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Louis and Niall: A break will be a 'shock to the system'

One Direction stars Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan say that taking a break after their world tour will be 'a shock to the system' after a busy five year schedule. The singers spoke to ITV News Tyne Tees backstage at the Metro Radio Arena before their second of three concerts in Newcastle. They say they are ready for a rest.

One Direction: "It's natural to take a break after this schedule"

Louis Tomlinson has defended the band's decision to take a break after their current world tour.

The One Direction singer says that is makes sense after such a hectic five years of shows. Louis, who was speaking to ITV News Tyne Tees backstage in Newcastle, added that they will 'definitely get back together'.

So what are their plans?

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One Direction prepare to wow Newcastle again

One Direction are in the region ahead of their second gig at Newcastle's Metro Radio Arena tonight. The boys said their third and final show - tomorrow night - would be the loudest.

If you're there, let us know what it's like by tweeting @itvtynetees or emailing

  • Watch our report about Sunday's One Direction gig here.

We even got Niall to try out his Geordie accent. See and hear the results below:


One Direction announce extra date in Newcastle

One Direction to play additional date on Tyneside Credit: Metro Radio Arena

Boy band One Direction have announced an additional performance in Newcastle to meet demand for tickets.

The extra show will take place on Tuesday 27 October 2015.

The group take in the North East during a month long tour next year.

They start their three day run at the Metro Radio Arena on 25 October.

One Direction takes tour to Newcastle

One Direction Credit: PA

The world's most popular boy band, One Direction, has announced a return to Newcastle as part of their next tour of the UK.

The band will perform at the Metro Radio Arena for two nights in 2015 - Saturday October 25th and Sunday October 26th.

Tickets will go on sale in five days.

Harry Styles, Zayn Malik, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne of One Direction last performed in the North East in May this year when they appeared at Sunderland's Stadium of Light.

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