Harry Styles postpones UK and Europe 2021 tour dates indefinitely due to coronavirus

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Harry Styles performs on NBC's Today show at Rockefeller Plaza on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
Harry Styles has put back his 2021 shows in the UK and Europe. (AP)

Harry Styles has put back the UK and European dates of latest tour a second time due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The former One Direction star - who had originally been due to take his Love On Tour live show on the road in September 2020 - has now put back the concerts that had been rescheduled for February and March 20201.

Styles tweeted: “Everyone’s health and safety remains our top priority, which is why I unfortunately have to postpone my UK and European shows planned for Feb/March 2021 until further notice.

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“I really hope to play these shows and will have news for you in the new year on when they will take place. I can’t wait to see you all on the road as soon as it’s safe to do so. Treat people with kindness.”

The Watermelon Sugar singer is now due to begin his tour in Washington in the US on 14 August 2021. He is now due to tour the US and Canada, finishing in New York on 31 October 2021.

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The new dates for his shows in UK and Europe are yet to be announced.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MARCH 02: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Harry Styles visits SiriusXM Studios on March 02, 2020 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)
Harry Styles now plans to begin his tour in the US. (Getty Images)

The 26-year-old singer first announced in March that he was delaying his Love On Tour - along with the rest of the music industry - due to the global spread of COVID-19.

He tweeted: “For obvious reasons, the upcoming tour in the UK and Europe will be rescheduled to 2021. Tickets already purchased will be valid for these shows. In the meantime, we will be closely monitoring the situation around the world and will continue updating you in the months to come.

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For the safety of yourself and others, please self-isolate. We’re all in this together. I can’t wait to see you out on the road as soon as it’s safe to do so. Until then, treat people with kindness.”

One Direction celebrated their 10th anniversary during lockdown.

En esta imagen, tomada el 25 de marzo de 2015, miembros de la banda One Direction (de izquierda a derecha) Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik y Niall Horan, saludan durante un acto para promocionar su película "One Direction: This Is US", en Makuhari, cerca de Tokio. (Foto AP/Koji Sasahara, archivo)
One Direction split in 2016. (AP)

The British boyband were formed on TV talent show The X Factor in 2010. Despite finishing third on the show, they went on to have worldwide success.

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Following Zayn Malik’s departure, the remaining members – Styles, Niall Horan, Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson – announced a hiatus in January 2016 and went on to pursue solo projects.

1D launched a new official website in July 2020 to mark their anniversary, sparking rumours of a possible reunion.

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