ONE BIG TOUR

Two days before Thanksgiving, the planet’s biggest boy band made a huge announcement on Good Morning America, setting twitter ablaze and offering U.S. fans something to be most grateful for. The lads who make up global phenomenon, One Direction, revealed 2014 North American dates for their first (and surely not their last) worldwide stadium tour, dubbed “Where We Are.”

Directioners across the country are sure to bottleneck ticketing sites and thrash at their keyboards to ensure a seat for next year, after their last domestic tour sold out, in entirety, within ten minutes. Best mates Harry, Niall, Zayn, Liam and Louis’ on-stage charms have been making girls squeak and squeal since the boys blew up, so accompanying parentals: have earplugs at the ready because audiences are bound to break decibel records and give Bieber fans a run for their money when these cheeky Brits invade for their biggest tour yet.

The raucous soccer hooligans playfully accompanied the big announcement with postcard images of the heartthrobs donning home jerseys of the stadiums they will be visiting. Kicking off August 1 in Ontario, the boy band will snake its way through 21 cities, including Philadelphia, Nashville, Glendale and Chicago before wrapping up in Miami on October 5. Due to high demand, numerous dates have already been added to various cities (Los Angeles, New Jersey, Boston and more) though, fans will notice tickets have drastically decreased in average price when compared to their last tour. 1D’s 2013 trek averaged $650, whereas 2014 dates have dropped from $704 to $356 since they first went on sale, but that’s not to say their ticket prices are cheap in the least. The most expensive night comes September 21 at the Alamodome for $923 on average, followed by the Mercedes-Benz Superdome for $655. 1D’s most affordable nights are in Houston, TX for $256 and night one in Charlotte,NC for $220. Tulsa, OK boasts the steepest minimum price for $118 at the BOK Center, while the lowest get-in price is offered August 27 in St. Louis for $52.

The London-natives got their start in 2010, grouped together on the UK’s The X Factor after initially failing as solo singers. They have since become the ultimate boy band of the 21st century, as social media has helped generate immense fan bases all over the world. Niall Horan succinctly related the magnitude of 1D’s fame during a group press conference: “We are ecstatic. We have only been a band for three years and we’re already doing stadiums.” The five-piece previously released the album Take Me Home and subsequently toured the U.S. this past summer, but it seems the boys won’t be Home for very long, as the hard-working lads debuted third studio album, Midnight Memories, worldwide on November 25 and are currently promoting it. The Simon Cowell protégés made Memories and history when they became the first group since 1967 to have three consecutive No.1 albums (the last to achieve this milestone were The Monkees). The first two singles off of the album, “Best Song Ever” and “Story of my Life,” topped the charts in 97 countries within 24 hours of their release, and judging by the size of this next tour, their popularity seems to be on a perpetual incline.

Want to find the best Christmas present ever for the teenager in your life? Peruse the dates below!

DATE VENUE CITY MIN PRICE AVERAGE
08/01/14 Rogers Centre Toronto, ON $57.00 $336.74
08/02/14 Rogers Centre Toronto, ON $69.00 $510.40
08/04/14 MetLife Stadium East Rutherford, NJ $109.00 $422.35
08/05/14 MetLife Stadium East Rutherford, NJ $90.00 $299.95
08/07/14 Gillette Stadium Foxborough, MA $59.00 $266.81
08/08/14 Gillette Stadium Foxborough, MA $81.00 $256.43
08/11/14 Nationals Park Washington, DC $87.00 $301.18
08/13/14 Lincoln Financial Field Philadelphia, PA $62.00 $320.76
08/16/14 Ford Field Detroit, MI $95.00 $352.12
08/19/14 LP Field Nashville, TN $63.00 $346.01
08/22/14 Reliant Stadium Houston, TX $63.00 $225.97
08/24/14 AT&T Stadium Arlington, TX $66.00 $322.04
08/27/14 Edward Jones Dome St. Louis, MO $52.00 $236.28
08/29/14 Soldier Field Chicago, IL $70.00 $296.93
08/30/14 Soldier Field Chicago, IL $64.00 $289.93
09/12/14 Rose Bowl Pasadena, CA $59.00 $232.51
09/13/14 Rose Bowl Pasadena, CA $64.00 $228.54
09/16/14 University of Phoenix Stadium Glendale, AZ $63.00 $285.91
09/19/14 Sun Bowl Stadium El Paso, TX $67.00 $490.27
09/21/14 Alamodome San Antonio, TX $71.00 $922.54
09/23/14 BOK Center Tulsa, OK $118.00 $380.27
09/25/14 Mercedes-Benz Superdome New Orleans, LA $58.00 $654.73
09/27/14 PNC Music Pavilion Charlotte Charlotte, NC $76.00 $219.84
09/28/14 PNC Music Pavilion Charlotte Charlotte, NC $57.00 $608.42
10/01/14 Georgia Dome Atlanta, GA $66.00 $258.31
10/03/14 Raymond James Stadium Tampa, FL $64.00 $259.83
10/05/14 Sun Life Stadium Miami, FL $62.00 $277.88
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