One Direction went on an “indefinite hiatus” back in 2015, just a few months after Zayn Malik announced he would be leaving the band to live a “normal 22-year-old life”. Since then, there have been plenty of rumours suggesting the band would be getting back together in one way or another. Most of these have been started by comments made by the members of the band themselves. For example, Louis Tomlinson recently sparked excitement by suggesting the band were “just getting started” on his Twitter account.
Liam Payne has also added fuel to the fire. Just a few months ago the star was asked if the band would reunite. He replied: “I don’t know… I definitely think it will happen! But, I think everyone is just enjoying their solo work at the moment. Yeah… we’ll see.” Unfortunately for fans, Harry has made things a lot worse this week. Ladbrokes recently gave a One Direction reunion 10/11 odds on happening before the end of 2022.
But things have massively changed in the past 24 hours.
This week Harry announced his return to the UK touring scene. And not only that, he revealed he’ll be making his way through the country’s stadiums, including Old Trafford, Wembley, and Ibrox Stadium to name a few. What’s more, he’ll be working his way through Europe. He wrote on his Twitter account: “I’m so happy to announce that ‘Love On Tour 2022’ is finally coming to the UK, Europe and South America. Public on sale begins on Friday, Jan 28. Check your venue website for further information about your show, and protocols. I’m so excited to see you. Thank you, I love you. H.”
Since this news, the odds on a One Direction reunion happening in 2022 have worsened dramatically.
The band has consistently said that they will eventually get back together. And things have been backed up by one of the biggest stars in music: Ed Sheeran. Sheeran has a connection with the band as he has written a handful of songs for the band in the past. Not only has the Shiver singer written Little Things and 18 for the quintet, but he also penned Over Again and Moments.
And he believes the group will be back together in due time.
Sheeran was recently asked about One Direction’s status. He replied: “They will come off hiatus. But it won’t be the five of them, I think. I think it will be like a Take That situation.” Unfortunately, he didn’t know when it would happen – but fans can feel secure knowing it’s on the cards.