A Wrap-Up of “Love On Tour”

Harry Styles performing at Love on Tour in Boston.

Anthony Pham

Harry Styles performing at “Love on Tour” in Boston.

“Style…style is the answer to everything…a fresh way to approach a dull or dangerous thing…to do a dull thing with style is preferable to doing a dangerous thing without it…to do a dangerous thing with style is what I call art…style is a difference, a way of doing, a way of being done.” Each show of Love on Tour started with those words. The shows, which started on September 4 and ended on November 28, brought together many different people from all over. They were united by one thing– their love for Harry Styles and his music. 

Harry reflected the opening quote by displaying his own show-stopping style with unique outfits. He wore something different for every night of his show, adding an element of surprise for the audience. Would he show up in a sequined vest or colorful suspenders? When fans found out what he was wearing, they immediately posted pictures showing Harry Styles in their home city all over social media. Every night became not only a music concert but also a fashion show.

Under the spotlights, Harry Styles has a stage presence like no other. He knows how to keep a crowd engaged with upbeat songs that make everyone want to dance and tearjerkers that make everyone feel united by the feeling he puts into his songs.  His song “Treat People With Kindness” included a five-minute dance break where the whole crowd moved with the music and watched as he brought the stage to life. But with songs like “Falling” and “Sign of the Times,” the entire crowd was moved with emotion, immersed in the weight of the words he was singing. The wide range of song styles provided everyone with a song that they could enjoy. 

Harry’s setlist included a good mix of songs from both of his albums. The show started off with “Golden,” a song from his latest album, Fine Line, and ended with “Kiwi,” a song off of his self-titled debut album. Both of these songs are upbeat songs that keep the crowd on their feet. But don’t worry — for those who are lovers of sad music, there were sad songs for all in between the first and last songs. Harry’s setlist was a perfect mix of many emotions, not just happy and sad.

“Love on Tour” was the title for Harry’s tour. Just like his song “Treat People With Kindness,” it was meant to spread a positive message of love and kindness. He did everything to bring love to everyone, not just those who attended his performance. A part of his merchandise and ticket profits were donated to charities. After his final performance, Harry said: “This tour felt like the celebration of coming back together. I won’t ever forget it. Thank you all so much for the love, I’ll see you very soon. Treat people with kindness. Goodbye for now. I love you all.” “Love on Tour” wasn’t just an ordinary concert; it was, as Harry put it, “the celebration of coming back together” to spread positivity after the whole world’s struggle with the pandemic.

 With the deep meaning behind the tour and well structured setlist, it’s hard to believe that this is only his second solo tour. In 2018, he toured around Europe and the US for Harry Styles, his solo debut album. For this tour, he is currently only touring in the US because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Though he hosted forty-two nights of concerts, many of his fans were still unable to attend. For those of us who weren’t lucky enough to see Harry in person, we’ll have to stick with recorded versions on YouTube.


Elyse Preston ‘25, Opinions Editor & Elena Sereiva ‘25, Contributing Writer

25epreston@montroseschool.org, 25esereiva@montroseschool.org