5 Seconds of Summer Perform in Seattle, WA

5 Seconds Of Summer
October 5th, 2018
Paramount Theatre – Seattle, WA

    It’s been awhile since Australian band, 5 Seconds of Summer aka 5SOS had performed a show in the Pacific Northwest and last week we attended their sold out concert at the historical Paramount Theatre in Seattle, WA. Fun Fact: Almost 27 years ago Nirvana recorded their documentary, Live at Paramount Theatre at this venue.

Now incase you were unaware, 5SOS have a very dedicated fan base and this venue was much more intimate than the last shows they were in Washington. The venue’s capacity was actually just shy of 3,000 and mainly all General Admission and because of this, the show sold out within minutes! Fans who were lucky enough to get General Admission tickets on the floor level lined up the night before the show and waited in rain all day because they were so eager to have a good spot to see the band and hear some of the bands new music live for the first time.

This past summer the band released their third studio album, Youngblood on June 15th and it looks like it’s on track to be their biggest album to date! In fact, this album is their 3rd Billboard #1 Album and the albums title track Youngblood just hit #1 on US Radio, a first for the band! The band consists of 4 musicians;  Luke Hemmings (lead vocals, guitar, keyboard) Calum Hood (bass guitar, vocals, keyboards) Michael Clifford (guitar, vocals, keyboard) & Ashton Irwin  (drums, percussion, vocals, keyboards), all who wrote and helped produce along with this album they worked exceptionally hard on. It’s no wonder why this bands fanbase is so dedicated!

At the show, the first band to perform was an american all-female band called The Aces whose performance was amazing to say the least. After their set and a short set change it was finally time for 5 Seconds of Summer!. As soon as the lights began to dim the entire room began to fill with screams of eager teens. The band came out all dressed up and opened with one of their new songs, Babylon which in my opinion was a perfect opening song that successfully got everyone into the dancing and singing mood. That mood carried on throughout the entire night, some fans were even screaming the lyrics during fan favorites such as, Amnesia and  She Looks So Perfect. The band performed a 19 song setlist and played songs from all three of their albums. Some of my favorite moments during the show was when the band slowed it down for Lie To Me, when Luke Hemmings played the piano by himself on stage and had the entire room singing along and another was during the song Ghost Of You when the crowd used their cell phones to light up the venue.

The band has grown up with their fans and with that have gained love & loyalty that isn’t seen in every fan base. They’ve matured and grown as musicians since their last time in Seattle and we are so glad that the band is finally back and sounds better than ever! This show was one for the books and we can’t wait to see what happens next!

Review by: Mychal Nelson