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5 Seconds Of Summer Are Back With A New Sound & Aussie Tour Dates

Written by Emmy Mack on February 23, 2018

5 Seconds Of Summer are back on the scene with a new tune called ‘Want You Back’, and if you heard it on the radio we can almost guarantee you would not realise it’s 5SOS.

The Sydney band have completely changed their musical direction, casting off the anthemic, jangly-guitared pop-rock of their youth for a more minimalistic electronics-laced RnB vibe in the vein of later-era One Direction, Guy Sebastian, Ed Sheeran and pretty much everything else you hear in the Top 40 RN.

It comes after guitarist Michael Clifford revealed to fans that the group’s third album would represent a “departure” from their established sound.

“I think when all the new stuff comes out, it’s like a departure of our old sound but it still keeps elements of all of the things we liked about it. It was just time for us to change,” Clifford recently told Billboard.

Anyhoo, to celebrate the arrival of their first single in almost two years, the lads have also announced a pair of Aussie shows in Melbourne and Sydney for May.

You can catch the details — alongside 5SOS’s new track ‘Want You Back’ — below.

‘5SOS3’ 2018 Australian Tour Dates

Tickets go on sale 1pm AEDT Friday, 2nd March

Thursday, 24th May
Metro, Sydney
Tickets: Live Nation

Tuesday, 29th May
170 Russell, Melbourne
Tickets: Live Nation

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