Niall Horan Kicks Off Solo Tour With Dreamy Rendition of One Direction's Song

The Irish heartthrob performed solo rendition of the group's hit ballad 'Fool's Gold' during his intimate hometown gig on Tuesday, August 29.

AceShowbiz - Niall Horan may be a successful solo artist now, but he will never forget his One Direction roots. While kicking off his "Flicker Sessions" tour with a hometown show in Dublin, Ireland, the 23-year-old heartthrob treated fans to a solo rendition of One Direction's ballad titled "Fool's Gold" off the group's fourth studio effort "Four", which was released back in 2014.

Sporting a white T-shirt and jeans, Niall strummed his acoustic guitar while belting out the dreamy, folksy version of the song. The crowd at Olympia Theatre screamed in excitement and sang along with him throughout the performance. During the intimate show, Niall also performed his solo singles, including "This Town" and "Slow Hands".

Niall has been always vocal about his love for One Direction. He even compares his solo music with the group's. "I have loads of songs, but now I've heard what we've done, I realize the rest are s**t," he previously shared. "Nothing I do will be as big as One Direction, but I have to try at least to get somewhere near it."

While each member is now working on solo music, Niall has assured fans that a reunion will eventually happen. "When it will be, I don't know. I prefer not to do it after I'm 40. I'd prefer the next few years," he told Billboard. "I told my managers from the start: When One Direction comes knocking, f**k what I'm doing. I don't give a s**t if I sold out arenas or won Grammys. I wouldn't be doing this if it wasn't for that."

In the meantime, Niall will be criss-crossing the globe to visit some countries like Australia, Sweden, Japan and more. He will return to the U.S. on September 19 and make some stops in Mexico and Brazil in the middle of North American run before wrapping up his intimate tour in San Francisco on November 22.

Meanwhile, the singer's upcoming solo album is expected to arrive this year. The 23-year-old singer previously shared that his upcoming album would have "folk-with-pop feel to it." "Some songs are heavier than others," he explained. "I play a bit of electric on some tracks and we obviously played around a lot with percussion stuff to build up the songs so there was a lot of things going on percussion wise."

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