Four (also, interestingly, one less than the number of children in the band) marks a notable diversion from their previous aesthetic, introducing power chords and sub-Springsteen rooftop-down choruses (as in the increasingly ubiquitous Steal My Girl) to the band's already complex sonic landscape.
By further remarkable coincidence, Four is also three less than the number of dates 1D will play at the O2 in September next year, and while the fickle fortunes of the pop industry are notoriously difficult to foretell, we may even have heard Five by then – something about these young go-getters tells us that the 1D story is only just beginning.
|What||One Direction, 02 Arena|
|Where||O2 Arena, Peninsula Square , SE10 0DX | MAP|
|Nearest tube||North Greenwich (underground)|
14 Sep 15 – 30 Sep 15, 6:30 PM – 10:30 PM
|Price||£44.45+ plus booking|
|Website||Click here for tickets (via Ticketmaster)|