5 Seconds of Summer

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5 Seconds of Summer (5SOS)

5 Seconds of Summer at Metro Theatre in November 2012
Background information
Origin Sydney, Australia
Genres Pop punk/rock
Years active 2011–present
Labels Sony ATV (publishing only)
Website www.5sos.com
Members
Luke Robert Hemmings
Michael Gordon Clifford
Calum Thomas Hood
Ashton Fletcher Irwin

5 Seconds of Summer (abbreviated 5SOS) is a pop-rock band from Sydney, Australia. The band has 4 members: Calum Hood (bass guitar, vocals, poet), Michael Clifford (guitar, vocals), Luke Hemmings (lead vocals, guitar), and Ashton Irwin (drums, vocals). The members all went to school with each other except for Ashton. They supported Hot Chelle Rae on their 2012 "Whatever" tour. They toured with One Direction for their TMH and WWA tours and gained international fame. They now have their own tour "Rock Out With Your Socks Out" (ROWYSO). Their second headline tour started in February 2016, "Sounds Live Feels Live" (SLFL).

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5 Seconds of Summer started out with 3 friends (Luke Hemmings, Calum Hood, and Michael Clifford) making covers on Youtube and quickly getting recognition. Later on, they were in need of a drummer which led them to Ashton Irwin on Facebook from a mutual friend. Little by little, with all members singing and playing an instrument and getting serious by writing their first song, Louis Tomlinson from One Direction (1D), directed his attention toward the 4 boys and tweeted them causing the rage of many fangirls to fall in love with 5 Seconds of Summer. Over the years 5SOS released EP's like Somewhere New (2012), Unpugged (2012), Don't Stop (2014), Good Girls (2014), Amnesia (2014), and She's Kinda Hot (2015). They proceeded to release their first album "5 Seconds of Summer" on June 27, 2014 which got recognition from fangirls worldwide and resulted in their very first headlining tour "Rock Out With Your Socks Out". It hasn't stopped there for the boys just yet considering the release of their second album, "Sounds Good Feels Good" on October 23, 2015. Resulting, in their second headlining world tour "Sounds Live Feels Live". With a successful career, there's more to come.

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