One Direction’s Australian tour sold out in just three minutes.
The boy band – who were formed by Simon Cowell on ‘The X Factor’ and are currently supporting Big Time Rush on their North American tour – sold an incredible 10,000 tickets for three shows between 9am and 9.03am in Australia today (02.03.12).
The group – Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan, Harry Styles and Zayn Malik – will play two shows in Sydney on April 13 with a third concert in Melbourne on April 16.
Meanwhile, The Wanted have revealed they are not worried about competition from One Direction because the two groups have very different markets.
Both US bands are currently enjoying huge success in America but Tom Parker told the Daily Mirror newspaper: ”One Direction will build up a big teen market. But we want to push our music not our faces.
”They’ll kill that teen market. I don’t really see my face on the front of a teen magazine if I’m totally honest. I’ve got a beard and I’ll probably have a beer in my hands. It’s not really a good look for a teen magazine.”