Niall Horan, former One Direction star, announces New Zealand tour date for Auckland, April 2024

Niall Horan is heading to Auckland for one night only.
Niall Horan is heading to Auckland for one night only. Photo credit: Supplied

Former One Direction member and solo chart-topper Niall Horan is to return to New Zealand for one night only in April 2024.

Horan will bring his "The Show Live on Tour" concert to Auckland's Spark Arena on April 26, 2024 in support of his latest album The Show, which will release on June 9.

It'll be his first time back in Aotearoa since the sold-out "Flicker" tour hit the country in 2018.

Horan said in a statement he was thrilled to come back to our shores.

"I have said it many times, but I do mean it when I say that the times I have spent down under are some of the best periods of my life. I have had amazing shows in Australia and New Zealand, and I cannot wait to be back in 2024. 

"My favourite thing in the world is being on tour. Performing my songs for my fans and sharing those incredible moments together are the reasons why I write music in the first place. 

"This is going to be my best tour yet and I cannot wait to see all you 'lovers' in 2024."

Horan also revealed the crowd interactions at his gigs were the "greatest thing" about his songwriting.

"There's nothing better than watching the crowd sing back to you with all that emotion on their faces and knowing that they're attaching the song to something meaningful in their own lives.

"To me, that's always the greatest thing that can ever come from songwriting."

Horan has sold over 80 million records and toured the globe multiple times as part of former boyband One Direction. His full-length solo debut Flicker entered the Billboard 200 at Number 1 in October 2017.

Globally his music has surpassed eight billion streams.

Tickets will go on sale for "The Show Live on Tour" to the general public from Friday, June 2.