Yesterday on Monday July 21, 2014, the Australian boy band 5 Seconds of Summer played a private performance for guests at the iHeartRadio Theater in Tribeca presented by P.C. Richard & Son. Two hundred lucky fans got to watch the band perform as well as witness their first live US interview. In between performances of songs, the band answered a few fun questions such as "Who takes the longest to get ready in the morning?" The fans seemed to know before the band did, yelling Luke's name at the interviewer.
The interviewer, on-air personality Kane, also asked what the boys were most grateful for at the moment. Callum, the sweetheart of the group, said that he was most thankful to just be able to be in the position that they are in at the moment. He added a story about how when the band was just starting out, they played for theaters filled with probably less people than there were in the iHeartRadio Theater. Considering that the iHeartRadio theater can only fit two hundred people and a television crew, the boys have come a long way!
After that, the boys played all their hit songs, such as "Don't Stop," "Amnesia," "Heartbreak Girl" and "Disconnected." The boys seemed thrilled when the girls knew all the lyrics and sang along. Before the last song, Callum said a famous friend in another band told him that each show should have a message. Before he could say what that message was, though, guitarist Michael cheekily interrupted with "It's okay to get naked!" They also covered Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream," putting more of a boyband-rock spin on the song, as well as closing with The Romantic's classic "What I Like About You."
5 Seconds of Summer's debut album comes out today, July 22, and you can catch them on tour opening for One Direction's arena tour. The entire performance from Monday night can be found on YouTube. Today, Capitol Records also announced, the band will perform for one night only at the Forum in Los Angeles, on Saturday, November 15. The band will take the VMA stage for the first time during the “2014 MTV Video Music Awards” on Sunday, August 24.