One Direction's NZ tour sold out

Fans snap up 10,000 tickets in 10 minutes

Last updated 10:30 02/03/2012
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HOT PROPERTY: Tickets to One Direction's three NZ shows sold out in 10 minutes.

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UK pop sensations One Direction's New Zealand tour sold out within 10 minutes this morning. 

Eager fans bought more than 1,000 tickets a minute for the band's three shows in Auckland and Wellington in April. 

Due to the overwhelming demand, a second Auckland show was added, with tickets going on sale immediately and also selling out.

More than 10,000 tickets were sold in total.

The one-time X Factor UK stars hit the big time with their singles What Makes You Beautiful and One Thing, and have amassed more than 2.65 million fans on Facebook.

Recently, during a radio appearance in Canada, the five band members were inundated by 17,000 calls by fans trying to be part of the in-studio audience.  An entire street had to be closed because of fans desperate to catch a glimpse of the teen heart-throbs.

The group's record label, Sony Music, say it is hopeful One Direction will be back in New Zealand for a wider tour. Fans can sign up to a waiting list for tickets to this possible tour at Ticketek.

One Direction's New Zealand Tour

Trust Stadium Arena, Auckland, April 21 2.30pm and 7.30pm - SOLD OUT

St James Theatre, Wellington, April 22 - SOLD OUT

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