on how I can help more in the fight for justice and equal rights for all in the future. I hope that you will take the time to do the same. Treat people with kindness. I love you all."
His fans were quite understanding and seemed to take his announcement in the right spirit. "Right call! Health first, God bless ❤️" said one fan. Another longtime admirer said, "I know this tour means a lot to you but now you have a chance to give 10000% during 'Kiwi' and so many other songs for when you return!! We love you and hope you’re staying safe. We will be here waiting for ur iconic quotes and silly dances luv!!"
A supporter also revealed, "You're the most thoughtful person, if all people were half as good as you the world would have peace. We stand with you. Always. Love you so much xx." Another fan concluded, "In your own words, we’ll be alright. See you soon."