Boy band One Direction heading to Blackpool

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One Direction mania is set to hit Blackpool next year.

The X Factor discoveries, whose debut single What Makes You Beautiful shot to number one on iTunes within 15 minutes of being released, are heading to Blackpool Opera House on January 18 as part of their debut headlining nationwide tour.

The song achieved the biggest week one sales of 2011, selling 153,965 copies.

And after months of anticipation and levels of hysteria not witnessed for decades, One Direction, will take in 21 dates around the UK performing songs from their debut album, to be released in November, alongside some of their favourite covers and a few surprises.

Tickets go on sale on Saturday at 10am priced from £19.50 to £27.50 from the Winter Gardens box office (0844 856 1111) or