Australian teen band 5 Seconds Of Summer will open One Direction‘s 110-date world tour. Louis Tomlinson discovered the YouTube videos of rising pop rockers 5 Seconds Of Summer, who hail from Sydney’s western suburbs.
5SOS’s Luke Hemmings, Michael Clifford, Calum Hood and Ashton Irwin relocated to London to write and record their debut record in December and the 1D lads invited them ‘to hang out’. Niall Horan dropped by their studio in January while Tomlinson and Harry Styles challenged them to a football match where the Australians were soundly beaten 15 to 2.
Niall: ‘We discovered 5SOS on YouTube last year and we all knew straight away they were very special. We’re so excited to have them on the road with us and we know our fans are going to LOVE what these lads do.’ Michael: ‘None of this has sunk in for us; it’s surreal to think we will be on the same bill as a band who are on such a world-wide scale.
When the guys first started talking to us about it, we thought they were joking. And now I look at my calendar in my iPhone and it goes from `doing our thing, doing our thing, four shows at the O2 arena in two days! It’s crazy.’
In related new One Direction picked a playlist exclusively for Spotify. List includes: Eric Clapron – Wonderful Tonight, James Blunt – You’re Beautiful, Aerosmith – I Don’t Wanna Miss A Thing, Maroon 5 – She Will Be Loved, Cosmo Jarvis – Love This, Adele – Make You Feel My Love, Alicia Keys – Fallin’, Etta James – At Last, Taylor Swift – Love Story.
+ some new 1D meeting pix.