5 SECONDS OF SUMMER
Announce 2016 Tour
‘Sounds Live Feels Live’..
..and unveil new single
3Arena - 26th and 27th April 2016
New studio album ‘Sounds Good, Feels Good’ out October 23rd
The biggest breakthrough band of 2014, 5 Seconds of Summer, have announced they will be setting off on another UK and Ireland Tour as well as the release of their latest single ‘Hey Everybody’ out 9th October through Capitol Records. ‘Sounds Live Feels Live’ arena tour follows the overwhelming demand for the 2015 ‘Rock Out With Your Socks Out’ tour which took the band all over the world performing for over a million fans across three continents.
The band say, “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, Australia. 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’, due to be released on October 23rd sees the band collaborate again with rock veteran John Feldmann (producer, All Time Low, Good Charlotte, Boys Like Girls) who has executively produced the album. The result is an album packed with adrenaline-fuelled pop-rock hits that give a nod to their super-rock turn-of-the-millennium US Alt-Rock influences. The band spent three months living together in a studio in LA writing and recording an album that they have poured their hearts and souls in to and are very proud of. The new 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.
The new album 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 the summer performing SOLD OUT headline shows across the UK, Europe, the US and Australia including three massive SOLD OUT nights in Dublin and Belfast during their ‘Rock Out With Your Socks Out’ 2015 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.
‘Sounds Good Feels Good’ - out 23rd October
5SOS - the stats
• 3.2 million albums worldwide
• 5.35 million tracks worldwide
• Over one million concert tickets sold
• Billboard #1 Album
• Biggest US debut album of the year
• Biggest US debut by an Australian artist ever
• #1 on iTunes in 76 countries
• BRIT Awards 2015 nomination – International Group
• American Music Awards – New Artist of the Year
• ARIA Music Awards – Song of the Year 2014 – She Looks So Perfect
• Billboard Music Awards 2014 – Breakout Star
• Kerrang Awards 2014 – Best International Newcomer
• MTV Awards 2013 - Buzzworthy’s Favourite Breakthrough Band
• MTV Awards 2014 – Best Lyric Video
• MTV Europe Music Awards 2014
- Best New Artist
- Artist on the Rise
- Best Push Act
- Best Australian & New Zealand Act
- Best Australian Act
• Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards 2014 – Aussie’s Fave Hot New Talent
• People’s Choice Awards 2015 – Favourite Breakthrough Artist
• Teen Choice Awards 2014 – Choice Music: Breakout Group
• Teen Choice Awards 2014 – Choice Summer: Music Group
• Rock Sound Reader’s Poll 2014 - Best International Newcomer and Best Rock Sound cover
• MTV VMA’s - Song of the Summer (She’s Kinda Hot) and Best Lyric Video (Don’t Stop)
Tickets for 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER ‘Sounds Live Feels Live’ on sale now:-
3Arena – 26 & 27 April 2016 – tickets available from:-
All usual Ticketmaster outlets
24hr Credit Card Bookings 0818 719300
Book on line www.ticketmaster.ie
· Tickets limited to 4 per booking
· Under 14s should be accompanied by 18+
· GA (Standing) Area restricted to over 14s only
· Parents with small children are advised to book tiered seating.
· Warning! Please only purchase tickets from official outlets.
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