Harry Styles schedules massive ‘Love on Tour’ outing for 2020

Harry Styles is taking the love (and his super wide-legged pants collection) on the road next year.

On Wednesday (Nov. 13), the British singer announced plans to embark on a massive tour throughout 2020. Dubbed “Love on Tour,” the outing will find the musician performing across several continents throughout the spring, summer, and fall months.

The European leg of the tour begins on April 15 at the Arena Birmingham in Birmingham and concludes two months later on June 3 at the Megasport in Russia. The North American leg will kick off a few weeks later on June 26 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia and wraps up on Oct. 3 at the Foro Sol on Mexico City.

King Princess will play the role of supporting act during the European leg of the tour while Jenny Lewis will join Styles for the United States and Canadian stops, and Koffee will open the show during the three Mexican gigs.

Since the vast majority of his last solo tour sold out, it’s only natural that this tour will do the same. Preregistration for the U.S. and Canadian stops of “Love on Tour” are now available through Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan program. Details on how to enroll in the verified fan program can be found on Styles’ website.

General ticket sales begin next Friday, Nov. 22.

The newly announced 2020 tour dates will be in support of Styles’ forthcoming sophomore album. Titled Fine Line, the new studio effort is due out Dec. 13. Last month, Styles released the lead single from the upcoming LP, “Lights Up.”

To coincide with the album’s release, the singer recently announced a special release show at the Forum on the same day the record is due out.

This Saturday, Styles will take over “Saturday Night Live” as both its host and musical guest.

HARRY STYLES NORTH AMERICAN ‘LOVE ON TOUR’ 2020 DATES:

June 26 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
June 28 – Washington, DC @ Capital One Arena
July 7 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
July 8 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
July 10 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
July 12 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
July 14 – Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena
July 15 – Cleveland, OH @ Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse
July 17 – Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena
July 19 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
July 21 – St. Louis, MO @ Enterprise Center
July 24 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
July 28 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
July 29 – Atlanta, GA @ State Farm Arena
Aug. 1 – Raleigh, NC @ PNC Arena
Aug. 3 – Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena
Aug. 6 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ BB&T Center
Aug. 10 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
Aug. 11 – San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
Aug. 13 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
Aug. 15 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
Aug. 18 – Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma Dome
Aug. 21 – Portland, OR @ Moda Center
Aug. 25 – San Jose, CA @ SAP Center
Aug. 27 – Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center
Aug. 29 – Glendale, AZ @ Gila River Arena
Aug. 30 – San Diego, CA @ Pechanga Arena
Sept. 2 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
Sept. 3 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
Sept. 5 – Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand Garden Arena

Harry Styles shares his first new song in two years

Hello Harry Styles, and welcome back.

On Friday (Oct. 11), the musician (finally) unleashed his first new song in two years. Titled “Lights Up,” the track serves as the first single off his yet-to-be-titled sophomore album.

To coincide with the song’s release, the former One Direction member unleashed the dirty and steamy video for the tune. The barely-three-minute clip primarily features a shirtless (and sweaty) Styles dancing and grinding on couples in what appears like some kind of orgy.

In between shots of the singer working his way through the sweaty crowd, the viewer watches as Styles rides on the back of a motorcycle, is isolated in a stark white mansion, and yes, there appears to be a slight “Sign of the Times”/debut album cover art reference with the singer suspended over pink-toned water.

Watch the music video for “Lights Up” above.

“Lights Up” was co-written and produced by Tyler Johnson and Kid Harpoon, who also worked with Styles on his debut album.

During a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Styles also unveiled that his much-anticipated follow-up to 2017’s self-titled was recorded in six weeks at Rick Rubin’s Shangri-La in Malibu.

“We were here for six weeks in Malibu, without going into the city,” he tells the publication. “People would bring their dogs and kids. We’d take a break to play cornhole tournaments. Family values!”

When asked about the direction of the album, Styles also revealed that the collection will feature some of the “toughest, most soulful songs” he’s written.

“It’s all about having sex and feeling sad.”

Now that’s an album, we’re definitely ready to hear.

One Direction v. Westboro Baptist Church

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The Westboro Baptist Church strike again, but this time the ones on the receiving end of the protest are speaking out against the pig-headed group.

Last month, WBC has called on their cohorts to petition One Direction’s July 19 show in Kansas City, Mo. on the basis that the band members are “perverts” and that they represent the “sin-chasing, fag-enabling, God-hating, Christ-rejecting” United Kingdom.

The group’s biggest issue is how the members of the band touch each other inappropriately which fans have just shrugged off as being the norm for the five guys.

“These freaks and their fans think it’s funny for these five perverts to grab each other’s asses on stage,” read the group’s June statement. “They glamorize sin and make a mock of God’s standards. Their one purpose is to encourage the youth of this generation to pursue every lust their evil hearts can imagine.”

On Friday, the protesters got their wish as fellow member showed up with signs that read, “God Hates the UK,” “God Hates Sluts” and “United U Fall.” But while some artists would try to forget about the picketing group, Harry Styles spoke out on Twitter with following message: “Despite the company outside, I believe in equal rights for everyone. I think God loves all. Thanks for coming to the show though.”

The group followed it up by thanking the boy bander for bringing attention to God’s words.

A few weeks back, the group said that they would be protesting against Taylor Swift because she promotes “being a whore.” On Saturday, they planned to protest Train while Sunday, their victims of choice were Boyz II Men, 98 Degrees and New Kids on the Block.

This isn’t the first time that the word “fag” has been thrown around the group; some people often wonder if Styles and bandmate Louis Tomlinson were more than friends. However, they have denied any of that type of talk.

Snow Patrol Working with…One Direction?

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If you think that your eyes might be fooling you as you read the headline then it’s not a joke; Snow Patrol frontman, Gary Lightbody has apparently been writing some songs with One Direction’s Harry Styles for the boy band’s forthcoming new album.

The frontman confirmed in an interview that he has sat down with Styles and the two had been collaborating on new music that he hopes will make it on the group’s third album which is supposed to be release sometime later this year. An inside source did confirm that, “the tracks Harry worked on with Gary are 100 per cent for the new One Direction album – and not a solo album.”

Lightbody revealed in a recent interview with UK paper, The Sun, “we wrote with Harry. It was a lot of fun. He’s a real dude actually. We’ve no idea if those songs will make it yet, though. It’s a long process. It’s great to work with other people — it’s good to flex the muscle.”

While the boy bander might be writing new music on his own with other musicians, it doesn’t mean that One Directioners should start their Facebook petitions to get the band together quite yet. A source close to the band revealed to the paper that the band members like to work alone with writers and that’s what they’re doing with this upcoming album, as well.

“It saves time, which is so precious for a band under their pressures. The tracks Harry worked on with Gary are 100 per cent for the new One Direction album — and not a solo album,” the source continues to explain. Earlier this year, Justin Young from The Vaccines was also confirmed to be helping the band out with a few songs on the album.