The one-year hiatus was actually an agreement amongst the four members. But as they found global fame and their teens turned into their 20s, rifts appeared.
Twitter user Hannah @trismekieran: “Anyone selling one direction tickets for Birmingham?” later followed by: “I wish I was going to the tour this is the only one direction I’ve never been too”.
British paper The Sun is reporting that sources close to One Direction have suggested that the band is headed on long hiatus at the end of the On the Road Again world tour that takes the boys around the world in support of last November’s Four. Louis Tomlinson is expecting a child with stylist Briana Jungwirth.
There has been no confirmation from the band themselves or their representatives, so as with any rumour, this one needs to be taken with a grain of salt.
“[One Direction] who have been together for five years, decided not to tour their latest record during a top secret meeting in London last weekend and Directioners across the globe will no doubt be devastated when they hear the news.”
News reported, citing an unnamed source. The group just released a video – filmed at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, as NASA, was happy to crow about.
The “extended hiatus” is expected to begin in March 2016, and the members will be working on their own solo projects, said E!. “There is absolutely no bad blood between them and they are all 100-percent behind the decision”.
This wasn’t totally a surprise. “They envision a future together but with the freedom to do other things as well”.
“The boys know that by sticking together they can still pursue everything they want to do as a foursome, as well as individually”, an unnamed source told People in June. This is an exciting time for them creatively and as a group.