Niall Pays Tribute to New York Victims

November 2, 2017 - 6:15am

Former One Directioner Niall Horan paid tribute to the victims of Tuesday's lower Manhattan terror attack at his sold-out Beacon Theatre show.

The singer, currently promoting his newly released solo album Flicker, brought his tour to NYC Tuesday only hours after an alleged lone-wolf terrorist drove a Home Depot rental pickup truck along the West Side Highway bike path. The incident left eight people dead and injured several others.

After telling the audience the album's title track was one of his favorites ever, the singer dedicated the performance to those impacted by the attack.

"I would also like to dedicate this song to the people who lost their lives not too far away from here today in that terrible incident ... so I dedicate this song to them, and the beautiful city of New York," Horan said to a crowd of cheering fans.

The Irish native showed his admiration for the Big Apple by singing his own rendition of Frank Sinatra's "New York, New York."

Making the moment even more special for Horan, fans had a tribute in store for him as well during "Flicker." Fans had coordinated a project to light up the room like the flag of Ireland using colored sheets of paper illuminated by phone lights - something did not see coming.

On Wednesday afternoon, Horan took to Twitter to express his love for the city once more.

"New York. Thank you so much for last night, it was really a beautiful night in a beautiful room. Thank you @BeaconTheatre," he wrote.