Niall Horan
Enmore Theatre Sydney, Sunday September 10

It’s no secret how much Niall Horan loves Australia, and after his performance at the Enmore Theatre in Sydney, it’s clear the feeling is mutual.

Taking to the stage with a five piece band, three doubling as backing vocals, Niall gave fans a taste of his new album which is rumoured to be out next month.

So the question is, why did he tour an album that is yet to be released? It makes perfect sense to us now… Niall wanted to see the reaction of his fans to the new music, but “if you hate it, don’t show me it on your face”, he joked.

When he was drowned out by the singing of fans while performing his hits ‘This Town’ and ‘Slow Hands’, it was appreciated the audience didn’t know the lyrics to the rest of the songs, because it made for a hugely intimate and surreal experience.

The show wouldn’t have been complete without a throwback to One Direction’s ‘Fools Gold’. It became apparent how comfortable he is behind a guitar, and not pumping out choreographed dance moves. He was so comfortable up on that stage that it didn’t even make us nostalgic to the One Direction version of Niall that we all know so well.

Vocally, it’s the strongest Horan has ever been. He’s no longer conforming to an expected sound and is owning his soft rock style. If The Eagles and Ryan Adams had a love child, it’s Niall.

If you missed him this time, he’s bringing the Flicker World Tour to Australia next year, in June 2018! This time he’s playing bigger venues, and tickets are on sale this Thursday:

Sunday, 3rd June
Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane

Tuesday, 5th June
Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney

Thursday, 7th June
Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne

Tickets go on sale at 12pm, September 14 through Ticketek.

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