Warm 106.9 is proud to welcome One Direction in concert to Key Arena on June 28th, 2013! With their entire May/June 2012 tour also selling out in minutes, One Direction are giving their fans a chance to see the group live once again in the summer of 2013 as part of their World Tour – the earliest they are able to return with a tour to the States.
One Direction gained notoriety in 2010 after appearing on the X-Factor UK. Band members include Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson. All of the group hail from the U.K., except for Horan, who is from Ireland. All five of the boys (ages 18-20) auditioned for the UK X Factor in 2010 as solo artists. However, at the suggestion of Simon Cowell they joined forces as a group, quickly becoming one of the competitions most popular acts of all time, finishing in the final three and garnering a gigantic fan-base along the way.
Their debut album, Up All Night, entered the charts at #1 in 14 countries. This album made history as it entered the US Billboard 200 chart at #1 with over 176,000 copies sold - making them the first British group ever to debut at #1 in the US with their first album release. Their debut single What Makes You Beautiful has recently been certified platinum in the US.