Zayn has yet to headline a major solo concert and previously axed planned shows due to crippling stage fright, but he’s previously admitted he is eager to perform.
He tweeted in 2019: “F*** me, I can not wait to get on stage ! Mans got tunes that bang for days ! Haha feelin ready (sic)”
The 28-year-old singer – who quit the chart-topping group in March 2015 – previously explained one of the reasons for his anxiety around performing was not having worked out how to do a solo show which felt natural, especially as he only had one solo LP, ‘Mind of Mine’, to draw on at the time.
He explained: “Like, there were a lot of upbeat dance [songs on the album], and I don’t dance, so it would have required a lot of extra dancers and stuff going on, and I don’t necessarily want to do that.”
The PILLOWTALK’ hitmaker insisted he wants everything he does to feel authentic, but hopes people don’t think he’s “arrogant”.
He said: “I don’t do things that I wouldn’t buy into. I try to explain that to people and hope that they understand – it doesn’t come from a place of being arrogant or above anything.”
Meanwhile, the ‘Dusk Till Dawn’ singer has previously admitted his departure from One Direction had been a long time coming because their music wasn’t to his own tastes.
He has said: “From like the first year really, I never really wanted to be there in the band.
“I just gave it a go because it was there at the time and then when I realised the direction we were going in with the music, I instantly realised it wasn’t for me because I realised I couldn’t put any input in; I couldn’t give my opinion on this or that because it didn’t fit the grain of what we were as a band or what we represented.
“So that’s when it became frustrating for me, that’s when I had to be like, I’ve got to start thinking about myself.”