One Direction Performs “Drag Me Down” For The First Time: Watch

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One Direction performed for the first time in Indianapolis last night (July 31). To celebrate, new single “Drag Me Down” made its live debut. Fans inside the 67,000-capacity Lucas Oil Stadium cheered, especially when Harry Styles — who now bears a striking resemblance to Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder, with his longer hair — let loose with his impassioned vocals at the bridge.

The British boy band premiered “Drag Me Down” less than 24 hours prior on Spotify. It arrived after months of letting fans know that their fifth album (and first without Zayn Malik) is almost complete, though without any notice of when the debut single would actually arrive.

“We wanted to surprise everyone with the whole single just dropping,” Niall Horan tells the crowd, adding, “And that’s exactly what we did tonight here with you.”

Watch One Direction’s live debut of “Drag Me Down” below.

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