Harry Styles kicked off his world tour last night in San Francisco, and he did it in a very, very gay way. The 23-year-old heartthrob waved a rainbow pride flag around stage, and also belted some Ariana Grande, too.
A fan threw a rainbow flag onto the stage during his performance of his song “Woman,” in direct opposition to the song’s heteronormative storyline. Sporting a floral suit, the heartthrob draped the flag over his microphone stand and sang with it there for the remainder of the show.
“I think people undermine how safe your idol waving around a pride flag on stage can make you feel,” tweeted a fan. “Thank you for being my safe place.”
Another wrote, “I’m here for Harry Styles wearing a floral suit, holding a rainbow flag, selling pink sweaters and ‘Treat People with Kindness’ merch.”
This isn’t the first time Styles has shown his support for the LGBTQ community during a concert. He wore the pride flag as a cape during a One Direction show in New York back in 2015. He also showed support for out NFL star Michael Sam by wearing the football player’s St. Louis Rams jersey during a 2014 1D show.
Later in the show last night, Styles performed a cover of Ariana Grande’s “Just a Little Bit Of Your Heart,” a song he co-wrote, with his rainbow decorated mic stand.
“He turned Grande’s melodrama on its head, remaking the tearjerker as a down-and-dirty country-rock romp,” writes Rolling Stone.
Styles’ world tour has queer band MUNA opening many of its shows. Tonight they head to Los Angeles and then across the globe. Tickets are available here, though almost all dates are sold out.
Check out Harry Styles’ tour itinerary below:
09/20 Los Angeles, CA @ The Greek Theatre
09/25 Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
09/26 Chicago, IL @ The Chicago Theatre
09/28 New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall
09/30 Boston, MA @ Wang Theatre
10/01 Washington DC @ DAR Constitution Hall
10/04 Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall
10/05 Upper Darby, PA @ Tower Theater
10/08 Atlanta, GA @ Roxy
10/10 Irving, TX @ The Pavilion at Irving Music Factory
10/11 Austin, TX @ ACL Live at The Moody Theater
10/14 Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre
10/25 Paris, France @ L’Olympia
10/27 Cologne, Germany @ Palladium
10/29 London, UK @ Eventim Apollo
10/30 London, UK @ Eventim Apollo
11/01 Manchester, UK @ O2 Apollo Manchester
11/02 Glasgow, UK @ SEC Armadillo
11/05 Stockholm, Sweden @ Fryshuset
11/07 Berlin, Germany @ Tempodrome
11/08 Amsterdam, Netherlands @ AFAS Live
11/10 Milan, Italy @ Alcatraz
11/23 Singapore @ The Star Theatre
11/26 Sydney, Australia @ Enmore Theatre
11/30 Australia, Melbourne @ Forum Theatre
12/02 Auckland, New Zealand @ Spark Arena
12/07 Tokyo, Japan @ EX Theater
12/08 Tokyo, Japan @ EX Theater