One Direction were expected to cancel their show in Northern Ireland on Tuesday night (20Oct15) minutes prior to the concert, as singer Liam Payne had fallen ill.
The Drag Me Down singers were slated to start up a three-night mini-residency on the SSE Belfast Arena as part of the On The Road Again tour, but as 1000s of fans began entering the venue, video screens scattered through the arena showed a communication which read: “The show continues to be cancelled as Liam has had ill, and while not serious, he or she is unable to perform tonight.
“Please hold your tickets. A further statement will probably be made in the morning. The band apologise on the fans and need Liam better.”
With concertgoers awaiting further confirmation, a representative through the venue later took stage to repeat this news, much to your audible dismay through the crowd. Check sheet music.
BBC Radio reporter Stephen Nolan was with the arena to interview the singers before you take the stage, but he posted on Twitter.com which he only were talk to Louis Tomlinson, as both Niall Horan and Liam were sick and Harry Styles was struggling to come out as a result of his recent foot injury.
Last week (14Oct15), Liam also were required to pull out of any planned appearance in London with the last minute caused by illness, because he was required to collect an award for Sexiest Man of the Year from British gay lifestyle magazine Attitude.
The day before (13Oct15), Harry stepped in London sporting a brace on his right foot as a result of a stress fracture that she incurred after slipping onstage in Birmingham, England the week before (11Oct15).
A reported 30,000 fans hold tickets to One Direction’s shows in Belfast from 20 to 22 October (15).
The band is nearing the finish of their extensive world trek with three dates in Newcastle, England, as well as the final three shows in Sheffield in the Motorpoint Arena, where they may take a final bow on 31 October (15).
The boy band will prepare for the making of its fifth studio album, Made in the A.M., on 13 November (15), along with March (16), start a comprehensive hiatus to pay attention to their own projects.