May 18, 2012 11:06 ET

One Direction Is the Top Concert on

SOUTH WINDSOR, CT--(Marketwire - May 18, 2012) - Newcomer boy band One Direction has managed to make a very strong showing for its first solo tour. Despite being scheduled against another popular boy band, Big Time Rush, more One Direction tickets have sold on* than tickets for any other band since tickets became available in March. The success of the first tour has led the group to schedule more shows for the summer of 2013 -- well over a year ahead of time.

The teen sensations got their start on the UK version of The X Factor, where they became one of the competition's most popular acts. Following the show, they released their first single "What Makes you Beautiful" and debut album Up All Night to an overwhelmingly positive reception. After touring earlier this year with Big Time Rush, One Direction saw its United States fan base grow sharply.

The 2012 leg of the Up All Night Tour begins on May 22 in Uncasville, CT, and ends on December 3 in New York City. The average selling price on for the run is $192**.

*Based on total ticket sales.
**As of 5/16/2012 2:00 p.m. EDT. Prices may fluctuate based on market demand.

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