One Direction Takes Over Central Park With Big Announcement on ‘GMA’

Nov 26, 2013 9:50am

One Direction, the biggest band in the world, rocked out in New York City’s Central Park on “Good Morning America” this morning, announcing to their excited fans that  they’re officially bringing their “Where We Are” tour to North America in 2014.

“We’re bringing it to North America,” the band’s Niall Horan told Robin Roberts. “Tickets go on sale the seventh of December this year. We’ll be playing our first show on the first of August in Toronto.”

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The tour announcement set Twitter on fire, with overjoyed fans tweeting, “Omg. I think I burst out crying when they said Toronto’s the first date,” and “I’m so proud of my boys they’re amazing and I can’t wait to see the new tour.”

It’s hard to believe just three short years ago the five young men that make up One Direction were strangers auditioning for “The X Factor” in Britain. Now they’ve exploded into a worldwide phenomenon, winning best pop/rock album and best pop/rock band at the American Music Awards on Nov. 24.

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The British superstars’ brand new album, “Midnight Memories,” has already skyrocketed to No. 1 in almost 100 countries, despite just being released on Monday.

“I think it’s such a hard thing to comprehend really,” Louis Tomlinson explained of the immediate success of their third album. “We had a bit of a toast and celebration. It’s such a hard thing to get your head around. It’s a testament to how amazing our fans are, you know?”

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Thousands of enthusiastic, screaming fans came out, despite the freezing weather, to watch One Direction perform this morning for the very first time in Central Park

“This is so nice,” Liam Payne said of the incredible turnout. “We can’t believe how many people showed up.”

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And of course “GMA” couldn’t let the pop sensations get away without asking the fans’ number one question on Twitter: “Who’s still “available” among the bunch?

Harry and Niall wasted no time boldly raising their hands in response to the fact they’re single.

Zayn Malik, on the other hand, is completely off the market after his widely announced engagement to Little Mix’s Perrie Edwards, though he confirmed no wedding date has been set.

Following today’s heart-pumping performances of “Best Song Ever,” “Story of My Life” and “What Makes You Beautiful,”  One Direction is looking forward to spending some much needed down time with their families to enjoy the holidays.

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