#SPOTTED: ONE DIRECTION + 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER IN TORONTO FOR “WHERE WE ARE” TOUR
Quite simply every Girl and their Mother was at Rogers Centre tonight. The Venue, with a 54k capacity, was filled with satisfied smiles as British-Irish Pop Sensations One Direction had the Crowd on their feet from start to finish tonight. The high-energy Pop Quintet professed their love for Canada, telling them that they by far were louder than the Crowd the previous night. Supported by Australian Pop-Rockers 5 Seconds of Summer, One Direction sold-out two Shows as part of their Where We Are Tour. The Tour wraps this October in Miami and is in support of 2013’s top-selling Album worldwide, Midnight Memories.
The Band consisting of Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlinson, were pitch-perfect, backed by an enthused and rather handsome Supporting Band. Clocking-in at about 90 minutes, they zipped through 23 songs including Kiss You, Live While We’re Young, One Thing, Diana, Story of our Lives and What Makes You Beautiful. In addition to lifting the spirits of their vastly-female Adorers, they also are equally adept on more emotionally resonant offerings and their Ballad Little Things had the entire Arena providing a sea of lit cellphones as a backdrop to the moment. Beautiful.
Styles and Payne carried a lot of the Show with their energy, while Horan at points seemed to have been copping with sound issues, conferring with a Tech a few times on-stage. Malik despite looking a bit fatigued at moments, gave me in the second row an air Fist Bump. I will never forget.
Anyone who walked through Yorkville these past couple days will have noticed Security Guards, barricades and of course hoards of Fans waiting aboard for possible One Direction sightings, if there ever any doubt of their popularity!
5 Seconds of Summer were more than just an Opening Act. Much of the Audiences was equally excited to see them and few can deny they the Billboard and Soundscan Chart-topping Quartet show great promise. It was just announced yesterday that they will be returning to Toronto August 2015 for their own self-headlining Show at Molson Amphitheatre! Just yesterday we spent the day catching-up with 5 Seconds of Summer and it was madness! Read more here.
See a Video Reel of Highlights from tonight’s Show:
(Photo/video credit: Mr. Will Wong | Audio content: Sony Music)