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One Direction hiatus will last two years, Liam Payne reveals

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One Direction will take a two-year break

One Direction will take a two-year break

One Direction will take a two-year break

Liam Payne revealed that One Direction will be taking a two-year break when they go on hiatus in March next year.

The band had previously not confirmed the duration of their hiatus.

The four-piece were in the Live Lounge on Greg James's BBC Radio 1 show, performing four acoustic versions of their songs and two covers, when Payne said he would be using the next two years to write more songs for the band.

Payne said: "Obviously we're all going to take a break for a little bit and consider where we are in the world. I just want to write songs, that's been the most fun process out of this, except for touring, has been the writing of the songs and we're going to come back so there's something to write for as well, for us and other people .

"We haven't really had time to write an album and whereas two years off ... Writing's not really a job, it's so much fun, we've always had to rush it so it's nice in these two years I'm going to write some songs and see what happens."

It was the first time that the band had appeared in a live session in the popular Live Lounge slot during their five-year history.

Fans from as far away as Brazil and India were using the hashtag #1DR1LiveLounge which began trending on Twitter during their appearance.

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Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st October 2015

One Direction fans queue up at the SSE Arena in Belfast ahead of tonight's concert.  The boy band, who are playing three nights in Belfast, cancelled last nights gig at the last minute.  The group made an announcement around lunch time to say they were going ahead with the rest of the shows and are rescheduling the canceled performance to Friday night. 

Emotional fans after they hear the announcments that the rest of the shows are going ahead. 
Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st October 2015 One Direction fans queue up at the SSE Arena in Belfast ahead of tonight's concert. The boy band, who are playing three nights in Belfast, cancelled last nights gig at the last minute. The group made an announcement around lunch time to say they were going ahead with the rest of the shows and are rescheduling the canceled performance to Friday night. Emotional fans after they hear the announcments that the rest of the shows are going ahead. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st October 2015

One Direction fans queue up at the SSE Arena in Belfast ahead of tonight's concert.  The boy band, who are playing three nights in Belfast, cancelled last nights gig at the last minute.  The group made an announcement around lunch time to say they were going ahead with the rest of the shows and are rescheduling the canceled performance to Friday night. 

Emotional fans after they hear the announcments that the rest of the shows are going ahead. 
Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st October 2015 One Direction fans queue up at the SSE Arena in Belfast ahead of tonight's concert. The boy band, who are playing three nights in Belfast, cancelled last nights gig at the last minute. The group made an announcement around lunch time to say they were going ahead with the rest of the shows and are rescheduling the canceled performance to Friday night. Emotional fans after they hear the announcments that the rest of the shows are going ahead. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st October 2015

One Direction fans queue up at the SSE Arena in Belfast ahead of tonight's concert.  The boy band, who are playing three nights in Belfast, cancelled last nights gig at the last minute.  The group made an announcement around lunch time to say they were going ahead with the rest of the shows and are rescheduling the canceled performance to Friday night. 


Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st October 2015 One Direction fans queue up at the SSE Arena in Belfast ahead of tonight's concert. The boy band, who are playing three nights in Belfast, cancelled last nights gig at the last minute. The group made an announcement around lunch time to say they were going ahead with the rest of the shows and are rescheduling the canceled performance to Friday night. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st October 2015

One Direction fans queue up at the SSE Arena in Belfast ahead of tonight's concert.  The boy band, who are playing three nights in Belfast, cancelled last nights gig at the last minute.  The group made an announcement around lunch time to say they were going ahead with the rest of the shows and are rescheduling the canceled performance to Friday night. 

SSE Arena staff hand out water to the waiting fans. 
Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st October 2015 One Direction fans queue up at the SSE Arena in Belfast ahead of tonight's concert. The boy band, who are playing three nights in Belfast, cancelled last nights gig at the last minute. The group made an announcement around lunch time to say they were going ahead with the rest of the shows and are rescheduling the canceled performance to Friday night. SSE Arena staff hand out water to the waiting fans. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st October 2015

One Direction fans queue up at the SSE Arena in Belfast ahead of tonight's concert.  The boy band, who are playing three nights in Belfast, cancelled last nights gig at the last minute.  The group made an announcement around lunch time to say they were going ahead with the rest of the shows and are rescheduling the canceled performance to Friday night. 

Left to right.  Fans José Delhez  and Shelley Kerssens from Holland pictured at the SSE Arena.

Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st October 2015 One Direction fans queue up at the SSE Arena in Belfast ahead of tonight's concert. The boy band, who are playing three nights in Belfast, cancelled last nights gig at the last minute. The group made an announcement around lunch time to say they were going ahead with the rest of the shows and are rescheduling the canceled performance to Friday night. Left to right. Fans José Delhez and Shelley Kerssens from Holland pictured at the SSE Arena. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st October 2015

One Direction fans queue up at the SSE Arena in Belfast ahead of tonight's concert.  The boy band, who are playing three nights in Belfast, cancelled last nights gig at the last minute.  The group made an announcement around lunch time to say they were going ahead with the rest of the shows and are rescheduling the canceled performance to Friday night. 

Left to right.  Fans Niamh O'Neill and Maeve Devlin
pictured at the SSE Arena.

Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st October 2015 One Direction fans queue up at the SSE Arena in Belfast ahead of tonight's concert. The boy band, who are playing three nights in Belfast, cancelled last nights gig at the last minute. The group made an announcement around lunch time to say they were going ahead with the rest of the shows and are rescheduling the canceled performance to Friday night. Left to right. Fans Niamh O'Neill and Maeve Devlin pictured at the SSE Arena. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st October 2015

One Direction fans queue up at the SSE Arena in Belfast ahead of tonight's concert.  The boy band, who are playing three nights in Belfast, cancelled last nights gig at the last minute.  The group made an announcement around lunch time to say they were going ahead with the rest of the shows and are rescheduling the canceled performance to Friday night. 

Jessika Douglas, who traveled from Australia for last night's cancelled gig, pictured outside the SSE Arena.
Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st October 2015 One Direction fans queue up at the SSE Arena in Belfast ahead of tonight's concert. The boy band, who are playing three nights in Belfast, cancelled last nights gig at the last minute. The group made an announcement around lunch time to say they were going ahead with the rest of the shows and are rescheduling the canceled performance to Friday night. Jessika Douglas, who traveled from Australia for last night's cancelled gig, pictured outside the SSE Arena. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st October 2015

One Direction fans queue up at the SSE Arena in Belfast ahead of tonight's concert.  The boy band, who are playing three nights in Belfast, cancelled last nights gig at the last minute.  The group made an announcement around lunch time to say they were going ahead with the rest of the shows and are rescheduling the canceled performance to Friday night. 

Left to tight.  Rebecca Millar, Julia Leslie, Sasha Larkin and Katie McNeilly.

Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st October 2015 One Direction fans queue up at the SSE Arena in Belfast ahead of tonight's concert. The boy band, who are playing three nights in Belfast, cancelled last nights gig at the last minute. The group made an announcement around lunch time to say they were going ahead with the rest of the shows and are rescheduling the canceled performance to Friday night. Left to tight. Rebecca Millar, Julia Leslie, Sasha Larkin and Katie McNeilly. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st October 2015

One Direction fans queue up at the SSE Arena in Belfast ahead of tonight's concert.  The boy band, who are playing three nights in Belfast, cancelled last nights gig at the last minute.  The group made an announcement around lunch time to say they were going ahead with the rest of the shows and are rescheduling the canceled performance to Friday night. 

Left to right.  Fans Niamh O'Neill and Maeve Devlin
pictured at the SSE Arena.

Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st October 2015 One Direction fans queue up at the SSE Arena in Belfast ahead of tonight's concert. The boy band, who are playing three nights in Belfast, cancelled last nights gig at the last minute. The group made an announcement around lunch time to say they were going ahead with the rest of the shows and are rescheduling the canceled performance to Friday night. Left to right. Fans Niamh O'Neill and Maeve Devlin pictured at the SSE Arena. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st October 2015

One Direction fans queue up at the SSE Arena in Belfast ahead of tonight's concert.  The boy band, who are playing three nights in Belfast, cancelled last nights gig at the last minute.  The group made an announcement around lunch time to say they were going ahead with the rest of the shows and are rescheduling the canceled performance to Friday night. 

SSE Arena staff hand out water to the waiting fans. 
Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st October 2015 One Direction fans queue up at the SSE Arena in Belfast ahead of tonight's concert. The boy band, who are playing three nights in Belfast, cancelled last nights gig at the last minute. The group made an announcement around lunch time to say they were going ahead with the rest of the shows and are rescheduling the canceled performance to Friday night. SSE Arena staff hand out water to the waiting fans. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st October 2015

One Direction fans queue up at the SSE Arena in Belfast ahead of tonight's concert.  The boy band, who are playing three nights in Belfast, cancelled last nights gig at the last minute.  The group made an announcement around lunch time to say they were going ahead with the rest of the shows and are rescheduling the canceled performance to Friday night. 


Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st October 2015 One Direction fans queue up at the SSE Arena in Belfast ahead of tonight's concert. The boy band, who are playing three nights in Belfast, cancelled last nights gig at the last minute. The group made an announcement around lunch time to say they were going ahead with the rest of the shows and are rescheduling the canceled performance to Friday night. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st October 2015

One Direction fans queue up at the SSE Arena in Belfast ahead of tonight's concert.  The boy band, who are playing three nights in Belfast, cancelled last nights gig at the last minute.  The group made an announcement around lunch time to say they were going ahead with the rest of the shows and are rescheduling the canceled performance to Friday night. 

Emotional fans after they hear the announcments that the rest of the shows are going ahead. 
Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st October 2015 One Direction fans queue up at the SSE Arena in Belfast ahead of tonight's concert. The boy band, who are playing three nights in Belfast, cancelled last nights gig at the last minute. The group made an announcement around lunch time to say they were going ahead with the rest of the shows and are rescheduling the canceled performance to Friday night. Emotional fans after they hear the announcments that the rest of the shows are going ahead. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st October 2015

One Direction fans queue up at the SSE Arena in Belfast ahead of tonight's concert.  The boy band, who are playing three nights in Belfast, cancelled last nights gig at the last minute.  The group made an announcement around lunch time to say they were going ahead with the rest of the shows and are rescheduling the canceled performance to Friday night. 

Emotional fans after they hear the announcments that the rest of the shows are going ahead. 
Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st October 2015 One Direction fans queue up at the SSE Arena in Belfast ahead of tonight's concert. The boy band, who are playing three nights in Belfast, cancelled last nights gig at the last minute. The group made an announcement around lunch time to say they were going ahead with the rest of the shows and are rescheduling the canceled performance to Friday night. Emotional fans after they hear the announcments that the rest of the shows are going ahead. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st October 2015

One Direction fans queue up at the SSE Arena in Belfast ahead of tonight's concert.  The boy band, who are playing three nights in Belfast, cancelled last nights gig at the last minute.  The group made an announcement around lunch time to say they were going ahead with the rest of the shows and are rescheduling the canceled performance to Friday night. 

Emotional fans after they hear the announcments that the rest of the shows are going ahead. 
Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st October 2015 One Direction fans queue up at the SSE Arena in Belfast ahead of tonight's concert. The boy band, who are playing three nights in Belfast, cancelled last nights gig at the last minute. The group made an announcement around lunch time to say they were going ahead with the rest of the shows and are rescheduling the canceled performance to Friday night. Emotional fans after they hear the announcments that the rest of the shows are going ahead. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st October 2015

One Direction fans queue up at the SSE Arena in Belfast ahead of tonight's concert.  The boy band, who are playing three nights in Belfast, cancelled last nights gig at the last minute.  The group made an announcement around lunch time to say they were going ahead with the rest of the shows and are rescheduling the canceled performance to Friday night. 

Emotional fans after they hear the announcments that the rest of the shows are going ahead. 
Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st October 2015 One Direction fans queue up at the SSE Arena in Belfast ahead of tonight's concert. The boy band, who are playing three nights in Belfast, cancelled last nights gig at the last minute. The group made an announcement around lunch time to say they were going ahead with the rest of the shows and are rescheduling the canceled performance to Friday night. Emotional fans after they hear the announcments that the rest of the shows are going ahead. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st October 2015

One Direction fans queue up at the SSE Arena in Belfast ahead of tonight's concert.  The boy band, who are playing three nights in Belfast, cancelled last nights gig at the last minute.  The group made an announcement around lunch time to say they were going ahead with the rest of the shows and are rescheduling the canceled performance to Friday night. 

Emotional fans after they hear the announcments that the rest of the shows are going ahead. 
Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st October 2015 One Direction fans queue up at the SSE Arena in Belfast ahead of tonight's concert. The boy band, who are playing three nights in Belfast, cancelled last nights gig at the last minute. The group made an announcement around lunch time to say they were going ahead with the rest of the shows and are rescheduling the canceled performance to Friday night. Emotional fans after they hear the announcments that the rest of the shows are going ahead. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st October 2015

One Direction fans queue up at the SSE Arena in Belfast ahead of tonight's concert.  The boy band, who are playing three nights in Belfast, cancelled last nights gig at the last minute.  The group made an announcement around lunch time to say they were going ahead with the rest of the shows and are rescheduling the canceled performance to Friday night. 

Emotional fans after they hear the announcments that the rest of the shows are going ahead. 
Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st October 2015 One Direction fans queue up at the SSE Arena in Belfast ahead of tonight's concert. The boy band, who are playing three nights in Belfast, cancelled last nights gig at the last minute. The group made an announcement around lunch time to say they were going ahead with the rest of the shows and are rescheduling the canceled performance to Friday night. Emotional fans after they hear the announcments that the rest of the shows are going ahead. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

One Direction cancel Belfast gig: Pictured is Corinne Davison with Lynesy Davison from Carryduff at the scene at the SSE arena in Belfast. Photo: Kevin Scott

One Direction cancel Belfast gig: Pictured is Corinne Davison with Lynesy Davison from Carryduff at the scene at the SSE arena in Belfast. Photo: Kevin Scott

Picture - Kevin Scott Tuesday 20th October 2015 - Belfast Northern Ireland- 1direction cancelled Pictured is the scene at the SSE arena in Belfast where 1 direction have cancelled their nights concert following a sudden illness by Liam Payne Picture - Kevin Scott

Picture - Kevin Scott Tuesday 20th October 2015 - Belfast Northern Ireland- 1direction cancelled Pictured is the scene at the SSE arena in Belfast where 1 direction have cancelled their nights concert following a sudden illness by Liam Payne Picture - Kevin Scott

Picture - Kevin Scott Tuesday 20th October 2015 - Belfast Northern Ireland- 1direction cancelled Pictured is the scene at the SSE arena in Belfast where 1 direction have cancelled their nights concert following a sudden illness by Liam Payne Picture - Kevin Scott

Picture - Kevin Scott Tuesday 20th October 2015 - Belfast Northern Ireland- 1direction cancelled Pictured is the scene at the SSE arena in Belfast where 1 direction have cancelled their nights concert following a sudden illness by Liam Payne Picture - Kevin Scott

Picture - Kevin Scott Tuesday 20th October 2015 - Belfast Northern Ireland- 1direction cancelled Pictured is the scene at the SSE arena in Belfast where 1 direction have cancelled their nights concert following a sudden illness by Liam Payne Picture - Kevin Scott

Picture - Kevin Scott Tuesday 20th October 2015 - Belfast Northern Ireland- 1direction cancelled Pictured is the scene at the SSE arena in Belfast where 1 direction have cancelled their nights concert following a sudden illness by Liam Payne Picture - Kevin Scott

Picture - Kevin Scott Tuesday 20th October 2015 - Belfast Northern Ireland- 1direction cancelled Pictured is the scene at the SSE arena in Belfast where 1 direction have cancelled their nights concert following a sudden illness by Liam Payne Picture - Kevin Scott

Picture - Kevin Scott Tuesday 20th October 2015 - Belfast Northern Ireland- 1direction cancelled Pictured is the scene at the SSE arena in Belfast where 1 direction have cancelled their nights concert following a sudden illness by Liam Payne Picture - Kevin Scott

Picture - Kevin Scott Tuesday 20th October 2015 - Belfast Northern Ireland- 1direction cancelled Pictured is the scene at the SSE arena in Belfast where 1 direction have cancelled their nights concert following a sudden illness by Liam Payne Picture - Kevin Scott

Picture - Kevin Scott Tuesday 20th October 2015 - Belfast Northern Ireland- 1direction cancelled Pictured is the scene at the SSE arena in Belfast where 1 direction have cancelled their nights concert following a sudden illness by Liam Payne Picture - Kevin Scott

SSE Energisers along with 1D fans prepare to electrify the SSE Arena, Belfast this afternoon ahead of tonight's concert. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.

SSE Energisers along with 1D fans prepare to electrify the SSE Arena, Belfast this afternoon ahead of tonight's concert. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.

SSE Energisers along with 1D fans Cara Hannon, Michaela Gallagher, Hannah O'Donnell and Amy McGreevy prepare to electrify the SSE Arena, Belfast this afternoon ahead of tonight's concert. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.

SSE Energisers along with 1D fans Cara Hannon, Michaela Gallagher, Hannah O'Donnell and Amy McGreevy prepare to electrify the SSE Arena, Belfast this afternoon ahead of tonight's concert. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.

SSE Energisers along with 1D fans Marion Monteiro, Krouza Chalaris and Mathilde Gaillot  prepare to electrify the SSE Arena, Belfast this afternoon ahead of tonight's concert. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.

SSE Energisers along with 1D fans Marion Monteiro, Krouza Chalaris and Mathilde Gaillot prepare to electrify the SSE Arena, Belfast this afternoon ahead of tonight's concert. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.

SSE Energisers along with 1D fans from Lisburn prepare to electrify the SSE Arena, Belfast this afternoon ahead of tonight's concert. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.

SSE Energisers along with 1D fans from Lisburn prepare to electrify the SSE Arena, Belfast this afternoon ahead of tonight's concert. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.

SSE Energisers along with 1D fans Nikki Leendertsen,
Chloe Zielinski, Manon Leyssen prepare to electrify the SSE Arena, Belfast this afternoon ahead of tonight's concert. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.

SSE Energisers along with 1D fans Nikki Leendertsen, Chloe Zielinski, Manon Leyssen prepare to electrify the SSE Arena, Belfast this afternoon ahead of tonight's concert. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.

SSE Energisers along with 1D fans Sylvana Ten Caat,
Myan Whyatt and Loarena Whyatt prepare to electrify the SSE Arena, Belfast this afternoon ahead of tonight's concert. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.

SSE Energisers along with 1D fans Sylvana Ten Caat, Myan Whyatt and Loarena Whyatt prepare to electrify the SSE Arena, Belfast this afternoon ahead of tonight's concert. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.

PACEMAKER BELFAST  20/10/2015
 One DirectionÕs current On The Road Again world tour hits Belfast. Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and MullingarÕs own Niall Horan will take to the stage at the SSE Arena in Belfast from Tuesday 20 Ð Thursday 22 October 2015. Fans Alana Crowe, Sarah Moore and Aimww Tweed from Portstwart pictured outside the SSE Arena in Belfast for the first of 3 concerts tonight.
Picture By: Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST 20/10/2015 One DirectionÕs current On The Road Again world tour hits Belfast. Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and MullingarÕs own Niall Horan will take to the stage at the SSE Arena in Belfast from Tuesday 20 Ð Thursday 22 October 2015. Fans Alana Crowe, Sarah Moore and Aimww Tweed from Portstwart pictured outside the SSE Arena in Belfast for the first of 3 concerts tonight. Picture By: Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST  20/10/2015
 One DirectionÕs current On The Road Again world tour hits Belfast. Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and MullingarÕs own Niall Horan will take to the stage at the SSE Arena in Belfast from Tuesday 20 Ð Thursday 22 October 2015. Fans (L-R) Jodie McInally (Belfast) Marie Hafele(Austria)Anna Schekulin(Austria)Megan Cooling(Londonderry) Amy Bond(Londonderry) and Emma Simpson(Londonderry) pictured outside the SSE Arena in Belfast for the first of 3 concerts tonight.
Picture By: Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST 20/10/2015 One DirectionÕs current On The Road Again world tour hits Belfast. Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and MullingarÕs own Niall Horan will take to the stage at the SSE Arena in Belfast from Tuesday 20 Ð Thursday 22 October 2015. Fans (L-R) Jodie McInally (Belfast) Marie Hafele(Austria)Anna Schekulin(Austria)Megan Cooling(Londonderry) Amy Bond(Londonderry) and Emma Simpson(Londonderry) pictured outside the SSE Arena in Belfast for the first of 3 concerts tonight. Picture By: Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST  20/10/2015
 One DirectionÕs current On The Road Again world tour hits Belfast. Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and MullingarÕs own Niall Horan will take to the stage at the SSE Arena in Belfast from Tuesday 20 Ð Thursday 22 October 2015. Fans (L-R) Leah Wortley, Carrie Wright and Niamh Marsden from Portadown pictured outside the SSE Arena in Belfast for the first of 3 concerts tonight.
Picture By: Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST 20/10/2015 One DirectionÕs current On The Road Again world tour hits Belfast. Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and MullingarÕs own Niall Horan will take to the stage at the SSE Arena in Belfast from Tuesday 20 Ð Thursday 22 October 2015. Fans (L-R) Leah Wortley, Carrie Wright and Niamh Marsden from Portadown pictured outside the SSE Arena in Belfast for the first of 3 concerts tonight. Picture By: Pacemaker Press

One Direction's current On The Road Again world tour hits Belfast. Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and MullingarÕs own Niall Horan will take to the stage at the SSE Arena in Belfast from Tuesday 20 Ð Thursday 22 October 2015. Fans Emma and Maria Kearney from Newry pictured outside the SSE Arena in Belfast for the first of 3 concerts tonight.
Picture By: Pacemaker Press

One Direction's current On The Road Again world tour hits Belfast. Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and MullingarÕs own Niall Horan will take to the stage at the SSE Arena in Belfast from Tuesday 20 Ð Thursday 22 October 2015. Fans Emma and Maria Kearney from Newry pictured outside the SSE Arena in Belfast for the first of 3 concerts tonight. Picture By: Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST  20/10/2015
 One DirectionÕs current On The Road Again world tour hits Belfast. Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and MullingarÕs own Niall Horan will take to the stage at the SSE Arena in Belfast from Tuesday 20 Ð Thursday 22 October 2015. Fans pictured outside the SSE Arena in Belfast for the first of 3 concerts tonight.
Picture By: Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST 20/10/2015 One DirectionÕs current On The Road Again world tour hits Belfast. Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and MullingarÕs own Niall Horan will take to the stage at the SSE Arena in Belfast from Tuesday 20 Ð Thursday 22 October 2015. Fans pictured outside the SSE Arena in Belfast for the first of 3 concerts tonight. Picture By: Pacemaker Press

One Direction's fans (L-R) Nikki Leendertsen(Holland) Sabrina Groothuesheidkamp(Holland) Myan and Lorena Whyatt from (Israel) pictured outside the SSE Arena in Belfast for the first of 3 concerts. Picture By: Pacemaker Press

One Direction's fans (L-R) Nikki Leendertsen(Holland) Sabrina Groothuesheidkamp(Holland) Myan and Lorena Whyatt from (Israel) pictured outside the SSE Arena in Belfast for the first of 3 concerts. Picture By: Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST  20/10/2015
 One DirectionÕs current On The Road Again world tour hits Belfast. Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and MullingarÕs own Niall Horan will take to the stage at the SSE Arena in Belfast from Tuesday 20 Ð Thursday 22 October 2015. Fans pictured outside the SSE Arena in Belfast for the first of 3 concerts tonight.
Picture By: Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST 20/10/2015 One DirectionÕs current On The Road Again world tour hits Belfast. Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and MullingarÕs own Niall Horan will take to the stage at the SSE Arena in Belfast from Tuesday 20 Ð Thursday 22 October 2015. Fans pictured outside the SSE Arena in Belfast for the first of 3 concerts tonight. Picture By: Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST  20/10/2015
 One DirectionÕs current On The Road Again world tour hits Belfast. Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and MullingarÕs own Niall Horan will take to the stage at the SSE Arena in Belfast from Tuesday 20 Ð Thursday 22 October 2015. Fans pictured outside the SSE Arena in Belfast for the first of 3 concerts tonight.
Picture By: Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST 20/10/2015 One DirectionÕs current On The Road Again world tour hits Belfast. Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and MullingarÕs own Niall Horan will take to the stage at the SSE Arena in Belfast from Tuesday 20 Ð Thursday 22 October 2015. Fans pictured outside the SSE Arena in Belfast for the first of 3 concerts tonight. Picture By: Pacemaker Press

SSE Energiser Jennifer Evans along with 1D fans 
Emma Armstrong, Lauren McClatchey and Hannah Monaghan prepare to electrify the SSE Arena, Belfast this afternoon ahead of tonight's concert. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.

SSE Energiser Jennifer Evans along with 1D fans Emma Armstrong, Lauren McClatchey and Hannah Monaghan prepare to electrify the SSE Arena, Belfast this afternoon ahead of tonight's concert. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.

SSE Energiser Lee Waring along with 1D fans Sarah Emerson and Louise Stafford prepare to electrify the SSE Arena, Belfast this afternoon ahead of tonight's concert. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.

SSE Energiser Lee Waring along with 1D fans Sarah Emerson and Louise Stafford prepare to electrify the SSE Arena, Belfast this afternoon ahead of tonight's concert. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.

SSE Energiser Rebecca Ferris along with 1D fans 
Jess Wilson and Amy Wright prepare to electrify the SSE Arena, Belfast this afternoon ahead of tonight's concert. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.

SSE Energiser Rebecca Ferris along with 1D fans Jess Wilson and Amy Wright prepare to electrify the SSE Arena, Belfast this afternoon ahead of tonight's concert. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.

SSE Energisers along with 1D fans prepare to electrify the SSE Arena, Belfast this afternoon ahead of tonight's concert. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.

SSE Energisers along with 1D fans prepare to electrify the SSE Arena, Belfast this afternoon ahead of tonight's concert. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.

PACEMAKER BELFAST  20/10/2015
 One DirectionÕs current On The Road Again world tour hits Belfast. Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and MullingarÕs own Niall Horan will take to the stage at the SSE Arena in Belfast from Tuesday 20 Ð Thursday 22 October 2015. Fans pictured outside the SSE Arena in Belfast for the first of 3 concerts tonight.
Picture By: Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST 20/10/2015 One DirectionÕs current On The Road Again world tour hits Belfast. Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and MullingarÕs own Niall Horan will take to the stage at the SSE Arena in Belfast from Tuesday 20 Ð Thursday 22 October 2015. Fans pictured outside the SSE Arena in Belfast for the first of 3 concerts tonight. Picture By: Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST  20/10/2015
 One DirectionÕs current On The Road Again world tour hits Belfast. Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and MullingarÕs own Niall Horan will take to the stage at the SSE Arena in Belfast from Tuesday 20 Ð Thursday 22 October 2015. Fans Emma Kearney from Newry pictured outside the SSE Arena in Belfast for the first of 3 concerts tonight.
Picture By: Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST 20/10/2015 One DirectionÕs current On The Road Again world tour hits Belfast. Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and MullingarÕs own Niall Horan will take to the stage at the SSE Arena in Belfast from Tuesday 20 Ð Thursday 22 October 2015. Fans Emma Kearney from Newry pictured outside the SSE Arena in Belfast for the first of 3 concerts tonight. Picture By: Pacemaker Press

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Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st October 2015 One Direction fans queue up at the SSE Arena in Belfast ahead of tonight's concert. The boy band, who are playing three nights in Belfast, cancelled last nights gig at the last minute. The group made an announcement around lunch time to say they were going ahead with the rest of the shows and are rescheduling the canceled performance to Friday night. Emotional fans after they hear the announcments that the rest of the shows are going ahead. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

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Member Zayn Malik departed the band in March this year and remaining members Payne, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan announced they would be taking an extended hiatus in August following the release of their fifth album Made In The AM.


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