One Direction’s Where We Are Tour: Here’s How To Prepare Yourself

What will they sing? What will happen on stage? Don't worry, we've got you covered.

The wait is finally over.

After counting down for months, One Direction will kick off the North American leg of their Where We Are Tour on Friday night (August 1) at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Canada — and MTV News will be there!

The fivesome will be turning up the heat as they spend the next few months Stateside, making this literally the best summer ever.

So what can you expect when you see Harry, Niall, Liam, Louis and Zayn in action? Well here is everything you should know about the big 1D arena tour.

The #1 Band In The U.S. Is Your Opening Act

The 5SOS boys — Calum, Luke, Ashton and Michael — will resume their position as the opening act on the Where We Are Tour, bringing their #1 debut album to the 5SOS fam and the Directioners. The guys will be taking the stage all but two nights of the tour (Arlington, Texas and St. Louis), but they have good reason: to perform at the 2014 Video Music Awards on August 24, where they are up for award for Artist To Watch.

What To Bring
You don’t want to be weighed down with carry-ons, but you also want to be prepared. No matter what you end up packing, don’t forget these two essentials:

Your Homemade Signs

Your Ticket

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What To Wear
This is probably one of the hardest decisions you will make all night. If you’re like me, you will spend a good part of your day staring into your closet wondering, what do I wear? Of course, comfort is key because dancing will be taking place, but in case you really want to stand out in a crowd, here are some suggestions:

Make Their Heads Turn In Your “Little Black Dress”

Ripped Skinny Jeans Like Luke

A Wedding Dress?

Hey, you never know.

What Will Happen Onstage?
No word yet on whether the guys are going to be changing things up for their U.S. tour dates, but we’ve taken a look back at what they’ve been doing overseas while onstage, and here are a few things you can look forward to.

Niall Will Play His Guitar

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Objects May Be Thrown

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They May Do Everyone’s favorite 1D Dance…The Rowboat.

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We’ll Get Up Close And Personal With Harry’s Tattoos

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They Go Out With A Bang

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What Will They Sing?
The guys play a ton of songs off their latest album, opening with the title track, “Midnight Memories” and closing with “Best Song Ever.” In between they play some of their fan favorites including “Little Things” “Kiss You” “One Thing” and of course, “What Makes You Beautiful.”

Where Will They Be?
Find out when the guys will be invading your hometown.

»8/1 – Toronto, ONT @ Rogers Centre
»8/2 – Toronto, ONT @ Rogers Centre
»8/4 – East Rutherford, NJ @ MetLife Stadium
»8/5 – East Rutherford, NJ @ MetLife Stadium
»8/7 – Boston, MA @ Gillette Stadium
»8/8 – Boston, MA @ Gillette Stadium
»8/11 – Washington, DC @ Nationals Park
»8/13 – Philadelphia, PA @ Lincoln Financial Field
»8/14 – Philadelphia, PA @ Lincoln Financial Field
»8/16 – Detroit, MI @ Ford Field
»8/17 – Detroit, MI @ Ford Field
»8/19 – Nashville, TN @ LP Field
»8/22 – Houston, TX @ Reliant Stadium
»8/4 – Dallas, TX @ AT&T Stadium
»8/27 – St. Louis, MO @ Edward Jones Dome
»8/29 – Chicago, IL @ Soldier Field
»8/30 – Chicago, IL @ Soldier Field
»9/11 – Los Angeles, CA @ Rose Bowl
»9/12 – Los Angeles, CA @ Rose Bowl
»9/16 – Phoenix, AZ @ University of Phoenix Stadium
»9/19 – El Paso, TX @ Sun Bowl Stadium
»9/21 – San Antonio, TX @ Alomodome
»9/25 – New Orleans, LA @ Mercedes-Benz Superdome
»9/27 – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion
»9/29 – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion
»10/1 – Atlanta, GA @ Georgia Dome
»10/3 – Tampa, FL @ Raymond James Stadium
»10/5 – Miami, FL @ Sun Life Stadium

Christina Garibaldi has been an on-camera reporter for MTV News since 2011. When not interviewing or writing about her favorite stars, she keeps herself busy with baby animal videos and boy bands.