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Behind the Scenes With One Direction: Exclusive Photos

Inside the British teen idols’ rise to fame on their debut U.S. radio tour

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When One Direction launched their own British invasion on our shores via a radio tour in 2012, the band provided Rolling Stone with a unique look at the trip: exclusive photos of the band primping, performing and palling around behind the scenes: "On the way to our first U.S. radio visit. Can't wait to meet some of our fans!" Zayn told us then. As Malik says goodbye to the boy band, take a look back at the early days here.

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‘What Makes You Beautiful’

"Chicago to Detroit. Listening to 'What Makes You Beautiful' for the first time on US radio." – Harry x

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Set List

"Set list for the tour with Big Time Rush. We have so much fun performing for our fans. You’re incredible…and loud!" – Louis x

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KISS 108

"Spending the afternoon performing for our fans at KISS 108 in Boston. We love our Boston directioners!" – Harry x

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The Today Show

“Over 10,000 Directioners showed up for our performance on the plaze. Thanks for the love!” – Niall x

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