One Direction are on the road with their Take Me Home Tour and prepping a 2014 stadium jaunt, Where We Are . But if you think it’s all parties and girls between gigs, the guys want you to know that simply isn’t the case.
Regarding whether they party on tour, Niall Horan, 19, tells British GQ, “We haven’t been on the road long enough yet; ask me in a few months’ time. All last year, we were touring in America so we were all under age, so we couldn’t really party then, anyway.” Louis Tomlinson is the only group member of legal partying age, 21, in the U.S.
Liam Payne adds, “Maybe we need someone to schedule that in for us,” but explained that the guys hardly have time to think about girls while they are traveling. “Groupies? We don’t have time to party! I’m not even single. This sort of talk will get me in trouble.”
While it’s unclear who the lucky lady is that Liam is passing time with these days — he split from his longtime girlfriend Danielle Peazer earlier this year — Tomlinson says that even if he wasn’t dating college student Eleanor Calder, he wouldn’t be into groupies: “The type of girls that would sleep with you in a heartbeat aren’t the type of girls I’d want to take home anyway,” he says.
Until they make time to hit the clubs, the guys are prepping the release of their 3-D film, “This Is Us,” for August 30 and still working on their third “edgier” album, rumored to be dropping by the holidays. Horan says their ever-growing list of projects keeps them busy. “We go back on the road straight after a show and we’re gone,” he notes. “I wish we did have time for girls and parties, but we don’t.”
The full interview is in the September issue of British GQ, out Thursday.