One Direction fans queue for 40 hours for tour tickets!

One Direction tour

Fans of One Direction spent up to forty hours queuing up to grab tickets to see the boys on their arena tour next year, it has been revealed.

Dedicated supporters of the X Factor group camped out after they announced plans for a new headlining tour in the winter of 2013.

And it wasn't just teenagers, with many older fans also waiting patiently to get the chance to see the boys live.

A spokesman for Manchester's MCR Arena, where many were have been waiting since Thursday, told the Daily Mirror: “Most tickets are now sold online so camping out is rare.”

Some turned the day into a family event, with 46-year-old Elaine O’Neill telling the newspaper: “I was talked into this... the things you do for your kids!”

Tickets for the tour, which went on sale yesterday, sold out in many venues within hours. At one point the group were shifting 1,000 tickets a minute, and sold more than 300,000 within the first day alone.

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