5 Seconds of Summer address a toxic relationship in ‘Easier’

“Is it easier to stay is it easier to go?” is the question 5 Seconds of Summer is posing in their brand new song. On Thursday (May 23), following days of teasing and cryptic posts, the Australian band released their first new song in over a year. Titled “Easier,” the latest track finds the group addressing a toxic relationship and all the ways they are still drawn to it, though they are trying their hardest to escape the poisonous merry-go-round.

In conjunction with the track’s release, the foursome also unveiled the dark and gloomy clip for the song. Coming in at three minutes, the Grant Singer-directed video finds the four guys in different situations that are obvious metaphors for the toxic union. The viewer watches as the guys come close to drowning in a body of water, get tied up to a stone wall (well, frontman Luke Hemmings does), and even get stuck in a cave which gives the impression of suffocating.

The last minute of the clip finds the guys escaping the situations and walking down a long hallway lined with portraits of themselves. As they pass by the pictures, they each catch fire symbolizing not only the end of that toxic relationship but also their Youngblood era.

Watch the music video for “Easier” above.

“Easier” is currently available for purchase on all digital music platforms. No word yet on whether this is another standalone single or if it will be part of the band’s in-the-works fourth studio album. It looks like it might be the latter with the group revealing that they would like to release a lot of the song from the forthcoming release before they hit the touring circuit later this year.

“Before the end of this year, we would love to have at least half the record released through single,” the group said in a statement.

Back in February, the group joined forces with the Chainsmokers for their current radio hit “Who Do You Love.”

In support of the joint song —and what looks to be some kind of partnership— the two acts previously announced plans to embark on an extensive tour this fall. Dubbed the World War Joy tour, the trek will find both bands performing at venues across the continent throughout September, October, November, and December.

The 41-stop jaunt begins on Sept. 25 at the U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati and concludes two and a half months later on Dec. 6 at Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena in Vancouver. The full list of tour dates can be found here.

5 Seconds of Summer and the Chainsmokers share their new live video for ‘Who Do You Love’ (Watch)

While we’re still not sure who the antagonist in “Who Do You Love” truly loves and why she left cigarettes in her Fendi coat, we do know that 5 Seconds of Summer and the Chainsmokers really do love giving fans different versions of their current radio staple. On Tuesday (April 2), the Australian band and the New York-founded duo unleashed another performance-based video for their collaboration.

Unlike the studio version of the track which is more electronic than rock, the latest live video finds the acts letting the rock sound take precedence while the electronics take a backseat.

The over-four-minute clip also finds the groups toning down the dramatic in a big way as the performance takes place in a somewhat tight warehouse with lots of flashing lights.  This is a departure from their over-the-top, “Scott Pilgrim v.s. the World“-inspired music video.

The best part of the video comes towards the end when all of the guys involved in the song come together for one major instrumental breakdown.

Don’t believe us? Watch the live video for “Who Do You Love” above.

We’re taking bets this will be the version 5 Seconds of Summer and the Chainsmokers decide to perform on their upcoming World War Joy tour.

Speaking of the World War Joy tour, the previously announced tour will find both acts performing at venues across the continent throughout September, October, November, and December.

The 41-stop jaunt begins on Sept. 25 at the U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati and concludes two and a half months later on Dec. 6 at Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena in Vancouver. The full list of tour dates can be found here.

5 Seconds of Summer and the Chainsmokers battle it out in ‘Who Do You Love’ video (Watch)

They’ve been “pushing and pushing and pulling away,” but now 5 Seconds of Summer and the Chainsmokers have finally caved and given fans what they’ve been patiently waiting for. On Monday (March 25), the Australian band and the New York-founded act unleashed the music video for their hit collaboration, “Who Do You Love.”

The almost-four-minute clip begins with both acts showing up to what looks like an abandoned warehouse. At first, we’re not sure what’s about to happen, but considering the deathglares, the groups are giving each other, it’s safe to say that something big is about to go down.

We watch as the bands take their spots behind their proper instruments, and before long, we are submerged in an epic battle of the bands. As the video progresses, we watch how the Chainsmokers are lit up by electric blue and neon pink lights while 5 Seconds of Summer are surrounded by smoke and fire; a cool nod to their proper music genres.

Of course, when the guys from 5 Seconds of Summer promised fans on social media “visual effects, stuntmen, and flames” and posted an image of frontman Luke Hemmings with his stunet double, we knew things were not going to be normal. This became clear the moment all their instruments burst into flames.

Let’s just say the music video was definitely inspired by 2010’s “Scott Pilgrim vs. The World.” Watch the full music video for “Who Do You Love” above.

“Who Do You Love” seems to be both groups’ standalone single. 5 Seconds of Summer’s last studio album was 2018’s Youngblood while the Chainsmokers’ last album was 2018’s Sick Boy.

In support of the joint song —and what looks to be some kind of partnership— the two acts previously announced plans to embark on a massive tour this fall. Dubbed the World War Joy tour, the trek will find both bands performing at venues across the continent throughout September, October, November, and December.

The 41-stop jaunt begins on Sept. 25 at the U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati and concludes two and a half months later on Dec. 6 at Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena in Vancouver. The full list of tour dates can be found here.

5 Seconds of Summer, the Chainsmokers announce ‘World War Joy’ fall tour dates

Fresh off releasing their collaboration, it looks like 5 Seconds of Summer and the Chainsmokers are ready to take the track on the road. On Tuesday (Feb. 12), the Australian band and the New York-founded act announced plan to embark on a massive North American tour during the final months of 2019.

Dubbed the World War Joy tour, the trek will find the band and the DJs performing across the continent throughout the months of September, October, November, and December. The 41-stop jaunt will include shows in major cities such as Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Toronto, Montreal, Pittsburgh, Miami, Brooklyn, Houston, Los Angeles, and more.

The forthcoming outing begins on Sept. 25 at the U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati and concludes two and a half months later on Dec. 6 at Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena in Vancouver. Joining 5 Seconds of Summer and the Chainsmokers on the upcoming tour is country act Lennon Stella.

Pre-sales begin this Wednesday, Feb. 13, at 10 a.m. local time. General ticket sales begin this Friday, Feb. 15, at 10 a.m. local time.

Last week, 5 Seconds of Summer and the Chainsmokers unveiled their surprise collaboration, “Who Do You Love.

“Who Do You Love” appears to be a one-off single for the Chainsmokers as the track is not featured on their recently released sophomore effort, Sick Boy. The album consists of ten tracks that were released throughout 2018 prior to the record’s release date.

As for 5 Seconds of Summer, the band recently unveiled the acoustic version of their latest single, “Lie to Me.” The acoustic version of the song came a few weeks after the group unleashed the official music video for the original version of the song. “Lie to Me” is featured on the foursome’s recently released record, Youngblood.

As evident by all the changes the band members have made to their social media pages, it appears that the Youngblood era has officially come to an end, not even a year after the album was released.

WORLD WAR JOY NORTH AMERICAN TOUR 2019:

Sept. 25 – Cincinnati, OH – U.S. Bank Arena
Sept. 27 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
Sept. 28 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
Sept. 29 – University Park, PA – Bryce Jordan Center
Oct. 3 – Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena
Oct. 4 – Chicago, IL – United Center
Oct. 5 – St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
Oct. 8 – Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
Oct. 9 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
Oct. 11 – Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena
Oct. 12 – Buffalo, NY – KeyBank Center
Oct. 13 – Columbus, OH – Schottenstein Center
Oct. 15 – Washington, D.C. – Capital One Arena
Oct. 17 – Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center
Oct. 20 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
Oct. 22 – Atlanta, GA – State Farm Arena
Oct. 24 – Miami, FL – AmericanAirlines Arena
Oct. 25 – Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena
Oct. 26 – Orlando, FL – Amway Center
Oct. 29 – New Orleans, LA – Smoothie King Center
Oct. 31 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
Nov. 1 – Austin, TX – Frank Erwin Center
Nov. 2 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center
Nov. 6 – Louisville, KY – KFC Yum! Center
Nov. 7 – Indianapolis, IN – Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Nov. 8 – St. Louis, MO – Enterprise Center
Nov. 9 – Madison, WI – Coliseum at Alliant Energy Center
Nov. 12 – Milwaukee, WI – Fiserv Forum
Nov. 14 – Oklahoma City, OK – Chesapeake Energy Arena
Nov. 15 – Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center
Nov. 16 – Wichita, KS – INTRUST Bank Arena
Nov. 19 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
Nov. 21 – Salt Lake City, UT – Vivint Smart Home Arena
Nov. 23 – Phoenix, AZ – Talking Stick Resort Arena
Nov. 24 – San Diego, CA – Viejas Arena
Nov. 26 – Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
Nov. 29 – San Francisco, CA – TBA
Dec. 1 – Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center
Dec. 3 – Tacoma, WA – Tacoma Dome
Dec. 5 – Portland, OR – Moda Center
Dec. 6 – Vancouver, BC – Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena

5 Seconds of Summer join forces with the Chainsmokers for ‘Who Do You Love’

The jury may still be out on what people think about the Chainsmokers, but one thing is definitely clear, they know how to get special guests for their songs. To date, the twosome has managed to secure guest vocals from artists like Chris Martin of Coldplay, current pop star Halsey, and even hit the recording studio with blink-182 recently. Joining their growing list of special guests are now the guys from 5 Seconds of Summer.

On Thursday (Feb. 7), the Australian band and the New York-founded act released their joint song, “Who Do You Love,” following a day or so of teasing online. Listen to the almost four-minute, highly EDM-influenced tune above.

“Who Do You Love” appears to be a one-off single for the Chainsmokers as the track is not featured on their recently released sophomore effort, Sick Boy. The album consists of ten tracks that were released throughout 2018 prior to the record’s release date.

As for 5 Seconds of Summer, the band recently unveiled the acoustic version of their latest single, “Lie to Me.” The acoustic version of the song came a few weeks after the group unleashed the official music video for the original version of the song. “Lie to Me” is featured on the foursome’s recently released record, Youngblood.

Earlier this month, the band formally announced they had returned to the recording studio to begin working on the follow-up to Youngblood.

“Recording Luke vocals the other day with Linus & the band,” wrote drummer Ashton Irwin on Twitter.

“I love making music with these boys. Lots of special new partnerships on this new record we are making.”

No word on if they have a projected release time frame for the new album.

5 Seconds of Summer share acoustic version of ‘Lie to Me’

Two surprise releases in two weeks? It looks like the guys of 5 Seconds of Summer are trying to get on their fans’ good side, though it doesn’t really take much. On Friday (Feb. 1), the Australian band released the acoustic version of their latest single, “Lie to Me.”

The over three-minute clip for the acoustic song features the four-piece performing the song outdoors while the sun sets beautifully behind them. It’s definitely a sight to see (and we’re not just talking about the sunset). Watch the video for the acoustic version of “Lie to Me” above.

“Lie to Me” joins previously released singles “Want You Back,” “Youngblood,” and “Valentine” on the quartet’s recently released record, Youngblood. The album, the band’s third studio effort, was released in June of 2018.

The record peaked at the number one spot on the Billboard 200 chart earning them their third number one album right behind 2014’s self-titled and 2015’s Sounds Good Feels Good.

Earlier this week, the band posted images on social media indicating that they had returned to the recording studio. As per their posts, it looks like they’re already working on the follow-up to Youngblood.

“Recording Luke vocals the other day with Linus & the band,” wrote drummer Ashton Irwin on Twitter.

“I love making music with these boys. Lots of special new partnerships on this new record we are making.”

5 Seconds of Summer drop video for ‘Lie to Me’

After having fans wait months for their latest music video, 5 Seconds of Summer have come through. On Friday (Jan. 18), the Australian band released the music video for their latest single, “Lie to Me.” The clip for the song finds the four-piece mulling over heartbreak while seated in an abandoned race track at night.

The three-minute video finds frontman Luke Hemmings as the sole member of the band seated in a beat-up race car in the middle of the track, while the rest of the guys (guitarist Michael Clifford, bassist Calum Hood, and drummer Ashton Irwin) are seated on the bleachers surrounding the track. As previously teased in the lyric video for the song, the video ends with a race car —the number 96 painted on it— exploding.

Watch the music video for “Lie to Me” above.

“Lie to Me” joins previously released singles “Want You Back,” “Youngblood,” and “Valentine” on the quartet’s recently released record, Youngblood. The album, the band’s third studio effort, was released in June of 2018. The record peaked at the number one spot on the Billboard 200 chart earning them their third number one album right behind 2014’s self-titled and 2015’s Sounds Good Feels Good.

Earlier this month, the group unleashed an exclusive redone version of “Lie to Me.” The re-recorded version of the song included guest vocals by singer-songwriter Julia Michaels. That version of “Lie to Me” can be found here.

Listen: 5 Seconds of Summer give ‘Youngblood’ acoustic treatment

Now that the release of their third studio album is only a handful of days away, the guys from 5 Seconds of Summer are putting their press appearances into overdrive. On Tuesday (June 12), the Australian band headed over to BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge to perform two songs; an acoustic version of their album’s title track and current single “Youngblood” and a cover of Alice Merton’s breakout single “No Roots.”

Watch the quartet’s acoustic rendition of “Youngblood” above while their cover of “No Roots” can be found here.

Earlier this month, 5 Seconds of Summer surprised fans by announcing they had decided to move up the release date of their forthcoming album by a week. Taking to Twitter, frontman Luke Hemmings posted “Youngblood is now out June 15. This is not a drill.”

Originally, the group’s first new album in nearly three years was set to be released on June 22, but due to popular demand, the group decided to unleash the album a week ahead of time.

For those who have yet to order the impending release, pre-orders are still available on all digital music platforms.

In support of Youngblood‘s release, the band will hit the North American road this fall. The North American leg of the “Meet You There” tour will begin on Aug. 27 at RBC Echo Beach in Toronto and conclude about a month and a half later on Oct. 12 at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles. Tickets for the upcoming tour are currently available on the band’s website while the complete list of tour dates can be found here.

Watch 5 Seconds of Summer chronicle their 5SOS3 tour in ‘Youngblood’

A week after premiering the second single from their upcoming third studio album, 5 Seconds of Summer have returned with the song’s official music video. On Thursday (April 26), the Australian band debuted the music video for the record’s title track, “Youngblood.” The almost three-and-a-half-minute black-and-white clip is reminiscent of the photographs the band has been posting on their social media accounts since officially announcing the release of the brand new set of tunes.

The video features a combination of the four-piece performing on stage, their behind-the-scenes antics, them playing tourists around the world, and the reason they are able to travel the world, their fans. The video’s footage is taken from the band’s video diary which followed them on their 5SOS3 intimate venue tour. Watch the music video for “Youngblood” above.

“Youngblood” will join lead single “Want You Back” on 5 Seconds of Summer’s impending new album. Youngblood will be released on June 22 through Capitol Records. Pre-orders for the new album are currently available on the band’s website. All pre-orders will receive and instant download of “Youngblood.”

In support of Youngblood‘s release, the quartet recently announced a massive, large venue North American tour for the late summer months. The “Meet You There” tour will kick off on Aug. 27 at RBC Echo Beach in Toronto and conclude about a month and a half later on Oct. 12 at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles. Each ticket sold will include a copy of Youngblood. The complete “Meet You There” tour itinerary can be found here.

Live Nation’s National Concert Week offers $20 all-in tickets for hundreds of shows

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Summer 2018 seems to be the summer that every single musician has decided to hit the road on some kind of tour. Of course, for those of us who are not financial secure, the slew of shows make it hard to decide which to buy tickets for and which we will need to pass on until the next time. On Tuesday (April 24), Live Nation announced their $20 All-In Tickets in honor of National Concert Week. For a week, the event tickets giant will be offering $20 tickets for a slew of popular tours that will hit North America during the summer months.

The $20 tickets deal will begin on Monday, April 30, at 8 a.m. local time and conclude the following Tuesday, May 8, at 11:59 p.m. local time. The deal does not include ticket delivery and print-at-home fees.

While lists like this typically include tours that are not selling very well, Live Nation has made sure to include some of their biggest tour to hit the road during the summer. Fans will be able to choose from over 2,000 Live Nation shows from all genres of music including rock, pop, hip-hop, rap, Latin, and even speaking tours (looking at you Joe Biden). The massive list includes some of our favorite acts like Paramore (Tour Five), 5 Seconds of Summer (Meet You There tour), the final Vans Warped tour, Thirty Seconds to Mars (“Monolith” tour), Weezer and the Pixies (their co-headlining tour), Taking Back Sunday and Coheed and Cambria (their joint tour), Charlie Puth (Voicenotes tour), Kesha and Macklemore (their co-headlining tour), and many more.

The complete list of participating tours can be seen below. For more information about Live Nation’s National Concert Week $20 All-In tickets, head on over to their website here.

LIVE NATION’S NATIONAL CONCERT WEEK SHOWS:

311 / The Offspring
3 Doors Down / Collective Soul
5 Seconds of Summer
Alan Jackson
Arcade Fire
Avenged Sevenfold / Prophets of Rage
Backstreet Boys
Beck
Bon Jovi
Brad Paisley
Breaking Benjamin / Five Finger Death Punch
Bush / Stone Temple Pilots / The Cult
Charlie Puth
Chicago / REO Speedwagon
Chris Brown
Coheed and Cambria / Taking Back Sunday
Counting Crows / LIVE
David Blaine
Dead & Company
Def Leppard / Journey
Dierks Bentley
Dwight Yoakam / Lucinda Williams / Steve Earle
Enanitos Verdes / Hombres G
Erasure
Foreigner / Whitesnake / Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening
Game of Thrones Live Experience
G-Eazy
Godsmack / Shinedown
Gov’t Mule / The Avett Brothers
Hall & Oates / Train
Halsey
Imagine Dragons
Janet Jackson
Jason Aldean
Jeff Beck / Paul Rodgers
Joe Biden
Juanes / Mon Laferte
Keith Urban
Kesha / Macklemore
Kevin Hart
Kid Rock
KIDZ BOP LIVE 2018
Kygo
Lady Antebellum / Darius Rucker
Lindsey Stirling / Evanescence
Logic
Luis Miguel
Luke Bryan
Lynyrd Skynyrd
Maroon 5
Miranda Lambert / Little Big Town
Ms. Lauryn Hill
NEEDTOBREATHE / JOHNNYSWIM
Niall Horan
ODESZA
Ozzy Osbourne
Paramore
Pentatonix
Poison / Cheap Trick
Post Malone
Rascal Flatts
Ray LaMontagne
Rise Against / AFI
Rob Zombie / Marilyn Manson
Rod Stewart / Cyndi Lauper
Shakira
Shania Twain
Steely Dan / The Doobie Brothers
Styx / Joan Jett and the Heartbreakers
The Smashing Pumpkins
Thirty Seconds to Mars
Vans Warped Tour
Weezer / Pixies
Zac Brown Band