5SOS return with new single 'Want You Back' and tour announcement

The boys are back

Ilana Kaplan
New York
Friday 23 February 2018 16:03
Credit: Alexandra Gavillet
Credit: Alexandra Gavillet

5 Seconds of Summer has dropped new single "Want You Back" along with a tour announcement.

The Aussie pop-punk band decided to release their first single in two years "Want You Back" a few hours early on Thursday night.

Following 18 months on the road, 5SOS members Ashton Irwin, Michael Clifford, Luke Hemmings, and Calum Hood have returned as a more mature quartet, putting out a single that is a synth-pop apology.

Since 5SOS released their Sounds Good Feel Good in 2015, they've been writing and recording their new album in L.A., which will be released later in 2018.

The band released a statement about their comeback saying, "Finally… It’s been 3 years since our last album and we are so ready to share new music with the world. 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."

Alongside the new song, the four-piece announced the international 26-venue 5SOS3 tour this spring.

The tour will kick off on March 20 at Debaser Strand in Stockholm and includes shows at Heaven in London (April 5), New York City’s Irving Plaza (April 12) and the Belasco Theatre in Los Angeles (April 25).

5SOS has garnered a huge fan base around the world topping the iTunes charts in 44 countries.


Their sophomore album Sounds Good Feels Good hit number one in 12 countries including the US, the UK and Australia.

Tickets for the 5SOS3 tour go on sale March 2.

See the full list of tour dates below.

March 20 – Debaser Strand in Stockholm, SE

March 23 – Trix in Antwerp, BE

March 24 – Gloria in Cologne, DE

March 26 – Melkweg in Amsterdam, NL

March 29 – Fabrique in Milan, IT

April 4 – Yoyo in Paris, FR

April 5 – Heaven in London, UK

April 8 – Paradise Rock Club in Boston, MA

April 9 – Theatre of Living Arts in Philadelphia, PA

April 10 – The Fillmore Silver Spring in Silver Spring, MD

April 12 – Irving Plaza in New York, NY

April 13 – The Danforth Music Hall in Toronto, ON

April 15 – The Varsity Theatre in Minneapolis, MN

April 16 – House of Blues Chicago in Chicago, IL

April 18 – Cannery Ballroom in Nashville, TN

April 19 – House of Blues Dallas in Dallas, TX

April 21 – House of Blues Houston in Houston, TX

April 23 – The Van Buren in Phoenix, AZ

April 25 – The Belasco Theatre in Los Angeles, CA

April 26 – House of Blues San Diego in San Diego, CA

April 27 – The Fillmore in San Francisco, CA

May 2 – Capitol Theatre in Singapore, Singapore

May 24 – Metro in Sydney, Australia

May 29 – 170 Russell in Melbourne, Australia

June 4 – Lunario Del Auditorio Nacional in Mexico City, Mexico

June 6 – Cine Joia in Sao Paolo, Brazil

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