Niall Horan Back On Stage, Gives Third Solo Performance Since One Direction

Niall Horan is back on stage, and he is giving the third solo performance of his career since One Direction went on hiatus in early 2016. However, there are some loose ends with Niall Horan’s vacation plans, and his golf venture is one of them.

After giving his first solo performance at the American Music Awards on November 20, according to Billboard, Niall Horan has been posting on social media.

It has been about five weeks since Modest Golf Management updated their Instagram account in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, for the October 30 RAC Challenge, but Niall Horan posted a picture of himself playing golf at the Riviera at the end of November.

Following this, on November 25, Niall Horan was in Toronto, Canada, for the Jingle Ball worldwide tour leg, and had his second appearance on stage of his career.

It was also around November 26 that Niall Horan posted about seeing Gavin James’ show with Matt Simon at the Troubadour in West Hollywood, but that performance took place on November 21, according to LA Weekly.

Before performing solo for the third time without One Direction, Niall Horan took time to show his fans that he was hanging out with Shawn Mendes. Could this be a sign that Shawn Mendes and Niall Horan might have a collaboration in the future?

MTV U.K. confirmed in late October that Shawn Mendes and Niall Horan have been working on music together, but there is no current updates about the release of these songs.

Although Niall Horan has been traveling a lot around the world during the last of November and first of December, he has ended up in Los Angeles, once again, to perform for fans.

Niall Horan and One Direction's last USA show
Niall Horan and One Direction played their last American show at the 106.1 KISS FM’s iHeartRadio Jingle Ball at Staples Center on Friday, Dec. 4, 2015, in Los Angeles. [Image by Rich Fury/Invision/AP]

On December 2, Niall Horan was at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, according to MTV, and the date of his performance was striking. Namely, it was almost a year to the day on December 4, 2015 that One Direction played their last show to an American audience.

Coincidentally, Niall Horan performed at the same event as One Direction’s last American concert: KIIS FM’s Jingle Ball in Los Angeles, at the Staples Center.

103.5 KISS FM adds to this by pointing out that Niall Horan might have performed the same song “This Town” at previous shows, but his December 2 audience was treated to him playing the tune on an electric guitar instead of an acoustic one.

Niall Horan has a clear interest in golf, but could he be cutting back on expanding his golf business in the near future? It appears that the people involved with Niall Horan’s Modest Golf Management are on the job.

Around the end of November, Modest Golf Management’s manager, Mark McDonnell, posted a picture from is personal Instagram account of him playing golf in England.

Regardless, Mark McDonnell is dropping a lot of hints that show Niall Horan and golf might be synonymous in the near future. For example, on November 5, Mark McDonnell posted an end-of-season congratulations to the Challenge Tour, and looked forward to next year’s golfing talent.

There may also be headlines crossing with Niall Horan and Tiger Woods’ names if Mark McDonnell has his way.

Niall Horan's heart has a path made of golf.
Niall Horan might be focused on music for now, but golf will likely be in his near future. [Image by Andrew Redington/Getty Images]

On his personal Twitter account, Mark McDonnell wrote, “Great to see Tiger Woods back hitting balls and preparing for competitive golf. Would love to see him back winning trophies.”

One thing that is for sure is that Niall Horan wants honest opinions about his new music. According to an interview posted on Twitter by iHeartRadio Canada on December 2, when Niall Horan writes a new song, he sends it to his manager to “get a feel” of it first.

Next, Niall Horan will send his newest tune to his family, followed by his friends.

Niall Horan said the reason he does this with new songs is because he “doesn’t want to release crap” and does not want any “yes men.”

[Feature Image by Kevin Winter/Getty Images]