One Direction Carry Their Guitars As They Arrive In America For US Tour

22 May 2012, 10:42

Harry Styles, Niall Horan and Liam Payne were all smiles at the airport.

 One Direction have arrived in America as they prepare to begin their first headline tour of the country.

The 'What Makes You Beautiful' group were spotted making their way through Heathrow airport in London together for touching down in the US.

Harry Styles carried his guitar through the terminal, while bandmates Niall Horan and Liam Payne smiled as they followed behind.

One Direction's headlining US tour kicks off with a show at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut tonight (22nd May), before headlong on to shows in Virginia, New Jersey and New York over the course of this week.

Last night (21st May), Niall revealed that the group had gone straight into rehearsals for the tour after arriving in the US.

Check out a photo of One Direction making their way through the airport below (picture: Splash):

One Direction

"Just did a rehearsal for the 1st show tomorrow!" he wrote on Twitter. "Our first headline tour in the US cannot believe this, so excited."

Meanwhile, One Direction enjoyed some time recording their new album in the studio in Sweden earlier this month.

Liam, Harry, Niall, Zayn and Louis have also been confirmed as one of the headline acts for this year's iTunes Festival in September, alongside acts like Usher and Emeli Sande.