ONE Direction mania is set to grip Ireland for the second time in months.
The world famous boy band has announced the sale of extra tickets for their upcoming string of sold-out gigs.
Gold dust tickets to see the five lads in concert in Dublin's Croke Park this May sold out in a matter of minutes, leaving hordes of hardcore fans devastated.
However, die-hard fans have one last chance to see Mullingar star Niall Horan and his bandmates – Zayn Malik, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne – in concert. The final number of One Direction tickets, both standing and seating, will go on sale this Friday.
THE GROUP, WHO MADE WAVES ON THE X FACTOR IN 2010, ARE PLAYING CROKE PARK ON MAY 23, 24 AND 25 AND NOT SURPRISINGLY, TICKETS SOLD OUT NEARLY INSTANTLY FOR ALL DATES.
Niall and co are currently in rehearsals for the mammoth Where We Are tour, which kicks off later this month.
They start the worldwide tour in Columbia on April 25 before making their way round South America. The group will then hit Ireland for three consecutive nights before heading to the UK.
Extra tickets for the Dublin gigs are being sold from €59.50 and will be available from 9am on Friday. A limited number of tickets with slight viewing restrictions priced at €49.65 including booking fee will also go on sale.
Ticket bosses are warning eager concertgoers to act early as no more tickets will be made available for the concerts, expected to be among the biggest in the next 12 months.
Irish heart-throb Niall is hard at work with the band after undergoing emergency knee surgery before Christmas and is preparing himself for a hectic six months with the tour set to run until next October.
The 20-year-old has promised that there are plenty of surprises in store for fans and revealed that the stage for upcoming gigs will be "huge".
Despite his star-studded profile, Niall took a trip down memory lane at the weekend to encourage aspiring musicians to take part in the Dublin leg of the X Factor auditions.