One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson to visit the Baltic States next autumn
Wow what news! Yes, you read it right. The dreams of many young people will once again be fulfilled. Wonderful news and another concert tour to look forward to! Louis Tomlinson of the record-breaking boy band One Direction, who has been on hiatus for a while, is confirmed to visit the Baltic States next autumn.
Louis Tomlinson’s visit to the Baltics is presented by music agency 8 Days A Week. He is a true pop superstar, a sought-after performer and a very distinctive songwriter from the UK. The tour announced today includes three shows in Lithuanian, Latvian and Estonian arenas. His performance in Lithuania is scheduled for 8 September next year. In Lithuania, he will perform at Zalgirio Arena in Kaunas on September 7.
This is Tomlinson’s first time in our region and this is wonderful news. Louis will conclude his Baltic tour here, having previously visited Tallinn’s Saku Arena on 5 September and Riga Arena on 7 September. This triple visit is part of a major world tour and the launch of the new album Faith In The Future. It will also be the first performance in Kaunas organised by 8 Days A Week. There has never been one before. It’s exciting and intriguing.
Louis Tomlinson is a talented man whose greatest potential is now. It is already clear that he has a bright future ahead of him and that he will rise even higher. It may be bold to say, but the suspension of the One Direction Five seems to have set Louis free. Pandemic too – it was during the two years of isolation that Louis was finally able to take a break from One Direction’s activities and the maddening attention of the fans. It was time for him to concentrate on his solo career and what he really wanted to say with his music. And say what he really has to say.
First tickets are always cheaper! Classics of the genre – the cheapest will be enough for the fastest. Official ticket sales for all three Baltic shows start on 21 October at 11am. They will be sold by Bilietai LT as always and will not require any code. All die-hard Louis fans will have the opportunity to buy their tickets earlier and cheaper on 19 October from 11am. Message “8 Days A Week” on Facebook or www.8dw.lt, get a special code and save. However, this code will be valid for a very limited time – until 11am on 21 October. We encourage you to book your tickets in advance. Don’t save, but do save. There may never be another opportunity and concert like this in the Baltics.
About Louis Tomlinson
Louis has never been more confident in his ideas, creativity and music than now. The pop superstar has spread his wings, broken free and no longer lives in the shadow of One Direction. He and his band of musicians rule arenas from Mexico to Paris. Louis even holds a Guinness World Record for selling more than 160 000 tickets to a virtual concert in London in 2020, making him the solo artist who has sold the most tickets to a live show. A nice achievement, a good title and the result of hard work.
What he did with One Direction is undeniable. They were one of the most successful boy bands in the history of music at the time, selling out tours in minutes, topping all the charts and winning the hearts of millions of young people. Now they are all living separate lives and traversing the world. Today he has almost 19 million followers on Instagram alone and an even bigger 36 million on Twitter. By the way, an interesting fact is that while Harry Styles has always been the face of the band (and he is doing well today), Louis was the main songwriter in One Direction. That is worthy of respect and of such an acquaintance.
Louis will be with us to present his second album, Faith In The Future, which will be released on 11 November. It has already been announced and the first single has been very well received. Louis released his first LP Walls just before the pandemic. Critics are already talking about how he is showing his multifaceted songwriting skills and maintaining authenticity in every track of the new album. This is a more serious and more sophisticated record than the previous one. The loss of his mother and sister has given him a new perspective. The latest set features contributions from Rob Harvey, Dan Grech (The Killers, The Vaccines, Halsey), Nico Rebscher (Alice Merton), Joe Cross (Courteeners) and the familiar Theo Hutchcraft of Hurts.
My mission in music is not to write Hollywood-style songs about a crazy love story. I’m bored with that. Being from the North of England, I grew up loving bands like Arctic Monkeys and Oasis. They seem to tell human stories so simply. That’s what music is all about”, says the youth god, who will visit Kaunas and other Baltic capitals next year. But Tomlinson is more than just a good pop artist. There are plenty of those these days. For many years now, he has been giving his time, attention and income to charity, especially to children’s hospitals and hospices, UNICEF and the Black Lives Matter movement. His family jokes that for Louis, a bad day is the perfect time to make someone else happy. He gives his whole heart to such projects.
The Faith In The Future tour will be big and powerful. The whole music world is intrigued by Tomlinson’s new work. Louis himself jokes that being on the road probably gives him more joy than it should. He sleeps every night in his tour bus with his team and enjoys it. Although there has been a lot of talk lately about the damage this pace can do to emotional health (Shawn Mendes, Justin Bieber and many other famous artists have cancelled their tours), the Brit seems to be enjoying it. He has spent most of this year playing almost 100 shows, which have been seen live by half a million fans.
Yes, this tour will be different from the previous 8 Days A Week events. The first such arena tour in the Baltics, the first such big pop superstar and even three concerts for the masses. But who said that music quality is measured by genres? Lewis Capaldi, the hero of Vilnius’ birthday party, was a perfect example of this.
We ourselves believe in the power of this character and his nostalgia. We promise you’ll enjoy it, and we’re looking forward to a thrilling performance. It’s going to be a truly spectacular show and quality.
Who knows, maybe Tomlinson’s visit will help bring Harry Styles himself to Lithuania?