One Direction to Headline Madison Square Garden December 3, 2012
Due to the overwhelming popular demand, pop sensation One Direction are set to headline the prestigious Madison Square Garden in New York City on December 3, 2012. Tickets will go on sale Friday, April 6 at 5pm ET. Go towww.onedirectionmusic.com for more info.
One Direction's May/June 2012 tour of North America sold out within minutes of going on sale and the group wanted to give their fans a further opportunity to see them play live before ending what will have been a monumental year.
"We are so happy to be playing Madison Square Garden. To be headlining our OWN show in a venue that has played host to countless legendary acts that we have grown up listening to and adore is obviously a dream come true for us all. We can't wait to play for our fans on December 3rd." - Niall Horan.
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 13 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 GOLD for sales in excess of 500,000.
On April 7th, One Direction will appear in an episode of iCarly "iGo One Direction" performing their hit single "What Makes You Beautiful" on Nickelodeon. That night the band will also be the musical guests on Saturday Night Live 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.