5 Seconds of Summer spend most of their lives delighting us with killer live shows—it's a good thing they're pretty great at it, or the current Sounds Live Feels Live tour would be a disaster. While the guys are embarked on their second-ever headlining arena stint, they're dropping little video diaries. They're all hilarious, and the first one arrived in late February.
The tour kicked off in Asia, so in the first clip, we see the guys navigate Nagoya, Japan. The video diary begins with 5SOS hanging around, commenting on the architectural design of a Japanese building when they see “the famous Internet dog, Doge.” The clip includes backstage footage of the guys fooling around, wearing cute Pokémon beanies and prepping for the Nagoya concert. Watch it above!
Next stop on the 5SOS train is Osaka, also in Japan. This video arrived soon after the Nagoya one, so we started to believe we'd get one of these bad boys everyday (we're not). In this adorable peek into their lives, we watch the guys attempt Japanese and ride the famous Bullet train.
This is the one we were waiting for...probably. Guitarist Michael Clifford has talked about his love of Tokyo on more than one occasion (we'd totally get it he bought a house there), so it's especially fun to watch the guys in Mike's favorite spot. In the video, the Aussie lads hit up some of Shinjuku's famed all-hour arcades. After that, they play a show and go out to celebrate...in a club...wearing animal onesies. It sounds too good to be true but it is so real, and life is grand.
It wasn't until April when we got the next look at 5 Seconds of Summer's killer tour. They had some time off (such a rarity for them), so when they finally hit the U.K., they were ready to go at the stage again. That became apparent in their London clip. Instead of doing silly, tourist-y things, we get a look at what a day on tour looks like...tons of backstage shots at the famed O2 Arena.
Which brings us to another England tour diary—there's gotta be something in the water across the pond, as some of the biggest 5SOS fans are British. Bassist Calum Hood takes the lead here, pretending to be drummer Ashton Irwin and at one moment, giving a tour of their green room.
The clip ends with the band skipping down a backstage hallway in an arena chanting "Liverpool! Liverpool!," which leads us to believe either they had no idea where they were (plausible) or this was filmed over the span of a few days (probably more plausible). The latter would be a good thing; some of this was probably shot in your hometown!
The 5 Seconds of Summer boys made it to continental Europe! Because most major cities there are fairly close to one another, their first video from the tour leg has the guys all over the place: Vienna, Austria, Verona, Italy, Rome, Italy, Munich, Germany and Paris, France. In the clip, they hop in puddles, stand in an obnoxiously short tour bus and...bassist Calum Hood gives a tutorial on how to play an encore.
He stands in front of a keyboard backstage in Munich and plays "She's Kinda Hot" (with cheesy '80s guitar effect, no less.) Watch it above.
Another one! In the second tour vid from 5SOS's European leg, we see the guys navigate Lille, France, Antwerp, Beligum, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Zurich, Switzerland, Amnéville, France and Hamburg, Germany. That's a lot, y'all!
In the clip, guitarist Michael Clifford pretends to audition for the X-Factor and even performs a little bit of Adele's "Hello." The rest of the clip is made up of live shots and one scene in which the guys get silly in front of a green screen. Watch it, you won't be disappointed.
When you really sit down and think about it, Europe isn't the biggest place. But because there are so many different countries and cultures on the continent, it takes a while to tour, just like any other densely populated area. 5 Seconds of Summer just finished their stint in the region, and to celebrate, they've shared a final Scandinavian tour video. This time they've explored Herning, Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark, Cologne, Germany, Stockholm, Sweden, Helsinki, Norway, Tallinn, Estonia.
The clip is chuck full of on stage and back stage footage, not to mention scenes of drummer Ashton Irwin's epic cup stacking skills. Oh, and there's a pretty epic hip-thrusting bus scene set to the tune of Short Stack's "Planets." Yup.