5 Seconds of Summer Biography & News
About 5 Seconds of Summer
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Talk about perfect timing. The 5 Seconds of Summer self-titled debut studio album dropped in Europe just as summer was getting into full swing back in June 2014. The American and Canadian release came a month later with the album preceded by four singles: "She Looks So Perfect," "Don't Stop," "Amnesia" and "Good Girls." The tracks "Everything I Didn't Say" and "Kiss Me Kiss Me" were also released as promotional singles.
Not only did the band's debut album debut at No. 1 on the Billboard Chart, it peaked at No. 1 in 13 countries and hit the Top 10 in 26 countries total. It also won an award from the UK-based magazine Kerrang!, which is devoted to rock music and published by Bauer Media Group.
It's no wonder that after the album's success and a tour with OneDirection, 5 Seconds of Summer was quick to announce on November 22nd that the band would release its first live album by year's end. That project, "LIVESOS," rolled out on December 15, just in time for the holiday season.
5 Seconds of Summer have just returned to the U.S. after playing a handful of dates in Japan. Their next tour isn't set to kick off for a few months, and to keep fans entertained the guys have launched a new website. It's all part of their #5ONTHEWALL campaign, which so far is proving to be quite the mystery.
What will 5 Seconds of Summer be up to next? Stay tuned to find out!
About Five Seconds of Summer
Five seconds of summer is what most of us beg for as the days get shorter and the seasons change. 5 Seconds of Summer also happens to be the name of one of the hottest acts in all of music – an Australian pop punk band consisting of four guys who are not your typical boy band.
For one thing, Luke Hemmings, Michael Clifford, Calum Hood and Ashton Irwin are not yet the North American sensation that would (name) drop them into the same category as NKOTB, BSB, N Sync and more. All four attend Norwest Christian College, made a name for themselves via YouTube before signing with a major label, and are still building an international following.
These guys also have another problem more famous boy bands didn't seem to -- they say they aren't quite raking in the dough despite an EP, "Unplugged," that reached number 3 on the iTunes chart in Australia, not to mention a spot on One Direction's Take Me Home Tour. In fact, the band said in a recent round of interviews that earning solid profits in music showcased a wider industry problem: that people simply don't buy as much music as they used to.
Still, don't think these guys haven't hit the big time. The band had the No. 1 iTunes chart track, "She's So Perfect," in 39 countries. They have legions of teenage girls following their every move around the globe, and those who rejoiced when, in late March 2014, the band became only the fourth Australian group to reach the number one spot on the UK charts – the first to do so in 14 years.
5 Seconds of Summer will once again join One Direction on the road, supporting them on their 2014 Where We Are Tour in the US, Canada, UK and Europe. On April 9, 2014, their "She Looks So Perfect" EP also debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200.
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5 Seconds of Summer Tour Dates 2015
date city state venue 02/25/2015 Tokyo 13 Akasaka Blitz
5 Seconds of Summer Tour Dates 2014
date city state venue 12/15/2014 Washington DC Verizon Center 12/14/2014 Boston MA TD Garden 12/12/2014 New York NY Madison Square Garden 12/06/2014 Rosemont IL Allstate Arena 12/05/2014 Los Angeles CA Staples Center 12/03/2014 San Jose CA SAP Center 11/16/2014 Inglewood CA The Forum 11/15/2014 Inglewood CA The Forum 11/13/2014 Phoenix AZ Ak-Chin Pavilion 10/08/2014 Mexico City Teatro Metropolitan 10/05/2014 Miami Gardens FL Sun Life Stadium 10/03/2014 Tampa FL Raymond James Stadium 10/01/2014 Atlanta GA Georgia Dome 09/28/2014 Charlotte NC PNC Music Pavilion 09/27/2014 Charlotte NC PNC Music Pavilion 09/25/2014 New Orleans LA Mercedes-Benz Superdome 09/23/2014 Tulsa OK BOK Center 09/21/2014 San Antonio TX Alamodome 09/20/2014 Las Vegas NV MGM Resorts Village 09/19/2014 El Paso TX Sun Bowl Stadium 09/16/2014 Glendale AZ University of Phoenix Stadium 09/13/2014 Pasadena CA Rose Bowl 09/12/2014 Pasadena CA Rose Bowl 09/11/2014 Pasadena CA Rose Bowl 09/10/2014 West Hollywood CA House of Blues Sunset Strip 09/02/2014 Wantagh NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater 08/30/2014 Chicago IL Soldier Field 08/29/2014 Chicago IL Soldier Field 08/22/2014 Houston TX NRG Stadium 08/19/2014 Nashville TN LP Field 08/17/2014 Detroit MI Ford Field 08/16/2014 Detroit MI Ford Field 08/14/2014 Philadelphia PA Lincoln Financial Field 08/13/2014 Philadelphia PA Lincoln Financial Field 08/11/2014 Washington DC Nationals Park 08/09/2014 Foxborough MA Gillette Stadium 08/08/2014 Foxborough MA Gillette Stadium 08/07/2014 Foxborough MA Gillette Stadium 08/05/2014 East Rutherford NJ MetLife Stadium 08/04/2014 East Rutherford NJ MetLife Stadium 08/02/2014 Toronto ON Rogers Centre 08/01/2014 Toronto ON Rogers Centre 07/17/2014 Manchester Lancashire Manchester Arena 05/08/2014 Perth WA Crown Theatre Perth 05/07/2014 Brisbane Qld The Tivoli 05/05/2014 Newtown ?? Enmore Theatre 05/04/2014 St Kilda ?? Palais Theatre 05/03/2014 St Kilda ?? Palais Theatre 05/02/2014 Torrensville SA Thebarton Theatre 04/30/2014 Newtown ?? Enmore Theatre 04/26/2014 Boston MA House of Blues Boston 04/25/2014 Wallingford CT The Dome at Oakdale Theatre 04/24/2014 Upper Darby PA Tower Theater 04/22/2014 New York NY Best Buy Theater 04/21/2014 Silver Spring MD The Fillmore Silver Spring 04/19/2014 Toronto ON Sound Academy 04/18/2014 Royal Oak MI Royal Oak Music Theatre 04/17/2014 Chicago IL Riviera Theatre 04/15/2014 Dallas TX House of Blues Dallas 04/12/2014 Los Angeles CA The Wiltern 04/11/2014 San Francisco CA The Fillmore 03/04/2014 London Lnd O2 Shepherds Bush Empire 03/03/2014 London Lnd O2 Shepherds Bush Empire 03/02/2014 Birmingham War The Institute 02/28/2014 Oxford Oxf O2 Academy Oxford 02/27/2014 Norwich Nfk Norwich Waterfront 02/25/2014 Manchester Man The Ritz 02/24/2014 Sheffield Syk The Leadmill 02/23/2014 Glasgow Rfw O2 ABC Glasgow
5 Seconds of Summer Tour Dates 2013
date city state venue 11/27/2013 London Hmf KOKO 11/26/2013 London Hmf KOKO 10/03/2013 Toronto ON Sound Academy 08/06/2013 West Hollywood CA The Roxy Theatre 07/11/2013 Toronto ON The Opera House 07/01/2013 Boston MA Brighton Music Hall 06/30/2013 New York NY The Studio at Webster Hall