One Direction Announce First-Ever Headlining North American Tour

Kicks Off May 24th 2012 in Fairfax, VA

PR Newswire
NEW YORK
Mar 21, 2012

NEW YORK, March 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Pop sensation One Direction will be hitting the road for their first-ever headlining North American tour in support of their debut album UP ALL NIGHT. The tour kicks off May 24th in Fairfax, VA and includes stops in New York City, Los Angeles, Toronto, Dallas and more (see below for full dates). For ticket information visit www.livenation.com or www.onedirectionmusic.com.

One Direction made history today as their debut album UP ALL NIGHT entered the US Billboard 200 chart at #1 with over 176,000 copies sold. This makes chart history as the first British group ever to debut at #1 in the US with their debut album release. UP ALL NIGHT went straight to No.1 on the digital chart within minutes of its official release last Tuesday March 13th.

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 12 countries and has been certified triple platinum in Ireland, double platinum in the UK & Australia, and platinum in New Zealand. Their BRIT Award winning debut single "What Makes You Beautiful" entered the charts at #1 in both the UK and Ireland. In the U.S., "What Makes You Beautiful" sold more than 131,000 copies in its first week, debuting at #12 on the Billboard Digital Songs chart. Their #28 debut on the Billboard Hot 100 marked the highest debut from a British Group's debut single since the Spice Girls in 1998.

Later this month One Direction will perform their hit single "What Makes You Beautiful" on the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards March 31st, and will appear in an episode of iCarly "iGo One Direction" set to premiere April 7th on Nickelodeon. The band will also be the musical guests on Saturday Night Live April 7th with guest host Sofia Vergara.

One Direction are Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson. All of the group hail from the U.K., save for Horan, who is from Ireland. All five of the boys (ages 18-20) auditioned for the UK X Factor in 2010 as solo artists. However, at the suggestion of Simon Cowell they joined forces as a group, quickly becoming one of the competitions most popular acts of all time, finishing in the final three and garnering a gigantic fan-base along the way.

UP ALL NIGHT is available now
iTunes: http://bit.ly/sGhR74
Amazon: http://amzn.to/sQrNrW
Amazon (Deluxe Yearbook Edition): http://amzn.to/vfxzwF

    Tour Dates
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              Date                   City                                 Venue        On-Sale
              ----                   ----                                 -----        -------
    24-May         Fairfax, VA            Patriot Center                        24-Mar         10:00am
    ------         -----------            --------------                        ------         -------
    25-May         East Rutherford, NJ    Izod Center                           24-Mar         12:00pm
    ------         -------------------    -----------                           ------         -------
    26-May         New York, NY           Beacon Theatre                        24-Mar         12:00pm
    ------         ------------           --------------                        ------         -------
    28-May         Philadelphia, PA       Tower Theatre                         24-Mar         10:00am
    ------         ----------------       -------------                         ------         -------
    29-May         Toronto, Ontario       Molson Canadian Amphitheatre          24-Mar         10:00am
    ------         ----------------       ----------------------------          ------         -------
    1-Jun          Detroit, MI            Fox Theatre                           24-Mar         10:00am
    -----          -----------            -----------                           ------         -------
    2-Jun          Chicago, IL            Allstate Arena                        24-Mar         10:00am
    -----          -----------            --------------                        ------         -------
    8-Jun          San Diego, CA          Viejas Arena                          24-Mar         10:00am
    -----          -------------          ------------                          ------         -------
    9-Jun          Las Vegas, NV          Planet Hollywood                      24-Mar         10:00am
    -----          -------------          ----------------                      ------         -------
    10-Jun         Phoenix, AZ            Comerica Theatre                      24-Mar         10:00am
    ------         -----------            ----------------                      ------         -------
    13-Jun         San Jose, CA           Events Center                         24-Mar         10:00am
    ------         ------------           -------------                         ------         -------
    14-Jun         Oakland, CA            Paramount Theatre                     24-Mar         10:00am
    ------         -----------            -----------------                     ------         -------
    16-Jun         Los Angeles, CA        Gibson Amphitheatre                   24-Mar         10:00am
    ------         ---------------        -------------------                   ------         -------
    17-Jun         Anaheim, CA            The Theatre At Honda Center           24-Mar         10:00am
    ------         -----------            ---------------------------           ------         -------
    23-Jun         Dallas, TX             Gexa Energy Pavilion                  24-Mar         10:00am
    ------         ----------             --------------------                  ------         -------
    24-Jun         Houston, TX            Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion       24-Mar         10:00am
    ------         -----------            -------------------------------       ------         -------
    26-Jun         Atlanta, GA            The Arena At Gwinett Center           24-Mar         10:00am
    ------         -----------            ---------------------------           ------         -------
    27-Jun         Charlotte, NC          Time Warner Cable Arena               24-Mar         10:00am
    ------         -------------          -----------------------               ------         -------
    29-Jun         Tampa, FL              1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre           24-Mar         12:00pm
    ------         ---------              ---------------------------           ------         -------
    30-Jun         Orlando, FL            Amway Center                          24-Mar         10:00am
    ------         -----------            ------------                          ------         -------
    1-Jul          Ft. Lauderdale, FL     Bank Atlantic Center                  24-Mar         10:00am
    -----          ------------------     --------------------                  ------         -------

*more dates to be announced

For more info visit
http://www.onedirectionmusic.com
http://www.bring1dtous.com
www.livenation.com

Syco Entertainment is a leading global music, television, film and digital production company. Syco is a joint venture between Simon Cowell and Sony Music Entertainment, with offices in London and Los Angeles. Syco's television and music assets include leading global franchises The X Factor and Got Talent, as well as artists such as Leona Lewis, Susan Boyle, Il Divo, Cher Lloyd, One Direction & Labrinth.

About Columbia Records: One of the most respected and successful record labels in the world, Columbia Records is home to established superstars and exciting new talent. Columbia Records is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Music Entertainment.

Sony Music Entertainment is a global recorded music company with a roster of current artists that includes a broad array of both local artists and international superstars. The company boasts a vast catalog that comprises some of the most important recordings in history. Sony Music Entertainment is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America.

The X Factor was created by Syco Television and is co-produced by Syco and Fremantle Media. Artists discovered by The X Factor format have sold more than 100 million records worldwide, including 110 number ones, 270 top 10, and 501 top 50 releases. The X Factor first launched in 2004 in the UK on ITV1. The X Factor has been the number one show in the UK for eight years, with the 2010 finale achieving a peak of 21.2 million viewers, and a 65% share. The 2011 finale, held at Wembley Arena in front of a live audience of 12,000, was the most watched TV show of the year, with a bigger audience than the Royal Wedding. Local versions of The X Factor air in 32 countries.

The X Factor launched in the US in fall 2011 on Fox, immediately becoming the number one unscripted show of the season. The X Factor also gave Fox victory in the November "sweep" among adults aged 18 to 49 for only the second time in the network's history. The US version airs in 162 countries. Around the world, The X Factor has increased the average demographic for many broadcasters by up to 250%.


SOURCE Columbia Records

SOURCE: Columbia Records

One Direction Announce First-Ever Headlining North American Tour
Kicks Off May 24th 2012 in Fairfax, VA

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, March 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Pop sensation One Direction will be hitting the road for their first-ever headlining North American tour in support of their debut album UP ALL NIGHT. The tour kicks off May 24th in Fairfax, VA and includes stops in New York City, Los Angeles, Toronto, Dallas and more (see below for full dates). For ticket information visit www.livenation.com or www.onedirectionmusic.com.

One Direction made history today as their debut album UP ALL NIGHT entered the US Billboard 200 chart at #1 with over 176,000 copies sold. This makes chart history as the first British group ever to debut at #1 in the US with their debut album release. UP ALL NIGHT went straight to No.1 on the digital chart within minutes of its official release last Tuesday March 13th.

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 12 countries and has been certified triple platinum in Ireland, double platinum in the UK & Australia, and platinum in New Zealand. Their BRIT Award winning debut single "What Makes You Beautiful" entered the charts at #1 in both the UK and Ireland. In the U.S., "What Makes You Beautiful" sold more than 131,000 copies in its first week, debuting at #12 on the Billboard Digital Songs chart. Their #28 debut on the Billboard Hot 100 marked the highest debut from a British Group's debut single since the Spice Girls in 1998. 

Later this month One Direction will perform their hit single "What Makes You Beautiful" on the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards March 31st, and will appear in an episode of iCarly "iGo One Direction" set to premiere April 7th on Nickelodeon. The band will also be the musical guests on Saturday Night Live April 7th with guest host Sofia Vergara.

One Direction are Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson. All of the group hail from the U.K., save for Horan, who is from Ireland. All five of the boys (ages 18-20) auditioned for the UK X Factor in 2010 as solo artists. However, at the suggestion of Simon Cowell they joined forces as a group, quickly becoming one of the competitions most popular acts of all time, finishing in the final three and garnering a gigantic fan-base along the way.

UP ALL NIGHT  is available now  
iTunes: http://bit.ly/sGhR74    
Amazon: http://amzn.to/sQrNrW    
Amazon (Deluxe Yearbook Edition): http://amzn.to/vfxzwF                                                                    

Tour Dates

  Date

City

Venue

On-Sale

 

24-May

Fairfax, VA

Patriot Center

24-Mar

10:00am

25-May

East Rutherford, NJ

Izod Center

24-Mar

12:00pm

26-May

New York, NY               

Beacon Theatre

24-Mar

12:00pm

28-May

Philadelphia, PA

Tower Theatre

24-Mar

10:00am

29-May

Toronto, Ontario

Molson Canadian Amphitheatre

24-Mar

10:00am

1-Jun

Detroit, MI

Fox Theatre

24-Mar

10:00am

2-Jun

Chicago, IL

Allstate Arena

24-Mar

10:00am

8-Jun

San Diego, CA

Viejas Arena

24-Mar

10:00am

9-Jun

Las Vegas, NV

Planet Hollywood

24-Mar

10:00am

10-Jun

Phoenix, AZ

Comerica Theatre

24-Mar

10:00am

13-Jun

San Jose, CA

Events Center

24-Mar

10:00am

14-Jun

Oakland, CA

Paramount Theatre

24-Mar

10:00am

16-Jun

Los Angeles, CA       

Gibson Amphitheatre

24-Mar

10:00am

17-Jun

Anaheim, CA

The Theatre At Honda Center

24-Mar

10:00am

23-Jun

Dallas, TX

Gexa Energy Pavilion

24-Mar

10:00am

24-Jun

Houston, TX

Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

24-Mar

10:00am

26-Jun

Atlanta, GA

The Arena At Gwinett Center

24-Mar

10:00am

27-Jun

Charlotte, NC

Time Warner Cable Arena

24-Mar

10:00am

29-Jun

Tampa, FL

1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre

24-Mar

12:00pm

30-Jun

Orlando, FL

Amway Center

24-Mar

10:00am

1-Jul

Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Bank Atlantic Center

24-Mar

10:00am

*more dates to be announced

For more info visit  
http://www.onedirectionmusic.com     
http://www.bring1dtous.com    
www.livenation.com

Syco Entertainment is a leading global music, television, film and digital production company. Syco is a joint venture between Simon Cowell and Sony Music Entertainment, with offices in London and Los Angeles. Syco's television and music assets include leading global franchises The X Factor and Got Talent, as well as artists such as Leona Lewis, Susan Boyle, Il Divo, Cher Lloyd, One Direction & Labrinth. 

About Columbia Records: One of the most respected and successful record labels in the world, Columbia Records is home to established superstars and exciting new talent. Columbia Records is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Music Entertainment.

Sony Music Entertainment is a global recorded music company with a roster of current artists that includes a broad array of both local artists and international superstars. The company boasts a vast catalog that comprises some of the most important recordings in history. Sony Music Entertainment is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America.

The X Factor was created by Syco Television and is co-produced by Syco and Fremantle Media. Artists discovered by The X Factor format have sold more than 100 million records worldwide, including 110 number ones, 270 top 10, and 501 top 50 releases. The X Factor first launched in 2004 in the UK on ITV1. The X Factor has been the number one show in the UK for eight years, with the 2010 finale achieving a peak of 21.2 million viewers, and a 65% share. The 2011 finale, held at Wembley Arena in front of a live audience of 12,000, was the most watched TV show of the year, with a bigger audience than the Royal Wedding. Local versions of The X Factor air in 32 countries. 

The X Factor launched in the US in fall 2011 on Fox, immediately becoming the number one unscripted show of the season.  The X Factor also gave Fox victory in the November "sweep" among adults aged 18 to 49 for only the second time in the network's history. The US version airs in 162 countries. Around the world, The X Factor has increased the average demographic for many broadcasters by up to 250%. 


 

SOURCE Columbia Records

CONTACT: Benny Tarantini, Columbia Records, Benny.Tarantini@sonymusic.com, +1-212-833-5858, or Mike Navarra, Columbia Records, Mike.Navarra@sonymusic.com, +1-212-833-7545; or Ann-Marie Thomson, Syco Entertainment / The X Factor, Ann-marie.thomson@sonymusic.com, +1-310-435-1034; Simon Jones, Hackford Jones PR, simon@hackfordjonespr.com, +44-7990-555291

Web Site: http://www.onedirectionmusic.com


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