'Please bear with me a little longer while I plan 2018,' the singer writes in a heartfelt note to fans

By Nick Romano
July 11, 2017 at 10:09 AM EDT

Niall Horan has seen fretful reactions over the venues announced for his upcoming Flicker Sessions concert tour, which kicks off Aug. 29 in Dublin, Ireland. The singer on Tuesday penned a letter to comfort such fans and promise this is all “just the beginning.”

“Hi guys, It’s been incredible to see such an amazing reaction to the ‘Flicker Sessions,'” Horan wrote in a letter posted to his Twitter feed. “Thank you so much, as per usual, for your love and support. For those of you wondering why I’m not stopping nearer you this time, please bear with me a little longer while I plan 2018. This is just the beginning and an opportunity for me to re-learn the craft of doing shows and touring in general. Please stay patient and there will be more exciting news soon. Love you all, Nialler.”

Does this mean more locations will be announced for the Flicker Sessions? Is Horan planning another tour for 2018? Fans will have to hang tight for the moment.

See the full message below.

The Flicker Sessions will head up the U.K., Sweden, Australia, and Japan before moving through the U.S.

Horan launched his solo career with 2016’s “This Town,” followed by another single in 2017, “Slow Hands.” His One Direction pals Harry Styles, Liam Payne, and Louis Tomlinson have been busy with movie gigs, world tours, and collaborations, and former member Zayn Malik has also been focusing on his solo career. But a reunion is still in the back of Horan’s mind. “I told my managers from the start: When One Direction comes knocking, fook what I’m doing,” he recently told Billboard. “I don’t give a s— if I sold out arenas or won Grammys. I wouldn’t be doing this if it wasn’t for that.”