It's been a while since we've seen One Direction in their touring outfits, but now that the boys have skipped across the seas to join Big Time Rush on tour, the red, white and blue togs have come back out - and so have the intense faces.

(Further reading: The Intense Tour Faces Of Louis Tomlinson)

louis tomlinson from one direction on tour in canada

One Direction opened up for Big Time Rush at The Air Canada theatre in Toronto, and Louis wasn't the only one getting his scrunch on.

harry styles from one direction on stage in canada

Click next to see our pick of the snaps of the other boys, and a bit more from Louis and Harry. Hurrah!

 

liam payne from one direction on tour in canada with big time rush

We imagine this might be about as intense as Liam Payne gets.... although who knows what happens to his face during his two minutes of glory.

 

zayn malik from one direction in canada

 

Niall horan from one direction in canada

Niall's too happy to have an intense scrunch going on. He loves life too much to squint at it.

 

harry styles from one direction on stage in canada opening for big time rush

Deep in thought.

"Hmmm.... did I turn off the oven..."

 

louis tomlinson from one direction on stage in canada

The boys headed down to Chicago on their foreign travels to perform an acoustic version of What Makes You Beautiful and answer questions from fans at KISS FM.

Check out the videos and see the pics here.