Niall Horan Got Stuck in Toronto Traffic, So He Got Out and Booked It On Foot To His Show


The singer was filmed speed walking through the city’s notorious downtown snarl to make it to Scotiabank Arena.

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Sometimes you have to take matters into your own hands, or feet, as the case might be. That was the case last week when Niall Horan got stuck in one of downtown Toronto’s legendary traffic jams on his way to one of his gigs at Scotiabank Arena. Worried he would be late to the stop on his The Show: Live on Tour outing, Horan hopped out of his ride and booked it to the arena on foot.


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In a video posted on his Instagram on Monday, Horan says, “traffic too crazy in Toronto, so I’m walking to the venue,” as a seemingly endless row of cars sit bumper-to-bumper under an overpass in the city. The sped-up clip set to Scottish duo the Proclaimers’ signature 1993 U.S. hit “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles),” follows the former One Direction singer and solo star as he and a member of his crew casually stroll among fans — who don’t seem to recognize him — to get to the show.

“In all my years of playing shows I don’t think I’ve ever walked into a venue,” Horan said in the clip, letting out a triumphant “we made it!” after walking into a tunnel under the arena. Horan performed at the venue on July 28 and 29. Check out the stroll in the seventh slide of his post.

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Last month, during a show in Nashville at Bridgestone Arena, Horan performed a surprise duet with “Stick Season” singer Noah Kahan on the 1D star’s 2016 solo hit “This Town.” After a few days off, Horan is slated to be back on stage on Sunday (July 7) at the Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, MN.

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