MANILA, Philippines – The English-Irish boy band One Direction are finally here in the Philippines – minus Zayn Malik, sadly – but they have officially arrived in the country.
One Direction members Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson, and Liam Payne arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International (NAIA) Airport on Saturday afternoon, March 21st.
Niall Horan posted a video clip of their personal trainer Mark Jarvis on Instagram announcing their arrival in Manila:
Manila, can't wait for the shows. Looking forward to seeing you there. All the love
— Harry Styles. (@Harry_Styles) March 20, 2015
Can't wait to see you all in Manila this weekend! Gona be a cracker
— Niall Horan (@NiallOfficial) March 20, 2015
The lads will be performing on a two-night concert live at the Mall of Asia Open Concert Grounds on March 21st and 22nd, as part of their “On The Road Again” world tour.
English boyband One Direction was formed on the 7th season of X Factor in the United Kingdom. The lands first auditioned as solo acts on the show, but failed to qualify for the Boys category. However, then-guest judge and Pussycat doll Nicole Scherzinger have suggested that the boys to be formed as a band together which Simon Cowell have then agreed, and they did, qualifying for the Groups category.
The group soon gained a massive of traction on the show, and finished in third place on the X Factor UK. One Direction’s first album “Up All Night” was released back in September 2011, with hit single “What Makes You Beautiful.”
They have since released three more albums: Take Me Home, Midnight Memories, and most recently, Four, which debuted at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 hit chart. The boys are also the first group to enter the chart at number one with their first 4 albums.
Other popular track singles from the band include “You and I,” “One Thing,” “Live While We’re Young,” “They Don’t Know About Us,” “Kiss You,” “Story of My Life,” “Best Song Ever,” and “Steal My Girl.”