Harry Styles is the latest artist to postpone a tour due to COVID-19 concerns. However, Harry has also shared the important steps he plans to take during his time off.
Harry announced the rescheduled dates on Instagram, and added a caption which draws attention to current issues surrounding police reform and the Black Lives Matter movement.
Harry Styles Postpones 2020 Tour Dates
Harry was supposed to perform his Love On Tour in North America this summer. However, the COVID-19 pandemic forced him to reschedule the concerts to next year, starting in August.
His “Harryween” Halloween-themed shows at Madison Square Garden have also been postponed to next year. Special guests Jenny Lewis, Orville Peck, and Madison Cunningham are still set to appear on the tour.
“The well-being of my crew and all the fans around the world will always hold top priority,” Harry wrote on Instagram. “I can’t wait to see you all out on the road as soon as it’s safe to do so.”
Harry isn’t the only major artist who’s had to postpone a tour this year. Taylor Swift canceled all her performances for the rest of the year, while Harry’s former One Direction band mate Louis Tomlinson received support from fans when he rescheduled his U.S. tour.
Harry Plans To Educate Himself On Racism
Harry didn’t end his announcement talking about the pandemic, however. He also shared how he plans to use his extra time now that he won’t be on tour this year.
“We are in a moment of necessary change and growth in the world,” he wrote. “I will be using this time to listen, and to educate myself on how I can help more in the fight for justice and equal rights for all in the future. I hope that you will take the time to do the same.”
Harry has made his support for the Black Lives Matter movement clear on social media. He recently shared that he’s “donating to help post bail for arrested organizers.” Harry also joined a recent Black Lives Matter protest in Los Angeles following the death of George Floyd.