The British boy band sensation One Direction will play KeyArena in Seattle on Sunday, July 28, 2013, LIve Nation announced today. Tickets go on sale Saturday, April 21 at 10 a.m.
Yes, you read that correctly. The concert is next year. Despite that, don’t delay getting your tickets. One Direction’s December 3 show at Madison Square Garden sold out in under 10 minutes as did their entire May/June tour.
The band, made up of Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson, says 2013 is the earliest they can return to the U.S. – part of their world tour. The 25 city tour kicks off in Ft. Lauderdale, FL on June 13, 2013.
The five guys, aged 18-20, all were solo contestants on the British “X Factor” in 2010 but were organized into a group by Simon Cowell. Since then they’ve been making teen hearts swoon all over the world. Last weekend they performed on “Saturday Night Live” and even showed up in a skit.
More from the press release:
One Direction gained notoriety in 2010 after appearing on the X-Factor UK. Their global smash debut album, Up All Night, entered the charts at #1 in 14 countries and has been certified triple platinum in Ireland, double platinum in the UK & Australia, and platinum in New Zealand. One Direction made history as their debut album Up All Night entered the US Billboard 200 chart at #1 with over 176,000 copies sold making them the first British group ever to debut at #1 in the US with their debut album release. Their debut single “What Makes You Beautiful” has recently been certified platinum in the US for sales in excess of 1,000,000 units.
The Up All Night: The Live Tour DVD will be available on May 29, 2012. The live DVD features a 73 minute concert of their hit songs, plus never before seen, behind the scenes footage and three music videos (“What Makes You Beautiful,” “Gotta Be You” and “One Thing.” Pre-order is available here: http://www.myplaydirect.com/one-direction.
This weekend, One Direction appeared in an episode of iCarly “iGo One Direction” performing their hit single “What Makes You Beautiful” on Nickelodeon. That night the band were also the musical guests on Saturday Night Live with guest host Sofia Vergara, check out the skit and performances here: http://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/video/one-direction-what-makes-you-beautiful/1395373 .