One Direction trashed a bowling alley in New York following a successful gig in the city.

The British boy band - made up of Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik and Liam Payne - were celebrating their show at Radio City Music Hall with a game of bowling but they had been hurling three balls at a time down the lane, and ended up smashing the machinery.

Louis said: ''The whole thing came off its hinges. It totally broke. We got a slap on the hand and were told off by the label for that.

''We'd taken over a lane, played about two games and then we got a bit bored. So we started to experiment, throwing two or three balls at the same time.''

Harry added: ''It was really bad but quite funny - but no one else thought so.''

But the group - who are currently on a tour of North America - didn't let the incident dampen their enthusiasm and were thrilled with the reaction they got at the gig.

Harry told the Daily Mirror newspaper: ''It was definitely the loudest place we've ever played, the noise levels were incredible.''