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One Direction: Zayn Malik Removed From Band’s Newest Tour Poster

Thu, April 9, 2015 2:00pm EDT by 15 Comments

OMG, stop! This is all getting too real. One Direction has released the newest poster for their ‘On The Road Again’ tour, and Zayn has officially been cut. Check out what the guys look like as a foursome!

Just fifteen days after Zayn Malik, 22, confirmed he’d be leaving One Direction, the band has officially taken the next step toward moving on without him. On April 9, the group unveiled their newest On The Road Again tour poster, which features only Harry Styles, 21, Liam Payne, 21, Niall Horan, 21, and Louis Tomlinson, 23. Can the guys pull it off without their fifth member?

One Direction Tour Poster: Zayn Malik Removed

When Zayn abruptly left 1D in March, the rest of the guys had to quickly make changes to their set during dates in Asia in Europe in order to adjust to doing the show without him. But with a brief break in their schedule, they’ve now began making more permanent modifications.

On April 9, the band released a new On The Road Again tour poster — their first official photo without Zayn! While the poster has the same look as the old artistically, it’s pretty hard not to notice that something (rather, someone) very important is missing.

The singers are currently on a hiatus from the tour, which will resume in Europe at the beginning of June. During this downtime, they’re expected to start recording their next studio album.

Zayn Malik: There’s No ‘Bad Blood’ With His One Direction Bandmates 

Zayn has mostly been MIA since deciding to leave the group, and while fans are still impatiently waiting for him to reach out, the rest of 1D doesn’t feel any animosity, has EXCLUSIVELY learned.

“There is absolutely no bad blood between any of them and Zayn wishes One Direction the best for the future,” a source told EXCLUSIVELY. “When he’s back from holiday and the lads take a break from their world tour, he hopes they will all be able to talk about it in person.”

Harry, Liam, Niall and Louis expressed similar sentiments during their first post-Zayn interview. “It’s been a tough few weeks, probably the toughest since the band was formed five years ago. We’re gutted that Zayn chose to leave, but now after a few performances as a four piece, we’re feeling confident and are determined to carry on stronger than ever,” Liam told The Sun on April 3.

We’re still so sad about Zayn’s exit, but can’t wait to see what the guys have in store for us this summer!

HollywoodLifers, do you think 1D can pull it off as a foursome? What do you think of the poster?

–Alyssa Norwin