Zayn Malik’s Unforgettable Performance Since Leaving One Direction

Mon May 20 2024
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LONDON: At the London gig, Malik — who left the boyband in 2015 — thanked his fans for waiting, admitting that he knows it “took a while”.

The latest performance of Zayn Malik marked a significant milestone.

The sold-out show, held on Friday, May 17, at London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire, was not only his first headlining solo gig but also his first concert since departing One Direction in 2015. Malik, 31, performed songs from his latest album, Room Under the Stairs, for the first time, calling the night “unforgettable” in an Instagram post.

In fan-recorded footage, Malik told the enthusiastic crowd, “I missed this.” He also shared a snippet in which he thanked his fans for “all of the love and support over the years” and for their patience, admitting it “took a while.”

“This is an exciting night,” he said at the concert. “I am very grateful to you all, and I hope you have a great night.” Since going solo nine years ago, Malik has released several solo projects and topped the charts with hits like “Pillow Talk” and “Dusk Till Dawn,” but has largely avoided the stage.

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