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One Direction making "Midnight Memories" (updated 12/12/2013)
The guys of One Direction sure seem to know what every girl wants … to hear, that is. The band gave a debut performance of their track "Through the Dark" on Saturday Night Live December 7, and the females in the audience shrieked appropriately at the line, "I know you wanna be loved," the lyrics about wanting a girl to know there is hope after a broken heart.
These guys have been doing anything but breaking hearts lately. Truth is, they've simply been too busy. Their third studio album, "Midnight Memories," dropped on November 25, 2013. The lead single, "Best Ever Song," was released in time for their first stadium tour earlier in the year, and it was followed by "Story of My Life" which the band members celebrated by each posting a photo from their childhood on their website.
Promotion for "Midnight Memories" was madness, indeed, with the guys performing on both the American and British X Factor. They also took part in what they called "1D," a seven-hour-long "Thank you" to their fans that was streamed worldwide and featured everything from performances with Michael Buble to the band crashing Google hangouts around the globe. They also competed in fashion face-offs and failed at setting a number of Guinness World Records in the process. Not only did "Midnight Memories" debuted at number one in both the UK and the US, it made them the first group in history to debut at the top of the Billboard 200 with their first three albums.
Tickets for their 2014 North American stadium tour have already gone on sale, with dates set from August 1 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Canada and wrapping October 5 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami, Florida.
Boy Band Vows to 'Live While We're Young' (Updated April 17, 2013)
One Direction's sophomore album, "Take Me Home," made a lot of noise in its first week on the charts. Released in November 2012, the lead single, "Live While We're Young," climbed inside the top ten in nearly every country it charted. And when the follow-up, "Little Things," was released, it debuted at number one in the UK simultaneously with the album, making One Direction the youngest act in British chart history to achieve that feat.
The band wasn't done yet.
"Take Me Home" sold 540,000 copies in its first week, making One Direction the first act to place two albums in the year-end top five in the Nielsen SoundScan era. The projects were also the number three and four best-selling albums of 2012 globally, selling 4.5 and 4.4 million units, respectively. Talk about a commercial success!
Not only did One Direction perform for Queen Elizabeth II at the end of 2012, but came back stateside to play a sold-out show at New York City's famed Madison Square Garden. It was a run through, it seemed, for their "Take Me Home Tour," which kicked off in February 2013 and will consist of over 100 shows in Europe, North America and Australasia. Tickets were gone in many places as soon they went on sale, with some 300,000 snatched up within a day of release in both the UK and Ireland.
Fans of One Direction can also look forward to the screening of the band's first 3D movie, "One Direction: This is Us," in August.
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Young girls shriek. Some cry. Most shout to be heard above the ear-piercing screams of other fans, professing their love for the boys of One Direction. The British pop quintet, consisting of members Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson have performed to frenzied crowds around the world.
Originally inked to Simon Cowell's Syco Records after placing third in the seventh series of the British music competition The X Factor, the group known to fans as 1D appeared in New York City on March 12 -- a day before the release of 'Up All Night,' their chart-topping debut album. An estimated 15,000 fans turned out to greet them, spilling into the streets and forcing the appearance of the New York Police Department.
Not since the days of 98 Degrees, the Backstreet Boys and ?N Sync have the crowds swelled and wallets opened for a boy band like they do for 1D. Their breakout single, 'What Makes You Beautiful,' became the highest-charting debut for a U.K. artist on the Billboard Hot 100 since 1998. In-store signings shut down malls, and the launch of 'Up All Night' helped the group unseat Bruce Springsteen to become the top-selling artists on Nielsen SoundScan with 176,000 copies sold.
One Direction has supported their album with their 'Up All Night Tour.' They've also started work on their second studio project, due for release in late 2012, with the first single expected in September. The group will headline Madison Square Garden on December 3 and has a world tour set for 2013, with ticket sales in Australia and New Zealand already topping $15 million and a six-date sell out at London's The O2 Arena. Off stage the members of One Direction have dabbled in television, released three books published by HarperCollins, and dedicated time to various philanthropic causes. As on June 2012, they were said to collectively represent a $50 million empire
One Direction Discography
|Album name||Release date|
|Up All Night||2012|
|What Makes You Beautiful||2011|
|Gotta Be You||2011|
|Wishing on a Star||2011|
|You Are So Beautiful||2010|
|Summer of '69||2010|
|Only Girl (In the World)||2010|
|Viva la Vida||2010|
|My Life Would Suck Without You||2010|
|Total Eclipse of the Heart||2010|
|Kids in America||2010|
|Something About the Way You Look Tonight||2010|
|All You Need Is Love||2010|
Top 10 One Direction Songs
|Rank||Track Name||Play Count||Listener Count|
|1||What Makes You Beautiful||1,400,367||169,785|
|3||Up All Night||404,378||37,431|
|4||More Than This||429,963||37,007|
|5||Gotta Be You||371,021||36,639|
|7||Tell Me A Lie||349,155||30,878|
|8||Everything About You||328,070||30,088|
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One Direction Announces 2015 Tour Dates
The boys of One Direction never stop, do they? The world’s reigning boy band has just wrapped up their 2014 touring schedule, so of course, they’ve planned out their tour dates (a stadium tour, to be exact) for 2015. They’ll start off with a leg in Europe, hitting the States and Canada in the summer.…Read more
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One Direction Tour Dates 2015
date city state venue 04/01/2015 Cape Town WC Cape Town Stadium 03/29/2015 Johannesburg Soccer City Stadium 03/28/2015 Johannesburg FNB Stadium 03/25/2015 Jakarta Istora Gelora Bung Karno Senayan 03/22/2015 Pasay City Mall of Asia Arena 03/21/2015 Pasay City Mall of Asia Arena 03/18/2015 Hong Kong Central And Western Asiaworld-expo 03/14/2015 Bangkok Rajamangala National Stadium 03/11/2015 Singapore ?? Singapore Indoor Stadium 03/02/2015 Saitama City Saitama Super Arena 03/01/2015 Saitama City Saitama Super Arena 02/28/2015 Saitama City Saitama Super Arena 02/27/2015 Saitama City Saitama Super Arena 02/25/2015 Osaka ?? Osaka Dome 02/24/2015 Osaka ?? Osaka Dome 02/20/2015 Subiaco Patersons Stadium 02/17/2015 Adelaide AAMI Stadium 02/15/2015 Melbourne Vic Etihad Stadium 02/14/2015 Melbourne Vic Etihad Stadium 02/11/2015 Brisbane Qld Suncorp Stadium 02/08/2015 Sydney Nsw Aussie Stadium 02/07/2015 Sydney Nsw Aussie Stadium
One Direction Tour Dates 2014
date city state venue 12/11/2014 London London Earls Court 12/05/2014 Stockholm AB Ericsson Globe 11/23/2014 Los Angeles CA Nokia Theatre LA Live 11/07/2014 Madrid Madrid Estadio Vicente Calderon 10/05/2014 Miami Gardens FL Sun Life Stadium 10/03/2014 Tampa FL Raymond James Stadium 10/01/2014 Atlanta GA Georgia Dome 09/28/2014 Charlotte NC PNC Music Pavilion 09/27/2014 Charlotte NC PNC Music Pavilion 09/25/2014 New Orleans LA Mercedes-Benz Superdome 09/23/2014 Tulsa OK BOK Center 09/21/2014 San Antonio TX Alamodome 09/20/2014 Las Vegas NV MGM Grand Garden Arena 09/19/2014 Las Vegas NV MGM Grand Garden Arena 09/19/2014 El Paso TX Sun Bowl Stadium 09/16/2014 Glendale AZ University of Phoenix Stadium 09/13/2014 Pasadena CA Rose Bowl 09/12/2014 Pasadena CA Rose Bowl 09/11/2014 Pasadena CA Rose Bowl 08/30/2014 Chicago IL Soldier Field 08/29/2014 Chicago IL Soldier Field 08/27/2014 St. Louis MO Edward Jones Dome 08/24/2014 Arlington TX AT&T Stadium 08/22/2014 Houston TX NRG Stadium 08/19/2014 Nashville TN LP Field 08/17/2014 Detroit MI Ford Field 08/16/2014 Detroit MI Ford Field 08/14/2014 Philadelphia PA Lincoln Financial Field 08/13/2014 Philadelphia PA Lincoln Financial Field 08/11/2014 Washington DC Nationals Park 08/09/2014 Foxborough MA Gillette Stadium 08/08/2014 Foxborough MA Gillette Stadium 08/07/2014 Foxborough MA Gillette Stadium 08/05/2014 East Rutherford NJ MetLife Stadium 08/04/2014 East Rutherford NJ MetLife Stadium 08/02/2014 Toronto ON Rogers Centre 08/01/2014 Toronto ON Rogers Centre 07/13/2014 Porto 13 Dragao Stadium 07/11/2014 Madrid Madrid Estadio Vicente Calderon 07/10/2014 Madrid Madrid Estadio Vicente Calderon 07/08/2014 Barcelona Catalonia Estadio Olimpico Lluis Companys 07/06/2014 Torino ?? Stadio Olimpico 07/04/2014 Bern BE Stade de Suisse Wankdorf 07/02/2014 Dusseldorf BE Esprit Arena 06/29/2014 Milan Lom San Siro 06/28/2014 Milan Lom San Siro 06/25/2014 Amsterdam Nhl Amsterdam Arena 06/24/2014 Amsterdam Nhl Amsterdam Arena 06/21/2014 Paris Ile Stade de France 06/20/2014 Paris Ile Stade de France 06/17/2014 Copenhagen ?? Parken Stadium 06/16/2014 Copenhagen ?? Parken Stadium 06/14/2014 Solna AB Friends Arena 06/13/2014 Solna AB Friends Arena 06/08/2014 London London Wembley Stadium 06/07/2014 London London Wembley Stadium 06/06/2014 London London Wembley Stadium 06/03/2014 Edinburgh Edinburgh Murrayfield Stadium 06/01/2014 Manchester Lancashire Etihad Stadium 05/31/2014 Manchester Lancashire Etihad Stadium 05/30/2014 Manchester Lancashire Etihad Stadium 05/28/2014 Sunderland Twr Stadium of Light 05/26/2014 Leicester King Power Stadium 05/25/2014 Dublin Dublin Croke Park 05/24/2014 Dublin Dublin Croke Park 05/23/2014 Dublin Dublin Croke Park 05/11/2014 Sao Paulo SP Morumbi Stadium 05/10/2014 Sao Paulo SP Morumbi Stadium 05/06/2014 Montevideo MO Estadio Centenario 05/04/2014 Buenos Aires Buenos Aires Estadio Velez 05/03/2014 Buenos Aires Buenos Aires Estadio Velez 05/01/2014 Santiago RM Estadio Nacional 04/29/2014 Asuncion Jockey Club 04/27/2014 Lima Estadio Nacional 04/26/2014 Bogota Estadio El Campin 04/25/2014 Bogota Estadio El Campin 04/07/2014 Bern BE Stade de Suisse Wankdorf
One Direction Tour Dates 2013
date city state venue 11/26/2013 New York NY Rumsey Playfield, Central Park 11/24/2013 Los Angeles CA Nokia Theatre LA Live 11/18/2013 London London TBC 11/03/2013 Chiba ?? Makuhari Messe 11/02/2013 Chiba ?? Makuhari Messe 10/30/2013 Melbourne Vic Rod Laver Arena 10/29/2013 Melbourne Vic Rod Laver Arena 10/28/2013 Melbourne Vic Rod Laver Arena 10/26/2013 Sydney Nsw Allphones Arena 10/25/2013 Sydney Nsw Allphones Arena 10/24/2013 Sydney Nsw Allphones Arena 10/23/2013 Sydney Nsw Allphones Arena (Acer Arena) 10/21/2013 Brisbane Qld Brisbane Entertainment Centre 10/19/2013 Brisbane Qld Brisbane Entertainment Centre 10/17/2013 Melbourne Vic Rod Laver Arena 10/16/2013 Melbourne Vic Rod Laver Arena 10/13/2013 Auckland Auk Vector Arena 10/10/2013 Christchurch Horncastle Arena 10/06/2013 Sydney Nsw Allphones Arena 10/05/2013 Sydney Nsw Allphones Arena 10/03/2013 Melbourne Vic Rod Laver Arena 10/03/2013 Melbourne Vic Rod Laver Arena 10/02/2013 Melbourne Vic Rod Laver Arena 09/29/2013 Perth WA Perth Arena 09/28/2013 Perth WA Perth Arena 09/25/2013 Hindmarsh SA Adelaide Entertainment Centre 09/24/2013 Hindmarsh SA Adelaide Entertainment Centre 09/21/2013 Melbourne Vic Rod Laver Arena 09/20/2013 Melbourne Vic Rod Laver Arena 09/19/2013 Melbourne Vic Rod Laver Arena 09/16/2013 Sydney Nsw Allphones Arena 09/14/2013 Sydney Nsw Allphones Arena Function Room 09/12/2013 Brisbane Qld Brisbane Entertainment Centre 09/11/2013 Brisbane Qld Brisbane Entertainment Centre 08/10/2013 Los Angeles CA Staples Center 08/09/2013 Los Angeles CA Staples Center 08/08/2013 Los Angeles CA Staples Center 08/07/2013 Los Angeles CA Staples Center 08/06/2013 Chula Vista CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre 08/04/2013 Chula Vista CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre 08/03/2013 Las Vegas NV Mandalay Bay Events Center 08/02/2013 Las Vegas NV Mandalay Bay Events Center 07/31/2013 Oakland CA Oracle Arena 07/30/2013 San Jose CA SAP Center 07/28/2013 Seattle WA Key Arena 07/27/2013 Vancouver BC Rogers Arena 07/25/2013 West Valley City UT Maverik Center 07/24/2013 Denver CO Pepsi Center 07/22/2013 Dallas TX American Airlines Center 07/21/2013 Houston TX Toyota Center 07/19/2013 Kansas City MO Sprint Center 07/18/2013 Minneapolis MN Target Center 07/14/2013 Tinley Park IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre 07/13/2013 Tinley Park IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre 07/12/2013 Auburn Hills MI The Palace of Auburn Hills 07/10/2013 Toronto ON Air Canada Centre 07/09/2013 Toronto ON Air Canada Centre 07/08/2013 Pittsburgh PA Consol Energy Center 07/06/2013 Hershey PA Hersheypark Stadium 07/05/2013 Hershey PA Hersheypark Stadium 07/04/2013 Montreal QC Bell Centre 07/02/2013 East Rutherford NJ Izod Center 06/29/2013 Wantagh NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater 06/28/2013 Wantagh NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater 06/26/2013 Mansfield MA Xfinity Center 06/25/2013 Philadelphia PA Wells Fargo Center 06/23/2013 Washington DC Verizon Center 06/22/2013 Raleigh NC PNC Arena 06/21/2013 Atlanta GA Philips Arena 06/19/2013 Nashville TN Bridgestone Arena 06/18/2013 Columbus OH Nationwide Arena 06/16/2013 Louisville KY KFC Yum! Center 06/14/2013 Miami FL American Airlines Arena 06/13/2013 Sunrise FL BB&T Center 06/10/2013 Mexico City Dif Foro Sol 05/25/2013 Madrid Mad Palacio Vistalegre 05/24/2013 Madrid Mad Palacio Vistalegre 05/20/2013 Assago LM Mediolanum Forum 05/19/2013 Verona Ven Arena di Verona 05/18/2013 Verona Ven Arena di Verona 05/16/2013 Zurich ZH Hallenstadion 05/08/2013 Solna AB Friends Arena 05/07/2013 Oslo 03 Telenor Arena 05/05/2013 Herning 065 Jyske Bank Boxen 05/04/2013 Oberhausen North Rhine-westphal Konig Pilsener Arena 05/03/2013 Amsterdam A Ziggo Dome 05/01/2013 Antwerp Van Antwerps Sportpaleis 04/30/2013 Amneville Lor Galaxie Amneville 04/29/2013 Paris Ville De Paris Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy 04/28/2013 Paris Ville De Paris Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy 04/26/2013 Sheffield South Yorkshire Motorpoint Arena 04/19/2013 Manchester Lancashire Manchester Arena 04/17/2013 Birmingham Warwickshire Genting Arena 04/16/2013 Nottingham Nottinghamshire Capital FM Arena Nottingham 04/14/2013 Sheffield South Yorkshire Motorpoint Arena 04/13/2013 Sheffield South Yorkshire Motorpoint Arena 04/12/2013 Glasgow Glasgow City SECC 04/10/2013 Newcastle Upon Tyne T & W Metro Radio Arena 04/09/2013 Newcastle Upon Tyne T & W Metro Radio Arena 04/08/2013 Newcastle Upon Tyne T & W Metro Radio Arena 04/06/2013 London The O2 04/05/2013 London The O2 04/04/2013 London The O2 04/02/2013 London The O2 04/02/2013 London The O2 04/01/2013 London The O2 03/31/2013 Liverpool Msy Liverpool Echo Arena 03/29/2013 Glasgow Glg Secc 03/27/2013 Newcastle Upon Tyne T & W Metro Radio Arena 03/26/2013 Sheffield South Yorkshire Motorpoint Arena 03/24/2013 Newcastle Upon Tyne T & W Metro Radio Arena 03/23/2013 Birmingham Warwickshire Genting Arena 03/23/2013 Birmingham Warwickshire Genting Arena 03/22/2013 Birmingham Warwickshire Genting Arena 03/20/2013 Nottingham Nottinghamshire Capital FM Arena Nottingham 03/19/2013 Sheffield South Yorkshire Motorpoint Arena 03/17/2013 Liverpool Msy Liverpool Echo Arena 03/16/2013 Manchester Lancashire Manchester Arena 03/16/2013 Manchester Lancashire Manchester Arena 03/15/2013 Manchester Lancashire Manchester Arena 03/13/2013 Dublin D The O2 - Dublin 03/12/2013 Dublin D The O2 - Dublin 03/11/2013 Belfast Ant Odyssey Arena 03/10/2013 Belfast Ant Odyssey Arena 03/08/2013 Belfast Ant Odyssey Arena 03/07/2013 Belfast Ant Odyssey Arena 03/06/2013 Dublin D The O2 - Dublin 03/05/2013 Dublin D The O2 - Dublin 03/03/2013 Cardiff Cardiff Motorpoint Arena Cardiff 03/02/2013 Cardiff Cardiff Motorpoint Arena Cardiff 03/02/2013 Cardiff Cardiff Motorpoint Arena Cardiff 03/01/2013 Cardiff Cardiff Motorpoint Arena Cardiff 02/27/2013 Glasgow Glasgow City SECC 02/26/2013 Glasgow Glasgow City SECC 02/24/2013 London The O2 02/24/2013 London The O2 02/23/2013 London The O2 02/23/2013 London The O2
One Direction Tour Dates 2012
date city state venue 12/09/2012 London The O2 12/08/2012 London The O2 12/07/2012 New York NY Madison Square Garden 12/03/2012 New York NY Madison Square Garden 12/01/2012 Uncasville CT Mohegan Sun Arena 11/30/2012 Uncasville CT Mohegan Sun Arena 10/07/2012 London London Wembley Arena 09/16/2012 Sydney Nsw Allphones Arena 09/06/2012 Los Angeles CA Staples Center 09/01/2012 London London Roundhouse 07/22/2012 Manchester Lancashire Manchester Arena 07/07/2012 Los Angeles CA Hollywood Bowl 07/01/2012 Sunrise FL BB&T Center 06/30/2012 Orlando FL Amway Center 06/29/2012 Tampa FL MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds 06/27/2012 Charlotte NC Time Warner Cable Arena 06/26/2012 Duluth GA Gwinnett Center 06/24/2012 The Woodlands TX The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion 06/23/2012 Dallas TX Gexa Energy Pavilion 06/17/2012 Anaheim CA Honda Center 06/16/2012 Universal City CA Gibson Amphitheatre 06/16/2012 Universal City CA Gibson Amphitheatre 06/14/2012 Oakland CA Paramount Theatre Of Oakland 06/13/2012 San Jose CA San Jose State Event Center 06/10/2012 Phoenix AZ Comerica Theatre 06/09/2012 Las Vegas NV La Comedy Club Inside Cabo Wabo Lounge (Planet Hollywood) 06/09/2012 Las Vegas NV Planet Hollywood Showroom 06/08/2012 San Diego CA Viejas Arena 06/02/2012 Rosemont IL Allstate Arena 06/01/2012 Detroit MI Fox Theatre Detroit 05/31/2012 Toronto ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre 05/29/2012 Toronto ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre 05/28/2012 Camden NJ Susquehanna Bank Center 05/26/2012 New York NY Beacon Theatre 05/26/2012 New York NY Beacon Theatre 05/25/2012 East Rutherford NJ Izod Center 05/24/2012 Fairfax VA Patriot Center 05/22/2012 Uncasville CT Mohegan Sun Arena 04/21/2012 Henderson Auk Trusts Stadium 04/21/2012 Henderson Auk Trusts Stadium 03/03/2012 Boston MA Agganis Arena 03/02/2012 Fairfax VA Patriot Center 02/28/2012 Albany NY Palace Theatre 02/26/2012 Toronto ON Air Canada Centre 02/25/2012 Detroit MI Fox Theatre Detroit 02/24/2012 Rosemont IL Rosemont Theatre