One Direction On The Road Again

One Direction have confirmed they'll be making a return to Australia and Asia next year - much to the delight of their hordes of fans.

They've only just kicked off their Where We Are tour, but the boy band heartthrobs have already announced they'll be playing new dates in different parts of the world early next year.

The On The Road Again 2015 tour will see them perform in Australia, Indonesia, South Africa, Thailand, Singapore, Japan, the Philippines, and the United Arab Emirates - the first show will kick off on 7 February at the Allianz Stadium in Sydney.

Australia:

7th February – Allianz Stadium, Sydney

11th February – Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane

14th February – Etihad Stadium, Melbourne

17th February – AAMi Stadium, Adelaide

20th February – Patterson Stadium, Perth

Asia:

24th February – Dome, Osaka, Japan

25th February – Dome, Osaka, Japan

27th February – Saitama Super Arena, Tokyo, Japan

28th February – Saitama Super Arena, Tokyo, Japan

1st March – Saitama Super Arena, Tokyo, Japan

11th March – National Stadium, Singapore

14th March – Rajamangala Stadium, Bangkok, Thailand

18th March – Asia World Expo, Hong Kong

21st March – Mall of Asia Concert Ground, Manila, Philippines

25th March – Stadium Utama Gelora Bung Karno, Jakarta, Indonesia

South Africa:

28th March – FNB Stadium, Johannesburg

29th March – FNB Stadium, Johannesburg

1st April – Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town

UAE:

4th April – 7HE Sevens, Dubai

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One Direction Announce New Single

One Direction have announced the title of their next single.

The boyband will release 'You & I' on May 25 as the fourth official single to be lifted from their latest album Midnight Memories.

The track was co-written by Julian Bunetta, Jamie Scott and John Ryan, who previously teamed up with the group for their hit single 'Story of My Life'.

The accompanying music video will premiere on April 18 and has been directed by Ben Winston, who helmed the videos for 'Best Song Ever' and 'Story of My Life'.

'You & I' will also come as a digital EP, which will include a remix by band member Liam Payne called the 'Big Payno' mix.

The EP will also include a piano version of the song, as well as a duet version.

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Niall Horan Has Lunch With The Queen

The Queen has hosted a reception for more than 300 Irish people including One Direction singer Niall Horan, X-Factor judge Louis Walsh and former boxer Barry McGuigan.

The Buckingham Palace event was held to mark the contribution made by Irish people in Britain.

A Palace spokesman said: "It was a really fun evening - great company and extremely relaxed.

"Her Majesty seemed to enjoy the craic."

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh met guests from the world of sport, business, politics, the arts and community work who were deemed to have made a positive contribution to Britain.

Also among the guests were fashion designer Orla Kiely, racehorse trainer Jonjo O'Neill, former Formula One racing boss Eddie Jordan, singer Imelda May and Father Ted writers Graham Linehan and Arthur Matthews.

Niall Horan described being at the palace as "mind-blowing".

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Midnight Memories Limited Edition Record!

One Direction have announced they will be releasing a vinyl version of their single Midnight Memories for Record Store Day.

As well as including previously unseen pictures, the release will feature a live version of Rock Me from the band's documentary One Direction: This Is Us.

A limited number of copies of the single will be available.

Other acts taking part in Record Store Day, which is on 19 April, include The Sex Pistols and Jake Bugg.

Record Store Day has been incredibly important as a catalyst for the resurgence of vinylKim Bayley Record Store Day organiser

Suede, Green Day and LCD Soundsystem are also among those to announce releases.

One Direction's third album, Midnight Memories, became the best-selling record of 2013 in the UK, despite only being released in November.

Record Store Day, the annual celebration of independent record shops, is credited with driving a recent surge in vinyl sales.

Recent research by ICM showed 18 to 24-year-olds were buying more vinyl records than any other age group under 50.

In 2013, it generated £2 million and saw Biffy Clyro, Tom Odell and Chvrches release limited edition albums.

Last year, the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) announced vinyl records had achieved their highest sales figures for more than a decade.

But vinyl sales still only account for 0.7% of all albums sold, a small amount compared to downloads and CDs.

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