The band could surpass U2 and The Rolling Stones
UK pop group One Direction, aka 1D, is set to break a world record for the first band to sell $1 billion worth of concert tickets on the band’s upcoming Where We Are stadium tour. According to the Daily Mirror, the band have 88 dates set for 2014 across Europe, the US and South America, with 80,000 seat venues selling out fast.
A band spokesperson, who has been unnamed, told The Sun newspaper on Sunday, “Demand was so enormous for Where We Are tickets that 21 American dates had to be added to the original schedule. It is absolutely conceivable that still more could be squeezed in before the end of 2014 but that will ultimately be up to the band and its management.”
If successful, the band will break records held by rock icons U2 and The Rolling Stones who have top earnings surpassing $638 million and $467 million, respectively.
The spokesperson also stated, “Until now we hadn’t even thought in terms of breaking records. But it would be amazing for 1D to climb to the very top of the tour league so early in the group’s career. That would be a phenomenal testament to the loyalty and support of their fans.”
The band’s current schedule has the first leg of the tour kicking off April 25, 2014 in Bogota, Columbia before wrapping July 13th in Porto, Portugal.
The band will then take to North America starting in Toronto on August 1st before wrapping for the year (so far) in Miami on October 5th.
Author: Buddy Iahn
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