Today, as the pre-order launched for Youngblood, the third studio album from 5 Seconds of Summer (5SOS), the band shared the title song. 5SOS co-wrote the hard-hitting track with Andrew Watt and Ali Tamposi – the team behind Camila Cabello’s “Havana.” Fans who pre-order the album https://5sos.lnk.to/YoungbloodPR will instantly receive “Youngblood” and the first single, “Want You Back.” See below for full album track listing.
Tickets for 5SOS’ Meet You There Tour, produced by Live Nation, will go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, April 13 at 10 AM local time at LiveNation.com. Each ticket purchased for the Meet You There Tour also includes a copy of the forthcoming album. The 25-city North American headline outing will launch on August 27 in Toronto, ON and include shows at several amphitheaters as well as Aragon Ballroom in Chicago, IL (September 8) and Los Angeles’ Greek Theatre (October 12). See below for itinerary.
The band will headline Irving Plaza in New York City tonight as part of the sold-out spring 5SOS3 tour. Last night, 5SOSperformed their new hit single, “Want You Back,” on NBC’s “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.” Watch their performance HERE. The track debuted at No. 1 on iTunes in over 18 countries and has already amassed more than 60 million streams worldwide. An acoustic version of “Want You Back” is out now along with “Want You Back” (Tritonal Remix). The official video, which was directed by James Larese (Eminem, Fall Out Boy, Imagine Dragons), can be seen HERE.
“Want You Back” showcases the bold new approach 5SOS takes on Youngblood. Following the Australian group’s five-plus years of recording and touring behind its first two albums – both of which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 – 5SOSdecamped across the hemisphere to Los Angeles to find a new set of collaborators, influences, and inspirations.
Vocalist/guitarist Luke Hemmings says, “We had to move forward and test our songwriting and progress. It was the greatest thing we could do - we were hungry for something new and exciting. It felt like starting the band again!”
Hemmings’ skills on the piano can be heard on the new album, organically evolving the band’s original sound with rich melody and variety. Vocalist/drummer Ashton Irwin, meanwhile, found himself drawn to the local underground club scene, which he immediately brought into 5SOS’ creative vision.
“I loved that new wave could be really melancholy, but also up,” Ashton Irwin notes. “It had romanticism and anger, but also energy and color. That’s exactly what we wanted for our new music.”
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 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.
Youngblood Track Listing:
2 Want You Back
3 Lie To Me
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
SUMMER NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
Tickets go on sale beginning Friday, April 13, at 10 AM local time at LiveNation.com
8/27 Toronto, ON RBC Echo Beach
8/29 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
8/30 Boston, MA Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
9/1 Allentown, PA* The Great Allentown Fair
9/2 Virginia Beach, VA Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheatre at Virginia Beach
9/5 Vienna, VA* Wolf Trap
9/7 Allegan, MI* Allegan County Fair
9/8 Chicago, IL Aragon Ballroom
9/9 Minneapolis, MN The Armory
9/11 Rochester Hills, MI Meadow Brook Amphitheatre
9/13 York, PA* York Fair
9/14 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
9/16 Charlotte, NC Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
9/18 Orlando, FL House of Blues
9/19 Atlanta, GA Coca-Cola Roxy
9/24 Nashville, TN Nashville Municipal Auditorium
9/26 Rogers, AR Walmart AMP
9/27 Irving, TX The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
9/28 Sugar Land, TX Smart Financial Centre
9/30 Denver, CO Fillmore Auditorium
10/2 San Diego, CA Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre
10/3 San Jose, CA Event Center at San Jose State
10/5 Seattle, WA The Paramount Theatre
10/11 Phoenix, AZ Comerica Theatre
10/12 Los Angeles, CA The Greek Theatre
*non-Live Nation date
SPRING 5SOS3 TOUR
All dates below are sold out.
4/12 New York, NY Irving Plaza
4/13 Toronto, ON The Danforth Music Hall
4/15 Minneapolis, MN Varsity Theater
4/16 Chicago, IL House of Blues Chicago
4/18 Nashville, TN Cannery Ballroom
4/19 Dallas, TX House of Blues Dallas
4/21 Houston, TX House of Blues Houston
4/23 Phoenix, AZ The Van Buren
4/25 Los Angeles, CA The Belasco Theater
4/26 San Diego, CA House of Blues San Diego
4/27 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore