Harry Styles announces New Zealand show in worldwide tour

concerts 29/04/2017

One Direction fans rejoice - pop heartthrob Harry Styles is coming to our shores in 2017 for the first time as a solo artist.

The former frontman of the globe's biggest boy band announced his first foray into a solo career earlier this month with the release of his debut single, 'Sign of the Times' from his upcoming self-titled album.

And at 1am on Saturday morning, the 23-year-old announced a world tour - one that includes a stop-off for a single concert at Auckland's recently renamed Spark Arena on December 2.

Styles will be performing songs from his soon-to-be-released LP, and there is an entire week between his shows in Melbourne and Tokyo either side of his concert here - which means he could be out and about on our streets for a number of days.

Tickets are available for purchase from Ticketmaster on May 5.

Harry Styles is playing 29 concerts in the US, UK, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Japan.

Earlier in April, a "technical issue" from Spotify meant Styles' 'Sign of the Times' was not able to be streamed on the popular music app for several hours on the day of its release.

It was the top trending topic on social media when it debuted on April 7, but hearts broke around the world when initially it could not be found on Spotify; either through searching 'Harry Styles' or on the new release playlist.

Fans were forced to search elsewhere for the new, emotional ballad, meaning on the music video hub VEVO the video racked up more than 6.4 million plays in 24 hours.

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