Harry Styles Postpones 'Love On' North American Tour: See The New Dates
By Paris Close
June 11, 2020
Sad news, Stylers. Harry Styles’ world tour has been rescheduled.
The “Watermelon Sugar” singer-songwriter released a statement officially announcing the delay of his “Love On World Tour.” Styles’ North American jaunt was originally expected to launch June 26 at Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center, with Jenny Lewis as his special guest, but things have changed.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic — responsible for the cancellations of several major entertainment events this year — the North American leg of Styles’ tour will now launch in August 2021.
“This summer we were excited to be bringing Love On Tour to North America. However, due to the ongoing threat from Covid-19 we have been forced to reschedule these dates to next summer,” he stated via Instagram. “The well-being of my crew, and all the fans around the world will always hold top priority. I can’t wait to see you all out on the road, as soon as it’s safe to do so. We are in a moment of necessary change and growth in the world.”
“I will be using this time to listen, and to educate myself on how I can help more in the fight for justice and equal rights for all in the future,” he added. “I hope that you will take the time to do the same. Treat people with kindness. I love you all. H.”
Styles’ announcement comes amid the thick of a global movement calling for the end of racial injustice in the wake of the tragic arrest of George Floyd, the unarmed Black man from Minneapolis who died after a police officer knelt on his neck for over eight minutes while apprehending him.
The “Adore You” singer also joined the movement and pledged solidarity with the Black community on Instagram. “Being not racist is not enough, we must be anti racist,” he urged on Instagram. “Social change is enacted when a society mobilizes. I stand in solidarity with all of those protesting. I’m donating to help post bail for arrested organizers. Look inwards, educate yourself and others.”
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