Louis Tomlinson has announced that he is partnering with BMG to release his second album globally. The news comes ahead of Louis also announcing rescheduled dates for his world tour, now to take place in 2022.
Recording is already underway for the record, and Louis joins a roster at BMG that includes KSI, Craig David, Richard Ashcroft, The Prodigy and Kylie Minogue.
Louis says: “I’m very excited to start the next part of my journey with BMG.”
Jamie Nelson VP A&R at BMG UK says:
“We are delighted to welcome Louis to BMG. He is already busy working on new music, and we are excited to join him on the next phase of his extraordinary career.”
Louis also announces today the first wave of new 2022 dates for his postponed World Tour in UK, Europe, USA and Australia, including a brand new date at London’s Wembley Arena. This show replaces Louis’s two sold out London shows at The Roundhouse, and tickets will be transferred to the new venue.
Louis’s first show at Wembley Arena will take place on April 22nd 2022, and extra tickets for the gig go on sale on Friday 14th May at 9am BST. Fans who have already purchased tickets are advised to hold onto them as they will remain valid for the rearranged dates.
After postponing his 2020 world tour due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Louis will now finally get back on the road with his first solo tour, which is already completely sold out.
The two London Roundhouse dates on Monday 6th September and Tuesday 7th September 2021 will now take place as one show at London’s The SSE Arena, Wembley on Friday 22nd April 2022. Customers who have purchased a standing ticket for the London Roundhouse show will be allocated a standing ticket for The SSE Arena, Wembley, those that have purchased a seated ticket will be allocated a top tier seat at the new show. Customers that have tickets for both London Roundhouse dates will be able to request a refund for one of the two nights.
Due to high demand Louis has also announced an additional Manchester show at O2 Apollo on Wednesday 20th April. Further tickets for the London show and second Manchester date go on sale 9:00am Friday 14th May and will be available from Gigs and Tours, and Louis Tomlinson’s official website.
Louis will be joined on tour by Only The Poets.
Last year, Louis released his million selling smash debut solo album ‘Walls’ which hit Top 3 in the UK and Top 10 in the USA. A lyrically personal album that proved he had found his feet as a solo artist, the album produced a clutch of acclaimed singles including the emotive first release ‘Two of Us’, the raucous ‘Kill My Mind’, and the reflective ‘We Made It’.
In 2019 Louis headlined the Coca-Cola music festival in Madrid to an audience of 25,000 people, and performed to 65,000 fans at Premios Telehit in the Foro Sol stadium in Mexico City. Louis picked up the Best Song Award at the 2019 Teen Choice Awards for ‘Two Of Us’, which has so far hit over 100 million streams on Spotify alone.
In 2018 Louis won an iHeart Award for ‘Best Solo Breakout’, and an EMA Award for ‘Best UK & Ireland Act’ in 2017. He was ranked No.5 on Billboard’s emerging artists of 2018 and has over 60 million combined followers on social media. Last year he won ‘Artist Of The Summer’ in Philly radio station 96.5 TDY’s annual awards.
In December 2019, Louis hosted one of the biggest live stream concert events of 2020, selling over 160,000 tickets to fans in over 100 countries and raising funds for several important charities. As a member of One Direction, Louis has sold over 100 million records. Overall Louis’ solo music has garnered over a BILLION streams.
Louis Tomlinson Tour Dates 2022:
1st Feb South Side Ballroom, Dallas, TX
2nd Feb ACL Live at The Moody Theater, Austin, TX – SOLD OUT
3rd Feb Bayou Music Center, Houston, TX – SOLD OUT
5th Feb The Pageant, St Louis, MO – SOLD OUT
7th Feb Coca-Cola Roxy, Atlanta, GA – SOLD OUT
8th Feb Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN – SOLD OUT
10th Feb Hammerstein Ballroom, New York, NY – SOLD OUT
11th Feb Hammerstein Ballroom, New York, NY – SOLD OUT
12th Feb The Anthem, Washington DC – SOLD OUT
14th Feb Stage AE, Pittsburgh, PA – SOLD OUT
15th Feb The Met, Philadelphia, PA – SOLD OUT
17th Feb House Of Blues Boston, Boston, MA – SOLD OUT
19th Feb REBEL, Toronto, ON – SOLD OUT
20th Feb The Fillmore, Detroit, MI – SOLD OUT
21st Feb Murat Theatre at Old National Centre, Indianapolis, IN – SOLD OUT
23rd Feb The Chicago Theatre, Chicago, IL – SOLD OUT
24th Feb The Fillmore Minneapolis, Minneapolis, MN – SOLD OUT
26th Feb Uptown, Kansas City, MO – NEW SHOW
28th Feb Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, CO
1st Mar UCUU Center, Orem, UT – NEW VENUE
3rd Mar Paramount Theatre, Seattle, WA – SOLD OUT
4th Mar Roseland, Portland, OR – NEW VENUE – SOLD OUT
6th Mar Orpheum, Vancouver, BC – SOLD OUT
7th Mar Roseland, Portland, OR – NEW SHOW
10th Mar Fox Theatre, Oakland, CA – SOLD OUT
12th Mar Performance Venue at Hollywood Park, Los Angeles, CA – NEW SHOW
UK, EUROPE & Australia
23rd Mar Valsheimilið, Reykjavik, Iceland
25th Mar Arenan Fryshuset, Stockholm, Sweden – SOLD OUT
27th Mar Spektrum, Oslo, Norway – NEW VENUE
28th Mar Forum Black Box, Copenhagen, Denmark – NEW SHOW
30th Mar Columbiahalle, Berlin, Germany – SOLD OUT
31st Mar Forum Karlin, Prague, Czech Republic – SOLD OUT
2nd Apr AFAS Live, Amsterdam, Netherlands – SOLD OUT
3rd Apr Palladium, Cologne, Germany – NEW SHOW
5th Apr L’Olympia, Paris, France – SOLD OUT
6th Apr L’Olympia, Paris, France – SOLD OUT
8th Apr Lorenzini District, Milan, Italy – NEW VENUE
9th Apr Halle 622, Zurich, Switzerland – SOLD OUT
11th Apr Gasometer, Vienna, Austria – SOLD OUT
13th Apr Torwar Hall, Warsaw, Poland – NEW VENUE
14th Apr MTP5, Poznan, Poland – NEW SHOW
16th Apr Lotto Arena, Antwerp, Belgium – NEW SHOW
18th Apr O2 Academy Glasgow, Glasgow, UK – SOLD OUT
19th Apr O2 Apollo, Manchester, UK – SOLD OUT
20th Apr O2 Apollo, Manchester, UK – NEW SHOW
22nd Apr SSE Arena Wembley, London, UK – NEW VENUE
23rd Apr Doncaster Dome, Doncaster, UK – SOLD OUT
20th Jul Fortitude Hall, Brisbane, Australia – NEW SHOW
22nd Jul Hordern Pavilion, Sydney, Australia – SOLD OUT
25th Jul Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne, Australia – NEW VENUE
29th Jul HBF Stadium, Perth, Australia – NEW SHOW