They didn’t win any Grammys Sunday night — they weren’t even nominated — but One Direction is still coming out on top this morning.
Promoters announced Monday the U.K. boy band sensation will perform a second concert at Ford Field this summer. The additional date, Aug. 17, follows the group’s Aug. 16 show, which sold out lightning quick when it went on sale last month.
Back-to-back stadium concerts are extremely rare in this market, especially if your name is not Kid Rock or Eminem. Outside of those hometown heroes, the last artist to stage two consecutive stadium concerts in Detroit was Dave Matthews Band, which played a pair of concerts at Comerica Park in June 2001. Before that, the last artist to do it was Pink Floyd, who pulled double duty at the Pontiac Silverdome in 1994.
Tickets for the newly announced concert go on sale at 10 a.m. Feb. 8, with a pre-sale for Citibank card holders starting at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Tickets are $43, $73 and $103.
Those are the face value of the tickets, at least. On Stubhub, tickets for the group’s Aug. 16 show are selling for $175 and higher for 300 level seats and $600 and up for floor tickets.
One Direction — Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson — released its third album, “Midnight Memories,” in November. The album has sold 1.18 million copies to date, according to Nielsen SoundScan sales figures.
The group’s last area concert was in July at the Palace of Auburn Hills. Tickets for that concert sold out more than one year in advance of the show. Before that, way back in June 2012, the group performed a sold-out concert at the Fox Theatre.
This summer, One Direction is also playing multiple stadium concerts in Toronto, New Jersey, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles and Charlotte.