5 Seconds of Summer will be supporting One Direction on the 28-date, UK and European leg of their sold-out ‘Where We Are’ World Tour - including three dates at London’s Wembley Stadium.
The band were personally chosen by the biggest pop band on the planet to join them last year on their epic ‘Take Me Home’ World Tour. “The mix of us and 1D was amazing” says Luke. “Their fans were incredible with us and because of the internet we brought our own along too, in the most unlikely places.”
5SOS, as they are affectionately referred to by their ever-burgeoning fanbase, first met in the school playground in a small town in the Western Suburbs of Sydney, Australia. Luke (17), Mikey (18), Calum (18) and Ash (19) were brought together by a mutual love of pop-punk and the adrenaline-fueled super-rock of turn of the millennium Americana.
Already establishing a name in their own right, 5SOS are set to release their debut UK single, ‘She Looks So Perfect’ on March 23 through Capitol Records UK.
Within hours of the pre-order going live, it was No1 in the UK iTunes album chart (and 48 other countries), and the single was No15 in the UK iTunes singles chart, all before anyone heard a single note.
When the video for the single went live, it received over 1m views in less than 24 hours and now three weeks later boasts an incredible 6m views.
5SOS recently concluded their eight-date UK tour - which sold-out in less than five minutes - finishing with two massive shows at London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire.
5 Seconds of Summer also sold out their debut US headline tour in under 5 minutes proving 5SOS are set to have a huge year on both sides of the Atlantic.
Next month the four-piece are set to embark on a European 5 Countries in 5 days tour visiting Sweden, Germany, Paris, Milan and Madrid, all free events for the boys to meet fans and play a short acoustic set in each city.