One Direction has been quite prolific since they hit a home run in 2010 by topping the contestants on The X Factor. The band has released a studio album every single year since then, and have toured extensively on each subsequent album. This time around we have 2013’s Midnight Memories, which is pushing the band into a fully-fledged tour right into 2014 and beyond.
Fans should really expect a majority of the setlist to come from Midnight Memories– nearly 75% of it in fact. If the family is not a fan of this album as much as the previous two, it might be smart to wait it out a year or so. The band performs every single song from Midnight Memories. Yes, that is every single song without missing a beat. The material is spread throughout the set and not all played back to front as it appears on the record. The opening song from the new album, “Best Song Ever,” is actually the closer to the entire evening’s show.
Fans that have been with the band for a number of years should recognize two choice tunes from their full length debut, Up All Night. Their breakthrough, “What Makes You Beautiful” closes out the main set and “One Thing.” As far as their sophomore album, they perform a handful of songs. These are “C’mon C’mon” which is the most popular, as well as “Live While We’re Young.” The band performs a total of seven songs between their first two albums, making it overly reliant on that popular 2013 release which the tour title and theme comes from.
The band makes absolutely no reported changes on their setlist, so what you see is what you get. Which for most fans is more than enough.
Little Black Dress
Why Don’t We Go There?
Don’t Forget Where You Belong
Live While We’re Young
Through the Dark
Better Than Words
What Makes You Beautiful
You & I
Story of My Life
Little White Lies
Best Song Ever
What should I expect at the show?
Aside from the core setlist of material, the band is usually very active with fans. One of the more common things you will see is One Direction answering questions directly from Twitter. The idea is that fans tweet them before the show and they read the tweets live and respond to the best ones. This keeps the fans engaged at the show. You should expect a lot of chatter and jokes between the members.
How long is a One Direction concert?
One Direction performs for about 90 to 100 minutes depending on fan interaction.
How do I get access to presale tickets for One Direction’s tour?
TicketCrusader is an excellent resource for outlining the various presales for current tours. One Direction is one of the biggest bands in the world, and there are many options for presales. But due to overwhelming popularity, you need to find the right one for you and the family.
Firstly, Citinational has a presale open for One Direction. The password is public but you need a Citi Card and CitiNational account to gain access. It is worth noting that Citi is known to offer some of the most accessible presale packages in the industry, including affordable VIP packages.
One Direction and management frequently make presale headlines on their official Facebook page, and there is a special presale offered directly through the social media platform. American Express Entertainment also offers presales, and the famous company is servicing the entire tour., and you need an American Express card for purchase. It is perhaps the best option in town.
Mainly, all these various sources offer the same overall presale tickets for One Direction tour, but with different passwords and different dates of availability.
Who is One Direction’s publicist and press contact?
One Direction is managed by one of the United Kingdom’s most powerful independent media entities, Modest Management, which is run by two accomplished veterans of the music industry, Richard Griffiths and Harry Magee.
“They opened with ‘Up All Night’, the title track from their first album and one of very few songs that I knew. The stage setup was pretty incredible with huge 3D projections constantly changing the shape and look of the backdrop, from cityscapes, to pop art and retro video games like Space Invaders. The visuals definitely appealed more to my tastes than the music did.” – Anthony Barton of the Noise 11
“The British boy band have engendered a ridiculously passionate, vocal fan base over the last three years, winning the hearts of young girls with a bit of cheek, a dash of charm, and a few songs which encapsulate everything a tweenage girl would want to hear from her first crush. It seems they’re everything Simon Cowell could’ve wished for when he signed them up.” – Lydia Jenkin of the NZ Herald
“The slick, tiered stage that the guys romped around for two hours was a drastic upgrade from last year’s tour – at least all of that T-shirt money they’re making is being invested into something for the fans – and was an engaging hunk of eye candy all show.” – Melissa Ruggieri of Access Atlanta
One Direction Take Me Home Tour 2013
Tour Opening Acts: 5 Seconds of Summer, Olly Murs, Camryn
Started June 13, 2013 in Sunrise, Florida | Ended December 19, 2013 in Los Angeles, California
One Direction Better With U Tour 2012
Tour Opening Acts: Johny Ruffo, Olly Murs, Annah Mac
Started February 24, 2012 in Rosemont, Illinois | Ended December 7, 2012 in New York, New York
One Direction: The X Factor Live 2011
Tour Opening Acts: Olly Murs, Camryn, Boyce Avenue, Manika
Started January 2, 2011 in Hatfield, England | Ended December 23, 2011 in Manchester, England
One Direction The X Factor Live 2010
Tour Opening Acts: NA
Started August 21, 2010 London, England | December 12, 2010 in Glasgow, England