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Faith in Louis Tomlinson

Louis Tomlinson takes over Boston’s MGM Music Hall for 2 sold out nights on his tour, Faith In The Future.
Louis Tomlinson on Faith In The Future Tour takes Boston, MA. Photos by Olivia Reid (She/Her)/ Photography Editor.

Louis Tomlinson, an English singer-songwriter most popularly known from One Direction, took over MGM Music Hall in Boston, Mass. on July 24, 2023. Tomlinson took to tour with his most recent album “Faith In The Future,” which was released only a few months ago in Nov. 2022. In Boston, the former boyband star turned solo musician performed two completely sold-out nights. Fans flooded the streets dressed up, and with some even carrying their beloved Louis One Direction dolls. Fans went all out creating unique custom outfits for the show, including some even had friendship bracelets to pass out and trade with others. 


The doors opened at 6 p.m. with the first opener, Andrew Cushin, performing at 6:55 p.m. Cushin is a 23 year old artist from Newcastle, UK. As soon as he came on stage anticipation began to build as fans began to get excited for the night ahead of them. Cushin spent much of his set interacting with fans and made everyone so excited to be at the concert. 


Giant Rooks was next to take the stage at 7:45 p.m. The band is a German indie rock group from Hamm, Germany. The energy that radiated throughout MGM during their set was phenomenal. Giant Rocks came out with high energy jumping and dancing around getting everyone dancing around as well. The group had a 45 minute long set that was one not to miss. They ended their set at 8:30 p.m., which got everyone in the crowd excited for the headlining performance that would come next. 


Louis Tomlinson started shortly after their set closer to 9:20 p.m. Tomlinson’s band came out and started playing until Louis finally came out. His fans were filled with energy screaming and even barking. He came out starting with “The Greatest,” a track from his newest solo album. Louis was sure to make sure he included some One Direction songs to appeal to his classic fanbase, such as “Night Changes,” a One Direction song with his own personal alternative twist that immediately had many screaming. There was not a single person not standing and screaming along to the words during the song. 


Tomlinson and his band had a very beautiful set that consisted of many screens so everyone could see and even had smoke and fireworks on stage. Though he did not have a lot of choreography in his set and remained mainly in the middle of the stage while he performed, the energy still radiated throughout the set. There were beach balls thrown at the stage which he occasionally would kick back towards the audience. Before wrapping up his first night in Boston, he came out for an encore that included three songs: “Saturdays,” the One Direction song “Where Do Broken Hearts Go” and “Silver Tongues.”


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Olivia Reid, Photo Editor