One Direction's September 12 gig in Boston stirred up tons of emotion for the band members and fans in the audience alike. The occasion marked the boy band's last U.S. gig before going on an extended hiatus and exploring individual avenues. On a happier note, they also used the time to serenade irish heartthrob, Niall Horan, just one day prior to his 22nd birthday.
Louis Tomlinson, 23, Harry Styles, 21, and Liam Payne, 22, took to the stage to sing a heartfelt rendition of happy birthday to their boyband counterpart, crushing any wild rumors that 1D is breaking up because they simply can't get along. Liam began the suave version of "Happy Birthday" by entering the stage in a hat while Harry and Louis joined in. Liam showcased his falsetto skills, hitting each high note perfectly while wrapping his arm around his bandmate and friend.
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Trailing the surprise release of their latest hit, "Drag Me Down," One Direction plans to release their fifth studio album in November. With the On The Road Again tour wrapped up, they'll continue to the U.K. to perform the Apple Music Festival on September 22 as well as scheduled dates through Halloween, Billboard notes.
Directioners--don't lose hope on a boy band reunion. Louis Tomlinson recently promised fans that the quartet would definitely be making music with one another in the future. "I realise now this is the time to start branching out and exploring," Payne explained to Attitude, via NME. "This won't last forever, and there will be a point when we will break off and do our own things, but... we will work together again."
"A lot of people say to me, 'Oh, you'll go solo,' but I haven't thought about that. If the right song comes along and I think I should sing it, then I will release it as a solo artist. Otherwise, I'm happy being behind the scenes. When the others boys [in the group] go solo, I would love to write songs for them. I want to make great music that people want to listen to," he added.