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The group also announced Wednesday that they will headline their first North American tour beginning May 24 in Fairfax, Va.

Liam Payne, 18, hopes the tour will lead to even more opportunities.

“The ultimate goal would be to do a big, worldwide tour. That would be the most amazing thing we could do.”

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