Harry Styles performs with One Direction in Brisbane during the band's recent Australian tour.

Harry Styles performs with One Direction in Brisbane during the band's recent Australian tour. Photo: Harrison Saragossi

Harry Styles says one of his favourite places on One Direction's recent international promotional tour was Sydney.

British boy band One Direction - comprising Styles, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik and Liam Payne - hit the road recently to promote their debut album Up All Night.

The band's stops included Australia, New Zealand and the US.

"My favourite places were New York and Sydney - I'd never been to Australia or New Zealand before, so that was sick," Styles told BBC Radio 1.

Styles is now happy to be back in the UK.

"I'm so tired - it was pretty intense but a lot of fun," he said. "I have six weeks to chill out now."

The band's next international tour will commence at London's O2 Arena in February 2013.

The boys will visit Australia from September 11 to 29 next year, with concerts in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth.

Pandemonium hit fever pitch on April 10 when the group landed in Sydney to the delight of screaming fans for One Direction's first-ever live shows in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, which started on April 13.

Album Up All Night sold four times platinum in Australia.

Drawn from the UK's version of The X Factor, One Direction made history as the first British group to debut at number one in the US with a debut album.

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