The former One Direction star played the London Roundhouse ceremony alongside Kenya Grace (who performed chart-topping hit ‘Strangers’) and The Last Dinner Party, who opened the night with a magical rendition of ‘My Lady of Mercy’.
Tomlinson was also nominated for the Live Act Award at the event, which ended up being won by Yungblud, who Tomlinson struck up a friendship with on the red carpet.
See what went down when Tomlinson performed ‘Out Of My System’ at the Rolling Stone UK Awards 2023 below.
On the red carpet at the awards, Tomlinson discussed headlining The O2 and supporting a younger generation of artists.
“I remember when we had the conversation about putting the O2 up, and to be honest, I was fucking terrified, it’s a bold statement,” he admitted.
“So, to walk out that night which was four or five days ago now, and to see that room and see the reception from that room, it’s given me a hell of a lot of confidence. I feel really, really good. I’m lucky enough to have had a really great year. So, all credit to my fans really.”
Tomlinson also spoke of his support for new artists such as Rachel Chinouriri – having previously enlisted her to support him at a solo show earlier this year.
“I’d love to [collaborate with Rachel],” he said. “I saw Rachel’s name on a lot of festival bills, but the reason I got onto Rachel is because she does a song with The Snuts who also did some touring with me. And I love her record, so definitely.”
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