5SOS announce UK headline tour & reveal new ‘Cocktail Chats’ video series

Jun - 08 2018 | no comments

Following the huge 5SOS3 tour that began in Europe in March, came to London in April, headed to their hometown of Sydney, and finished in Brazil this week – Luke, Ash, Calum and Michael have today announced UK dates for their ‘Meet You There’ headline tour coming to the UK in October 2018. Full list of dates below.

The band recently, released an acoustic version of their new hit single, ‘Youngblood’. Download/stream ‘Youngblood (Acoustic)’ HERE. ‘Youngblood’ is the title track from the band’s third studio album, out June 15 on Capitol Records and now available for pre-order. Fans who pre-order the album will instantly receive ‘Youngblood’ and, ‘Want You Back.’ See below for full album track listing.

‘Youngblood’ hit #1 on Spotify’s Today’s Top Hits and has over 105 million global streams. Rolling Stone says, “5 Seconds of Summer shred on ‘Youngblood.’ (The song) has a relentless, thumping rhythm, around which (5SOS) move between delicate verses and a booming chorus.” Nylon declares, “(‘Youngblood’) is… great. Like, really, really great” and Alternative Press calls the song, “stunning.” Watch the “Youngblood” live video, filmed across the band’s sold out 5SOS3 Tour HERE.

The band also recently topped the Australian ARIA Singles Chart with the latest single ‘Youngblood’ – the first track by an Australian act to hit the top spot in Australia since 2016 and the second #1 for 5SOS who ruled the ARIA Singles Chart in 2014 with their debut ‘She Looks So Perfect’.

Following 5SOS’ five-plus years of recording and touring behind its first two albums – both of which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 – the band decamped across the hemisphere to Los Angeles to find a new set of collaborators, influences, and inspirations. While expanding its musical parameters on ‘Youngblood’, 5SOS retains the hooks and trademark DNA that’s always been a massive part of the band’s appeal. They wrote and recorded the bulk of the album with the Swedish producing-writing team Carl and Rami (Nicki Minaj, Madonna). Other collaborators include Andrew Watt and Ali Tamposi (Camilla Cabello), producer/instrumentalist Mike Elizondo (Dr. Dre, Eminem, Fiona Apple), producer/engineer Noah Passovoy (Maroon 5), J Kash (Maroon 5, Charlie Puth), Asia Whitacre (Hailee Steinfeld, Zedd) and Andrew Goldstein (Linkin Park, Simple Plan).

Hailed as the “biggest new rock act in the world” by Rolling Stone, 5SOS is the only band (not vocal group) in history to see its first two full-length studio albums enter the Billboard 200 at No. 1. 5SOS’s self-titled debut album has sold more than three million units worldwide, with 1.5 million albums and more than 4.5 million single tracks sold in the U.S. alone. 2015’s Sounds Good Feels Good charted at No. 1 in 12 countries, including the U.S., the U.K. and Australia. “She’s Kinda Hot,” the album’s first single, topped the iTunes charts in 44 countries. 5SOS – comprising Luke Hemmings (vocals/guitar), Michael Clifford (vocals/guitar), Calum Hood (vocals/bass) and Ashton Irwin (vocals/drums) – has won an American Music Award, a People’s Choice Award, an iHeartRadio Music Award, five MTV European Music Awards, two ARIA Awards and an MTV Video Music Award.

MEET YOU THERE TOUR DATES:

OCTOBER:

Tues 23rd – Glasgow – O2 Academy

Fri 26th – Manchester – O2 Apollo

Mon 29th – London – O2 Academy Brixton

NOVEMBER:

Thurs 1st – Birmingham – O2 Academy

Fri 2nd – Sheffield – O2 Academy

YOUNGBLOOD TRACKLISTING:

1 Youngblood

2 Want You Back

3 Lie To Me

4 Valentine

5 Talk Fast

6 Moving Along

7 Walls Could Talk

8 Better Man

9 More Spike

10 Why Won’t You Love Me

11 Woke Up In Japan

12 Empty Wallets

13 Ghost Of You

14 Monster Among Men

15 Meet You There

16 Babylon

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