Payne turns to joy for 1D fans as gig back on

The show goes on for One Direction as the chart-topping boy band have confirmed Tuesday’s cancelled concert is to be rescheduled for tomorrow night.

There were no Midnight Memories for One Direction fans left reeling after the world’s biggest boy band cancelled their first sold-out gig in Belfast as part of their On The Road Again Tour.

Fans were left heartbroken after the band was forced to cancel the first of their three performances at the SSE Arena in Belfast on Tuesday night after the support act had played.

However disappointed fans will still get a chance to see the fab four in action tomorrow night instead.

In a statement issued yesterday on behalf of Aiken Promotions fans were told that last night’s and tonight’s concerts would be going ahead as scheduled with Tuesday’s concert being rescheduled for tomorrow.

“Once again we apologise for the cancellation of last night’s One Direction show. We thank everyone for their understanding and their good wishes to Liam,” the statement read.

The announcement also advised fans on how to get a refund if they cannot attend the rescheduled gig.

“All tickets from last night’s postponed concert will be valid for Friday.

“For anyone not able to attend the rescheduled show on Friday, please contact point of purchase for detail of how to obtain a refund.”

Liam Payne took to Twitter yesterday to reassure fans he was feeling better.

“Thank you so much for all the trends and lovely messages you guys did for me it really shows how amazing u guys are.”

One Direction’s new show tomorrow will take the place of an ice hockey match between Belfast Giants and Sheffield Steelers, which has been cancelled and will be rescheduled for a later date.

General manager of the SSE Arena Neil Walker said they were “extremely grateful” to the Belfast Giants and Sheffield teams.

“We are very grateful to them for their understanding and accommodation of the nearly 10,000 young concert fans who were so devastated by the cancellation. We are looking forward to three great nights of concerts at The SSE Arena, Belfast.”

The What Makes You Beautiful hit makers pulled the plug on their concert just minutes before they were scheduled to go on stage.

A spokesperson for concert promoter Aiken PR appeared at the 11th hour to inform shocked fans that the concert would not be going ahead as band member Liam Payne had taken ill.

Following the shock announcement the remaining three band members took to social media to send their apologies to the thousands of fans who had travelled to see them perform.

Harry Styles tweeted his 25.8 million followers saying:

“Deepest apologies to everyone at the show tonight in Belfast. Very disappointed, but unfortunately these things happen. We’re very sorry. H”.

Similarly Louis Tomlinson also sent his apologies to fans as did Mullingar man Niall Horan who said: “So sorry we have had to cancel tonight guys. Unfortunately these things happen... Thank you to all who came down tonight!”


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