One Direction have been playing tattoo roulette with James Corden on The Late Late Show, but maybe they should be worried instead that The Vamps are going to steal their fans.
Billboard and others reported that One Direction playing a tattoo roulette game with James Corden was one of the funniest publicity stunts so far, but it was hardly the biggest thing happening to them right now.
Instead, there is a long list of One Direction hot topics bubbling up as the year ends and their band hiatus begins. Filling their boy band gap in the tour schedules next summer, it appears that The Vamps want to take over their fan base.
According to the Daily Record, Connor Ball of The Vamps directly said they are looking to win over current One Direction fans when they are missing 1D. In fact, they do not only want One Direction fans — they have actually practiced and performed One Direction songs in the past.
About One Direction taking a break, The Vamps go on to say, “Obviously we love One Direction but it’s a good opportunity for us. A lot of dance music is around at the moment and we would love it if there were more bands around like One Direction.”
If The Vamps take over One Direction’s “crown” as top boy band and continue to do 1D covers, it appears they will have to add one more song to their roster. Even though One Direction stated that Made In The A.M. contained their last releases before they go on their 2016 break, Teen Vogue claims there is a new unreleased track and states the following.
“Ready to pair ‘Home’ with another bonus cut? Of course you were. Presenting ‘Hideaway,’ a bonus track that longtime collaborator Julian Bunetta just unveiled in a video called ‘The Lost Jams EP 1.’”
For fans that are looking to take away The Vamps’ chance to replace One Direction as the next big music celebrities, they can roll the dice in England. According to the Birmingham Mail, if you can sing like One Direction or Rod Stewart, you might get a chance to be heard by pros.
The BBC has its music awards show on December 10, and to celebrate they have opened a free karaoke booth. On December 5, possible future music stars can use the “first-ever Brummieoke booth to test out your vocal talent and maybe get on television.”
While the end of the year is about awards ceremonies for all of the hard work celebrities put out, One Direction will likely be absent next year because of their hiatus. On the other hand, some seem to think that One Direction will continue to produce music in 2016 — and will likely be at next year’s awards ceremonies.
For example, in concluding their news roundup of 2015 One Direction headlines, Cosmopolitan states the following.
“With the way they kept releasing songs and videos this year, they could be back sooner than we think. 2015 is nearly over, so let’s cross our fingers that the year ends quietly and they get to enjoy the rest they deserve.”
Is it possible that One Direction will not take as much of a break in 2016 as first expected? Helping fans to see into the crystal ball of One Direction’s future is their drummer, Josh Devine.
When speaking about One Direction in a December 3 interview with Entertainment Weekly, Josh Devine reported the following about when their 2016 break will begin.
“When the band go on a break, I think January 1 will be when I sort of take a look at myself and maybe have a month just to regain my head from the last four and a half years of touring.”
As far as holiday plans are concerned, One Direction will be playing at the Dick Clark’s New Year’s Eve celebration that will be broadcast from Times Square in NYC and in Hollywood.
Speaking of holiday celebrations, for fans that have always wished that One Direction would release a Hanukkah album — stay tuned. The Huffington Post reports that a One Direction-inspired parody mashup has been created by Erez Cohen and the Manhattan Jewish Experience.
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