LOCK up your daughters — or perhaps even your mothers — because teen boy band One Direction are returning to Glasgow.
Sorry Little Mix, but the group from last year’s X Factor final join previous losers such as JLS as living proof that the winner doesn’t always come out on top.
The boys, who came together after auditioning as soloists in the 2010 talent show, have gone from strength to strength this year, leaving the X Factor Live tour to release a number one album and top the charts (within 15 minutes of an iTunes release no less) with What Makes You Beautiful.
Love them or loathe them, the boys have gained a legion of Glasgow fans (most from the Justin Beiber generation) who camped out on Buchanan Street earlier in September to catch a glimpse of their pin ups.
Of course, the band have also recently featured in the gossip columns for another reason — a speculated relationship between 17-year-old Harry Styles and presenter of the Xtra Factor, Caroline Flack (32).
Regardless of your feelings on that subject, it doesn’t seemed to have hindered the boys’ popularity (although feelings towards Caroline among fans is, if Twitter is anything to go by, a different matter).
Despite all the tabloid column inches, tickets to this show no doubt featured in many Christmas stockings this year.
As for the entertainment, the boys promise songs from their debut album, a few covers (perhaps some performed while they were battling it out with Matt Cardle on ITV) and “a few surprises”.
Regardless of what they play, an army of young female followers will no doubt love it — although staff at the Armadillo may need to be prepared for swooning with all those high balconies about.
One Direction appear at the SECC Clyde Auditorium on January 13 and 14. Tickets are £19.50 from www.ticketsoup.com or 0844 395 4000.