5 Seconds of Summer Enlist Fans for “Jet Black Heart” Video

5 Seconds of Summer have been really open about how their recently released album, Sounds Good Feels Good would tackle serious subject matters like depression. For their new music, they decided to scale things back and let their fans shine. On Thursday (Dec. 17), the band released the music video for their latest single, “Jet Black Heart.”

The video for “Jet Black Heart” begin with a message from the band that dedicated the music video to those that have stood behind them. “We asked our fans to help make this video,” begins the message. “We wanted to hear your stories. We were overwhelmed by the response. This video goes out to you.”

After the message goes off the screen, it soon picks up with a collection of their fans (and even the members themselves) singing the song. Like stated before, it’s a complete departure from their videos for “Hey Everybody!” and “She’s Kinda Hot” which seemed to be more on the playful side. Check out the music video for “Jet Black Heart” below.

“Jet Black Heart” is 5 Seconds of Summer’s latest single off of Sounds Good Feels Good which was released back in October. Currently, they’re in the middle of the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Tour. In the new year, they will embark on their “Sounds Live Feel Live Tour” which will kick off on July 1, 2016 at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT. The complete list of tour dates can be seen here.

5 Seconds of Summer Announce ‘How Did We End Up Here?’ Documentary

A few years ago, the name “5 Seconds of Summer” may have not meant anything to anyone. Now, in 2015, the name is associated with a band whose most recent album made its way up to the top spot on the Billboard 200 chart and will most likely have a sold out arena tour on their hands come 2016. Quite a feat for a group that formed in 2011.

Now, the group has decided to give their fans a behind-the-scenes look at just how they went from nobodies to selling out London’s Wembley Arena for several nights. On Monday (Nov. 2), the band posted a video on YouTube which turned out to be a trailer. The trailer is for their upcoming concert documentary DVD/Blu-ray, How Did We End Up Here?

For anyone familiar with the band’s discography, the name of the documentary is a direct reference to their song, “End Up Here” off of their self-titled debut. The documentary will reportedly follow the band’s rise to fame (“from their very first gig in Sydney in 2011”) and include their three consecutive sold out shows at Wembley Arena. In addition to that, there will be documentary segments, behind-the-scenes featurettes, bonus performances, as well as a ‘Live at Wembley Arena’ concert. With everything combined, it appears the DVD (or Blu-ray) will have a runtime of three hours.

Check out the trailer for How Did We End Up Here? below.

How Did We End Up Here? will reportedly be released on Nov. 23; an exact month after the release of their latest album, Sounds Good Feels Good. Pre-orders for the DVD/Blu-ray are currently available on the band’s website.

Stream 5 Seconds of Summer’s ‘Sounds Good Feels Good’

After months of teasing, 5 Seconds of Summer’s new album is officially out. For those unlucky fans who might not be near their copy of the highly anticipated new album, don’t sweat it; the band is currently streaming the complete record on Spotify.

The new album, the band’s sophomore effort, features lead single “She’s Kinda Hot” and recently released track, “Hey Everybody!” Listen to Sounds Good Feels Good below.

In support of the new record, the Australian band will be heading out on tour for most of 2016. Up until last week, the band has only confirmed tour stops in the United Kingdom and Ireland. After having their legions of followers waiting for more tour dates, the band unveiled stops in the United States and Canada. The North American leg of the “Sounds Live Feels Live” tour will begin on July 1, 2016 at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT.

After two and a half months on the road in North America, the tour will wrap up on Sept. 18 at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in Houston, TX. The complete list for the North American leg of the “Sounds Live Feels Live” tour can be seen here.

Before they can take their new album on the road, the four-piece will wrap up their tour heavy 2015 with one last tour. 5 Seconds of Summer will join Nick Jonas, Demi Lovato, Calvin Harris, and many more top 40 radio stations staples on this year’s “iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Tour.” Those dates, and more information about the tour, can be found here.

5 Seconds of Summer Announce “Sounds Live Feels Live Tour”

With the release of their sophomore album just a week away, 5 Seconds of Summer have decided to treat fans to a lot of good news to jumpstart the weekend.

On Friday afternoon, the Australian band not only released the music video for their latest single, “Hey Everybody,” but they also unveiled their list of tour dates for the upcoming new year. Earlier this month, the four-piece had revealed they would be hitting the road in 2016 in support of their impending new record, Sounds Good Feels Good. At the time of the announcement, the only dates confirmed were those in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

Now, the group has confirmed the complete itinerary for the North America leg of the tour. The “Sounds Live Feels Live Tour” will begin on July 1 at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT. For two and a half months, the band will perform at a slew of US cities as well as two Canadian towns, playing shows for their dedicated fan base. The tour will then wrap up on Sept. 18 at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in Houston, TX.  The complete list of tour dates can be seen below as well as the music video for “Hey Everybody” which features the boys stuck in dead-end jobs wondering what it would be like to be rich and not have to worry about money. 

5 SECONDS OF SUMMER’S 2016 “SOUNDS LIVE FEELS LIVE TOUR”:

7/1 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
7/2 – Hershey, PA @ Hersheypark Stadium
7/6 – Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
7/8 – Washington, D.C. @ Jiffy Lube Live
7/9 – Boston, MA @ Xfinity Center
7/10 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
7/12 – Toronto, ON @ Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
7/13 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
7/15 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
7/16 – Philadelphia, PA @ Susquehanna Bank Center
7/18 – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion Charlotte
7/20 – Jacksonville, FL @ Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
7/22 – Birmingham, AL @ Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
7/23 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
7/24 – Atlanta, GA @ Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
7/26 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
7/27 – Detroit, MI @ The Palace of Auburn Hills
7/29 – Moline, IL @ iWireless Center
7/30 – Chicago, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
7/31 – Saint Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Theatre
8/18 – Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
8/19 – St. Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
8/20 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
8/22 – Omaha, NE @ CenturyLink Center
8/24 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
8/26 – Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre
8/27 – Boise, ID @ Taco Bell Arena
8/28 – Seattle, WA @ White River Amphitheatre
8/30 – Spokane, WA @ Spokane Arena
8/31 – Portland, OR @ Sunlight Supply Amphitheatre
9/2 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
9/3 – Sacramento, CA @ Toyota Amphitheatre
9/4 – Irvine, CA @ Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre
9/7 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
9/9 – San Diego, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheater
9/10 – Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion
9/11 – Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater
9/14 – San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
9/16 – New Orleans, LA @ Smoothie King Center
9/17 – Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion
9/18 – Houston, TX @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Hunstman

Sounds Good Feel Good is set to be released on Oct. 23 through Capitol Records. Pre-orders for the album are still ongoing.

5 Seconds of Summer Drop “Hey Everybody”

5 Seconds of Summer have returned with a brand new song off of their upcoming album. On Friday (Oct. 9) the band headed over to BBC Radio 1’s Breakfast Show with Nick Grimshaw, where they premiered their new single, “Hey Everybody.” “Hey Everybody” will join lead single “She’s Kinda Hot” on their sophomore album, Sounds Good Feels Good set to be released some time next year. You can listen to the new track over at Spotify or below.

In addition to the premiere of the new song, the four-piece also revealed that they will be performing at this year’s BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards alongside Nick Jonas, Little Mix, and their friends in All Time Low on Nov. 8. But even that announcement wasn’t all. The group also revealed that they will be hitting the touring circuit once again early next year. At the time of their announcement, only dates in the United Kingdom and Ireland were confirmed.

Before they can get to their new tour in 2016, the band will be performing at selected dates of the “iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Tour.” Their stops will include Dallas, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Boston, New York, Washington D.C., Chicago, Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, and Tampa. Tickets for those shows are currently available for purchase.

While at the BBC Radio 1 show, the group also gave fans a surprise performance by covering a Bring Me the Horizon song. Check out the video of 5 Seconds of Summer covering Bring Me the Horizon’s “Drown” off of the British band’s recently released album, That’s the Spirit.

Sounds Good Feels Good is the follow-up to 5 Seconds of Summer’s debut, self-titled record which was released back in 2013. As of now, there has been no official confirmation as to when the record will be released.

5 Seconds of Summer Announce ‘Sounds Good Feels Good’

Surprise! 5 Seconds of Summer’s new album will be coming out in a couple of months.

A week after the debut of the music video for their lead single, the Australian band has announced that their sophomore album will be titled Sounds Good Feels Good and is set to be released on Oct. 23 through Hi Or Hey Records/Capitol Records. The new record will feature a total of 14 new songs including “She’s Kinda Hot” all produced by super pop-punk producer, John Feldmann.

Pre-orders for Sounds Good Feels Good will officially become available this Friday, Aug. 14 on the band’s website.

In addition to the news, the band has also released the complete track list for the album, which ca be seen below as well as the cover art, also available below. For anyone who had been following the road to the announcement, many of the symbol on the cover art will seem familiar.

Like the “She’s Kinda Hot” unveiling, the name of the album is spray pained onto what looks like a concrete wall. The fox with the crossed out eyes also made a cameo during the “She’s Kinda Hot” reveal (we kind of thought it was a dig like ‘she’s a fox, but a mean’). Then, there’s the image of the television which is how the whole cryptic announcement for the new album was made. and lastly, there’s the broken heart symbol that during the first cryptic new album announcement kept populating all over the world on many famous landmarks.

Check out all the new album information below.

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SOUNDS GOOD FEELS GOOD TRACK LIST:

1. “Money”
2. “She’s Kinda Hot”
3. “Hey Everybody!”
4. “Permanent Vacation”
5. “Jet Black Heart”
6. “Catch Fire”
7. “Waste The Night”
8. “Vapor”
9. “Castaway”
10. “Fly Away”
11. “Invisible”
12. “Airplanes”
13. “San Francisco”
14. “Outer Space / Carry On”