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Looking for first major outdoor concert of 2018, Boise? You’ll head One Direction

Fans have kept tabs on Niall Horan since his former band, One Direction, dissolved a couple of years ago. Horan has almost 34 million Twitter followers.
Fans have kept tabs on Niall Horan since his former band, One Direction, dissolved a couple of years ago. Horan has almost 34 million Twitter followers.

With two remaining shows at Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater this weekend, one last hurrah next Saturday at Memorial Stadium, and a couple more gigs in the coming weeks at Outlaw Field, summer concert season is nearing an end.

So why not talk 2018?

The Idaho Center Amphitheater in Nampa is the first major venue in the Treasure Valley to announce an outdoor concert for next summer: Niall Horan on Tuesday, July 31.

The Irish singer-songwriter is a former member of world-conquering boy band One Direction, which sold more than 70 million albums worldwide before calling it quits. After going solo in 2016, Horan released a couple of singles, including “Slow Hands,” which has racked up more than 820 million combined streams worldwide. The lyric video is approaching 70 million views.

“Slow Hands” takes a decidedly different direction than 1D ever did, but fans shouldn’t worry. On this summer’s “Flicker Sessions Tour,” Horan even opened with an acoustic version of One Direction’s “Fool’s Gold.”

Country singer-songwriter Maren Morris will open for Horan during the “Flicker World Tour” stop at the Idaho Center Amphitheater.

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 22, at ICTickets for $39.50 general-admission lawn, $67 and $87 reserved and $107 golden circle. Four-packs of lawn tickets are available for $118.

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