OneD demand leads to second Dublin date

OneD demand leads to second Dublin date

Demand for One Direction concert tickets was so high this morning that a second Dublin date has already been added.

Frenzied fans went into overdrive as they tried to get their hands on tickets with many queuing up overnight outside Ticketmaster outlets, while others went online.

The concert promoters said there are still tickets available but they are selling well.

Meanwhile the five-piece have announced that they will donate £200,000 (€233,904) from ticket sales to a cancer charity.

The pop superstars have announced 50p (€0.58) from each ticket sold for their 2014 tour - with dates in Dublin, Sunderland, Manchester, Edinburgh and London - will go to Stand Up To Cancer.

The 'Little Thing' hitmakers - made up of Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Niall Horan and Zayn Malik - also plan to add more dates if the first ones sell out, meaning more money for the charity.

Liam said: "We're so proud to be supporting Stand Up To Cancer while touring the UK and Ireland.

"Cancer affects nearly everyone at some point in their lives so we all need to do what we can to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.

"Stand Up To Cancer is all about bringing people together as a collective force and we hope our fans will get involved too."

Meanwhile, the charity's director Claire Rowney thanked the band and said she was delighted to have them on board.

She added: "We're over the moon that One Direction have chosen to support Stand Up To Cancer.

"The money raised will help fund groundbreaking research specifically designed to have an impact within just a few years, bringing new and kinder treatments to patients sooner.

"We want to thank them and their fans for their support ."

More in this Section

Motsi Mabuse casts critical eye over sister’s performance on StrictlyMotsi Mabuse casts critical eye over sister’s performance on Strictly

Saffron Barker and AJ Pritchard make immediate impact on Strictly Come DancingSaffron Barker and AJ Pritchard make immediate impact on Strictly Come Dancing

Kelly Osbourne provides health update on father Ozzy and hints at stage returnKelly Osbourne provides health update on father Ozzy and hints at stage return

Spots and a six pack? Chris Ramsey on the side-effects of Strictly Come DancingSpots and a six pack? Chris Ramsey on the side-effects of Strictly Come Dancing


Lifestyle

Mulranny, in the shadow of the Nephin Beg Mountains on the north shore of Clew Bay, is a hill-walker’s paradise.Old Irish goats deserve to be nurtured

In awe of nature’s bounty on a glorious September dayIn awe of nature’s bounty on a glorious September day

Rotten by name but certainly not by nature.Islands of Ireland: Rotten to the core

There’s a revealing story well told by the writer Alice Taylor about the day a neighbour gave a present of a poached salmon to her family.Alice’s salmon of knowledge

More From The Irish Examiner