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One Direction thinks really big with Reliant Stadium concert — and cute photo

One Direction thinks big with Reliant Stadium concert — and cute photo

One Direction Announces Stadium Tour musicians wearing Texans shirts with Reliant Stadium in background November 2013
One Direction band members will be Texans fans for a day. Courtesy photo

It's been only four short months since Houston- area fans of British boy band One Direction were able to see the objects of their affection live and in person. But Directioners already have another concert to look forward to — and this time more of them will be able to come, as the lads will play at Reliant Stadium on Aug. 22, 2014, as part of their Where We Are 2014 world tour.

1D will hit 45 different cities around the world, starting on April 25. Owing to their massive popularity, the 21-city North American leg of the tour will take place almost exclusively in football stadiums, including Dallas' AT&T Stadium on Aug. 24, El Paso's Sun Bowl Stadium on Sept. 19 and San Antonio's Alamodome on Sept. 21.

Few bands have climbed the ladder to success like One Direction has. It was a little more than three years ago when the quintet was teamed up by Simon Cowell on the British version of The X Factor. Although they somehow failed to win that reality competition, they've been winners in everything else since, selling more than 35 million albums and racking up hit songs like "What Makes You Beautiful," "Live While We're Young" and "Best Song Ever."

That last song was the lead single off their just-released third album, Midnight Memories, which is pretty much guaranteed to go straight to No. 1 like their first two albums did.

Tickets for the North American leg of the Where We Are 2014 world tour will go on sale to the general public on Saturday, Dec. 7, via Citi cardmembers can already buy pre-sale tickets through Citi's Private Pass® Program. Directioners can buy tickets starting Dec. 3 by signing up for a Facebook RSVP.