Ever since they announced they were taking an indefinite hiatus in 2015, fans of One Direction have been patiently waiting for the band to return. Well, get ready, people, because Liam Payne recently revealed that fans may be getting a new documentary about the band this year!
The “Strip That Down” crooner recently headed to Dubai to perform some of the hits from his new album, LP1. When City Times asked him if he remembered the last time he visited the country with his bandmates, he explained, “It’s hard for me to remember specific gigs because it was a blur of planes and sound checks and screams. I think we filmed that show and it will be part of a documentary around an anniversary.”
OMG. For those who forgot, the group (which also consisted of Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan, Harry Styles and Zayn Malik) was put together by Simon Cowell on July 23, 2010, after they all auditioned on The X Factor as solo artists. That means that its almost been 10 years since the brand was formed, and some fans quickly started to speculate that the upcoming 10th anniversary is what Liam was referring to.
“We’ve got a ten-year anniversary coming up so we’ve all been speaking together a lot over the last few weeks which has been really nice,” Liam also told The Sun in April 2020. “At the moment I’m not sure what I’m allowed to say. There’s a number of different things that we are all working on to try and make happen and people are forwarding emails around. But more than anything it’s just been a real good time for us to connect together again.”
According to Page Six, however, it may not be a documentary after all! Sources told them that the guys are definitely planning something for their upcoming anniversary, with ideas ranging from a TV special to a new single, but a tour has been ruled out.
“There’s still a long way to go and a lot of hurdles,” an insider said. “Obviously, at the moment anything they do would have to be done virtually. But there’s a lot of goodwill between them now and they want to make something happen.”
Since they decided to go their separate ways, there’s not a day that’s gone by that fans haven’t longed for a comeback, so this is seriously a dream come true! Now that it’s finally happening, J-14 went ahead and rounded up everything the boys have ever said about the reunion over the years, so get excited, people!
Scroll through our gallery to see what each member of One Direction has said about the band’s upcoming comeback.
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