|(AUS) Live Nation by arrangement with Artist Voice is excited to announce the triumphant return of the Aussie global phenomenon, 5 Seconds of Summer.
Hot on the heels of selling out two shows at London’s iconic Wembley Arena, the chart-topping Sydney boys are heading out on the road to play their first-ever headline Australian and New Zealand arena shows, touring in support of their recently released self-titled #1 smash hit debut album (through EMI Music Australia).
The all-ages shows will kick off in New Zealand at Auckland’s Vector Arena on June 18, before crossing the ditch to Australia, landing at Sydney’s Allphones Arena on June 20 and onto Brisbane, Melbourne and Adelaide before winding up at Perth Arena on June 29.
Fans will need to move fast to secure tickets; the band’s ‘There’s No Place Like Home’ seven-date Australian tour last May sold out within minutes, with many fans missing out on tickets despite second shows being added in both Melbourne and Sydney.
Currently playing stadiums around the world as special guests to One Direction, 5 Seconds of Summer’s recently added UK arena tour for 2015 has now sold out. Previous UK and USA dates have all sold out in less than five minutes.
5 Seconds of Summer (5SOS) – Luke, Calum, Michael and Ashton – have conquered not only home-grown audiences but also those of far flung lands. Their highly anticipated gold-accredited, self-titled album, debuted at #1 in nine countries including Australia and New Zealand, and #2 in the UK and Sweden.
Their debut single charted at #2 on the US Billboard charts and their highly anticipated US album release next week will be supported by performances on Jimmy Kimmel and The Today Show. The album is now the highest selling pre-order in Universal Music Group history. Not bad for four teenagers from the Western suburbs of Sydney.
The album also peaked at #1 on iTunes in 71 different countries, heading straight to the #1 spot on iTunes in Australia and the UK.
The band started the month with an incredible five songs in the top 50 of the ARIA single chart: double platinum debut and worldwide iTunes #1 She Looks So Perfect, UK #2 Don’t Stop, Amnesia, Kiss Me Kiss Me and Everything I Didn’t Say. The lyric video for their upcoming single, Amnesia, has already had more than 5.7 million views.
5SOS are a worldwide success with more than 92 million views on YouTube, more than five million fans on Facebook, a combined 15-million-plus Twitter followers and more than 1.75 million followers on Instagram.
The band left no doubt as to the strength of their energetic live shows last May. Barely audible over the sounds of a screaming audience, critics raved:
“The band owned the stage and the crowd in a way few groups we’ve seen at the Enmore have done recently…” The Sydney Morning Herald
“The theatre was a sea of phone lights as fans captured the moments to replay in their bedrooms until the punk-pop boys return.” The Advertiser
“5SOS also proved why they’ve risen to stardom so quickly. They’re a talented bunch, all playing instruments and their songs are damn good.” AAP
5 Seconds of Summer Tour Dates:
VECTOR ARENA, AUCKLAND – THURSDAY JUNE 18
ALLPHONES ARENA, SYDNEY – SATURDAY JUNE 20
ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE, BRISBANE – TUESDAY JUNE 23
ROD LAVER ARENA, MELBOURNE – THURSDAY JUNE 25
ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE, ADELAIDE – SATURDAY JUNE 27
PERTH ARENA, PERTH – MONDAY JUNE 29
*Tickets for all Australian and New Zealand shows go on sale at midday next Friday, July 25.