Boy band One Direction: World tour next year

Thursday - 5/16/2013, 2:16pm EDT

FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2012 file photo, members of One Direction, from left, Liam Payne, Zayn Malik, Harry Styles, Niall Horan, and Louis Tomlinson perform at Z100's Jingle Ball 2012 in New York. The band has announced plans for an ambitious world tour in 2014. Plans call for the youthful chart-toppers to play major stadiums in Latin America, Britain and Ireland during the first leg of the mega-tour that begins next April. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, file)

LONDON (AP) -- Hit boy band One Direction has announced plans for an ambitious world tour in 2014.

Plans call for the youthful chart-toppers to play major stadiums in Latin America, Britain and Ireland during the first leg of the mega-tour that begins in April.

U.S. dates are expected to be announced later.

The band announced the "Where We Are Tour" at London's Wembley Stadium, one of five venues they will play at in the U.K. and Ireland once the tour starts.

Band member Harry Styles said the idea of playing at Wembley "is incredible" and that the group is "very excited."

The U.K.-based band had for several days been dropping hints on various official Twitter pages indicating that a major announcement was planned.


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