X-Factor Live Tour (2011)
The X Factor Live Tour is a tour which occurs after the conclusion of each series of the X Factor where the finalists and other contestants toured the UK and Ireland. One Direction and nine other contestants from series 7 participated in from 19 February – 9 April 2011.
Better With U Tour (2012)
The Better with U Tour is the first headlinking tour by American boy band, Big Time Rush. Visiting the United States and Canada, the tour supported the band’s second studio album, Elevate. The band announced the tour November 2011, on On Air with Ryan Seacrest. The group stated the tour would be bigger, moving from the festival circuit, playing theaters and auditoriums. The tour also marks the band’s first shows in Canada. The tour became a huge success, with shows selling out in seven major markets: Boston, Chicago, Washington, D.C., Detroit, New York City, Raleigh and Sacramento and the tour sold out in ten minutes. The band also played two festival shows, the Houston Rodeo and Mardi Gras at Universal Studios. Joining the band on tour was British-Irish boy band, One Direction, giving the band their first performances in the U.S..
Up All Night Tour (2011-2012)
The Up All Night Tour was the first headlining concert tour by One Direction, showcasing their debut album, Up All Night (2011). It began in December 2011 and was One Direction’s first solo tour after being formed in the seventh series of The X Factor and being signed to Syco Records. The concert tour was announced in September 2011 with the initial British and Irish dates being revealed. The concert tour was managed by Modest! Management, the shows were backed by a four-piece musical band, and the creative assessments were handled by Caroline Watson and Lou Teasdale, among others. After the initial concert tour concluded in January 2012, shortly afterwards, the concert tour expanded with legs in Oceania and North America. They ultimately played over 60 shows in Europe, Oceania and North America.
The setlist encompassed songs from One Direction’s debut album and five covers. Commentators commended One Direction’s singing abilities and stage presence, and the production of the show. The Up All Night Tour was a commercial success, with additional matinée and evening shows being performed at several venues. A recording of the Up All Night Tour was filmed during One Direction’s January 2012 show at the International Centre in Bournemouth. Documenting the whole concert with intersperses of backstage footage, a video album, Up All Night: The Live Tour, was released on DVD in May 2012. The video concert DVD was a global success, topping the charts in twenty-five countries and setting an unprecedented US chart record. By August 2012, the video album had sold in excess of one million copies worldwide.
|Venue||City||Tickets sold/Available||Gross Revenue|
|Hordern Pavilion||Sydney||6,760 / 6,760 (100%)||$456,887|
|Hisense Arena||Melbourne||4,775 / 4,775 (100%)||$303,858|
|Mohegan Sun Arena||Uncasville||5,748 / 5,748 (100%)||$293,706|
|Patriot Center||Fairfax||8,245 / 8,245 (100%)||$439,504|
|Beacon Theatre||New York City||5,549 / 5,549 (100%)||$295,348|
|Molson Canadian Amphitheatre||Toronto||29,115 / 29,611 (98%)||$1,077,420|
|Auditorio Nacional||Mexico City||18,696 / 18,696 (100%)||$979,461|
|Event Center Arena||San Jose||4,824 / 5,169 (93%)||$251,122|
|Arena at Gwinnett Center||Duluth||9,586 / 9,586 (100%)||$502,620|
|Amway Center||Orlando||12,538 / 12,538 (100%)||$507,536|
Total of 105,836 tickets sold (99%), the Up All Night Tour grossed $5,107,462!
Take Me Home Tour (2013)
The Take Me Home Tour was the second headlining concert tour. Announced by Liam Payne at the 2012 BRIT Awards in early 2012, the original concert tour was billed as the UK & Ireland Arena Tour. In mid-2012, the concert tour expanded with legs in North America and Australia following the band’s international breakthrough. The concert tour visited arenas and stadiums from February through November 2013. The concert tour commenced at London’s O2 Arena on 23 February 2013.
The Take Me Home Tour was commercially successful, with sold-out shows and demand for tickets prompting organisers to add more dates to the itinerary. The concert tour consisted of over 100 shows in Australia, Asia, Europe, and North America. In the UK and Ireland, ticket sales reached 300,000 within a day of release, which included a six-date sell out at the O2 Arena in London. In Australian and New Zealand markets, tickets grossed US$15.7 million, with all 190,000 tickets being sold for eighteen shows held in Australia and New Zealand. The tour placed at number 10 on Pollstar’s Year-End Top 20 Worldwide Tours list, grossing $114 million from the 129 shows.
|Venue||City||Tickets sold/Available||Gross Revenue|
|The O2 Arena||London||157,145 / 161,487 (97%)||$7,867,850|
|Manchester Arena||Manchester||71,296 / 72,253 (99%)||$2,938,934|
|Sportpaleis||Antwerp||15,137 / 15,137 (100%)||$858,609|
|O2 World||Berlin||11,861 / 11,861 (100%)||$572,947|
|O2 World Hamburg||Hamburg||10,724 / 13,693 (78%)||$537,563|
|Hallenstadion||Zurich||13,000 / 13,000 (100%)||$962,535|
|Foro Sol||Mexico City||107,317 / 108,050 (99%)||$6,268,801|
|American Airlines Arena||Miami||13,838 / 13,838 (100%)||$938,729|
|Bridgestone Arena||Nashville||13,422 / 13,422 (100%)||$1,001,309|
|Philips Arena||Atlanta||14,264 / 14,264 (100%)||$917,424|
|Verizon Center||Washington, D.C.||13,992 / 13,992 (100%)||$1,020,134|
|Wells Fargo Center||Philadelphia||14,827 / 14,827 (100%)||$1,072,787|
|Izod Center||East Rutherford||14,671 / 14,671 (100%)||$1,021,706|
|Bell Centre||Montreal||14,573 / 14,573 (100%)||$1,015,610|
|Target Center||Minneapolis||13,655 / 13,655 (100%)||$1,003,558|
|Air Canada Centre||Toronto||29,424 / 29,424 (100%)||$1,090,180|
|Oracle Arena||Oakland||13,394 / 13,394 (100%)||$987,479|
|Staples Center||Los Angeles||57,363 / 57,363 (100%)||$3,998,657|
|Brisbane Entertainment Centre||Brisbane||30,405 / 30,831 (99%)||$2,729,520|
|Allphones Arena||Sydney||79,914 / 80,532 (99%)||$6,724,970|
|Rod Laver Arena||Melbourne||94,457 / 97,376 (100%)||$7,265,050|
|Perth Arena||Perth||26,986 / 27,186 (99%)||$2,360,820|
Total of 824,843 tickets sold (99%), the Take Me Home Tour grossed $114 million!
Where We Are Tour (2014)
The tour was announced by One Direction during a press conference on 16 May 2013 at Wembley Stadium. One Direction raised £600,000 for Stand up to Cancer due to them giving 50p of each ticket sold to the charity. On March 2014, Australian band 5 Seconds of Summer announced they would be the opening act for UK, European and US tour dates. The tour grossed $290 million in sales after 69 performances with total attendance of 3.4 million. It became the 13th highest grossing concert tour of all time.
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Total of 3,439,560 tickets sold (100%), the Where We Are Tour grossed $290,178,452!
On The Road Again Tour (2015)
The On The Road Again Tour is the fourth stadium tour by One Direction. The tour will visit all five major cities in Australia from 7 February 2015 in Sydney and will conclude on the 20th of the same month in Perth. The second leg of the tour will begin in Japan on 24 February and will conclude in Jakarta on 25 March. The third leg of the tour begins in Johannesburg, 28 March and concludes in Cape Town. The fourth and final show will be on 4 April in Dubai. The stadium tour will promote the band’s third studio album, Midnight Memories, along with their previous albums: Take Me Home and Up All Night. The tour was announced on the morning program Today, where the band gave a pre-recorded interview releasing the details of their return to Australia. It was later announced that the band would also be touring Asia and Africa.
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