Niall Horan announced a concert streamed live from London’s Royal Albert Hall, Nov. 7. The One Direction star is organizing the live-stream event to pay crew members who would have toured with him this year but aren’t getting work due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The singer has organized the virtual gig to pay those who “don’t get to do what they love” due to the coronavirus pandemic. The multi-camera event will see him take to the stage with his full band, with the concert beamed to fans around the world and time-zoned to specific regions.
All the profits from the show will be shared between Horan’s touring crew, who are currently unable to work, and the #WeNeedCrew relief fund.
Horan told Heart Breakfast with Jamie Theakston and Amanda Holden: “I spent a year and a bit, a year and two months on the album, had a tour lined up with myself and Lewis Capaldi, we were going to be touring America together in April/May time so that would have been incredible, I would have been probably on my way back to the UK, to start touring.“I was going to play Wembley Arena and things like that, that would have been incredible.
“But, listen, I’m not one of the ones whose come out the worst, I’ve had scenarios in my crew where lads – and no disrespect to these jobs either – it’s not their normal jobs, working on business sites, working in Tesco and Sainsbury’s and things like that, and it’s just a shame that they don’t get to do what they love, as hard as they work, you can absolutely tell from their faces every day that they love what they do.
“I was just like, I just want to do a gig, because I saw other people were doing these virtual gigs and if I was going to do one, how would I do it differently, and I was like, let’s pay the money we make on the night, let’s pay the crew that would have toured with me this year, the excess money we’ll pass on to ‘We Need Crew’ and get them paid basically.”
Horan and Ashe
Niall paired up with Ashe in an interview with The Zach Sang show and discussed details about this event. You can watch the interview right here:
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