One Direction Sell Out Stadiums Across The US This Summer On The WHERE WE ARE 2014 World Tour ONE DIRECTION: THIS IS US ULTIMATE FAN EDITION BLU-RAY HITS STORES DECEMBER 17th

NEW YORK, Dec. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Global superstars One Direction have made chart history with the release of their third studio album MIDNIGHT MEMORIES, topping the charts around the world. They're showing no signs of stopping as they prepare for the North American leg of their WHERE WE ARE 2014 world tour.  The highly-anticipated tour, promoted by Live Nation, is shaping up to be one of the biggest tours of 2014 having sold out stadiums across the United States and Canada, moving over 1 million tickets in North America alone and adding 2nd shows in select markets that have already sold out as well.  A full list of WHERE WE ARE 2014 North American tour dates is below. Visit to www.livenation.com for additional info.

In addition, on December 17th fans can bring home the ONE DIRECTION: THIS IS US Ultimate Fan Edition Blu-ray combo pack from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (SPHE).  The must-have gift features both the original theatrical and extended fan cuts of the feature film, extended scenes, featurettes and more.  Also, the "Ultimate Fan Edition" will include a special sticker featuring a unique code created by Zappar, leaders in Augmented Reality (AR). Using the free-to-download Zappar app for a tablet or mobile device, fans can zap the sticker that brings to life a special 3-D animated graphic, followed by an exclusive message from the band to their devoted fans. After the video is complete, fans can turn their device to camera mode and take a photo of themselves with their favorite band that can be shared with friends via email, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

"ONE DIRECTION: THIS IS US is one of our most highly anticipated releases of the year," said Lexine Wong, Senior Executive VP, Worldwide Marketing, SPHE. "The Zappar app gives the Blu-ray Combo Pack an added incentive to set it apart in the marketplace and an augmented reality experience fans won't be able to get anywhere else."

"Both Sony Pictures and One Direction once again have been amazing to work with," added Caspar Thykier, Co-Founder of Zappar. "They're always looking to push the boundaries with what's achievable and that's what we're all about. Hopefully this zap gets people excited about getting home and watching the movie."

The Blu-ray Combo Pack with UltraViolet and Zapcode Stickers will be available in the US, Canada, Australia and the UK. 

WHERE WE ARE 2014 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
All dates and venues below subject to change.
Additional dates to be announced.

August 1

Toronto, ON

Rogers Centre

August 2

Toronto, ON

Rogers Centre

August 4

East Rutherford, NJ

MetLife Stadium

August 5

East Rutherford, NJ

MetLife Stadium

August 7

Foxboro, MA

Gillette Stadium

August 8

Foxboro, MA

Gillette Stadium

August 11

Washington, DC

Nationals Park

August 13

Philadelphia, PA

Lincoln Financial Field

August 16

Detroit, MI

Ford Field

August 19

Nashville, TN

LP Field

August 22

Houston, TX

Reliant Stadium

August 24

Dallas, TX

AT&T Stadium

August 27

St Louis, MO

Edward Jones Dome

August 29

Chicago, IL

Soldier Field

August 30

Chicago, IL

Soldier Field

September 12

Pasadena, CA

Rose Bowl

September 13

Pasadena, CA

Rose Bowl

September 16

Phoenix , AZ

University of Phoenix Stadium

September 19

El Paso, TX

Sun Bowl Stadium

September 21

San Antonio, TX

Alamodome

September 23

Tulsa, OK

BOK Center

September 25

New Orleans, LA

Mercedes-Benz Superdome

September 27

Charlotte, NC

PNC Music Pavilion

September 28

Charlotte, NC

PNC Music Pavilion

October 01

Atlanta, GA

Georgia Dome

October 03

Tampa FL

Raymond James Stadium

October 05

Miami, FL

Sun Life Stadium

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For more info visit
http://www.onedirectionmusic.com   
http://www.livenation.com 
http://www.zappar.com  
http://www.sonypictures.com/.

Synopsis:

ONE DIRECTION: THIS IS US is a captivating and intimate all-access look at life on the road for the global music phenomenon. Weaved with stunning live concert footage, this inspiring feature film tells the remarkable story of Niall, Zayn, Liam, Harry and Louis' meteoric rise to fame, from their humble hometown beginnings and competing on the X-Factor, to conquering the world and performing at London's famed O2 Arena. Hear it from the boys themselves and see through their own eyes what it's really like to be One Direction.

ONE DIRECTION: THIS IS US was directed by Morgan Spurlock. The film was executive produced by Richard Griffiths, Harry Magee, Will Bloomfield, Douglas C. Merrfield, Jeremy Chilnick, Matthew Galkin, with Simon Cowell, Adam Milano, Morgan Spurlock and Ben Winston serving as producers.

About One Direction

Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson formed in 2010 and have since amassed a loyal fan base and fame all across the globe. With three albums to date, UP ALL NIGHT, TAKE ME HOME and MIDNIGHT MEMORIES, they have impressively sold more than 36 million records worldwide and have achieved a total of 61 number ones.  It's been an incredible year for One Direction as they took home a BRIT Award, 2 American Music Awards, 3 Billboard Music Awards, 6 Teen Choice Awards and received a moonman for Best Song Of The Summer at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards. This Summer, One Direction made their movie debut with their massive hit 3D concert movie and documentary ONE DIRECTION: THIS IS US. The film has been a phenomenal success, topping the UK and US box offices and grossing an incredible $67 Million worldwide. The band released their history making third studio album MIDNIGHT MEMORIES on November 25th which includes the worldwide smash hit "Best Song Ever" and the new single "Story Of My Life." In early 2014, One Direction will embark on their global WHERE WE ARE 2014 stadium tour, which includes 11 sold-out dates in the UK and Ireland and hits North America next summer.

About Zappar

Zappar is the world leader in AR-enabled product and entertainment experiences. Zappar works closely with brands, license partners and retailers across the world to produce innovative, customizable market-leading solutions as bite-sized entertainment. For more information, please visit www.zappar.com.

About Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is a Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) company.  Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America, a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE's global operations encompass motion picture production, acquisition and distribution; television production, acquisition and distribution; television networks; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; and development of new entertainment products, services and technologies. For additional information, go to http://www.sonypictures.com/.

About UltraViolet

UltraViolet is an entirely new way to collect and enjoy your digital entertainment, giving you the power to instantly access your movies and TV shows with unprecedented flexibility.  For more information, visit www.uvvu.com.

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