Pop-punk band 5 Seconds of Summer released their first full-length, self-titled album with a bang, topping the Billboard albums chart in its first week. The record sold 259,000 copies between its release on July 22 and July 27, according to Nielsen SoundScan. This is the third-largest debut of 2014, and the fourth-largest sales week. The band’s opening is also the biggest debut for a group in nearly eight years, the last one that was bigger being Daughtry in 2006.
The Australian group also released an EP with their first songs earlier this year, She Looks So Perfect, which included their radio hit by the same name. This song was very successful internationally, reaching number one on iTunes in 39 countries within two days of its pre-order release. It also hit number one on the singles charts in Ireland, UK, Australia, and New Zealand. In the US, it reached number 32 on Billboard Hot 100.
5 Seconds of Summer has also announced a North American tour, to begin July 2015.
Here is the complete list of shows:
17 – Mandalay Bay Event Center, Las Vegas
18 – Sleep Train Amphitheatre, Chula Vista, Calif.
20 – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, Irvine, Calif.
22 – Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, Calif.
24 – Key Arena, Seattle
25 – Pepsi Live At Rogers Arena, Vancouver, B.C.
27 – Rexall Place, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
29 – MTS Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
31 – Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul
1 – First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre, Tinley Park, Ill.
4 – KFC Yum! Center, Louisville
5 – Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood, Atlanta
7 – Gexa Energy Pavilion, Dallas
8 – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, Houston
19 – The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, Mich.
21 – Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland
22 – Klipsch Music Pavilion, Noblesville, Ind.
23 – First Niagara Pavilion, Burgettstown, Pa.
25 – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre, Toronto
28 – Xfinity Center, Mansfield, Mass.
29 – Hershey Park Pavilion Stadium, Hershey, Pa.
30 – PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, N.J.
1 – Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh, N.Y.
4 – Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden, N.J.
5 – Xfinity Theatre, Hartford, Conn.
6 – Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, Va.
7 – Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach, Virginia Beach
9 – PNC Music Pavilion, Charlotte, N.C.
12 – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre, Tampa
13 – Cruzan Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach, Fla.
Before that, the group will have three shows this November, one in Phoenix and two in Los Angeles. Though one in Los Angeles is already sold out, tickets for the others will go on sale August 9.