19 September 2017, 16:37
The forthcoming tour in support of his self-titled debut album will be taking a few extra measures against unlicensed merch.
Harry Styles and his promotor, Live Nation, are preparing to take on the makers of fake t-shirts as the former One Direction singer heads out on his US tour.
TMZ reports that Live Nation have filed for a court order to stop all counterfeit merchandise surrounding an upcoming show in Nashville at the legendary Grand Old Oprey venue.
Bootleg merchandise has been a topic of debate for many acts in recent years, especially since the advent of streaming as the live circuit is where artists now make the majority of their incomes.
Harry Styles tickets have also been a particularly hot property with passes to his tiny UK tour this October selling out in a matter of minutes, much to the anger of many fans and disgruntled parents. He has since announced a huge arena tour for 2018 including several dates at London’s O2 arena.
More word on the case as we get it.