Louis Tomlinson, Barcelona
Monday, 9 March 2020
Louis William Tomlinson, born 24 December 1991, is from Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England and was a member of English-Irish four-piece boyband One Direction. Tomlinson first started performing as a sixth form student in his school's musical productions. He starred as Danny Zuko in an adaptation of the Grease musical. In 2010 he auditioned as a solo artist for the British TV show The X Factor. He got accepted to boot camp, but failed to advance further. He was then one of the five eliminated solo singers that were to form a boyband, as decided by the judges, and continue the competition in the bands category. He, Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Liam Payne and former member Zayn Malik formed One Direction and together finished third in the competition. Simon Cowell of The X Factor did not hesitate to sign them to his label SYCO. Tomlinson and his bandmates’ first single release “What Makes You Beautiful” made it straight to number 1 in the Irish and UK charts. Now, Louis is about to release his first solo album, ‘WALLS’.
Barcelona is the capital of the Catalan autonomy, the second most populous city in Spain and a fairly large seaport. A piece of the Iberian Peninsula with a rich history, where both Roman invaders, German Visigoth tribes and even militant Berbers managed to “check in” in different eras, has been among the top 20 most fashionable tourist destinations for several decades.