THE boys in One Direction raked in more than £200,000 PER DAY last year, staggering figures have revealed.
Ahead of their Belfast dates this week figures confirmed that a sellout tour, bumper record sales and lucrative merchandising saw revenue at their company 1D Media Limited rise by 50 per cent to £73.7 million.
Post-tax profits for the group rocketed by 830 per cent from £3.75 million to £34.98 million.
The company, which lists heartthrobs Niall, Liam, Harry, Louis and Zayn as sole directors and shareholders, now has assets worth more than £57 million.
Despite the bumper figures, none of the singers took dividends and instead were paid annual salaries of just £109,722 each.
But the group wouldn’t have been short of cash – in 2013 they took out £28.1 million between them in “remuneration”.
Records from Companies House state the main source of income is from touring, merchandising and recording.
The ‘Where We Are Tour’ saw the band play 69 gigs around the world in 2014, while more than 3.2 million fans bought the album ‘Four’.
They also racked up administrative expenses of £28.5 million – which could have gone on taking them around the world on private jets and putting them up in the poshest hotels.
One Direction, On The Road Again will be at the SSE Arena on October 20, 21 and 22 with special guest Jamie Lawson.
Special Gig Information:
A notice from One Direction Belfast promoters Aiken said…
Due to security restrictions the following items will NOT be permitted at the One Direction Shows:-
- NO Audio/Video Recorders
- NO Professional Cameras
- NO Glass Items
- NO Items or actions that may challenge public safety
Please note this includes Glosticks, Umbrellas, Aluminium Cans, Plastic Bottles and Selfie Sticks
Searches will be in operation (all bags will be searched)
Do not bring restricted items or purchase outside as you will not be permitted to bring them into the venue.
The notice also read: “We would ask patrons to take note of these restrictions before travelling to the venue.”
PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT STROBE LIGHTING WILL BE IN USE DURING THE SHOW.
The notice also warns..
- CHECK YOUR TICKETS AND NOTE WHICH DATE THEY ARE FOR – please ensure you attend on the correct day. Patrons coming to the venue on a different date to that stated on your ticket will not be admitted to the venue.
- There will be strictly no overnight queuing at the venue. Queuing will only be allowed from09.00am on the day of each Show.
- Under 14s should be accompanied by 18+
- GA / Standing area is OVER 14s ONLY
- Warning! Only purchase tickets from official outlets.
- Please allow enough time to travel to the venue as traffic in the area is expected to be very busy on show nights.
For more concern information log onto www.aikenpromotions.com