One Direction had better have a nice relaxing Christmas planned, because 2013 looks set to be the craziest and busiest year of their lives.
On Friday 22 February, Harry Styles, Zayn Malik, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne and Niall Horan will embark on their mammoth eight-month Take Me Home tour, which will see them play 116 dates in 19 different countries. Hear that? NINETEEN! That is a lot of singing. And dancing. And screaming. We hope someone's remembered to pack the earplugs!
As well as performing all over the globe, the lads will also be promoting their current material and recording new stuff in the studio. Insiders have told heat that the boys will only get four or five days off each month during the tour, which won't leave much time for anything else other than rest.
The insider explains, "It will be hard work, but the boys are really excited about putting on the best possible show for their fans. They're totally up for the challenge."
The Take Me Home tour will kick off at London's O2 Arena, and there will be a whopping 38 dates in Britain and 39 in America and Canada. The tour is scheduled to end in Auckland, New Zealand, on the 13 October, following a stint in Australia.
When the original dates went online, the seats sold out in minutes, which happily meant that even more dates were added. It's all very exciting for those of us who have been lucky enough to get tickets.
The only downside for the boys is the fact that they'll be spending so much time away from their close friends and family. Additionally, for Zayn and Louis, it means lengthy stints away from their other halves Perrie Edwards from Little Mix and student Eleanor Calder.
As heat magazine revealed exclusively, both boys are determined to keep their relationships thriving despite the distance, and will be flying back and forth to spend quality time with their lucky ladies. But for the other, single boys of the band, there's a whole world full of girls just waiting to win them over. We'll see them all in the queue…
To read the full story of One Direction's crazy tour and to hear more about Zayn's sexy guyliner, make sure you pick up a copy of today's brand new and very swanky heat magazine. You know it makes sense.