The Beat 9/6: Alicia Keys Is 'On Fire,' One Direction (U.S.) Changes Name
The Beat 9/6: Alicia Keys Is 'On Fire,' One Direction (U.S.) Changes Name

With their 2012 tour of the United States completely sold out and commitments lined up for the rest of the year that will keep them from returning, One Direction has gone ahead and scheduled a tour of North American arenas for Summer 2013.


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Fans gobbled up tickets to the British boy band's May/June 2012 tour, as well as its Dec. 3 show at NYC's Madison Square Garden. The group announced on Thursday that their 2013 world tour will begin a 25-city run in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. on June 13 and will stop in New York City, Chicago, Denver, Montreal and Las Vegas before wrapping up in Los Angeles on Aug. 7.

Tickets go on sale Saturday April 21, at Ticketmaster.com and LiveNation.com.

"Our fans are simply the best in the world," member Niall Horan says. "The support they have shown us has been incredible and we're all so grateful to each and every one of them. We can't wait to see everyone this summer, at Madison Square Garden and of course when we play our world tour in 2013."

1D recently made chart history by scoring a No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200 albums chart, becoming the first U.K. act to see their debut album start in the top spot. The group -- Niall, Zayn, Liam, Harry and Louis -- performed on "Saturday Night Live" on April 7 and appeared in a recent episode of "iCarly."

Their 2012 headlining trek through North America kicks off on May 24 in Fairfax, Va.

Update: At the end of April, One Direction added nine more dates to their summer 2013 tour, including repeat shows in Chicago, Las Vegas and Hershey, Pa. Tickets for the new dates go on sale in May 2012.

2013 Tour Dates:

June:

13 -- Ft. Lauderdale, FL (BankAtlantic Center)
14 -- Miami, FL (American Airlines Arena)
16 -- Louisville, KY (KFC Yum! Center)
18 -- Columbus, OH (Nationwide Arena)
19 -- Nashville, TN (Bridgestone Arena)
21 -- Atlanta, GA (Philips Arena)
22 -- Raleigh, NC (PNC Arena -- formerly RBC Arena)
23 -- Washington, DC (Verizon Center)
25 -- Philadelphia, PA (Wells Fargo Center)
26 -- Boston, MA (Comcast Center)
28 -- Wantagh, NY (Nikon at Jones Beach Theater)

July:

2 -- East Rutherford, NJ (IZOD Center)
4 -- Montreal, PQ (Bell Centre)
5 -- Hershey, PA (Hersheypark Stadium)
6 -- Hershey, PA (Hersheypark Stadium)
8 -- Pittsburgh, PA (Consol Energy Center)
9 -- Toronto, Ontario (Air Canada Centre)
12 -- Detroit, MI (The Palace of Auburn Hills)
13 -- Chicago, IL (First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre)
14 -- Chicago, IL (First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre)
18 -- Minneapolis, MN (Target Center)
19 -- Kansas City, MO (Sprint Center)
21 -- Houston, TX (Toyota Center)
22 -- Dallas, TX (American Airlines Center)
24 -- Denver, CO (Pepsi Center)
25 -- Salt Lake City, UT (Maverick Center)
27 -- Vancouver, BC (Rogers Arena)
28 -- Seattle, WA (KeyArena)
30 -- San Jose, CA (HP Pavilion)
31 -- Oakland, CA (Oracle Arena)

August:

2 -- Las Vegas, NV (Mandalay Bay Events Center)
3 -- Las Vegas, NV (Mandalay Bay Events Center)
6 -- San Diego, CA (Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre)
7 -- Los Angeles, CA (Staples Center)

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