Back in 2010, one of the biggest boy bands of all time debuted, the English-Irish band formed in London, One Direction or shortened to 1D. The group was formed by Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson. In 2015, Zayn announced his departure from the group and later in 2016 the group announced they would go on a hiatus to develop individual projects, yet members said “they will remain together and plan to work together in the future”. In the meantime, all members have been releasing studio albums and winning awards. In fact, on November 11th, 2022, Louis Tomlinson will release his second studio album titled “Faith in the Future”.
When the group went on a hiatus, each member released a single, Louis released in 2017 “Back To You” featuring Bebe Rexha and Digital Farm Animals which became very popular through fans, besides the music video gained 483 millions views on youtube. Later that year, Tomlinson kept releasing singles such as “Just Like You” and “Miss You”. In 2020, before lockdown, exactly on January 31st, Louis released his first solo studio album titled “Walls” through Syco Music and Arista Records. The project has a total of 12 songs and the Japanese Edition includes 2 bonus tracks that were released before the album “Just Hold On” featuring Steve Aoki and “Miss You”.
Tomlinson went on the Louis Tomlinson World Tour which started on March 9th, 2020 in Barcelona, but had to be postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the tour resumed in 2022 in Dallas and concluded in Milan on September 3rd, 2022.
Louis’ second studio album, Faith in the Future has a total of sixteen songs including “Out Of My System” and “Bigger Than Me” which are singles he recently dropped. However some unreleased songs by the artist were leaked, Louis said he was “gutted” about this situation. For artists it is frustrating when their projects are leaked online.
The album is not out yet, but Tomlinson already announced the world tour including 39 dates so far. He is set to embark across Europe and the UK in August, 2023. He will be touring in cities like Madrid, Barcelona, London, Manchester, Lisbon, Turin, among others. Louis has not announced yet if he is going to other continents. Tickets in Europe and the United Kingdom are already on sale. Everything indicates that the tickets will sell out quickly and the concerts will be sold out, this is due the huge fame Louis Tomlinson has generated in One Direction and as a solo artist.
One Direction released a total of five studio albums, which are Up All Night (2011), Take Me Home (2012), Midnight Memories (2013), FOUR (2014) and Made In the A.M. (2015), the last project was after Malik’s departure. By that time, 1D was the most popular pop boy band in the world. Together they achieved 177 awards in 285 nominations, the group also sold approximately 65 million copies. Even though 1D could not achieve one of the biggest awards in music, as are the Grammys, the boy band is considered one of the best pop boy bands of all time.