One Direction Tour Races Past $200 Million

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One Direction have become the first act to break through the $200 million (£118 million) mark for concert ticket sales this year (14).

The boy band’s Where We Are world tour tops Billboard’s Hot Tours list thanks to $130 million (£76 million) in revenue from a 10-week summer trek in Europe and North America. Ticket sales from the 2014 tour now total $230 million (£135 million) from more than 53 sold out concerts in six countries.

The Best Song Ever hitmakers will add millions more to that tally when they perform three sold out shows at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California beginning on 11 September (14).

The tour is set to wrap in Miami, Florida at the beginning of October (14).