One Direction's NZ tour sold out

22:51, Mar 01 2012
One Direction
HOT PROPERTY: Tickets to One Direction's three NZ shows sold out in 10 minutes.

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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