Michael Hann

I would be surprised if his next tour included arenas: Louis Tomlinson at Wembley reviewed

Plus: Paul Weller performs three of the best British pop songs of the past half-century at the O2 Forum Kentish Town

Stagecraft is not really Louis Tomlinson’s forte: he limited himself to the occasional ‘arena point’ to the back of the room. Photo: Jo Hale / Redferns

You don’t need to be a historian of pop to realise that having been part of a huge manufactured group is no guarantee of subsequent success. Most boy and girl band stars, after a brief flurry of passion, are forced to descend into the netherworld of panto, reality TV, and ever-diminishing returns from the actual music.

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