One Direction, the British boy-band put together by Simon Cowell on the Uk X Factor, will headline a concert at New York City's Madison Square Garden in December 2012, it has been announced. After securing a Billboard No.1 album with their debut release Up All Night, the boys are expected to sell-out the 20,000 seater arena within minutes, reports the UK's Sun newspaper.
'The Garden', often reserved for global stars such as Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Wonder and Madonna, will represent the boy-band's biggest concert yet, despite their career still being in its infancy. Singer Niall Horan said, "To be headlining our own show in a venue that has played host to countless legendary acts that we have grown up listening to and adore is obviously a dream come true for us all". The group - which also includes Zayn Malick, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson - began on the 2010 version of the X Factor after each singer had been unsuccessful in the boy's solo category. After a suggestion by guest judge Nicole Scherzinger, the five were put into a band and finished third in the competition behind Rebecca Ferguson and eventual winner Matt Cardle.