Niall Horan has CANCELLED his world tour

Niall Horan has CANCELLED his world tour as he reveals ‘difficult’ decision to call off his concert dates to ‘prioritise his fans and crew’ amid coronavirus

Niall Horan has announced he is cancelling his Nice To Meet Ya world tour which was set to kick off in America later this month.

The singer, 26, took to Instagram on Friday to reveal the ‘difficult’ decision to cancel the live concerts in order to prioritise his ‘fans and touring family’.

Niall said that due to the coronavirus pandemic it didn’t feel right to just pay a few shows at the end of the year and has instead chosen to cancel the entire thing.

Cancelled: Niall Horan has announced he is cancelling his Nice To Meet Ya world tour which was set to kick off in America later this month

Cancelled: Niall Horan has announced he is cancelling his Nice To Meet Ya world tour which was set to kick off in America later this month

He added that it will be spending the coming months writing music for a new tour which he plans to host in 2021 when the crisis ‘blows over’.

Releasing a statement on social media, Niall said: ‘Given the unprecedented circumstances I have decided to not move forward with the ‘Nice To Meet Ya’ world tour this year.

‘This was a difficult decision, but the wellbeing of my fans and touring family is always my top priority. Not being able to tour for what is effectively most of 2020 just didn’t feel right and I’m so sorry to all you amazing people who bought tickets.

‘I look forward to being able to bring new music and a new tour for all of my fans around the world in 2021.

Priority: The singer, 26, took to Instagram on Friday to reveal the 'difficult' decision to cancel the live concerts in order to prioritise his 'fans and touring family'

Priority: The singer, 26, took to Instagram on Friday to reveal the ‘difficult’ decision to cancel the live concerts in order to prioritise his ‘fans and touring family’

Announcement: Niall said that due to the coronavirus pandemic it didn't feel right to just pay a few shows at the end of the year and has instead chosen to cancel the entire thing

Announcement: Niall said that due to the coronavirus pandemic it didn’t feel right to just pay a few shows at the end of the year and has instead chosen to cancel the entire thing

Niall suggested that new dates are already in the works, however he is reluctant to reveal them yet, saying: ‘I want to announce new dates soon but I don’t think it’s fair on you guys to do so until the dust has settled and things have gone back to normal.

‘For now, all tickets purchased will be refunded – for info please visit www.niallhoran.com. I am going to focus on writing and recording more in order to be back touring next year with more music to play for you all.

‘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.

‘I cannot wait to be back. For the time being, please stay safe everyone. Love you all, Nialler x.’

Niall’s decision to call the tour off follows his former bandmate Harry Style’s announcement that he will be postponing his own solo tour.

Love On Tour was due to kick off in April 2020 in the UK but Harry also cancelled it due to the ongoing restrictions surrounding COVID-19.

However, he has since shared his revised schedule on Instagram for 2021 that will see the tour kick off in Italy.

Postponed: Niall's decision to call the tour off follows his former bandmate Harry Style's announcement that he will be postponing his own solo tour

Postponed: Niall’s decision to call the tour off follows his former bandmate Harry Style’s announcement that he will be postponing his own solo tour

Holding off: Love On Tour was due to kick off in April 2020 in the UK but Harry also cancelled it due to the ongoing restrictions surrounding COVID-19.

Holding off: Love On Tour was due to kick off in April 2020 in the UK but Harry also cancelled it due to the ongoing restrictions surrounding COVID-19.

The former One Direction said at the time: ‘It’s obviously disappointing but it’s not even close to being the most important thing at all right now.’

He said: ‘But it’s okay, I think that everybody understands it’s not really like there’s anything you can do about it and I think the most important thing is to keep everyone safe.’

Remaining positive, the Fine Line singer ended: ‘I’m really looking forward to it when it comes around. We’ll be very ready I guess by then.’

The former One Direction said at the time: 'It's obviously disappointing but it's not even close to being the most important thing at all right now'

The former One Direction said at the time: ‘It’s obviously disappointing but it’s not even close to being the most important thing at all right now’

Rescheduled: However, he has since shared his revised schedule on Instagram for 2021 that will see the tour kick off in Italy

Rescheduled: However, he has since shared his revised schedule on Instagram for 2021 that will see the tour kick off in Italy

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