Harry Styles heading to China

Harry Styles performs at the American Music Awards. Photo: MATT SAYLESHarry Styles is heading to for his first solo world tour. But just over 4000 fans will be able to see him perform here.
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The singer, and former One Direction member, announced the 30-date global tour on hisTwitter pageovernight, citing concerts in Sydney at the relatively small Enmore Theatre andthe Forum Theatre in Melbourne on November 26 and 30 respectively.

The tour, which begins in San Francisco in September and also includesCanada, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy and Japan, has ignited social media in two ways.

Fans are thrilled, with many a swooning meme uploaded to social media, butire is highin countries the singer is not visiting.

Styles’ devoteesin Poland, Brazil, Russia, South America,the Middle East and Africa posted images of flags and maps of their home countriesin response.

His surprise choice of smaller venues in continues a trendfor big name actsperforming at “intimate” theatres.

The Enmore Theatre has a capacity of2200 in concert mode in contrast to stadium venue Qudos Bank Arena at Homebush which has a total capacity of 21,000.

In 2014Coldplayplayed a one-off show at theEnmore andBobDylanplayedthe 800-seat Tivoli Theatre in Brisbane. In2003the Rolling Stones also picked the Enmore Theatre for a performance.

Styles, whoreleases his debut solo album on May 12, also makes his big screen debut in upcomingfilmDunkirk, which recreates the historic evacuation of Allied troops from Dunkirk in France.

Directed by Christopher Nolan, the film features Styles as Alex, asoldier, alongside actors such as Tom Hardy, Mark Rylance, Cillian Murphy and James D’Arcy.

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