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3 February 2014, 13:54
The 'Story Of My Life' band's upcoming tour is expected to reach earnings of £447 million in just one year.
One Direction are reportedly expected to ellipse U2's world tour earnings record by pocketing an estimated $1 billion in one year thanks to their upcoming 'Where We Are' stadium tour.
The 'Midnight Memories' five-piece launch the tour in April this year, and are allegedly expected to earn around £611 million across the lengthy jaunt.
This would mean they comfortably beat the previous record of £447 million set by U2's '360 Degree' tour.
"It would be amazing for 1D to climb to the very top of the tour league so early in their career," a spokesperson for One Direction told The Daily Star this week. "That would be a phenomenal testament to the loyalty and support of their fans.
One Direction kick off the tour with a leg across South America starting in Bogota, Columbia on 25th April.
The boys then head back for a UK leg beginning on 23rd May in Dublin, before going on to further shows in Europe in North America.