One Direction have made their ‘big announcement’, revealing they are set to play a world stadium tour in 2014.
After a week of teasing fans, Harry, Liam, Niall, Zayn and Louis gathered at Wembley Stadium to officially announce the Where We Are tour to the press.
The worldwide jaunt will kick off in April in South America, before they return to the UK and Ireland to play five dates including a night at Wembley Arena.
The band are set to announce more dates soon, and have already promised a US leg.
Niall said at the press conference: “We are ecstatic. We have only been a band for three years and we’re already doing stadiums – including Wembley.”
Harry added: “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.”
The name of the new tour sparked speculation it could also be the title of the band’s third album, which is due for release later this year.
In the press conference, Louis confirmed its release and teased a new direction of sound for the band.
“There will be a new album this year. It’s taken a slightly rockier tone,” he said.
“We made it a lot more edgier,” Liam added.
The boyband are currently on the European leg of their Take Me Home world tour, and jetted back to the UK especially announce the news of next year’s stadium gigs.
Tickets for the UK and Ireland dates of the Where We Are tour go on sale 25 May at 10am.
Dates announced so far are:
25 April – Bogata, Colombia Estadio El Campin
27 April – Lima, Peru Estadio Nacional
29 April – Asuncion, Paraguay Jockey Club
1 May – Santiago, Chile Estadio Nacional
3 May – Buenos Aires, Argentina Velez
6 May – Montevideo, Uruguay Estadio Centenario
8 May – Rio De Janeiro, Brazil Apoteose
10 May – Sao Paulo, Brazil Palmeiras Arena
25 May – Dublin Croke Park
28 May – Sunderland Stadium Of Light
31 May – Manchester Etihad Stadium
3 June – Edinburgh Murrayfield
7 June – London Wembley Stadium