One Direction Plans 2013 US Summer Tour After Quick Sell Outs
After quickly selling out the initially released dates of its first ever North American headlining tour, including selling out New York City’s Madison Square Garden in a matter of minutes, it’s no surprise that One Direction has added another slew of U.S. dates to its tour schedule.
The U.K. boyband will begin their trek on June 13 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. as they plan to hit arenas around the country. The new dates will keep the band on the road at least through August 7, when they perform at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. In between these dates, they are booked in cities including Nashville, Atlanta, Boston, Montreal, Pittsburgh, Toronto, Detroit, Chicago, Denver and Las Vegas. There is no word yet whether even more dates will be announced.
The group formed in 2010 on the U.K. version of the “X Factor.” The five members began as solo contestants on the singing competition show, but formed a group after they were all eliminated so they could compete in the group category. They finished third overall in that season of the show.
Up All Night, the group’s debut album, was released in the U.K. and Ireland in November 2011, but wasn’t released in the U.S. until March 13. The album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 albums chart, making the band the first U.K. group to have a debut album top the Billboard 200 in its first week of sale. The group accomplished the same feat on the Canadian charts.
The band has quickly caught on in the U.S., and first toured the country in support of Big Time Rush earlier this year. Last weekend, the band appeared as the musical guest on “Saturday Night Live.”
The group has already earned a Best British Single Brit Award for their debut single, “What Makes You Beautiful.”