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5 Seconds of Summer to play intimate Australian gigs

Oh, no biggie. 5SOS announce plans to play 170 Russell, Melbourne after releasing Want You Back.

You’re right to do a double take when you see the shows that 5 Seconds of Summer have just announced in Australia.

The Australian pop quartet have confirmed plans to play a series of very intimate shows this May, including a night at Melbourne’s 170 Russell on Tuesday 29 May 2018.

5SOS have planned the gigs to coincide with the release of their brand new single, Want You Back, also out today. The gigs ALSO form part of what will be the 5SOS3 world tour.

Want You Back is the band’s first new single in almost two years, which follows 18 months on the road in support of their No #1 sophomore album, Sounds Good Feels Good.

Word has it, 5SOS – Luke HemmingS, Calum Hood, Ashton Irwin, Michael Clifford – have spent the last year living, writing and recording their new album in Los Angeles, set for release this year.

5SOS told fans today, “Finally… It’s been 3 years since our last album and we are so ready to share new music with the world. After spending the last 5 years on the road since the age of 16, it was important we took time to reflect as individuals and now we’re coming back stronger and more unified than ever. These songs mean the world to us and we have held nothing back in writing and recording this album. We’ve been rehearsing a lot of the new songs live and can’t wait to get back out on tour to connect with our incredible fans.”

We probably don’t need to tell you how popular these shows are going to be, so we’ve rounded up some essential tips to help improve your chances of getting tickets when they go on sale at 1pm (local time) on Friday 2 March. Scroll down to get prepped!

Tickets for 5 Seconds of Summer at 170 Russell will be available via

5 Seconds of Summer

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  • 170 Russell, Melbourne

Ticket tips for 5 Seconds of Summer

When and where: 5SOS play 170 Russell, Melbourne on Tuesday 29 May 2018

General public onsale: 1pm (local time) on Friday 2 March via

Ticket limit: Patrons can purchase a maximum of two (2) tickets per person and must be 18 years and over. Name of the primary ticket purchaser will be printed on tickets and photo ID must be presented to gain entry.

Open your Ticketmaster account and log in now

We suggest getting the basics covered before tickets go on sale by logging in and checking your Ticketmaster account ahead of time. Remember to triple check your passwords, delivery address and billing information now, so you’re not facing any last minute account updates when trying to process your order. Head to now and log in to your account to get started.

Don’t refresh your screen

Stick to one window when you’re processing your ticket order and avoid the temptation to use multiple devices. Attempting to access tickets from multiple devices won’t increase your chances of securing tickets and could risk slowing the process down. Similarly, hitting the refresh button means you’ll lose your place in the queue, and as frustrating it can be, patience is key when trying to buy tickets.

Ticketmaster’s sophisticated systems are designed to manage and process ticket purchases as quickly as possible. The queuing system that appears on your screen is doing all the hard work for you and will place you at the front of the line as soon as possible.

Please note, if you see a ‘no tickets available’ message when attempting to purchase tickets, this means there are no tickets available within your search restrictions.

Keep an eye on the clock

There will be a time limit applied to all transactions as they’re progressed through the ticket purchasing stages. Remember to keep an eye on the timer on your screen and move through the processing pages as quickly as possible (this is even easier when you’ve completed the account set-up stage we mentioned above).

Check our social channels for updates

Our Twitter followers are the first to find out about ticket updates, even after tickets have gone on sale. If anything changes with 5SOS tickets, we’ll feed the news live onto our social channels. Our real-time updates include any technical difficulties that may occur during such busy ticket sales.

Remember the onsale time:

General public onsale: 1pm (local time) on Friday 2 March via

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