For the few of you out there who don’t know anything about the band from the UK, they started by winning third place on X Factor UK and then moved on to record a couple of albums that were released on that side of the pond.Their songs “What Makes You Beautiful” and “Gotta Be You” were huge hits off their debut album, Take Me Home. They have only gotten bigger since this release in 2012. 2014 saw the release of their second album, Midnight Memories.The tracks “Best Song Ever” and “Story of My Life” were released and became smash hits. At the beginning of this year they released their third album called Four. It spurned hits like “Steal My Girl” and “Night Changes”. One Direction as of a couple of years ago has been everywhere. They are a global phenomenon that you cannot really escape from.
Surprisingly what I learned about the One Direction, Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson, and Liam Payne, (original member Zayn Malik left the band earlier this year) is that they are not your typical boy band in many respects. For instance, they are mainly about the music; they focus on their singing rather than their dancing. They also know where their fan base lies (young girls from 6-18) and play to them.
All you moms and dads out there if you buy tickets for this show for your pre-teen/teen daughter then she will love you forever…or at least until she hates you again.
-Date: September 5, 2015
-Venue: Olympic Stadium
-Ticket Purchase: www.admission.com
-Ticket Prices: $35.50, $42.50, $52.50, $75.00, $96.50, $117.25 (plus handling charges)
-Show Time: 7:00 p.m.
-Opening Act: Icona Pop