One Direction Kicks Off Tour Sales With MSG Sell-Out; 2013 World Tour Dates
In a Hell-freezes-over moment of words I could've only prayed I'd never need say, a boy band has once more taken America by storm.
British pop stars One Direction have been scaling the charts with their debut album Up All Night faster than Alpine climbers chasing blow with Red Bull. On April 7, they made both a guest appearance on Nickelodeon's "iCarly" and a live musical-guest gig on "Saturday Night Live". And they're now getting settled more still into the U.S. scene by selling out their summer Madison Square Garden debut in 10 minutes, Perez Hilton reports.
"Our fans are simply the best in the world," member Niall Horan said. "The support they have shown us has been incredible and we're all so grateful to each and every one of them. We can't wait to see everyone this summer, at Madison Square Garden and of course when we play our world tour in 2013."
The group that "The X Factor" producer Simon Cowell built indeed have a total 25 more U.S. dates planned next year, assuming no one has vastly overestimated just how "back" boy bands really are.
And of course, check out all the 2013 dates below and if the demise of New Kids On The Block once launched you into years of expensive therapy, set your Ticketmaster alerts now. Apparently, these could very well become hot ticket.
6/13 Ft. Lauderdale, FL BankAtlantic Center
6/14 Miami, FL American Airlines Arena
6/18 Columbus, OH Nationwide Arena
6/19 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
6/21 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena
6/22 Raleigh, NC PNC Arena (formerly RBC Arena)
6/23 Washington, DC Verizon Center
6/26 Boston, MA Comcast Center
6/28 Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
7/4 Montreal, PQ Bell Centre
7/6 Hershey, PA Hersheypark Stadium
7/8 Pittsburgh, PA Consol Energy Center
7/9 Toronto, Ontario Air Canada Centre
7/12 Detroit, MI The Palace of Auburn Hills
7/13 Chicago, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
7/18 Minneapolis, MN Target Center
7/19 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
7/24 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
7/25 Salt Lake City, UT Maverick Center
7/27 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena
7/28 Seattle, WA KeyArena
7/31 Oakland, CA Oracle Arena
8/2 Las Vegas, NV Mandalay Bay Events Center
8/6 San Diego, CA Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
8/7 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center
Watch One Direction - What Makes You Beautiful (Live On SNL):
Saturday Night Live