Catch Louis Tomlinson, the songwriting heart of One Direction
Louis Tomlinson is a bit of a music showbiz jack-of-all-trades. Of course he's most well-known to fans of the boy band with whom he rocketed to international fame and adoration, One Direction, but he’s also carved out a very solid pop career as a solo artist, departing from the boy band sound and endeavouring to showcase more of the songwriting that produced some of the band's biggest hits. You can keep up with what he's been doing when you buy or sell Louis Tomlinson tickets on StubHub.
From youth football to "X-Factor" fame
Louis Tomlinson might not have become he star he did if he'd followed his first love – his early footballing talent attracted a contract with Doncaster Rovers, but instead he opted to take the lead role in a local music hall production of "Grease" and was such a hit with the audience that he decided to enter that year's "X-Factor" series. After not showing a lot of potential in the solo vocalists’ category, he was teamed up with four other young lads and the rest is pop-chart-topping history. While not as prominent as the boy band's nominal frontman, the impish Harry Styles, he was nonetheless very industrious on the composing front, which stood him in good stead for embarking on a solo career in 2016 when he and his bandmates took a break from their whirlwind worldwide touring schedule. He recorded a collaboration with DJ Steve Aoki which scored on both the UK singles charts and the Billboard digital dance music charts. You'll be sitting pretty if you're a One Direction fan who's stayed abreast of the members’ solo careers and you grab some Louis Tomlinson tickets for one of his live shows.
Focusing on pop songwriting
Louis Tomlinson has taken a bit of a new direction in his own career, bringing both electronic dance rhythms and sounds as well as more of a guitar-pop approach to some of his new material. He has cited Arctic Monkeys as an influence on his music, a comment that was widely received with some amusement, but his music shows an earnestness to be recognised as a songwriter and hence has layers that you might not have expected to hear at first. His album tracks are the real gems if you're interested in watching him live, rather than the big singles, as they give his band more room to stretch their musical abilities and bring out nuances that weren't as obvious in the recorded versions. That said, when you get Louis Tomlinson tickets on StubHub you can expect a fair share of his greatest hits, and his accomplished company of backing vocalists breathes lots of live energy into numbers like "Back To You", his smash hit with Bebe Rexha.
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