The biggest breakthrough band of 2014, 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER
, last night at the 2015 ARIA Awards announced they will return to Australia for a run of east coast dates in September – October 2016, presented by Qantas.
The band, who will tour the world in 2016, will close off their global run of dates with three very special shows for their Australian fans in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.
The dates follow the overwhelming demand for the 2015 ‘Rock Out With Your Socks Out’ tour that took the band all over the world performing for more than a million fans across three continents and saw 5SOS take home the 2015 ARIA Award for Best Australian Live Act.
In 2016, they will play shows in iconic venues such as NYC’s Madison Square Garden, London’s The O2 and LA’s The Forum, before returning to Australia for three very special homecoming shows.
The announcement follows the October release of the band’s latest studio album ‘Sounds Good, Feels Good’. The album is packed with adrenaline-fuelled pop-rock hits that give a nod to their super-rock turn-of-the-millennium US alt-rock influences. The album is the follow-up to their self-titled debut album, which sold in excess of three million copies worldwide making it the biggest US debut album of the year.
Tickets for ‘Sounds Live Feels Live’ Tour go on sale at 9am Wednesday, December 9.
American Express Card Members will receive first access to tickets with a pre-sale starting 11am Monday, November 30 until 5pm Tuesday, December 8. To purchase go to: amexinvites.com.au.
My Live Nation members can also be among the first to secure tickets during the pre-sale commencing10am Friday, December 4.
For complete tour and ticketing information, visit: livenation.com.au.
Live favourite and one of many standout tracks from the new album, the guitar-led new single ‘Hey Everybody’ is a more mature, more confident all-out rock assault to the senses – crunching guitars, high octane drumming and a belting chorus.
The band said: “We had such a blast on the Rock Out With Your Socks Out Tour. It was a big moment for us – our first ever headline arena tour, it is what you dream of. We are going to try and make this tour even better than the last and the best live show possible for you guys. This is such a huge thing for us to be able to come and see you all. We can’t wait to play you the new album and loads more, we love you guys and hope you are as excited as we are.”
From the start, 5SOS were united by a love of punk-rock music and a vision of bringing it into the pop stratosphere. They played their first gig together in late 2011, performing for about a dozen people at a hotel in their hometown of Sydney. Three years later, they were headlining the Forum in Los Angeles, where they played for 25,000 fans during a sold-out, two-night stand.
‘Sounds Good Feels Good’ hit the No. 1 spot on iTunes in 50 different countries within hours of the pre-order going live and 5SOS was the No. 1 act on iTunes worldwide. Lead single ‘She’s Kinda Hot’, a lyrically mischievous riot of an anthem, also topped the iTunes charts in 41 countries.
The band spent much of 2015 performing SOLD OUT headline shows across the UK, Europe, the US and here in Australia including three massive SOLD OUT nights at Wembley Arena during their ‘Rock Out With Your Socks Out’ worldwide tour, playing to a legion of loyal fans and proving that 5SOS’s electric live performances continue to be the cornerstone of their remarkable success.
5SOS were one of the biggest breakthrough stories of the last two years; five multi-million selling singles, a self-titled debut album that not only topped the US Album Chart (going to #1 globally on iTunes in 76 countries) but also became the third biggest pre-order in iTunes history and the biggest US debut by an Australian artist ever.