BREAKING: One Direction issue a statement about their Belfast gigs

Fans were left devastated last night when One Direction cancelled their scheduled On The Road Again tour performance in Belfast.

And with tickets for two more concerts – tonight and tomorrow night – already sold-out, understandably thousands of attendees have been worried that they too would miss out on the show.

However, Aiken Promotions has now said that those WILL go ahead as planned. Better still, anyone who missed out on last night's gig will be able to attend a rescheduled concert this Friday. 

"Once again we apologise for the cancellation of last night’s One Direction show," the statement began. 

"We thank everyone for their understanding and their good wishes to Liam. 

"Tuesday’s concert has been rescheduled for this Friday 23rd October. All tickets from last night's postponed concert will be valid for Friday.

"For anyone not able to attend the rescheduled show on Friday, please contact point of purchase for detail of how to obtain a refund."

With the band going on an extended break from next spring, their three Belfast gigs had been very much eagerly anticipated. 

However, Northern Irish fans – as well as those who had travelled from around the island to the SSE Arena – were left hugely disappointed when the lads cancelled at the last minute.

A statement read out to the largely irate crowd said that Liam Payne had fallen ill and was unable to perform. Disappointingly, none of the band appeared in front of their fans, though Harry, Louis and Niall did take to Twitter later in the evening.

Both Mr Styles and Mr Horan stated that "these things happen," while Mr Tomlinson said the situation was "out of our control".

An online official comment from the band's management last night explained: "Unfortunately One Direction have had to cancel tonight's concert in Belfast.  

"Liam has been taken suddenly ill, and the concert will sadly not be taking place. Fans have been asked to hold on to their tickets and there will be a further statement tomorrow.

"The band apologise to their fans and wish Liam well as soon as possible."