5 Seconds of Summer Debuts on Billboard 200 at #1; Announces 2015 Summer Tour

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July 30, 2014

 

5 SECONDS OF SUMMER DEBUTS ON BILLBOARD 200 CHART AT #1;

FIRST WEEK SALES FOR DEBUT ALBUM ARE BIGGEST

EVER BY AUSTRALIAN BAND & BIGGEST NEW ARTIST DEBUT OF 2014

 

QUARTET ANNOUNCES THE “ROCK OUT WITH YOUR SOCKS OUT”

SUMMER 2015 NORTH AMERICAN HEADLINING TOUR

 

BAND’S FIRST-EVER HEADLINING ARENA PERFORMANCE

AT FORUM IN LOS ANGELES SELLS OUT INSTANTLY;

SECOND SHOW ADDED DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND

 

 

LOS ANGELES, CA — 5 Seconds of Summer’ self-titled album on Capitol Records has debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 258,643 copies sold in its first week. This long-awaited release is the biggest debut by an Australian artist ever in the Soundscan era – and actually beats their own She Looks So Perfect EP, which sold 143,000 copies when it released in April. This release also becomes the biggest new artist debut of 2014.

 

Having already reached No.1 globally on iTunes in 76 countries, this full-length has sold more than 1.5 million units worldwide, while total single track sales in the U.S. have surpassed two million.

 

5SOS (5-Sauce), as they’re affectionately termed by their loyal fans, descended upon the U.S. for release week and caused quite the raucous on each coast. On Tuesday, July 22, the boys were joined by more than 15,000 fans who lined the streets of New York City to catch a glimpse of them performing “Amnesia,” “She Looks So Perfect” and “Don’t Stop” on the TODAY Show plaza. On the other coast, they threw a block party with Jimmy Kimmel Live! and shut down the street for their spirited performance in front of thousands of fans. Saturday, the quartet threw quite a fiesta at The Forum, the same day tickets went on sale live at the venue’s box office for their first-ever headlining arena performance, and treated the 6,000 attendees to a 3-song acoustic set. All available tickets for the November 15 show sold out instantly and now, a second show has been added November 16 due to popular demand.

The pop-punk sensations are currently special guests on the One Direction “Where We Are World Tour,” set to hit North America on August 1. Additionally, the band announced today their massive 2015 “Rock Out With Your Socks Out Tour” that will take the band to amphitheaters and arenas in 30 cities throughout the U.S. and Canada. Their first-ever North American headlining tour, produced and promoted exclusively by Live Nation, will kick off on July 17, 2015 at the Mandalay Bay Event Center in Las Vegas, Nev. Additional dates will be announced soon. Citi® cardmembers will have access to pre-sale tickets beginning Tuesday, August 5 at 10:00 a.m. local time through Citi’s Private Pass® Program. For complete pre-sale details, visit www.citiprivatepass.com.

 

On Sunday, August 24th, 5 Seconds of Summer will take the VMA stage for the first time during the “2014 MTV Video Music Awards” to perform their new single, “Amnesia.” They are also nominated in the “MTV Artist to Watch” category.

 

5 SECONDS OF SUMMER WITH ONE DIRECTION

August 1                     Toronto, ONT                        Rogers Centre

August 2                     Toronto, ONT                        Rogers Centre

August 4                     East Rutherford, N.J.             MetLife Stadium

August 5                     East Rutherford, N.J.              MetLife Stadium

August 7                     Boston, Mass.                         Gillette Stadium

August 8                     Boston, Mass.                         Gillette Stadium

August 9                     Boston, Mass.                         Gillette Stadium

August 11                   Washington, DC                    Nationals Park

August 13                   Philadelphia, Pa.                    Lincoln Financial Field

August 14                   Philadelphia, Pa.                    Lincoln Financial Field

August 16                   Detroit, Mich.                        Ford Field

August 17                   Detroit, Mich.                         Ford Field

August 19                   Nashville, Tenn.                      LP Field

August 22                   Houston, Texas                     Reliant Stadium

August 29                   Chicago, Ill.                           Soldier Field

August 30                   Chicago, Ill.                           Soldier Field

September 11              Los Angeles, Calif.                Rose Bowl

September 12              Los Angeles, Calif.               Rose Bowl

September 13              Los Angeles, Calif.               Rose Bowl

September 16              Phoenix, Ariz.                         U. of Phoenix Stadium

September 19              El Paso, Texas                         Sun Bowl Stadium

September 21              San Antonio, Texas                 Alamodome

September 23              Tulsa, Okla.                           BOK Center

September 25              New Orleans, La.                    Mercedes-Benz Superdome

September 27              Charlotte, N.C.                       PNC Music Pavilion

September 28              Charlotte, N.C.                    PNC Music Pavilion

October 1                    Atlanta, Ga.                            Georgia Dome

October 3                    Tampa, Fl.                             Raymond James Stadium

October 5                    Miami, Fl.                             Sun Life Stadium

 

5 SECONDS OF SUMMER HEADLINING

 

November 13              Phoenix, Ariz.                        Ak-Chin Pavilion

November 15              Los Angeles, Calif.                 The Forum (SOLD OUT)

November 16              Los Angeles, Calif.             The Forum

 

5 SECONDS OF SUMMER “ROCK OUT WITH YOUR SOCKS OUT” TOUR

 

July 17                 Las Vegas, Nev.          Mandalay Bay Event Center

July 18                         Chula Vista, Calif.       Sleep Train Amphitheatre

July 20                          Irvine, Calif.                Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

July 22                         Mountain View, Calif. Shoreline Amphitheatre

July 24                          Seattle, Wash.             Key Arena

July 25                          Vancouver, BC            Pepsi Live At Rogers Arena

July 27                           Edmonton, AB            Rexall Place

July 29                         Winnipeg, MB                        MTS Centre

July 31                          St. Paul, Minn.            Xcel Energy Center

August 1                     Tinley Park, Ill.           First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre

August 4                     Louisville, Ky.            KFC Yum! Center

August 5                     Atlanta, Ga.                Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood

August 7                     Dallas, Texas               Gexa Energy Pavilion

August 8                     Houston, Texas           Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

August 19                   Auburn Hills, Mich.   The Palace of Auburn Hills

August 21                   Cleveland, Ohio          Quicken Loans Arena

August 22                   Noblesville, Ind.          Klipsch Music Pavilion

August 23                   Burgettstown, Pa.       First Niagara Pavilion

August 25                   Toronto, ONT             Molson Canadian Amphitheatre

August 28                   Mansfield, Mass.        Xfinity Center

August 29                   Hershey, Pa.               Hershey Park Pavilion Stadium

August 30                   Holmdel, N.J.             PNC Bank Arts Center

September 1                Wantagh, N.Y.            Nikon at Jones Beach Theater

September 4                Camden, N.J.              Susquehanna Bank Center

September 5                Hartford, Conn.          Xfinity Theatre

September 6                Bristow, Va.                Jiffy Lube Live

September 7                Virginia Beach, Va.      Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach

September 9                Charlotte, N.C.           PNC Music Pavilion

September 12              Tampa, Fla.                 MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre

September 13              W. Palm Beach,           Fla. Cruzan Amphitheatre

 

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