UPDATE: Thanks to all the support from fans, One Direction have added an extra show to their Adelaide tour.
One Direction will be playing the Adelaide Entertainment Centre on the 24th of September 2013. Tickets to One Direction's recent Australian tour sold out in 3 minutes, so it's not surprising that an announcement for their next trip down under is big news for fans . The boys announced their 2013 tour before they even had a chance to play their last Australian show, and the tickets go on sale for the Adelaide show on April 24th.
To fans they need no introduction, but to everyone trying wrap their heads around the One Direction hype here is a quick run-down of the band. Like your typical boy band 5 members make up the group: Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, and Louis Tomlinson. They're between the ages of 18 and 20, and rose to fame in 2010 thanks to Britain's The X Factor. They may not have won the competition but they're definitely a successful import, becoming the first British group to debut at number 1 on the US charts.
If you want to get along to their show you'll have to be quick when buying your tickets. There are three different options available, and they go on sale at 10:00AM ACST.
The regular tickets, A Reserve and B Reserve, are $99 and $79 respectively. This gets you along to the concert, and if you fork out the extra $20 you'll get the choice of better seats. For $10 extra you can also get an Official Tour Lanyard included in your package, a great souvenir for die-hard fans.
If you've got cash to burn and an insatiable love for the 1D boys, then the Sound Check Party Package is an extra special deal. Tickets are $399, but as well as heading along to the concert you get a few extras. These include: - A Reserved seat in the front 10 rows A Souvenier 1D Card on lanyard An Event program Access to the Arena for pre-show sound check
Refreshments served following the sound check
Tickets are for sale on the Ticketek website. To buy a ticket you'll need to be a member of the Ticketek website, so if you haven't already joined make sure who ever's credit card is involved signs up for an account. It's free to do, but signing up in advance will save time when you join the mad dash for tickets.
So what if you miss out of tickets? As we've already seen Australia went pretty One Direction mad whether you were at their concerts or not. Keep your eyes and ears pealed to the media when they're in town, and make sure you follow them on Twitter and Facebook. Try and catch a glimpse of them at the airport when they arrive, or see if you can see them around town. Follow the noise of screaming girls and you might have some luck.
Make sure you listen to radio stations like Nova and SAFM, chances are they'll be holding special competitions to win some One Direction tickets, or if you can afford the flight try and grab tickets to the Sydney, Brisbane or Melbourne shows. One Direction will be playing two shows in these three cities, so you've got a better chance of getting along to one.
It's easy to rag on a group like One Direction, but if you can remember lusting after boy bands like Westlife, Take That, the Backstreet Boys, 5ive, or *NSync then it's a bit easier to understand the craziness that seems to follow the boys around.
If you're heading along as a chaperone, here's some words of advice: bring along some earplugs. No, they're not to block out the music, more to save your ear drums from the high pitched screams that are an almost certainty.
Embrace the return of the boy bands and catch One Direction when they're in Adelaide in September 2013.