Niall Horan has penned a heartfelt note to fans reassuring them that he will play in more places and in larger venues next year.

The One Direction star will be swapping stadiums for small and intimate venues on his upcoming Flicker Sessions world tour including a show at Dublin's Olympia this August.

The 23-year-old Mullingar man acknowledged that some fans have been left feeling disappointed by his sweeping 21-day tour.

"Hi guys, it’s been incredible to see such an amazing reaction to the ‘Flicker Sessions’. Thank you so much as per usual for your love and support," he said.

"For those of you wondering why I’m not stopping nearer you this time, please bear with me a little longer while I plan 2018. This is just the beginning and an opportunity for me to re-learn the craft of doing shows and touring in general.

"Please stay patient and there will be more exciting news soon. Love you all, Nialler."

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Tickets for the Olympia Theatre gig on August 29 are priced from €49.50. Pre-sale tickets are available from Thursday, July 13 at 9.00am and the general tickets are on sale from Friday July 14 at 9.00am.

However, fans can enter a ticket pre-sale on Thursday 13th July 13 at 9.00am by pre-ordering a copy of Horan's forthcoming album and receiving a code to enter the pre-sale.