Niall Horan has returned with The Show: The Encore, a deluxe edition of his celebrated 2023 album, now featuring nine bonus tracks.
Horan collaborates with Lizzy McAlpine on a new version of “You Could Start A Cult,” which will be released as a single on October 27. He teams up with John Legend to reimagine the album’s title track. The collection also includes new live recordings from the Electric Picnic festival and Spotify Studios plus alternate versions of “Meltdown” and “On A Night Like Tonight” from Horan’s Vevo Extended Play session. The digital edition of The Show: The Encore will be released by Capitol Records on November 3. Vinyl and CD editions will follow on April 5, 2024.
Horan, who will wrap up his second season as a coach on The Voice in December, will be touring the globe next year, playing more than 80 dates. Due to the high demand for tickets to “The Show” Live on Tour 2024, additional U.S. dates have been added to the headlining run, including a second show at New York City’s Madison Square Garden.
A 2-LP vinyl edition of The Show: The Encore, contained in a 72-page hardcover 12” x 12” book, is available for pre-order exclusively at Horan’s online store. The pinwheel-patterned vinyl rests in the cover sleeves of the volume, which is divided into three chapters that span recording, release, and festival touring.
The book includes over 100 photos (including some never-before-published shots), album lyrics, and corresponding handwritten letter prints penned by Horan. The Show: The Encore is available for pre-order at all retailers in CD format and as a 2-LP gatefold format with translucent ruby and tan vinyl and new cover and gatefold imagery.
The Show debuted at No.1 on Billboard’s Top Album Sales chart and on Billboard’s Vinyl Albums tally—Horan’s biggest week ever for vinyl sales and the largest week for Capitol Records in the post-1991 era. The album also topped the charts in Horan’s native Ireland plus the U.K., Australia, New Zealand, Holland, and Belgium.