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Aussie band 5 Seconds of Summer have a announced today they will be postponing their 2020 Australian Tour due to the COVID[19 Pandemic. Fans who had purchased tickets to see the band this December will now have to wait until March, 2021. The band were set to kick off their No Shame 2020 Tour in May in Europe before heading to North America and finishing up back home. The tour will now kick off in Perth on March 17, 2021.
In a statement, the band said “Due to government action in certain markets and out of an abundance of caution, the remaining shows this year will no longer be possible” continuing “As we’ve said before, playing live shows for our fans is what makes us want to be a band. While we’re all disappointed to reschedule these shows, the safety of our fans, touring crew and venue staff takes precedence and we know this is the right decision.”
Due to scheduling conflicts, the band have been forced to cancel some of the pre-exisiting shows. However, the have added additional shows in Europe and the United States. All previously announced Australian dates have been rescheduled.
The Sydney-raised band are returning home for their No Shame 2020 Tour, performing two shows on the iconic Sydney Opera House Forecourt. 5 Seconds of Summer were last in Australia earlier this year, performing at the Fire Fight Australia - Concert for National Bushfire Relief in February. The event raised in excess of $9.5 million dollars, with funds going towards key organisations providing vital “Rescue”, “Relief and Recovery” and “Rehabilitation” assistance in affected areas.
The band will be touring their latest album, CALM.
5SOS – “No Shame 2020 Tour” Rescheduled Dates:
Wed 17 March 2021 – Perth, HBF Stadium (previously 30 November 2020) Fri 19 March 2021 – Melbourne, Sidney Myer Music Bowl (previously 4 December 2020) Sat 20 March 2021 – Sydney, Sydney Opera House Forecourt (previously 5 December 2020) Sun 21 March 2021 – Sydney, Sydney Opera House Forecourt (previously 6 December 2020) Wed 24 March 2021 – Newcastle, Bar on the Hill (previously 2 December 2020) Fri 26 March 2021 – Gold Coast, HOTA, Home of the Arts Amphitheatre (previously 27 November 2020) Sat 27 March 2021 – Brisbane, Riverstage (previously 28 November 2020)