The boys of One Direction are finally making their first splash on the American scene (and for U.S. Directioners, it feels like a really long overdue visit)!

Tonight, 1D — Harry, Zayn, Niall, Louis and Liam — is opening for Big Time Rush, our fave boys from Nickelodeon, in front of a huge audience! The show will kick off this leg of BTR’s Better With U Tour in Rosemont, Illinois!

Earlier today, the boys of One Direction showed up at KISS FM 103.5’s Coca-Cola Lounge in Chicago, where they made their first live performance in America in front of a crowd of super excited fans! As 1D sang, all their fans in the audience at the station sang along with them and they got even more pumped for their show tonight at the Akoo Theatre in Rosemont! Check out the video below!

We are so glad to finally have 1D on U.S. soil performing for their U.S. Directioners!

Are you excited for One Direction to tour with Big Time Rush on their Better With U Tour? Are you planning on making it out to any shows? Sound off in the comments and on Twitter!