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The On the Road Again Tour was the fourth headlining concert tour by English-Irish boy band One Direction, in support of their fourth studio album, Four (2014).[3][4] The tour began on 7 February 2015 in Sydney, Australia and ended on 31 October 2015 in Sheffield, England.[5] The tour grossed $208 million from 80 shows, selling over 2.3 million tickets. It became the second highest-grossing concert tour of 2015, only behind Taylor Swift's The 1989 World Tour.

On the Road Again Tour
Tour by One Direction
One Direction 2015 On The Road Again Tour poster.png
Promotional poster for the tour used from
April 2015[1]
Associated albumFour
Start date7 February 2015 (2015-02-07)
End date31 October 2015 (2015-10-31)
No. of shows
  • 7 in Australia
  • 13 in Asia
  • 3 in Africa
  • 33 in Europe
  • 24 in North America
  • 80 in total
Box office$208 million ($219.86 million in 2018 dollars)[2]
One Direction concert chronology
13th Annual Honda Civic Tours
(2014)
On the Road Again Tour
(2015)
Future Now Tour
(2016)

Less than two months into the tour, Zayn Malik officially left the band. His last performance with the group was in Hong Kong on 18 March. The group continued touring as a foursome and began recording new material that was released in the second half of the year. This was One Direction's last tour before an indefinite hiatus began in 2016.

Contents

BackgroundEdit

The tour was announced on the Australian breakfast television program Today on 18 May 2014.[6] The group will be making their debut performance in some countries on this tour. On 19 January 2015, it was announced that Australian pop singer Samantha Jade would be the opening act for the Australian shows, alongside McBusted.[7]

On 19 March 2015, Zayn Malik announced his decision to exit the tour, citing "stress" as the reason behind his departure.[8] Six days later, on 25 March, the band announced Malik's decision to permanently exit the group, citing his desire to live a "normal 22-year old life" and that the remaining members would continue as a four-piece group. In a statement, they said:

We're really sad to see Zayn go, but we totally respect his decision and send him all our love for the future. The past five years have been beyond amazing, we've gone through so much together, so we will always be friends. The four of us will now continue. We're looking forward to recording the new album and seeing all the fans on the next stage of the world tour.[9]

On 1 June 2015, the North American tour was officially announced as a part of 14th Annual Honda Civic Tours.[10]

Set listEdit

This set list is representative of the show on 7 February 2015 in Sydney. It is not intended to represent all shows from the tour.[11]

  1. "Clouds"
  2. "Steal My Girl"
  3. "Where Do Broken Hearts Go"
  4. "Midnight Memories"
  5. "Kiss You"
  6. "Ready to Run"
  7. "Happily"
  8. "Strong"
  9. "Better Than Words"
  10. "Don't Forget Where You Belong"
  11. "Little Things"
  12. "Night Changes"
  13. "Alive"
  14. "Diana"
  15. "One Thing"
  16. "What Makes You Beautiful"
  17. "Through the Dark"
  18. "Girl Almighty"
  19. "Story of My Life"
  20. "You & I"
  21. "Little White Lies"
  22. "Little Black Dress"
Encore
  1. "Best Song Ever"
Notes
  • During the first concert in Sydney and the concert in Perth, the band performed Uptown Funk".[12]
  • During the second concert in Osaka, the band performed a cover of "Get Lucky" and "Stockholm Syndrome" were added to the set list.
  • During the second concert in Cardiff, the band performed "She Makes Me Wanna".
  • Starting with the concert in Brussels, "18" and "No Control" were added to the set list and "One Thing" was removed.
  • "Strong" was removed from the set list after the Helsinki concert.
  • Starting with the concert in San Diego, "Act My Age" was added to the set list of the tour.
  • During the concerts in San Diego and Santa Clara, "Spaces" was performed.
  • During the concert in Vancouver, Drake's "Started from the Bottom" was performed.
  • During the second concert in Sydney, "Fireproof" was performed. It was added to the set list after the show in Edmonton.
  • During the concert in Winnipeg, Liam Payne performed "Hero".
  • During the concert in Indianapolis, "Drag Me Down" was added to the set list of the tour, replacing "Alive".
  • During the concert in Detroit, Payne performed "22" in celebration of his 22nd birthday. Horan covered it later for his 22nd birthday, during the show in Foxborough.
  • During the concert in Philadelphia, the band performed "The Fresh Prince of Bel Air".
  • During the first concert in London "Infinity" was performed for the first time.
  • During the first concert in Dublin, "Perfect" was added to the set list, replacing "Diana".
  • During the second concert in Newcastle, Horan performed an acoustic version of "Home".

ShowsEdit

List of concerts, showing date, city, country, venue, opening act, tickets sold, amount of available tickets, and gross revenue
Date City Country Venue Opening act Attendance Revenue
Australia[13]
7 February 2015 Sydney Australia Allianz Stadium Samantha Jade
McBusted
62,649 / 62,649 $6,708,090
8 February 2015
11 February 2015 Brisbane Suncorp Stadium 34,184 / 34,184 $3,000,000
14 February 2015 Melbourne Etihad Stadium 59,253 / 59,253 $6,216,790
15 February 2015
17 February 2015 Adelaide AAMI Stadium 27,401 / 27,401 $2,581,990
20 February 2015 Perth Domain Stadium 28,968 / 28,968 $3,245,290
Asia[13]
24 February 2015 Osaka Japan Osaka Dome N/A 79,674 / 79,674 $9,987,210
25 February 2015
27 February 2015 Saitama Saitama Super Arena 5 Seconds of Summer 120,328 / 120,328 $17,834,500
28 February 2015
1 March 2015
2 March 2015
11 March 2015 Singapore National Stadium DJ Lincey 29,419 / 29,419 $3,571,740
14 March 2015 Bangkok Thailand Rajamangala Stadium DJ Ono 23,078 / 23,078 $2,401,630
18 March 2015[a] Hong Kong AsiaWorld–Arena DJ Yin 9,673 / 9,673 $2,268,780
21 March 2015 Manila Philippines SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds DJ Nivram 48,194 / 48,194 $6,365,750
22 March 2015
25 March 2015 Jakarta Indonesia Gelora Bung Karno Stadium CDLC 43,032 / 43,032 $3,409,370
Africa[15]
28 March 2015 Johannesburg South Africa FNB Stadium Johnny Apple 131,615 / 131,615 $6,232,220
29 March 2015
1 April 2015 Cape Town Cape Town Stadium 51,060 / 51,060 $2,467,080
Asia[16]
4 April 2015 Dubai UAE The Sevens Stadium N/A 29,300 / 29,300 $4,263,190
Europe[17]
5 June 2015 Cardiff Wales Millennium Stadium McBusted 112,028 / 112,028 $8,873,170
6 June 2015
10 June 2015 Vienna Austria Ernst-Happel-Stadion 43,788 / 43,788 $3,018,700
13 June 2015 Brussels Belgium King Baudouin Stadium 56,110 / 56,110 $3,845,810
16 June 2015 Horsens Denmark CASA Arena 24,623 / 24,623 $1,876,990
19 June 2015 Oslo Norway Ullevaal Stadion 29,512 / 29,512 $2,561,220
23 June 2015 Gothenburg Sweden Ullevi Stadion 42,716 / 42,716 $3,091,300
27 June 2015 Helsinki Finland Olympiastadion 33,325 / 33,325 $2,612,850
North America[18][19]
9 July 2015 San Diego United States Qualcomm Stadium Icona Pop 52,510 / 52,510 $4,353,534
11 July 2015 Santa Clara Levi's Stadium 47,617 / 47,617 $4,531,686
15 July 2015 Seattle CenturyLink Field 35,513 / 35,513 $3,026,394
17 July 2015 Vancouver Canada BC Place 28,199 / 28,199 $1,898,542
21 July 2015 Edmonton Commonwealth Stadium 40,989 / 40,989 $3,188,215
24 July 2015 Winnipeg Investors Group Field 24,991 / 24,991 $1,872,587
26 July 2015 Minneapolis United States TCF Bank Stadium 38,323 / 38,323 $3,064,677
28 July 2015 Kansas City Arrowhead Stadium 44,801 / 44,801 $3,463,324
31 July 2015 Indianapolis Lucas Oil Stadium 42,196 / 42,196 $3,426,589
2 August 2015 Pittsburgh Heinz Field 29,323 / 29,323 $2,527,609
5 August 2015 East Rutherford MetLife Stadium 56,159 / 56,159 $5,156,858
8 August 2015 Baltimore M&T Bank Stadium 41,467 / 41,467 $3,690,753
18 August 2015 Columbus Ohio Stadium 31,626 / 31,626 $2,492,794
20 August 2015 Toronto Canada Rogers Centre 47,751 / 47,751 $3,971,540
23 August 2015 Chicago United States Soldier Field 41,527 / 41,527 $3,382,655
25 August 2015 Milwaukee Miller Park 37,887 / 37,887 $3,256,963
27 August 2015 Cleveland FirstEnergy Stadium 30,282 / 30,282 $2,189,216
29 August 2015 Detroit Ford Field 42,767 / 42,767 $2,700,684
1 September 2015 Philadelphia Lincoln Financial Field 47,761 / 47,761 $3,079,651
3 September 2015 Orchard Park Ralph Wilson Stadium 38,137 / 38,137 $2,700,736
5 September 2015 Montreal Canada Olympic Stadium 34,151 / 39,250 $2,133,170
8 September 2015 Ottawa Canadian Tire Centre 23,422 / 23,422 $1,683,210
9 September 2015
12 September 2015 Foxborough United States Gillette Stadium 48,167 / 48,167 $4,493,993
Europe[19][20]
24 September 2015 London England The O2 Arena Jamie Lawson
Augustana
90,696 / 90,696 $8,328,894
25 September 2015
26 September 2015
28 September 2015
29 September 2015
30 September 2015
3 October 2015 Manchester Manchester Arena 28,446 / 28,446 $2,603,660
4 October 2015
7 October 2015 Glasgow Scotland The SSE Hydro 22,696 / 22,696 $2,235,620
8 October 2015
10 October 2015 Birmingham England Barclaycard Arena 38,366 / 38,366 $3,542,340
11 October 2015
12 October 2015
16 October 2015 Dublin Ireland 3Arena 37,193 / 37,193 $3,188,800
17 October 2015
18 October 2015
21 October 2015 Belfast Northern Ireland Odyssey Arena 29,976 / 29,976 $2,878,210
22 October 2015
23 October 2015[b]
25 October 2015 Newcastle England Metro Radio Arena 28,746 / 28,746 $2,586,400
26 October 2015
27 October 2015
29 October 2015 Sheffield Motorpoint Arena 36,323 / 36,323 $3,257,230
30 October 2015
31 October 2015
Total 2,337,938 / 2,343,037 (99.8%) $208,008,704

During the August 18th show in Columbus, Ohio, Liam was accused of homophobia by LGBT fans when he said, before performing "Girl Almighty", "It is about trying to find that number one woman of your life, which none of you can relate to, because most of you are girls. Except for the boys in here, you know what I'm talking about." He later took to Twitter, calling the backlash disproportionate.[22][23][24]

Cancelled showsEdit

List of cancelled concerts, showing date, city, country, venue and reason for cancellation
Date City Country Venue Reason
28 June 2015 Helsinki Finland Olympiastadion Scheduling conflict[25]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ This was the final show that Zayn Malik performed as part of One Direction. He left the band a week later.[14]
  2. ^ The concert of 23 October 2015 in Belfast at the Odyssey Arena was originally planned to take place on 20 October, but was rescheduled due to Liam Payne's illness.[21]

ReferencesEdit

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  3. ^ Thomas, Sarah (19 May 2014). "One Direction heading back to Australia for 2015 tour". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 19 May 2014.
  4. ^ Web Guy Brett (19 May 2014). "One Direction Announce 2015 Australian Tour". 2Day FM. Archived from the original on 19 May 2014.
  5. ^ "One Direction | On The Road Again Tour 2015". One Direction Tour website. Sony Music Entertainment. Archived from the original on 4 November 2015. Retrieved 23 October 2014.
  6. ^ "One Direction sit down with Richard Wilkins". Youtube. Today. 18 May 2014.
  7. ^ TV Week (19 January 2015). "The direction is up for Sam Jade". TV Week. Archived from the original on 15 February 2017. Retrieved 19 January 2015.
  8. ^ Strecker, Erin (19 March 2015). "Zayn Malik Exits One Direction Tour Due to 'Stress'". Billboard. United States. Prometheus Global Media. Archived from the original on 24 March 2015. Retrieved 19 March 2015.
  9. ^ Vena, Jocelyn (25 March 2015). "One Direction's Zayn Malik Officially Leaves Group". Billboard. United States. Prometheus Global Media. Archived from the original on 25 March 2015. Retrieved 25 March 2015.
  10. ^ "Honda Civic Tour Presents One Direction On The Road Again". PR Newswire. United States. Cision. 1 June 2015. Retrieved 7 March 2017.
  11. ^ Sepaya, Natanael (25 March 2015). "Sudah Tampil! Ini Dia Yang Dibawakan One Direction Untuk Jakarta". KapanLagi.com. Retrieved 2 April 2015.
  12. ^ Brennan, Bella (8 February 2015). "One Direction kick off Australian leg of their On The Road Again tour with fireworks". MailOnline. Retrieved 9 February 2015.
  13. ^ a b "Billboard Boxscore :: Current Scores". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1 April 2015. Archived from the original on 1 April 2015.
  14. ^ Ellis-Petersen, Hannah (25 March 2015). "Zayn Malik has left One Direction, band confirms". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 25 March 2015.
  15. ^ Box score:
  16. ^ "Billboard Boxscore :: Current Scores". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 20 May 2015. Archived from the original on 27 May 2015.
  17. ^ Box score:
  18. ^ Malara, Marilyn (1 June 2015). "Icona pop to open for One Direction on new U.S. tour". United Press International. Retrieved 7 March 2017.
  19. ^ a b "Billboard Boxscore :: Current Scores". Billboard. 6 October 2015. Archived from the original on 7 October 2015. Retrieved 6 October 2015.
  20. ^ "Billboard Boxscore :: Current Scores". Billboard. 10 November 2015. Archived from the original on 10 November 2015. Retrieved 10 November 2015.
  21. ^ Mapstone, Lucy; Freeth, Becky (20 October 2015). "OMG, Liam is OK! Ecstatic One Direction fans break down in tears of joy as Payne apologises for missing Belfast gig and vows the show WILL go on". MailOnline. Retrieved 20 October 2015.
  22. ^ https://www.billboard.com/articles/news/6670349/liam-payne-homophobic-accusation-twitter-response
  23. ^ https://www.etonline.com/music/170247_one_direction_liam_payne_under_fire_for_homophobic_on_stage_comments
  24. ^ https://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/music/liam-payne-comment-1d-concert-slammed-homophobic-article-1.2330819
  25. ^ "Changes in 1D Helsinki concerts: extra seats opened for Saturday, Sunday show cancelled". Live Nation. 12 January 2015. Archived from the original on 13 January 2015. Retrieved 13 January 2015.

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