One Direction Announce 2013 Summer Tour

British boy band set North American dates a year in advance

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British boy band One Direction have announced a summer tour of the United States, Billboard reports. The catch is – it's not for this summer, but for the next. The group's itinerary is so packed through this year that they will only have time for one American gig – a sold-out headlining show at Madison Square Garden in Manhattan – before having time to mount a full-on North American tour.

The tour will hit 25 cities in the United States and Canada between June and August of next year, but tickets for the shows will go on sale on Saturday, April 21st. The gigs will almost certainly sell out, but One Direction runs the risk of losing the enthusiasm of their young fans, who may be more excited about something else over a year after the release of their first album.

The dates for One Direction's 2013 tour are as follows:

6/13 Ft. Lauderdale, FL BankAtlantic Center
6/14 Miami, FL American Airlines Arena
6/18 Columbus, OH Nationwide Arena
6/19 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
6/21 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena
6/22 Raleigh, NC PNC Arena
6/23 Washington, DC Verizon Center
6/26 Mansfield, MA Comcast Center
6/28 Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
7/4 Montreal, PQ Bell Centre
7/6 Hershey, PA Hersheypark Stadium
7/8 Pittsburgh, PA Consol Energy Center
7/9 Toronto, Ontario Air Canada Centre
7/12 Detroit, MI The Palace of Auburn Hills
7/13 Chicago, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
7/18 Minneapolis, MN Target Center
7/19 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
7/24 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
7/25 Salt Lake City, UT Maverick Center
7/27 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena
7/28 Seattle, WA Key Arena
7/31 Oakland, CA Oracle Arena
8/2 Las Vegas, NV Mandalay Bay Events Center
8/6 San Diego, CA Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
8/7 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center

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