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5SOS & Jackson Guthy Bring The Stars Stripes and Maple Syrup Tour to NYC!

We caught Aussie band (NOT boy band) 5SOS’ first North American headlining tour when they stopped in NYC this week!  We were just as excited to see opener Jackson Guthy, whom we loved on the Summer Break Tour with Big Time Rush last year.  He played several new songs including his new single, “Young and Single.”  Jackson does a great job of getting the crowd pumped up with his catchy songs and energetic performance.

It’s clear that 5S0S draw a lot of their inspiration from early 2000s pop-punk and add their own twist on it.  The Australian band powered through their set like old pros playing old favorites like “Don’t Stop” and new releases from their EP like “Heartache On The Big Screen”.  It was almost like watching All Time Low and Blink-182’s love child on stage!  Everything from the onstage banter, to the antics to move from stage right to stage left, and even the dueling guitars between Luke and Michael had us wishing we could turn back time to Warped Tour 2007-2008.

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As the band slowed things down (not by much) with their song “Beside You”, the crowd responded with raising paper hearts in the air and signs reading “the city that never sleeps” with the NYC skyline on them.  Lead singer, Luke Hemmings commented mid song how cool the crowd looked from stage and we totally agree.  It’s amazing to see just how much social media has impacted music and concerts today, as hundreds of fans in the audience held up their hearts.

The sold out crowd was extremely enthusiastic, and we noticed a LOT of items being thrown on stage at the band.  Clearly some people haven’t read our Fangirl Handbook for the proper concert etiquette!  (Rule #1:  Don’t throw things at the band.)

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5 Seconds Of Summer are sure to get the respect they deserve with the support and friendship of fellow pop-punk artists, All Time Low.  Alex Gaskarth co-wrote a song called “Disconnected” with 5SOS for the US Tour Edition of the “She Looks So Perfect EP”.  The song definitely sounds like an outtake from an earlier ATL album (hey, we’re not complaining!) and we can hear the ATL influences in their track “Lost Boy.”

If you get the chance to see 5SOS on tour, and you love to feel nostalgic for early-mid 2000’s pop-punk – hop on that bandwagon before it gets too full!

Watch 5 Seconds Of Summer perform “She Looks So Perfect” live at the Best Buy Theater in New York City from last night!

Check out the set list below from PupFresh!

“18”
“Out of My Limit”
“Voo Doo Doll”
“Don’t Stop”
“Heartache on the Big Screen”
“Lost Boy”
“Amnesia”
“Beside You”
“Disconnected”
“Heartbreak Girl”
“Teenage Dream”
“What I Like About You”
“Good Girls Are Bad Girls”
“She Looks So Perfect”
“Try Hard”

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5SOS Are Heading Out on Their First North American Tour!

5 Seconds Of Summer announced they are going on a short North American tour in April!  The tour is called “Stars Stripes And Maple Syrup”!  The Australian group shared the news via their Twitter.  Don’t miss your chance to check out their first headlining tour in the US!

As excited as we are about seeing 5SOS in concert, Jackson Guthy is touring with them!!! We haven’t seen him since The Summer Break Tour with BTR and we are so stoked he’s going on tour with 5SOS.

5SOS “Stars, Stripes and Maple Syrup” Tour Dates
April 11th – San Francisco, CA – The Filmore
April 12th – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
April 15th – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
April 17th – Chicago, IL – Riviera Theater
April 18th – Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Theater
April 19th – Toronto, ON – Sound Academy
April 21st – Silver Spring, MD – The Filmore
April 22nd – New York, NY – Best Buy Theater
April 24th – Upper Darby, PA – Tower Theater
April 25th – Oakdale, CT – The Dome at Oakdale

Tickets go on sale this Friday, February 21st, at 5pm local time of the show venue.

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