One Direction rumoured to split up
24 Aug 2015
One Direction are reported to split up in March 2016 after their On The Road Again tour and fifth album.
The group, who said goodbye to Zayn Malik earlier this year, are allegedly going on hiatus next March, following their On The Road Again tour and release of their fifth album.
The news was released on Sunday and was quickly picked up by all major news sources, but One Direction have yet to confirm the split.
If the reports are true, it could mean that One Direction’s 2015 UK and Ireland tour – that starts in September – will be their band’s last. Tickets are now on sale from GET ME IN!.
1D’s tour, On The Road Again, will visit the UK and Ireland’s biggest arenas during September and October. The band will play multiple shows in venues such as London’s The O2 and Birmingham’s Barclaycard Arena.
If the shows are their last live dates, it would mean that One Direction’s final UK gig will take place at Motorpoint Arena Sheffield on 31 October.
The reports suggest 1D will take a break in March 2016 after they have released their fifth album, which will be their first album as a four-piece.
1D originally formed on The X Factor in 2010. After auditioning as solo singers, they were brought together by the judges.
However, it looks as though their initial idea of solo stardom is still there because One Direction said goodbye to original member Zayn Malik earlier this year. The singer left the band to pursue a solo career in March.
Prior to the rumours, the boys released their brand new single Drag Me Down at the end of July, and they revealed the video for Drag Me Down last week.
If the boys do split, fans will be left with one last album that will follow 2014’s Four and will include the lead single, Drag Me Down.
One Direction’s 2015 tour dates start on 24 September at The O2 arena. They will perform for six nights before touring the UK and Ireland.
One Direction 2015 tour dates
The O2, London (24, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30)
Manchester Arena (3, 4)
The SSE Hydro, Glasgow (7, 8)
Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham (10, 11, 12)
3Arena, Dublin (16, 17, 18)
Odyssey Arena, Belfast (20, 21, 22)
Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle (25, 26, 27)
Sheffield Motorpoint Arena (29, 30, 31)