The Feeling Of Falling Upwards - 5 Seconds Of Summer

Wednesday 31 August 2022

On the eve of their new album, 5 Seconds of Summer will perform an exclusive global livestream “The Feeling of Falling Upwards” from the world-famous Royal Albert Hall in London on Thursday, September 22. 

To commemorate the release of the bands 5th studio album, 5SOS5 the band will perform a set of reimagined versions of songs from their 11-year catalogue plus brand-new songs off the new album, accompanied by an orchestra and choir.

This will be the first time the band have played at the iconic venue but amazingly a special full circle moment, being also only steps away from where the band busked when they first arrived in the UK nearly 10 years ago.

The band’s highly anticipated 5th studio album, 5SOS5, will arrive on September 23, 2022, and be released independently via BMG. The deluxe CD and digital versions of the album will have 19 tracks with cassette and vinyl formats also available. The album is available for pre-order now.

5SOS5 will showcase the band’s multi-faceted artistry and growth over their 10-year career, highlighting their dynamic sound, accompanied by reflective and intimate lyrics. With the majority of the new album written by the band and Michael Clifford leading on production, 5SOS5 will include their previously released tracks ‘Take My Hand’, ‘Me, Myself & I’, and their smash hit ‘COMPLETE MESS’.

“To celebrate the release of our fifth studio album, 5SOS5 we really wanted to do something that could involve all our fans around the world,” the band shares. “That’s where the idea was born. For this special show, we will perform a set of reimagined songs from our career plus brand-new tracks off the new album, accompanied by an orchestra and choir.”

“This will be a show like nothing we have ever done before and what’s so special is we actually busked just outside the Royal Albert Hall back in 2013 to a few ‘day one’ fans! To now play a show there, at one of the most iconic venues in the world is a really unique moment and one we felt was the perfect way to commemorate the new album.”

“We can’t wait to share this night with you and are so grateful to still be taking this journey with every single one of you.”

Produced by Driift, the fully-live performance will be streamed worldwide at 8.30pm London-time (BST) [7.30am NZ time Friday September 23]. The show will then be rebroadcast three times so fans around the world can watch at a more convenient time. Following that, the show will be available to watch On Demand for another 3 days. 

Stream at the following times:

• Live: 8.30pm BST [7.30am NZ Friday September 23]

• Rebroadcast #1: 8.30pm EDT

• Rebroadcast #2: 8.30pm PDT

• Rebroadcast #3: Friday 23 September 8.30pm AEST  / 10.30pm NZ

• On Demand: Friday 23 September 2.00pm BST - Monday 26 September 2.00pm BST

Tickets grant access to the livestream, all rebroadcasts, and to the 3-day On Demand viewing period.  

VIP tickets will be available for purchase and include access to view an exclusive pre-show Q&A with 5 Seconds of Summer live from The Royal Albert Hall at 7:00pm, followed by an exclusive video screening, ‘The Making of the Album 5SOS5’. 

About 5 Seconds of Summer:

Since forming in 2011, 5 Seconds of Summer - comprised of Luke Hemmings (vocals/guitar), Michael Clifford (vocals/guitar), Calum Hood (vocals/bass), and Ashton Irwin (vocals/drums) -have released four albums and numerous hit singles. They were quickly hailed as the “biggest new rock act in the world” by Rolling Stone, and are the only band in history to see their first three full-length studio albums enter the Billboard 200 at No. 1. The band have sold over 3 million concert tickets while touring the world several times over, and sold more than 13 million albums. They recently joined Spotify’s exclusive Billions Club with their hit single “Youngblood.” 5 Seconds of Summer have also been recognized with numerous prestigious accolades, including ten European Music awards, five ARIA awards, two MTV Video Music Awards, an American Music Award, a People’s Choice Award, two iHeartRadio Music Awards and three APRA Awards. 

About Driift:

Driift is an award-winning producer and promoter of high quality livestream events for the world's greatest artists and performers including The Smile, Westlife, Laura Marling, Nick Cave, Niall Horan, Andrea Bocelli, Kylie Minogue, Little Mix and Dita Von Teese. Working with globally-renowned directors, the business has collaborated extensively with a wide range of artist teams and partners including CAA, BMG, WMG, UMG, Glastonbury Festival, DREAMSTAGE, DICE, Universe/Ticketmaster and Pulse Films. Headquartered in the UK and with offices in North America and Australia, Driift has sold more than 700,000 tickets to audiences in more than 190 countries, while our productions have received recognition from BAFTA, the Royal Television Society and The Webby Awards.