-What are you doing for
the holidays, anything special? -Just the usual, go home
and spend time with the fam. -Where, in Ireland?
-Yeah, Ireland, yeah. -Yeah.
-I probably get home once, twice a year.
-Yeah. -That’s if second time is
if I have a gig in Ireland. -Oh, really?
-So really, just once for Christmas
and stuff like that. -Wow!
What do you do in Ireland? -Just kind of see all the people
that I don’t get to see from one end of the year
to the other. And then, kind of —
We always do, like — Like, all my mates from school,
there’s like 15 or 16 of us, and we do this thing
called 12 pubs of Christmas. [ Laughter ] -Where —
-The 12 pubs of Christmas? -Yeah, it’s basically like
there’s 26 pubs in one mile in my hometown. [ Laughter ] It’s bad news.
-I love Ireland so much. -And there’s about —
And there’s about 14,000 people so it’s well spread.
You know, you go — You got room in the pub
when you go in there. -Yeah, exactly, right, yeah.
[ Laughter ] 12 pubs of Christmas, so —
-Yeah, you just go around, there’s rules —
Yes, some, like, some pubs between 4:00 and 5:00,
you have to, like, link with one of your mates
and then walk backwards to the next pub, so —
And you can have — You have a certain amount
of time to drink. I’d say it’s
a complete disaster. -Oh, my gosh.
-Like, it should be — We should make it into
a documentary, because — it would.
-Yeah. -I’d watch it.
-I would watch 12 — Sounds like a
Hallmark movie to me. “12 pubs of Christmas.”
[ Cheers ] I would watch that
in two seconds. We should make that movie.
-Yeah, we should do it. -Yeah.
Do you have any traditional Irish foods? -No, it’s pretty, you know,
ham and turkey and… -Everything in Ireland…
-..all the different types of potatoes.
[ Laughter ] -Yeah.
Everything is in Ireland — -Yeah, no — Don’t be like —
Don’t be like that. -No, no, no.
No, yeah, exactly. You’re very Irish.
-Yeah. -No, but everything
is boiled in Ireland. No. Oh, yeah.
So, there’s like — There’s always been
this thing in Ireland, and you probably won’t get it
because you don’t boil the crap out of everything
you eat, but — [ Laughter ] We have — But there’s always
been this, like, stigma with Brussels sprouts. So, you’re basically told when
you’re a kid that you don’t like Brussels sprouts even before
you’ve tasted them. -Yeah.
-So, you know, it’s just like, you know, that you’re
not going to like them, you shouldn’t eat them.
So they’re just — They always end up just
in a massive bowl and no one touches them.
-Of course. -And then I moved to the States
for a bit and realized that you fry things here.
So, Brussels sprouts — -They’re actually great.
-Which is good and bad. But on Brussels sprouts,
it’s phenomenal. -Yeah, it changed
the whole game for you. -So I’m going to bring loads
of the fried ones back with me this time.
-That’s — See, that’s the way. That’s what I’m talking about.
-There you go. -Smart guy.
[ Applause ] You’re on this world tour. You’re going on this world tour
with Maren Morris and Julia Michaels.
-Mm-hmm. -I love both of those artists.
-Yeah. -Oh, my gosh.
That’s going to be fun. -Yeah, I know.
They’re two good friends of mine and Maren actually has
his duet — is featuring on a song
on my album. So, that was easy do. And we’re good friends and I got
to know her over the time that we’ve spent doing the song.
-And Julia Michaels… -And Julia is —
-…is fantastic. Oh, my God.
-Julia’s the sweetest girl in the world, she’s
an unbelievable songwriter, so I’m looking forward
to spending time on the road with her and
maybe writing pieces. -How’s the tour bus?
How’s the tour bus life? I always liked that part
of the rock star. -Yeah, you know, to be fair,
like, the last couple of tours that we did with One Direction,
it was kind of, like, you know, we got to the stage where it’s
just jets and, you know, car — convoy of cars with, like,
police escorts and all that. -So you don’t even
do tour buses. -And then, yeah, yeah, we did
for a couple of tours and then the last couple,
we didn’t. So, it’s been great to get back
on the bus, you know, myself and my band and
our tour manager and stuff and just kind of
bounce around the place. But like our —
Our guitarist kind of came up with this thing where we would
have a different night every night on the bus. So, like, one night is, like,
Country music night. -Yeah.
-So we’re sitting there having a few beers, only listening
to Country music. -We’ll do, like, you know,
rock and roll night. We’ll do Manchester
in England night. So you got Stone Roses, Oasis. So you, like,
do this kind of thing. The other night we were doing
a show in San Jose, a Jingle Ball show,
and after the show, we decided that we were
all going to go for a drink in San Francisco so we jump on
the bus and Ed Sheerhan and Logic, the rapper Logic,
come with us on the bus. And we’re —
We decided before we got on the bus, probably because
Ed’s got ginger hair, but we decided we were going
to have Irish night on the bus. Yeah.
-That’s good. -Why not? Yeah.
-And it turns out that Ed knows more about Ireland
than all of us put together, and all of us are Irish.
-Does he really? -Yeah.
And so we’re flying — We’re going along,
just leaving the venue, and some car pulls out in front
of our bus and we’re all there, having beers, listening to
these jiggy Irish songs and then some car pulls
in front of us. So obviously, we can’t see
through the window but a car — our bus just goes —
Slams on its brakes. I go flying.
[ Light laughter ] End up, like, we’re all lying
on top of each other. It’s weird.
I hit my nose off the top of a bottle of beer.
Very aggressive. Very aggressive.
-Was beer everywhere? -Beer absolutely everywhere. And so Ed was like, “All right,
well, I’ve got nothing to wear. Have you got anything
I could wear?” So luckily, we’re on my tour bus
so I go back down to the back of the tour bus,
my suitcase is on my bed — on my bunk. So he starts trying on
my jackets, and Ed’s about my height but he’s just —
You know, he’s a little bit broader in the shoulders
and nothing would fit him. And he goes, he goes,
“What’s that?” I was at a Boston Bruins hockey
game about three weeks previous. [ Cheers ] There we go, people from Boston. Probably Irish.
[ Laughter ] -Yeah.
-And yeah, and they gave me a Boston Bruins home shirt
with Horan, number 17, on the back of it and
that was the only thing that Ed could wear. So — Oh, yeah,
I think you got a photo. So, yeah, we ended up going
to the pub, as if we weren’t recognizable enough. [ Laughter ]
[ Cheers and applause ] Yeah, we ended up —
-Dude, that’s the greatest, man. That’s the thing,
you get recognized enough. He’s wearing your Jersey
with you name on it, yeah. -That’s classic.
-He’s got bright ginger hair and he’s wearing my Jersey
with “Horan” on the back of it. -I love it, buddy, he’s awesome.