One Direction Takes Australia By Storm
Boy band One Direction has conquered the hearts of millions of Australian teens. Throngs of screaming teenagers greeted the boys wherever they went to make an appearance
The group recently visited the country and performed in four sold-out shows. Scalped tickets went as high as $1,000 a piece and even then, those got sold quickly.
Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson and Zayn Malik looked like they were enjoying the screaming and adulation from their fans. They readily shook hands with the public and smiled a lot. The boys also spent their first day by jumping off into the Sydney Harbour.
Styles said all of them are friends and the friendship has kept them grounded. He also acknowledged their families for their continuing support.
Some of the appearances they made included Seven Network, and Kyle and Jackie O radio show. When One Direction appeared in Sunrise at the Seven Studios in Martin Place, 10 fans fainted and had to be given medical attention.
Before leaving Australia, the group promised their fans—who call themselves One Directionites—that they would be back for a second Australian tour in 2013. The tour will cover both Australia and New Zealand.
One Direction has gained a massive following in Australia with its debut album Up All Night, which reached the second spot. Their singles One Thing and What Makes You Beautiful also reached the top 10.
One Direction is a British boy band that first appeared in 2010 as contestants in X-Factor, a UK reality talent competition. The group finished third.