One Direction have announced a world tour for 2014 - and the boys can't wait to see beauties in thongs in Brazil.

The band - Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson - are going to play a series of mammoth stadium shows across the globe but they are most excited about going to the South America country because it has beaches packed with bikini-clad babes.

Announcing their 'Where We Are' tour at London's Wembley Stadium today (16.05.13), Liam said: "There's a fact here, thongs are common place (in Brazil). So I think that's something to look forward to. We can't wait, Brazil's an amazing place."

Niall added: "And they're big into carnivals out there so we'll be partying with the Brazilians."

The 'Live While We're Young' hitmakers are also keen to check out the sights of Peru when they play there.

Louis said: "We'll try the food and appreciate the women - and the culture."

The tour kicks off on April 25 in Bogota, Columbia, before heading across South America. The shows then reach the UK and Ireland in May and June with the boys playing huge gigs at Croke Park, Dublin, Manchester's Etihad Stadium and Wembley Stadium. More dates are to be announced in the coming weeks

The band have promised fans to expect a show as big as the venues they're playing in and have promised something different to their current 'Take Me Home Tour'.

Harry said: "It's important the fans know it's not the same tour going around again in stadiums. We want to make the stage bigger, with new songs. It's going to be a completely different tour and a lot of fun."

Tickets for the UK and Ireland dates go on sale on Saturday May 25, 2013 at 10am from www.gigsandtours.com and www.ticketmaster.co.uk and www.ticketmaster.ie.

Tickets for the South American shows are available from local online outlets.