Singer Niall Horan has said he cannot wait to perform at the Royal Albert Hall in London on Saturday night. 

The Mullingar man will play with his full band at the one-off, multi-camera show, which will be streamed online, and he's looking forward to showing what the band has been working on.

Speaking ahead of the event, he said: "Been a busy week at rehearsals. Absolutely cannot wait for you to see what we've been working on."

Earlier this week the singer said: "I know that live events are something we all miss, and until we are able to return I want to highlight the incredible people who work in touring that make those events possible and whose livelihoods have been severely affected"

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He added: "I'm putting on this gig to try and raise awareness of the immense value they (the crew) bring to an industry enjoyed by so many, and do something to help them and their families.

"I ask all my fans to support them with me and buy a ticket if you can, and I encourage all artists to do the same." 

Horan recently told the BBC about the plight of his band during the lockdown: "My stage manager is working on a building site currently. A couple of lads are working in Tesco and Sainsbury's.

"If there's no touring, they don't have a job. They've been left behind."

Horan and his crew were supposed to be on tour for six months this year, visiting Australia, Asia, Europe and America.

"Our crew members are the ones that have basically been forgotten about. Furlough doesn't touch them - and they are the ones who have mortgages and families and homes and lives to pay for [but] they haven't got any funds to do so." he said.

Tickets for the Albert Hall show can be bought on Ticketmaster with all the profits to be shared between Niall's touring crew #WeNeedCrew relief who are currently unable to work.