One Direction shut down Rockefeller Plaza as 15,000 fans show up

One Direction drew the biggest ever crowds to the Today show after fans camped out for as long as five days


They came in their thousands to see One Direction announced that they will star in their own 3D movie.

The UK boyband dropped by New York’s Rockefeller Centre yesterday to appear on the Today Show, where they confirm their much-rumoured 3D concert film will debut in August 2013 .

Show host Matt Lauer called their appearance “thier biggest concert ever” bringing a recored breaking 15,000 fans to the live show. While Today weatherman Al Roker also claimed on air that One Direction’s three-song set including ‘What Makes Your Beautiful’ in Rockefeller Plaza in front of thousands of fans was a historical moment for the series.

“We have never, ever had a crowd this big. This one breaks all the records,” Roker declared.



Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me) will direct the film, which will be released on August 30, 2013 via TriStar Pictures.

“This is an incredible opportunity and an amazing moment in time for the band,” said Spurlock. “To capture this journey and share it with audiences around the world will be an epic undertaking that I am proud to be a part of.”

Simon Cowell said of the project: “I’m delighted we’re making this film and Morgan is the perfect person to give that access-all-areas, behind-the-scenes look into what it’s like to be One Direction today.


New York plaza was on fire when the British boys arrived


“What the band have achieved is incredible, they and their fans have made history around the world – this is for them.”

The group have taped further songs to air on Today on Wednesday (November 14).


Record-breaking scenes: 15,000 fans gathered in New York's Rockefeller Plaza on Tuesday morning to try and catch a glimpse of One Direction


Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlinson’s appearance on Today was dubbed “The British Invasion” by the show’s hosts and the group even performed in front of UK-style red telephone boxes.