Milwaukee, WI (PRWEB) January 31, 2013
One Direction tickets are selling at a faster clip as the date gets nearer for the group’s June 25 concert in Philadelphia, SuperbTicketsOnline.com reports. The boy band will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Wells Fargo Center in the South Philadelphia Sports Complex. The complex is located less than four miles south of downtown and also includes major league baseball and football stadiums. The concert is part of the group’s trip through the Northeast that will run from late June to the middle of July.
The Wells Fargo Center opened in 1996 and serves as the home facility for the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers and the NHL’s Philadelphia Flyers. The first event held here was a private Ray Charles concert in front of 12,000 on Aug. 12, 1996. Other artists who have performed here include Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen, Madonna and Coldplay. Other events to take place at the facility include the NBA Finals, Stanley Cup Finals, U.S. Figure Skating Championships, NCAA Women’s Basketball Final Four and the Republican National Convention.
The talented boy band has produced a pair of albums, “Up All Night” and “Take Me Home.” Those were released in 2011 and 2012, respectively, and both topped the Billboard 200. They also released a video album, “Up All Night: The Live Tour,” that attained a No. 1 position on the Top Music Videos chart. “What Makes You Beautiful” reached as high as the fourth position on the Billboard Hot 100, and “Live While We’re Young” peaked in the third position on that chart. Those are the group’s top performing singles and the only ones to reach a top-30 position.
The group first went on tour with the Up All Night Tour. It started on Dec. 18, 2011, in Watford, England. After playing venues throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland, the quintet headed to Australia and New Zealand for a series of shows. The first American concert on that tour occurred in Uncasville, Conn., on May 22. The tour concluded on July 1 in Sunrise, Fla. The group then took a deserved break from touring before starting up the 2013 World Tour in London on Feb. 23.