FirstEnergy Stadium to host One Direction during worldwide On The Road Again 2015 stadium tour
*Tickets on sale Nov. 1 at LiveNation.com and through Live Nation mobile app; *
*Browns season-ticket members pre-sale from Oct. 30-31 *
NEW YORK, N.Y. – On Aug. 27, 2015, FirstEnergy Stadium, home of the Cleveland Browns, will host global superstars One Direction during their highly anticipated On the Road Again 2015 *stadium tour, which will see the band perform in Australia, Japan and South East Asia in support of its new album *FOUR (to be released Nov. 17), One Direction and Live Nation announced today.
In addition to Cleveland, the full 17-city North American tour, promoted by Live Nation, includes stops in East Rutherford, Chicago, Boston, Detroit and Seattle, amongst others. The North American tour kicks off on July 9, 2015 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, Calif. Additional dates for the European and North American legs go on sale on Nov. 1 at www.livenation.com.
Browns season ticket members will be offered the opportunity to purchase tickets during a pre-sale, beginning Thursday, Oct. 30 at noon through Friday, Oct. 31 at 10 p.m. The concert will be hosted at FirstEnergy Stadium following the completion the stadium's two-year renovation project. In Phase II of the modernization, to be completed prior to the 2015 season, the Browns will focus on general admission concessions, emphasizing local offerings; modernized club seats, suites and premium areas; new hospitality and fan engagement locations; and dramatic graphics throughout the concourses and the stadium's exterior. During the past offseason, the team installed two new Daktronics video boards nearly triple the size of the old units; additional Daktronics LED and ribbon boards and a state-of-the-art audio system as well as increased lower-bowl seating capacity with improved locations and sightlines; constructed fan engagement decks and added two escalators in each end zone to improve stadium flow, ingress and egress.
One Direction's Niall Horan comments, "We could not be more excited about the new tour. We've started rehearsing songs from the new album and can't wait for the fans to hear them live. We're just so very thankful to our amazingly loyal fans – they make it possible for us to play in these incredible places and continue to surprise us every day with their unwavering support."
The music video for the band's lead single "Steal My Girl" premieres globally on Friday, Oct. 24. The outlandish video, filmed in Palmdale, Calif., is directed by Benjamin and Gabe Turner and features a cameo from Hollywood legend Danny Devito. The video will premiere on VEVO at 11:00 a.m. EDT.
With a staggering 94 number ones and more than 46 million records sold, in just four short years, One Direction have gone from energetic pop upstarts to international superstars. As the band's song writing becomes more personal with each record, FOUR is set to be their most stunning yet. The album follows the global success of their huge sell out WHERE WE ARE stadium tour and the 3D film documentary THIS IS US. Fans also had the opportunity to relive this summers' tour with the release of their second film WHERE WE ARE: THE CONCERT FILM, which broke records as the biggest ever Event Cinema audience across one weekend. The WHERE WE ARE: THE CONCERT FILMDVD will be released on Dec. 2.* *Add all this to their 3 billion YouTube views, 109 million combined Twitter followers and 33 million Facebook fans, and it's clear that Liam, Harry, Louis, Niall and Zayn genuinely are a worldwide phenomenon.
FOUR will be released globally on Nov. 17, 2014via Syco/Columbia Records. Fans can receive the band's first single "Steal My Girl" instantly if they pre-order the deluxe album on iTunes: http://smarturl.it/1DFouriTdlx.
ON THE ROAD AGAIN 2015 EUROPEAN ANDNORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
*All dates and venues below subject to change
6/10/15 Vienna, Austria – Ernst Happel Stadion
6/13/15 Brussels, Belgium – King Baudouin Stadium
6/16/15 Horsens, Denmark – CASA Arena
6/19/15 Oslo, Norway – Ullevaal Stadion
6/23/15 Gothenburg, Sweden – Ullevi Stadium
6/27/15 Helsinki, Finland – Olympiastadion
7/9/15 San Diego, Calif. – Qualcomm Stadium
7/11/15 San Francisco, Calif. – Levi's Stadium (on sale Nov. 14)
7/15/15 Seattle, Wash. – CenturyLink Field
7/26/15 Minneapolis, Minn.– TCF Bank Stadium
7/28/15 Kansas City, Mo. – Arrowhead Stadium
7/31/15 Indianapolis, Ind. – Lucas Oil Stadium
8/2/15 Pittsburgh, Pa. – Heinz Field
8/5/15 East Rutherford, N.J. – MetLife Stadium
8/8/15 Baltimore, Md. – M&T Bank Stadium
8/18/15 Columbus, Ohio – Ohio Stadium
8/23/15 Chicago, Ill. – Soldier Field
8/25/15 Milwaukee, Wis. – Miller Park
8/27/15 Cleveland, Ohio – FirstEnergy Stadium
8/29/15 Detroit, Mich. – Ford Field
9/1/15 Philadelphia, Pa. – Lincoln Financial Field
9/3/15 Buffalo, N.Y. – Ralph Wilson Stadium
9/12/15 Boston, Mass. – Gillette Stadium
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