Seven Facts About One Direction’s ‘Where We Are’ Stadium Tour
The ultimate boy band weekend is upon us, folks. Gillette Stadium is hosting One Direction for three consecutive nights on August 7, 8, and 9, and dads are going to have a great time driving their preteens out to Foxboro. While nobody is more excited than band member Niall Horan and his red socks (get it?), those of you going should know what you’re up against.
Remember: Directioners don’t mess around. That’s what makes them beautiful.
1. “Where We Are” is battling Jay and Bey’s “On The Run” for a big second place ranking. According to Forbes, One Direction is expected to break $314 million in gross sales for their 30+ stops—making just under $5 million per show. “On The Run” is projecting $100 million for their 20 stops, tallying at exactly $5 million per show. This puts 1D neck and neck with Jay and Bey for second place ranking in largest sales per show ever, right behind U2’s “360” tour. May the best divas win.
2. The majority of the male restrooms were turned into ladies’ rooms at their Met Life Stadium shows. It makes sense. Sorry, bros.
Are you a guy at a One Direction concert?? https://t.co/ih37cMFYwp
— Alex Goldschmidt (@alexandergold) August 4, 2014
3. Ticket prices for “Where We Are” are significantly less than the band’s 2013 “Take Me Home” tour. Forbes also reported that the average price for “Where We Are” in the secondary market (Stubhub, etc.) is $174—62 percent less than last year’s $463 average for the “Take Me Home” tour. The cheapest ticket for a fan in Boston at Xfinity Center was $107 last year (literally for a lawn seat). This year, fans could get Gillette tickets for $8.
4. Harry Styles asked the fiancé of a crew member to run away with him via a video message. Tash Gershfield’s husband James played this video message at their wedding where Styles says dreamy things like, “It’s not too late,” and “You don’t have to go through with this.” But clearly Tash Gershfield failed to understand the gravity of the situation because she did not, in fact, choose to run away with Harry Styles.
5. “Where We Are” is being made into a concert film. One Direction released the first trailer a few weeks ago for One Direction: Where We Are, which will hit theaters on October 11. The movie will feature 75 minutes of concert performances along with 15 minutes of behind-the-scenes footage and exclusive interviews. One Direction’s first docu-concert film This Is Us broke $68 million in the box office worldwide last summer.
6. The MBTA is running a special commuter rail “concert” train to Foxboro Station on Saturday only. The train departs from South Station at 3:45 p.m., Back Bay Station at 3:50 p.m., Dedham Corporate Station at 4:10 p.m., and arrives at the stadium by 4:50 p.m. How’s that for defeating the heinous three-hour traffic jam?
7. 1D fans are crazy as ever. Welcome to sociopath nation.
this would most likely be the sign liam would hold up in concerts if he wasn’t in one direction pic.twitter.com/Xv8P5RNHoT
— ℐ ♡ ℋ / IT HAPPENED (@hurrehstiles) August 5, 2014
HAPPY SCREAMING, EVERYONE.