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One Direction delivers 2013 dates after quick 2012 sellouts

Despite being named in a lawsuit over their band name, One Direction is plowing forward with a 2013 summer tour schedule to appease fans who weren't able to get tickets to their sold-out 2012 trek. // Tour dates at SoundSpike

Despite being named in a lawsuit over their band name, One Direction is plowing forward with a 2013 summer tour schedule to appease fans who weren't able to get tickets to their sold-out 2012 trek.

The young British boy band, comprised of Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson, sold out their forthcoming summer run in minutes, as well as a Dec. 13 performance at New York City's Madison Square Garden in under 10 minutes. In response, the quintet has unveiled a 25-city run for next summer, beginning June 13 in Sunrise, FL, and pushing through an Aug. 7 concert at Los Angeles' Staples Center.

Tickets for the 2013 itinerary go on sale April 21 via Ticketmaster and Live Nation.

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One Direction's inaugural U.S. headlining tour kicks off May 24 in Fairfax, VA, and ventures through major markets across the continent through early July. Following the 21-date stateside excursion. An early 2013 European trek is also on the books.

The group, which placed third on the seventh season of Britain's "The X Factor," released its full-length debut, "Up All Night," across the pond in November via Simon Cowell's Syco Music, while U.S. retailers unleashed the album last month through Columbia Records. The effort, which was the fastest-selling debut album on the U.K. Albums chart last year, topped The Billboard 200 and peaked at No. 2 on the U.K. Albums chart.

In related news, One Direction was named in a lawsuit earlier this week over the band's name. According to The Guardian, a California pop-rock act with the same name is suing the quintet for trademark infringement. The U.S.-based outfit is seeking an injunction to stop the U.K. band from using the name, as well as a share of the profits they've earned.

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April 2012
21 - Wellington, New Zealand - Westpac Trust Stadium
22 - Wellington, New Zealand - St. James Theatre

May 2012
24 - Fairfax, VA - Patriot Center
25 - East Rutherford, NJ - Izod Center
26 - New York, NY - Beacon Theatre
28 - Upper Darby, PA - Tower Theatre
29, 31 - Toronto, Ontario - Molson Canadian Amphitheatre

June 2012
1 - Detroit, MI - Fox Theatre
2 - Chicago, IL - Allstate Arena
8 - San Diego, CA - Viejas Arena
9 - Las Vegas, NV - Planet Hollywood
10 - Phoenix, AZ - Comerica Theatre
13 - San Jose, CA - Events Center
14 - Oakland, CA - Paramount Theatre
17 - Anaheim, CA - The Theatre at Honda Center
23 - Dallas, TX - Gexa Energy Pavilion
24 - The Woodlands, TX - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
26 - Atlanta, GA - The Arena at Gwinnett Center
27 - Charlotte, NC - Time Warner Cable Arena
29 - Tampa, FL - 1-800-Ask-Gary Amphitheatre
30 - Orlando, FL - Amway Center

July 2012
1 - Fort Lauderdale, FL - Bank Atlantic Center

December 2012
3 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden Arena

February 2013
23, 24 - London, United Kingdom - The O2 London
26, 27 - Glasgow, United Kingdom - S.E.C.C.

March 2013
1-3 - Cardiff, United Kingdom - Motorpoint Arena Cardiff
5, 6 - Dublin, Ireland - The O2 Dublin
7, 8 - Belfast, United Kingdom - Odyssey Arena
10, 11 - Belfast, United Kingdom - Odyssey Arena
12, 13 - Dublin, Ireland - The O2 Dublin
15, 16 - Manchester, United Kingdom - Manchester Arena
17 - Liverpool, United Kingdom - Liverpool Echo Arena
19 - Sheffield, United Kingdom - Motorpoint Arena
20 - Nottingham, United Kingdom - The Capital FM Arena Nottingham
22, 23 - Birmingham, United Kingdom - LG Arena
24 - Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom - Metro Radio Arena

April 2013
1, 2, 4 - London, United Kingdom - The O2 London
8, 9, 10 - Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom - Metro Radio Arena
13, 14 - Sheffield, United Kingdom - Motorpoint Arena
17 - Birmingham, United Kingdom - LG Arena
19 - Manchester, United Kingdom - Manchester Arena

June 2013
13 - Sunrise, FL - BankAtlantic Center
14 - Miami, FL - American Airlines Arena
18 - Columbus, OH - Nationwide Arena
19 - Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena
21 - Atlanta, GA - Philips Arena
22 - Raleigh, NC - PNC Arena
23 - Washington, D.C. - Verizon Center
26 - Mansfield, MA - Comcast Center
28 - Wantagh, NY - Nikon at Jones Beach Theater

July 2013
4 - Montreal, Quebec - Bell Centre
6 - Hershey, PA - Hersheypark Stadium
8 - Pittsburgh, PA - Consol Energy Center
9 - Toronto, Ontario - Air Canada Centre
12 - Auburn Hills, MI - The Palace of Auburn Hills
13 - Tinley Park, IL - First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
18 - Minneapolis, MN - Target Center
19 - Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center
24 - Denver, CO - Pepsi Center
25 - Salt Lake City, UT - Maverick Center
27 - Vancouver, British Columbia - Rogers Arena
28 - Seattle, WA - Key Arena
31 - Oakland, CA - Oracle Arena

August 2013
2 - Las Vegas, NV - Mandalay Bay Events Center
6 - Chula Vista, CA - Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
7 - Los Angeles, CA - Staples Center

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