PICS: Niall Horan at Mattress Firm Amphitheatre

'On the loose': Niall Horan, of One Direction fame, stole hearts at a packed Mattress Firm Amphitheatre recently -- with Maren Morris in tow.

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The beloved Irish singer/songwriter was in town on his Flicker World Tour, in support of his 2017 album of the same name. Maren Morris opened the show.
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The rock/pop artist played a 16-song set (including two covers) and a three-song encore during his Aug. 17 show.
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For the unfamiliar, Horan rose to worldwide prominence as a member of the boy band pop group One Direction.
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In 2010, he auditioned as a solo contestant for the U.K. singing competition TV series "The X Factor." After being eliminated, he joined four other contestants to form the boy band.
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As a band, they released five albums and became one of the most successful musical groups of all time.
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Following the band's 2016 hiatus, Horan signed a recording deal as a solo artist with Capitol Records.
His singles "This Town" and "Slow Hands" reached the top 20 in several countries.
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Horan's 2017 debut studio album, "Flicker," debuted at No. 1 in Ireland and the U.S., as well as charting within the top three in Australia and the U.K.
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In past interviews, Horan has cited Michael Buble as one of his biggest influences, and that his favorite artists are Buble, Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin. He also likes the Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, Bon Jovi and the Script.
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On Aug. 17, Horan performed the following songs (according to "On the Loose," "The Tide," "This Town," "Paper Houses," "You and Me"...
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Followed by "Dancing in the Dark" (Bruce Springsteen cover), "Seeing Blind" (which he performed with Morris), "Flicker," "Fool's Gold (a One Direction song), "Too Much to Ask"...
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Along with "So Long," "I Won't Back Down" (Tom Petty cover), "Since We're Alone," "Fire Away," "Finally Free," and "On My Own." For his encore, Horan performed "Drag Me Down" (by One Direction), "Slow Hands" and "Mirrors."
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As mentioned earlier, country music singer/songwriter/producer Maren Morris opened the show.
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Her debut single "My Church" hit No. 1 on the Country Digital Songs chart in 2016 and earned her a win for Best Country Solo Performance at the Grammy Awards.
Her 2015 self-titled EP charted on two Billboard charts. Morris' major label debut album, "Hero," reached No. 5 on the Billboard 200 chart and No. 1 on the Top Country Albums chart. Her third single, "I Could Use a Love Song," hit No. 1 on the Country Airplay charts. We hope they both come back to town soon!
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