Boyband bonanza! One Direction secretly team up with McBusted to write and record new tracks.
One Direction’s Niall Horan has confirmed that he and his bandmates have teamed up with the supergroup McBusted to collaborate on new music. According to The Sun on Sunday, the members of 1D were recently locked in secret writing and recording sessions with the group, formed from the merger of McFly and Busted.
The sessions reportedly took place prior to One Direction jetting out of the UK for the European leg of their Where We Are stadium tour. Horan told the newspaper: ‘We worked with McFly on the last album but now it’s all about McBusted. It’s something really cool for me because the first gig I ever went to was Busted and McFly. [McBusted's] James Bourne is a really talented songwriter so it’s exciting to have him as part of the mix.’
Horan’s confirmation comes some time after McFly’s Danny Fletcher spilled the beans on Twitter back in May. He wrote: ‘Need to get an early night, working with @Dannymcfly on a new song we wrote with @NiallOfficial for 1D tomorrow. How ace is life!’
Source: Daily Mail
1D is Britain’s most loved boy band. And rightly so. Check out some photos of the boys meeting some lucky fans as ambassadors for the Rays of Sunshine charity which helps grant wishes of seriously ill children as well as some photos from their first show at Wembley Stadium!
The charity was founded in 2003 to help children who are living with serious or life-limiting illnesses between the ages of 3-18, across the United Kingdom.
The band are performing a three-night residency at Wembley as part of their Where We Are Tour, with fans likely to set a new UK record for tweeting at an event. With 19 million Twitter followers, five million followers on Instagram and over 30 million Facebook likes, the band’s fans are notoriously keen users of social media.
Real Wireless calculated that their fans could send as many as 10,000,000 tweets during the three concerts, with the density of mobile traffic looking set to be over one hundred times that of central London. On Friday, after angering many fans for being videoed smoking a suspicious roll-up, Zayn Malik made sure to thank those in the crowd for sticking by them. One Direction were performing in their first of three nights at Wembley Stadium as part of their Where We Are world tour. ‘Thank you for everything you’ve done for us from the X factor until now.,’ Zayn told the 90,000 capacity stadium. ‘You’re the best fans in the world.’
Panel talk: The band answered questions from an audience of keen visitors
Humbled: After being caught smoking a ‘joint’ on video, Zayn was especially appreciative for the fans who have stuck by them
Zayn had been keeping a low profile since MailOnline exposed the video recorded by his bandmate Louis Tomlinson, which showed Malik lighting up a ‘joint’ while in Peru during their South American leg of the tour. Louis was also lambasted for using the word ‘nig’ – which fans say is a shortened version of the N-word – in the controversial footage. The pair then go on to a discussion in which the word ‘gay’ is used in a derogatory fashion, leading to further criticism.
But clearly not all One Direction fans had burned their tickets, as an aerial shot of the stadium in Northwest London shows a full house. Liam Payne told the crowd how ‘surreal’ it was to play the famous venue where so many other great acts had performed.
Making history: One Direction join the likes of Madonna, U2 and Muse who have all played the famous venue
‘Hello Wembley. I genuinely can’t believe I’m saying that,’ Louis said. ‘Right now is the most surreal moment of my life. It’s the best day of my life and you’ve made all our dreams come true. Last night I went to bed and had a dream that I was performing naked. It was terrifying.’
Passion: Niall shows off his dance moves, keeping his fans entertained
Dream come true: Liam Payne said he couldn’t believe they were playing Wembley
Niall Horan too was humbled by the setting: ‘This is unbelievable. This is absolutely incredible. We we’re put together as a band less than one hundred yards away from this arena and now here we are stood in front of you. We can’t thank you enough.’ Metallica, The Killers, Green Day, Foo Fighters, Madonna, Coldplay, Oasis, Take That and AC/DC have all performed at Wembley Stadium, now One Direction can add themselves to that list.
Full to the brim: The 90,000 capacity venue will be housing the Where We Are tour for the next two nights
Hot off the announcement that 5SOS won’t be supporting the Copenhagen and Portugal shows of the Where We Are Tour, it has been announced that Mcbusted will be taking their slot and supporting the two Copenhagen shows!
McBusted, meanwhile, tweeted: “AWESOME NEWS!! We’ve just been invited to support @onedirection on their 2 Copenhagen dates on 16th & 17th June next week! Gonna be rad!!”
For those of you going to those shows, make sure you get there in time to see Mcbusted! They sure won’t disappoint!
5SOS meets One Direction in this incredible newly unveiled mash-up of the two wildly popular bands.
The mash-up was revealed online this week and features 5SOS’s ‘She Looks So Perfect’ and One Direction’s 2013 hit ‘Kiss You’.
Check it out below!
Liam has announced that a new 1D fragrance is in the works! Hot off the heels of their 2013 scent ‘That Moment’, the guys are gearing up for the release of their new scent called ‘You & I’.
Liam said in the video message: “Hi guys, so we’ve got some really, really big news for you. We have a new fragrance coming out. It’s coming out later this summer called You & I. We’ve worked really hard on it and we tried to find a scent that we all liked and we worked really hard on designing the packaging and bottle as well. Can’t wait for you guys to see it. Enjoy!”
One Direction released their first fragrance ‘Our Moment’ in the fall of 2013 with a variation scent called ‘That Moment’ being released in May 2013. This new scent ‘You & I’ will not be a variation of the first two. Instead, it will be an all-new scent!
Check out Liam’s announcement video below!
One Direction‘s unanticipated world domination is an astonishing feat. This is an act that came third on The X Factor back in 2010. The public were only half on-board with their brand of boyband cheekiness at that point, but playing a third sold-out night at Wembley Stadium in front of 90,000 fans leaves no doubt that 1D have come very far since, and then some.
In fact, as the five-piece mention numerous times on stage, Wembley is where it all began for them. Just over 400 yards up the road is Fountain Studios, home of The X Factor. It’s where they learned their craft in front of a weekly audience of 10 million plus, turning Bonnie Tyler’s ‘Total Eclipse of the Heart’ into a shimmering teen serenade.
However, One Direction’s success has prospered by ditching Simon Cowell’s maxim for the stereotypical boyband. Matching outfits are a strict no, and you’d be hard pressed to find a stool anywhere near the stage at Wembley. Instead, One Direction stroll out to the raucous guitar riffs of ‘Midnight Memories’, Harry Styles’ raspy tone giving it enough authenticity.
Their latest album was created for the stadium (they had sold out the three live dates months before the record was even in store), so it comes as little surprise the majority of its material fits the setting well. Niall Horan’s turn on the guitar for ‘Don’t Forget Where You Belong’ is an anthemic ode to their roots, while the Rolling Stones-inflected ‘Little Black Dress’ is chanting pop-rock that swaggers along years ahead of their youth.
The boys are undoubtedly delighted to be on stage, even if their collected calmness makes it appear like they are casually having larks in the sixth form common room. It lands on a scale of Zayn Malik looking distant to Harry Styles sauntering like a young rockstar in the making, launching mouthfuls of water across the stage. They each have their role, with Liam Payne’s sincere speeches of thanks delighting the crowd and Louis Tomlinson’s natural charisma holding attention during the longer intervals.
However, having gone from theatre tour to arena shows and then to stadium extravaganzas in quick succession, it feels One Direction haven’t had enough time to adapt. Their vocals sound stronger than ever, and there’s barely even a whiff of nerves, but the general ambition for spectacle has seldom budged. Save a rising platform for ‘One Thing’, a few bursts of pyrotechnics and some streamers here and there, it very much remains five guys rattling around a very large stage. Maybe this is a continuation of shunning the expected boyband pageantry for a more truthful ensemble, but pop music can always do with a dose of the spectacular from time to time.
That said, debut hit ‘What Makes You Beautiful’ fulfils its destiny for a full-blown stadium outing, the guitars ramped up and the beats pounding louder – One Direction’s resistance to pursue faddy dance-pop three years ago realizing its full value. ‘You and I’ is a particular highlight during the encore, with Zayn hitting that high falsetto effortlessly, and rousing folk ballad ‘Story of My Life’ bathes in the thousands of lit-up phones across the stadium.
As a finale of ‘Best Song Ever’ echoes out of Wembley Stadium’s iconic confines, One Direction’s fate as a bonafide music phenomenon is sealed. They join a legacy that includes Madonna, Muse and Take That by playing the world-famous venue, and while their ascent to the top has been swift, they have taken it all in their stride, never letting the intense pressure get the better of them – and that, to quote Louis Walsh, is what you call star quality.
Source: Digital Spy
1D has announced that they’ll be releasing an official Where We Are Tour DVD – featuring their ENTIRE concert at Milan’s San Siro Stadium for your viewing pleasure.
The news was revealed on the official One Direction twitter page last night, with the explanation that the boys’ Milan show – due to take place next month – will be filmed in full and then stuck on a DVD.
The DVD is available for pre-order this Friday May 23rd, 2014 and will include backstage footage of the band and crew, an exclusive message from 1D, and a 12 page booklet with ‘never before seen live & backstage pictures from the tour’.
One Direction has confirmed a set of new world tour dates for 2015 playing in Australia, Asia, South Africa and UAE. Tour Dates are below!
One Direction – On The Road Again 2015 tour dates:
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
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
28th March – FNB Stadium, Johannesburg
29th March – FNB Stadium, Johannesburg
1st April – Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town
4th April – 7HE Sevens, Dubai
For on sale and ticketing details please go to www.ontheroadagain1D.com
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