New Zealand was visited on the following tours:
Up All Night Tour
|Sun||22||Wellington||St. James Theatre|
Take Me Home Tour
The following concerts were part of the tour which took place in New Zealand:
|Thu||10||Christchurch||CBS Canterbury Arena|
On April 22, 2012, Harry, Louis, Liam and Niall visited a local bar in Wellington on the last night of their Take Me Home Tour. As the night progressed, Harry and Louis became particularly drunk and danced around the club together. Fans began recording them and allegedly caught footage of Harry and Louis either closely embracing or kissing. One person recording can be heard exclaiming "Oh my god, they're kissing!" but the footage is too blurred to decipher. The footage has become famous amongst One Direction fans as they attempted to find clearer video of the night. Other low quality footage has been dubbed "Wellington quality" and any instance of filmed Harry and Louis interaction being blurry or obscured is referred to as "the Wellington curse".
There appeared to be an elaborate cover-up of the footage, as it was deleted from YouTube, the fan who took it "disappeared" from her regular online activities and both Louis's grandfather and sister tried to deny it was Harry or Louis at all, even though pictures clearly show them, as well as Niall and Liam.
The Wellington pub visit was referenced by Sir Ian McKellen in his sit-down interview with One Direction on the Graham Norton show in 2014. The band was originally scheduled to meet McKellen and the rest of the Lord of the Rings cast, but decided to go to the bar instead.