British-Pakistani singer Zayn Malik will arrive in India for a multi-city tour in August.
“He will kick-start the tour from Mumbai on August 3 and then head to cities like Kolkata, Hyderabad and Delhi. We are planning to organise his concert in Nepal too,” Vishal Pandey, Chief Operating Officer, JPR Events, told IANS.
Zayn found fame on the 2010 series of The X Factor. After delivering hits like What makes you beautiful, Little things and Live while we’re young as part of One Direction, he announced in 2015 that he was quitting the band to lead a “normal” life out of the spotlight.
“I was trying to get One Direction (to perform in India) but they did not have dates,” said Sunil Hamal, Director, JPR events, which is organising the tour along with Apar Mathur, owner of Blot Canvas PR.
“Zayn has a very good fan following here so, I thought why not Zayn. I am also in touch with (his former bandmate) Liam Payne. I was little confused between Liam Payne and Zayn,” he added.
After leaving One Direction, Zayn dropped his first solo single, Pillowtalk, in 2016. Zayn also made cover versions of Indian singer Kailash Kher’s hit numbers Teri deewani and Allah ke bande.
Earlier this year, the Dusk till dawn hitmaker shared that he worked with music maestro A.R. Rahman on one song.
His latest song Entertainer, released in May via RCA Records, is also being lauded.
Recently, Zayn Malik was in news for his break-up with supermodel Gigi Hadid. The two took to Twitter to posted heartfelt notes on the end of their two-year relationship in March this year. The reason behind the split is unclear. The two first sparked romance rumours in November 2015 when they stepped out together at an American Music Awards after party. Soon, the two became the most sought-after couple in the industry.