Following in the footsteps of bandmate Harry Styles, Niall Horan is also set to embark on a world tour this fall. The ‘Flicker Sessions 2017’ starts in Niall’s home country of Ireland on August 29 and traverses through Europe, Asia, Austalia, and the Americas until the end of November. (Stay for an all-American Thanksgiving dinner, Niall, just a suggestion.)
Today, Niall took to Twitter to announce the ‘Flicker Sessions 2017’ opening act—or should we say “acts,” because Niall is bringing along a whopping four. A huge fan of Ireland and being Irish, Niall’s giving Ireland’s best new talent a chance to join his stage.
See them at: Niall’s Dublin, Ireland show
Who are they?: Made up of Callum McAdams, Ed Porter, David Whelan, and Connor O’Donohoe, Wild Youth is a four-piece band out of (you guessed it) Ireland. They’re playing their first-ever headlining show at the end of September in Dublin before joining Niall at his.
— Wild Youth (@bandwildyouth) August 15, 2017
Listen to: Their debut single ‘All or Nothing’
See them at: Niall’s London, England and Stockholm, Sweden shows
Who are they?: A pop rock duo out of (shocker) Ireland made up of vocalist Ryan Hennessy and drummer Jimmy Rainsford. Their debut album is out later in August and available for pre-order now.
— Picture This (@BandPictureThis) August 15, 2017
Listen to: ‘Never Change’
See him at: All of Niall’s United States and Canada shows
Who is he?: Born in, you guessed it, Ireland, Gavin James is a singer-songwriter from a very musically talented family. You might recognize him from the U.S.’s 2015 season of ‘Dancing With the Stars’ or when he opened for some pretty major acts like Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith.
Listen to: Gavin is featured on Alan Walker’s latest track ‘Tired’
See him at: Niall’s Atlanta, Georgia, Los Angeles, California, and Orlando, Florida shows
Who is he?: Born in Missouri, Corey Harper is Niall’s only non-Irish support act. He was actually discovered on Instagram by Cody Simpson, who runs in the same friend circle as Niall. You might’ve heard Corey opening up for Justin Bieber… or from your frequent lunchtime visits to Panera.
apparently my music is really popular in the Panera™ demographic across the country. this is a milestone. thank you @panerabread
— Corey Harper (@coreyharp) August 12, 2017
Listen to: The debut single off his debut EP ‘California Sun’
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