One Direction have revealed they want to emulate manband Take That with their forthcoming stadium world tour, Where We Are.
MTV News UK were present at the lads’ press conference at Wembley Stadium today (May 16) where they confirmed plans to perform in the UK, Ireland and South America.
When asked where they see themselves in ten years time, Liam Payne replied: “We want to do this for as long as we can really.
“We came to watch Take That at Wembley when they were doing their stadium tour and we couldn’t believe how big it was, so if we can emulate something like that, i think thats the way to go.”
Louis Tomlinson added: “For us, it’s more about keeping our feet on the ground and taking every day as it comes. That would be great, but at the moment we are just set for the stadiums – i cant believe I’m saying it.”
1D also spoke about their forthcoming 3D concert flick This Is Us, with Niall Horan saying:”It’s good in the movie because people can see what we’re like behind the scenes.
Harry Styles agreed: “On Twitter you only have 140 characters, you can’t get personality across in ten minute interviews.
“It’s going to be a lot more of how we interact and how we’re chilled out in the dressing room and it will be nice to see us as we are.”
Speaking of their third album, Louis revealed: “There will be a new album this year with a rockier and edgier tone to it.”
Liam added: “We’ve written a lot of the songs on it and we got the chance to work with a lot of great writers. It’s a bit more edgy. It’s grown as we’ve grown.”
One Direction have a pretty busy 2014 ahead of them. On Thursday (May 16), the boy band announced early dates for their 2014 Where We Are stadium world tour and gave fans the inside scoop about their third album.
In footage from their press conference at London’s Wembley Stadium, the guys hinted that they’re making some changes on their next album, expected to hit retailers by the holidays.
“[We] had the chance to work with a lot of great writers and stuff, but we just made it a bit more edgier,” Liam Payne explained about the release, their follow-up to 2012′s Take Me Home. “Just subtle changes here and there so it kind of grows as we grow.”
While they didn’t give specifics, we do know that there will not be any songs penned by Ed Sheeran, who wrote tracks for Take Me Home and their debut Up All Night. But producer Julian Bunetta shared with us earlier this year that he had been in the studio with them.
Once they drop their album, the guys will take their act on the road for their Where We Are Tour, kicking off on April 25 in Colombia. So far, the band has announced a handful of dates for South America, the U.K. and Ireland. But U.S. fans shouldn’t fret; more dates will be announced soon.
Niall Horan tweeted, “Keep [your] eyes [peeled]! Please don’t be disappointed if your country wasnt announced! We will be announcing more over the year!”
The guys also shared on the tour’s website that “another #1BigAnnouncement coming soon.” Until then, they are currently on their Take Me Home world tour. And they’ll release their 3-D movie, “This Is Us,” in August.
One Direction have announced details of their first ever UK stadium tour, which will take place in 2014 and is called the ‘Where We Are’ tour.
The ‘Live While We’re Young’ singers will perform at venues across the country at what will be their biggest shows to date.
Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik and Liam Payne made their #1BigAnnouncement at Wembley Stadium today (16th May).
Following a run of gigs in South America, One Direction will return to the UK and Ireland, beginning the tour at Croke Park in Dublin on 24th May.
They will then play Sunderland’s Stadium Of Light on 28th May, before calling at Manchester’s Eithad Stadium on 31st May and Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh on 3rd June.
The UK leg of the tour will finish at London’s Wembley Stadium on 7th June.
Speaking at the press conference, Harry Styles said: “It’s important the fans and everyone who comes to see the show know it’s going to be much bigger and new songs. A completely different tour.”
Liam Payne added: “I think it would be quite interesting to sing a song in Spanish. Niall can sing The Lion King in Spanish!”
One Direction have so far enjoyed another incredible year and are currently touring around the world on their ‘Take Me Home’ tour in support of their album of the same name.
Released last year, it included the hits ‘Live While We’re Young’ and ‘Kiss You’.
The group are also in the middle of filming their highly anticipated 3D concert film This Is Us, directed by Morgan Spurlock, which will be released in August 2013.
More dates and cities for the 2014 Stadium Tour will be announced later this year.
One Direction’s UK and Ireland tour dates are:
Dublin, Croke Park – 24th May 2014
Sunderland, Stadium Of Light – 28th May 2014
Manchester, Eithad Stadium – 31st May 2014
Edinburgh, Murrayfield Stadium – 3rd June
London, Wembley Stadium – 7th June
Tickets for all UK and Ireland tour dates go on sale on Saturday 25th May 10am.