One Direction Getting ‘Edgier’ In 2014 With Album, World Tour

Band announces Where We Are Tour stops in U.K., Ireland and South America, with more dates on the way.

One Direction have a pretty busy 2014 ahead of them. On Thursday (May 16), the boy band announced early dates for their 2014 Where We Are stadium world tour and gave fans the inside scoop about their third album.

In footage from their press conference at London’s Wembley Stadium, the guys hinted that they’re making some changes on their next album, expected to hit retailers by the holidays .

“[We] had the chance to work with a lot of great writers and stuff, but we just made it a bit more edgier,” Liam Payne explained about the release, their follow-up to 2012′s Take Me Home. “Just subtle changes here and there so it kind of grows as we grow.”

While they didn’t give specifics, we do know that there will not be any songs penned by Ed Sheeran , who wrote tracks for Take Me Home and their debut Up All Night. But producer Julian Bunetta shared with us earlier this year that he had been in the studio with them .

Once they drop their album, the guys will take their act on the road for their Where We Are Tour, kicking off on April 25 in Colombia. So far, the band has announced a handful of dates for South America, the U.K. and Ireland. But U.S. fans shouldn’t fret; more dates will be announced soon.

Niall Horan tweeted, “Keep [your] eyes [peeled]! Please don’t be disappointed if your country wasnt announced! We will be announcing more over the year!”

The guys also shared on the tour’s website that “another #1BigAnnouncement coming soon.” Until then, they are currently on their Take Me Home world tour. And they’ll release their 3-D movie, “This Is Us,” in August.