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One Direction announce UK and Ireland arena tour for 2013

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One Direction have announced plans for their first ever arena tour.

The boyband will play 15 dates across the UK and Ireland next spring in support of their debut album Up All Night.

One Direction collect the British Single award on stage during the 2012 Brit awards at The O2 Arena, London

© PA Images / Yui Mok/PA Wire



The string of shows will start at London's O2 Arena on February 22, 2013 and will conclude at Newcastle's Metro Radio Arena on March 24, 2013.

One Direction announced the tour following Liam Payne's revelation that they were booked for the gigs during their Brit Award acceptance speech last night (February 21).

The pop group won the public-voted 'British Single' award for their debut track 'What Makes You Beautiful'.

Tickets for One Direction's 2013 arena tour go on sale from 9am on February 25.

One Direction recently teased that they are planning on taking a different route for their second album and will include "more guitars and [be] grungier".

The first batch of One Direction UK and Ireland 2013 arena tour dates are as follows:
  • February 22 - London, O2 Arena

  • February 23 - London, O2 Arena

  • February 26 - Glasgow, SECC

  • March 1 - Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena

  • March 2 - Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena

  • March 5 - Dublin, O2 Arena

  • March 6 - Dublin, O2 Arena

  • March 7 - Belfast, Odyssey Arena

  • March 8 - Belfast, Odyssey Arena

  • March 15 - Manchester, Manchester Arena

  • March 17 - Liverpool, Echo Arena

  • March 19 - Sheffield, Motorpoint Arena

  • March 20 - Nottingham, Capital FM Arena

  • March 22 - Birmingham, LG Arena

  • March 24 - Newcastle, Metro Radio Arena
Watch the music video for One Direction's new single 'One Thing' below:

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