Niall Horan is the latest artist forced to cancel a concert because of mother nature.
The former One Direction star has nixed his “Flicker” Sessions tour date in Mexico City that was scheduled for Tuesday following last week’s catastrophic Magnitude 7.1 earthquake.
“I’m grateful for the overwhelming support from fans in Mexico,” Horan tweeted. “This difficult decision was made out of great affection and concern for the safety of my fans.” Horan, 24, insisted he “will be back very soon” and asked fans to join him in donating to the Red Cross.
Many artists have cancelled shows over the past 30 days because of safety concerns. Coldplay and Lady Antebellum cancelled shows in Houston because of Hurricane Harvey and Bryan Adams, Chris Tucker and D.L. Hughley cancelled Florida gigs due to Hurricane Irma.
Aerosmith has also cancelled the last four dates of their South American tour, including a date in Monterrey, Mexico, due to an unexpected medical issue suffered by lead singer Steven Tyler.
Horan’s new tour is in support of his upcoming debut solo album, “Flicker”, out Oct. 20. The album is supported by two singles, “Slow Hands” and “Too Much to Ask”.
“Flicker” Sessions will be making one stop in Canada for a Nov. 1 show in Toronto at Massey Hall.