One Direction announce 2013 U.S. tour dates

one-direction-2012-niall-louis-liam-zayn-harry-picturesOne Direction, the Simon Cowell-engineered British boy band that has taken the pop world by storm, announced 2013 U.S. tour dates on Thursday (April 12) and tickets will go on sale on April 21 for the first set of tickets to shows in cities including New York, Toronto, Chicago, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Seattle.

"Our fans are simply the best in the world," Niall Horan tells MTV. "The support they have shown us has been incredible and we're all so grateful to each and every one of them. We can't wait to see everyone this summer, at Madison Square Garden and of course when we play our world tour in 2013."

Horan is referring to an already announced one-night-only gig at New York's Madison Square Garden on Dec. 3.

Here's the full list of 2013 U.S. tour dates:

6/13 - Ft. Lauderdale @ FL BankAtlantic Center
6/14 - Miami, FL @ American Airlines Arena
6/18 - Columbus, OH @ Nationwide Arena
6/19 - Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
6/21- Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena
6/22 - Raleigh, NC @ PNC Arena
6/23 - Washington, DC @ Verizon Center
6/26 - Boston, MA @ Comcast Center
6/28- Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
7/4- Montreal, PQ @ Bell Centre
7/6 - Hershey, PA @ Hersheypark Stadium
7/8 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Consol Energy Center
7/9 - Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
7/12 - Detroit, MI @ The Palace of Auburn Hills
7/13 - Chicago, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
7/18 - Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center
7/19 - Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
7/24- Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
7/25 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Maverick Center
7/27 - Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
7/28 - Seattle, WA @ KeyArena
7/31- Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena
8/2 - Las Vegas, NV @ Mandalay Bay Events Center
8/6 - San Diego, CA @ Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
8/7 - Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center

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