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The wait is officially over: 5 Seconds Of Summer have released “Want You Back,” the first track from their new album, along with some massive 5SOS3 tour dates.
The song—which happens to be their first new single in nearly two years—comes after the band began teasing their new record with the #35SOS3ISCOMING hashtag last week. If anything's clear from “Want You Back,” it's that this album's going to be a special one. Welcome back, 5SOS!
“Finally… It’s been 3 years since our last album and we are so ready to share new music with the world,” 5SOS tells fans.
“After spending the last 5 years on the road since the age of 16, it was important we took time to reflect as individuals and now we’re coming back stronger and more unified than ever. These songs mean the world to us and we have held nothing back in writing and recording this album. We’ve been rehearsing a lot of the new songs live and can’t wait to get back out on tour to connect with our incredible fans.”
Listen to “Want You Back” here:
Plus, 5SOS announced a 26-date tour in support of the record, and general tickets go on sale Saturday, March 3 at 10 a.m. local time here. Check out the forthcoming tour dates below.
03/20 – Stockholm, SE @ Debaser Strand
03/23 – Antwerp, BE @ Trix
03/24 – Cologne, DE @ Gloria
03/26 – Amsterdam, NL @ Melkweg
03/29 – Milan, IT @ Fabrique|
04/04 – Paris, FR @ Yoyo
04/05 – London, UK @ Heaven
04/08 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
04/09 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
04/10 – Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore Silver Spring
04/12 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
04/13 – Toronto, ON @ The Danforth Music Hall
04/15 – Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater
04/16 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues Chicago
04/18 – Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom
04/19 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues Dallas
04/21 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues Houston
04/23 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren
04/25 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Belasco Theater
04/26 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues San Diego
04/27 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
05/02 – Singapore, Singapore @ Capitol Theatre
05/24 – Sydney, Australia @ Metro
05/29 – Melbourne, Australia @ 170 Russell
06/04 – Mexico City, Mexico @ Lunario Del Auditorio Nacional
06/06 – Sao Paolo, Brazil @ Cine Joia
At the end of last year, guitarist Michael Clifford said that fans wouldn't have to wait too much longer for that new album. He explains that the band needed this time to “perfect the new song and direction” they’re taking, wanting to make sure it’s a final product that they’ll be happy with.
“I think when all the new stuff comes out, it's like a departure of our old sound, but it still keeps elements of all of the things we liked about it. It was just time for us to change,” Clifford tells Billboard.
5 Seconds Of Summer released their last album, Sounds Good Feels Good, in 2015, and it looks like 2018 is set to be 5SOS' year.
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