The 5 Seconds of Summer drummer was spotted out at The Nice Guy in West Hollywood, Calif., earlier this week and has escaped Hey Violet‘s bubble wrap attack on him that happened at the end of the Sounds Live Feels Live tour.
Ashton also helped out the band in promoting their recent gig in Sydney, Australia.
“Hey it’s Ashton Irwin. And this is what happens when you lose on ‘What Are The Odds’ with Hey Violet,” he told fans in an Instagram vid.
“It was really scary for us,” Michael shared with the Sacramento Bee recently. “When we started that tour in 2013, no one knew who we were. We kind of had to build that by getting better and better and better live.”
He added, “It was kind of all we cared about for a long time was just how we could become a better live band, play better and have the audience interact more and stuff like that. But coming back to like this year now, we see how many shows we played on that One-D tour and how much it helped us to like craft our performance into what we wanted it to be.”
“Tomorrow is a huge day in 5SOS land. One of the biggest gigs of our career and we have a new song out and it’s all happening,” Ashton wrote on Twitter moments before the song dropped, and ahead of their Madison Square Garden concert TONIGHT!
Listen to 5SOS‘s track below!
5 Second of Summer – Girls Talk Boys (from the “Ghostbusters” Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Calum Hood looks out at the audience while performing with his band 5 Seconds of Summer during a Fourth of July special, which aired on Monday night (July 4).
The band, also featuring members Luke Hemmings, Michael Clifford, and Ashton Irwin, performed during the Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular. The guys sang two songs – “What I Like About You” and “She’s Kinda Hot.” Watch both videos below!
5SOS just kicked off the North American leg of the Sounds Live Feels Live World Tour last week. Catch the band touring around the U.S., Canada, and Mexico through the end of September.
5 Seconds of Summer – “What I Like About You”
Click inside to watch the second performance from 5 Seconds of Summer…More Here! »
“We do a meet and greet every single day while we are on the road, so it is just tough,” Michael shared. “What happened was the worst thing that could have ever happened…It is our job, you have to meet your fans, play shows and entertain people, it’s just kinder what we do.”
He continued, “We have a really good security team for our safety. I think if we were in an unsafe situation they would realise pretty quickly.”
Luke added, “We are usually pulled out of stuff right away if things are getting too intense.”
Just a few days earlier, Michael reacted to the news of Prince‘s untimely death.
“devastated to hear the news about Prince..my dad used to play me his songs when I was growing up and showed me how cool it was to be creative and express yourself. rest in peace,” he wrote on Instagram.