“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.”
According to The Sun, Niall has signed a solo record deal with Universal Music instead of Simon Cowell‘s Syco.
“Simon has made no secret of his expectations for Niall to stay loyal to him and has been desperately trying to keep him as a solo act with plans to turn him into a Justin Bieber style artist,” a source told the publication. “They’ve worked together closely since day one and have always had a strong relationship, but Universal offered a lot of money.”
The day before, Niall was seen stopping by Capitol Records, so we’re not sure what that means.
20+ pics inside of Niall Horan out with Luke Hemmings in WeHo… More Here! »
“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”
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“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.”