Harry Styles on the set of NBC's "Today" show in May. / Photo by Charles Sykes, Invision/AP

Harry Styles on the set of NBC's "Today" show in May. / Photo by Charles Sykes, Invision/AP

 

A true sign of the times in the pop music world, One Direction’s breakout boy-to-man Harry Styles is striking the iron while it’s sizzling-hot and has announced his 2018 tour in the middle of 2017, including a July 1 date at Xcel Energy Center. That’s July 1 of next year, not this year, so don’t go changing your summer vacation plans.

Tickets for the St. Paul show will be priced $40-$100 and go on sale June 16 at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster and the arena box office. And then 95% of them will probably be available again on resale and scalper sites at 10:05 a.m.

Fans can register for pre-sale offers via Styles’ website. Texas country singer Kacey Musgraves of “Follow Your Arrow” fame will serve as opening act on the tour. The Xcel Center show comes at the tail end of a full year of touring that begins in March. Styles is only doing a short jaunt through smaller venues this summer.

Already the leading hunk in One Direction, Styles is poised to become the British boy band’s version of Justin Timberlake, as many critics and non-teenybopper music fans have fallen for his hit piano ballad “Sign of the Times” and a lot more on his rocky self-titled debut album.

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