After a barrage of hopeful speculation, the U.K. boy band One Direction finally confirmed it would be embarking on its first North American stadium tour in the summer of 2014. Beginning Aug. 1, One Direction will make its way to more than 20 sports stadiums across the continent. The much-anticipated tour will extend through Oct. 5, stopping in venues like Ford Field in Detroit (Aug. 16), the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. (Sept. 12), and the Alamodome in San Antonio (Sept. 21). Find the complete list of cities featured on the trek at the bottom of this page.
This monumental announcement comes in the wake of previously confirmed tour dates for Europe and South America, where concerts will also take place at major sporting venues. This worldwide stadium tour is indicative of the group’s rapid rise to fame: The pop group released its debut album “Up All Night” in Nov. 2011. Now, after just two years, the band will perform more than 50 concerts at massive international stadiums where capacity for a single concert can surpass 40,000 fans.
On Nov. 26, the quintet confirmed the tour dates on its debut performance on the popular morning news program “Good Morning America.” The live concert came one day after the release of the group’s third studio album. “Midnight Memories,” which hit shelves in the U.S. on Nov. 25, and has already debuted at No. 1 in nearly 100 countries around the world. It follows in the successful footsteps of the group’s 2012 record “Take Me Home,” which has been certified Platinum at least once in more than 18 nations.
The band most recently took home two trophies at the 2013 American Music Awards, winning both Favorite Pop/Rock Album and Favorite Pop/Rock Band. The members also joined the list of performers at the Nov. 24 ceremony, where they treated fans to a version of the band’s most recent single, “Story of My Life.”
Where We Are North American Tour Dates | Tickets
Aug. 1 – Rogers Centre, Toronto, Ontario
Aug. 2 – Rogers Centre, Toronto, Ontario
Aug. 4 – MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, N.J.
Aug. 5 – MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, N.J.
Aug. 7 – Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, Mass.
Aug. 8 – Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, Mass.
Aug. 11 – Nationals Park, Washington, D.C.
Aug. 13 – Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pa.
Aug. 16 – Ford Field, Detroit, Mich.
Aug. 19 – LP Field, Nashville, Tenn.
Aug. 22 – Reliant Stadium, Houston, Texas
Aug. 24 – AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas
Aug. 27 – Edward Jones Dome, St. Louis, Mo.
Aug. 29 – Soldier Field, Chicago, Ill.
Aug. 30 – Soldier Field, Chicago, Ill.
Sept. 12 – Rose Bowl, Pasadena, Calif.
Sept. 13 – Rose Bowl, Pasadena, Calif.
Sept. 16 – University of Phoenix Stadium, Phoenix, Ariz.
Sept. 19 – Sun Bowl Stadium, El Paso, Texas
Sept. 21 – Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas
Sept. 23 – BOK Center, Tulsa, Okla.
Sept. 25 – Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, La.
Sept. 27 – PNC Music Pavilion, Charlotte, N.C.
Sept. 28 – PNC Music Pavilion, Charlotte, N.C.
Oct. 1 – Georgia Dome, Atlanta, Ga.
Oct. 3 – Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Fla.
Oct. 5 – Sun Life Stadium, Miami, Fla.