UK boy band One Direction continued its whirlwind tour of the Unites States with their debut last night (Apr. 7) on “Saturday Night Live.” They blasted out two songs off their new album.
The Irish and British lads, Zayn Malik, Harry Styles, Louis7 Tomlinson, Liam Payne and Niall Horan, are rapidly winning over legions of teen-age fans in the Unites States.
Even breathy Italian beauty and show host Sofia Vergara was overheated by the boys. They sang “Up All Night” and “One Thing.” Both songs are off their new album Up All Night. Their lead single, “What Makes You Beautiful,” is No. 9 on the pop charts.
The band was pieced together by music mogul Simon Cowell from performers on his UK show “X-Factor.” They sang “What Makes you Beautiful” on the Kids Choice Awards show April 1 and took the place by storm.
The Band embarks on the first U.S. tour May 24 in Fairfax, Va. From there, they will hit New York City, Los Angeles, Toronto, Dallas and locations. (see tour dates below)
Rival boy band The Wanted have also arrived in the United States. Their song “Glad You Came” was recently featured on Fox’s hit show, “Glee.” The group also performed live on “American Idol” last week.
Check out One Direction below.
One Direction Tour Dates!
Thursday 24th – Patriot Center, Fairfax VA
Friday 25th – Izod Center, East Rutherford NJ
Saturday 26th – Beacon Theatre, New York NY (Extra Matinee Show)
Saturday 26th – Beacon Theatre, New York NY
Monday 28th – Tower Theatre Philadelphia PA
Tuesday 29th – Molson Amphitheatre, Toronto Ontario
Thursday 31st – Molson Amphitheatre, Toronto Ontario
Friday 1st – Fox Theatre, Detroit MI
Saturday 2nd – Allstate Arena, Chicago IL
Friday 8th – Viejas Arena, San Diego CA
Saturday 9th – Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas NV
Sunday 10th – Comerica Theatre, Phoenix AZ
Wednesday 13th – Events Center, San Jose CA
Thursday 14th – Paramount Theatre, Oakland CA
Saturday 16th – Gibson Amphitheatre, Los Angeles CA (Extra Matinee Show)
Saturday 16th – Gibson Amphitheatre, Los Angeles CA
Sunday 17th – The Theatre At Honda Center, Anaheim CA
Saturday 23rd – Gexa Energy Pavilion, Dallas TX
Sunday 24th – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, Houston TX
Tuesday 26th – The Arena At Gwinett, Atlanta GA
Wednesday 27th – Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte NC
Friday 29th – 1-800-Ask-Gary Amphitheatre, Tampa FL
Saturday 30th – Amway Center, Orlando FL
Sunday 1st – Bank Atlantic Center, Ft.Lauderdale, FL