LOUIS Tomlinson is extending his debut solo world tour to take in Scarborough Open Air Theatre on August 15.
Tickets for the chart-topping Yorkshire singer-songwriter go on general sale at scarboroughopenairtheatre.com on Friday at 9am.
One fifth of One Direction, Doncaster-born Tomlinson, 28, released his debut album Walls on January 31.
“I feel like this is the start of my career, with so much to look forward to and all the plans in place,” he says. “Honestly, I’ve been through every emotion possible in the past few years and come out the other side stronger and more confident than I’ve ever been.
“I know I’ve made an album that my fans will like, one that sounds like me and has its own identity. There were times I wasn’t sure if this was what I should be doing. Now I can’t imagine doing anything else.”
Opening in Barcelona on March 9, Tomlinson’s world tour will play Paris, Berlin, Dubai, Sydney, Tokyo, Rio De Janeiro and five sold-out British dates nights before heading to North America.
Peter Taylor, director of Scarborough OAT promoters Cuffe & Taylor, is delighted to be bringing Tomlinson to the East Coast. “Louis was an integral part of the biggest global pop phenomenon of the past 20 years and is also a proud Yorkshireman, so this is going to be a must-see date for his fans.
“His debut album is brilliant and demand for tickets for his World Tour has been immense. We cannot wait to welcome Louis and his fans to this special arena for what will be a fantastic night.”
Post One Direction, Tomlinson began his solo days with two collaborations, Just Hold On with Steve Aoki and the brooding duet Back To You with Bebe Rexha. Last year, the singles flowed: the raucous Kill My Mind; the heartfelt Two Of Us; the reflective We Made It and the soaring Don’t Let It Break Your Heart.
Now comes Walls, an album with a nod to his love of indie-rock and lyrics “rooted in real life that dig deep on subjects ranging from relationships and family to the folly of youth and days of self-doubt”.
Tomlinson’s August 15 tickets also will be available from Friday on 01723 818111 and 01723 383636 or in person from the Scarborough Open Air Theatre box office, in Burniston Road, and the Discover Yorkshire Coast Tourism Bureau, Scarborough Town Hall, St Nicholas Street.