Setlist History: One Direction's First Show

Dec 18, 2017 Tagged: One Direction

Six years ago today, Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, and Zayn Malik hit the road as the combined pop powerhouse we know as One Direction. Long before their solo albums and film projects, the five singers were reaching a milestone in their careers, set to play packed arenas, together, to a rapidly increasing fanbase. The Up All Night Tour marked the first headlining concert for the London based super stars.

The tour spanned over 60 dates, hitting Europe, Oceania and North America, was in support of their debut album, Up All Night. Kicking off in Watford, England on December 18, 2011, the 5-month tour concluded July 1, 2012 in Sunrise, Florida.

The kick-off show's setlist at The Colosseum in England was broken down into three sections, by summer, autumn, and winter. Though the pop stars included 13 original tracks from their debut album Up All Night, their set incorporated a handful of covers, from The Black Eyed Pea's "I Gotta Feeling," Gym Class Heroes' "Stereo Hearts," The Zutons' "Valerie," Ednaswap's "Torn," and "Use Somebody" by Kings of Leon. The night was concluded with an encore of "I Want," from the group's debut release.

"I want, I want, I want, to be loved by you," is a repeated line throughout the track. An admission that wasn't a hard task for their passionate fans to oblige.

One Direction's setlist – By Setlist.fm

One of the headlining tour dates was captured on film and turned into a documentary. Up All Night: The Live Tour is a video album documenting One Direction's first big run. It was released in May of 2012. Only 3 months after the live documentary was released, Up All Night: The Live Tour had sold in excess of one million copies worldwide.

Watch some of One Direction's performance on the Up All Night Tour below:

One Direction - Up All Night

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