Over the past week, the guys from 5 Seconds of Summer have been teasing fans with the promise of a brand new song. Keeping their word, the band released their first new song in almost two years. On Friday (Feb. 23), the Australian band released their brand new tune “Want You Back.” The new track, which clocks in at barely three minutes, introduces the band’s longtime fans to the group’s new sound. Gone are the days of their bratty, teenage, pop hooks (“She Looks So Perfect”) only to be replaced by a more mature sounding band.
Listen to “Want You Back” above.
“Want You Back” will be featured on the band’s upcoming new record. Though they have yet to formally announce the release date or title for the impending album, the band has been referring to the new record as 5SOS3 on social media. It’s only a matter of time before the band confirms the information that fans have been patiently waiting for.
In support of the new music, 5 Seconds of Summer have also announced a spring tour. The upcoming trek will find the four-piece traveling across the world during the months of March, April, May, and June. The upcoming excursion will kick off on March 20 at the Debaser Strand in Stockholm, Sweden and wrap up almost three months later on June 6 at the Cine Joia in Sao Paolo, Brazil. During the month of April, the guys will stop in North America for a short run beginning on April 8 in Boston and concluding on April 27 in San Francisco.
Tickets for all the shows will go on sale beginning next Friday, March 2.
5 Seconds of Summer’s last studio record was 2015’s Sounds Good Feels Good. The record went on to debut at the number one spot on the Billboard 200 chart. In 2016, the band provided an original song titled “Girls Talk Boys” for the Ghostbusters soundtrack.
5 Seconds of Summer’s complete spring/summer tour itinerary can be seen below.
5 SECONDS OF SUMMER SPRING TOUR DATES:
March 20 – Stockholm, SE – Debaser Strand
March 23 – Antwerp, BE – Trix
March 24 – Cologne, DE – Gloria
March 26 – Amsterdam, NL – Melkweg
March 29 – Milan, IT – Fabrique
April 4 – Paris, FR – Yoyo
April 5 – London, UK – Heaven
April 8 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
April 9 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts
April 10 – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore Silver Spring
April 12 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza
April 13 – Toronto, ON – The Danforth Music Hall
April 15 – Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater
April 16 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues Chicago
April 18 – Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom
April 19 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues Dallas
April 21 – Houston, TX – House of Blues Houston
April 23 – Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
April 25 – Los Angeles, CA – The Belasco Theater
April 26 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues San Diego
April 27 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
May 2 – Singapore, Singapore – Capitol Theatre
May 24 – Sydney, Australia – Metro
May 29 – Melbourne, Australia – 170 Russell
June 4 – Mexico City, Mexico – Lunario Del Auditorio Nacional
June 6 – Sao Paolo, Brazil – Cine Joia