It may be autumn but the atmosphere was as hot as a January night when Aussie boy band Five Seconds of Summer stormed onto the stage to kick off their home tour in Sydney.
Australia’s Five Seconds of Summer, made up of Callum Hood, 18, Luke Hemmings, 17, Michael Clifford, 18 and drummer Ashton Irwin 19, rocked their family, friends and thousands of frantic teenagers for the tour they’ve called There Is No Place Like Home.
And as Callum told the crowd at the Enmore Theatre on Wednesday, this is where it all started.
“We’re just dudes from western Sydney,” said Callum.
5SOS (pronounced fivesoss) justified why they’ve quickly risen to stardom; the screams were deafening when they broke into their worldwide No.1 hit She Looks So Perfect.
They may be touted as the next One Direction, but there’s an Aussie rock edge which has helped them to progress since their Justin Bieber cover.
Having just returned from the US where they completed their Stars, Stripes and Maple Syrup tour, it’s given the boys experience with live shows.
They also quipped to the crowd they had to put on a great Sydney show to prove to their parents why they left school at Norwest Christian College.
Although with 2.6 million Twitter followers, their parents are probably aware their sons are doing OK.
FIVE SECONDS OF SUMMER – THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME TOUR DATES:
Adelaide, Thebarton Theatre, Friday, May 2
Melbourne, Palais Theatre, Saturday, May 3
Melbourne, Palais Theatre Sunday, May 4
Sydney, Enmore Theatre, Monday, May 5
Brisbane, The Tivoli, Wednesday, May 7
Perth, Riverside Theatre, Thursday, May 8, sold out