One Direction Headlining Madison Square Garden in December! (PHOTOS)

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Are the boys from One Direction making America their permanent home?!

While we highly doubt the British boy band will be making the move official any time soon, they’ve been spending lots of time in SoCal recently. After performing at last weekend’s Kids’ Choice Awards and rocking the El Rey Theatre on Sunday, the boys (Niall HoranZayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, and Louis Tomlinson) were seen out and about in Santa Monica on Tuesday afternoon.

Also, a big congratulations is in order for them — it was just announced they’ll be headlining NYC’s famed Madison Square Garden later this year!

Though they’ll be touring all around the US this summer, thanks to an overwhelming demand to see them live and in person, 1D will take on MSG December 3. Tickets go on sale April 6 at 5 PM ET — for more info, click here!

Niall, 18, said, “We are so happy to be playing Madison Square Garden. To be headlining our OWN show in a venue that has played host to countless legendary acts that we have grown up listening to and adore is obviously a dream come true for us all. We can’t wait to play for our fans on December 3rd.”

Do we really have to wait that long?!

Check out the rest of the photos of the boys out in Santa Monica in the gallery!

Will you be seeing 1D in concert this year? Let us know in the comments!