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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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Thousands descend on Stadium of Light for One Direction gig

Thousands of fans are slowly filling up the Stadium of Light for tonight's One Direction show. A controversial video has emerged showing what appears to be two of the band's members, Zayn Malik, and, Louis Tomlinson, smoking drugs as they travel to a performance in Peru.

The footage has received a mixed reaction from fans. A spokesman for One Direction says that the matter is in the hands of their lawyers.

Parents react to One Direction "drugs" video

As One Direction prepare to play to more than fifty thousand fans in Sunderland tonight, the band's steeped in controversy after a video emerged showing what appeared to be Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlinson smoking drugs.

Singer Louis Tomlinson apparently filmed the incident, passing his bandmate a rolled up cigarette.

The video seems to have been filmed when the pair were being driven to an airport in Peru, where it is legal to possess a small amount of cannabis for personal use.

The footage has received a mixed reaction from fans. Parents queueing outside the Stadium of Light have expressed their shock.

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