One Direction to earn $1 Billion from world tour
One Direction are predicted to rake in some serious bucks next year, with reports surfacing that the band will earn an estimated $1 billion in 2014 from their upcoming ‘Where We Are’ world tour.
With 88 gigs already locked in across Europe, the US and South America, the Brit boyband are set to break ticket records, with predicted ticket sales set to pass the records set by U2 and The Rolling Stones, according to The Daily Star.
"Demand was so enormous for 'Where We Are' tickets that 21 American dates had to be added to the original schedule,” a rep for the band told the magazine.
"It is absolutely conceivable that still more could be squeezed in before the end of 2014 but that will ultimately be up to the band and its management.
"Until now we hadn't even though in terms of breaking records. But it would be amazing for 1D to climb to the very top of the tour league so early in the group's career.
"That would be a phenomenal testament to the loyalty and support of their fans."
While the boys have yet to confirm if they’ll be bringing the tour Down Under, Louis Tomlinson hinted at their 2014 return while in Australia earlier this year.
“We maybe coming back to Australia… That’s a watch-this-space maybe,” he told Nova FM’s Smallzy.
“We’re really, really excited to come back to Australia, ever since we left we’ve been excited about coming back.”