Tour news: 5 Seconds of Summer, next winter

5 Seconds of Summer.
5 Seconds of Summer.

Boy band 5 Seconds of Summer, the guitar-playing Australian punk-pop answer to One Direction is coming to New Zealand - in a year's time.

The Sydney band has announced an Australasian tour to start at Auckland's Vector Arena on June 18 2015 with tickets going on sale next week.

The band are currently on tour around the world opening for One Direction while their self-titled debut album briefly bumped Ed Sheeran fom the top of the NZ charts last week before dropping down to eighth position.

It debuted at #1 in Australia and eight other countries.

The group consisting of singer Luke Hemmings (17), bassist Calum Hood (18), guitarist Michael Clifford (18) and drummer Ashton Irwin (19) has sold out shows at London's 12,500 capactiy Wembley Arena.

A May theatre tour of Australia left many fans out in the cold.

Promoters say fans who who sign up to have a chance to access the ticket pre-sale beginning at 4pm on Monday, July 21.

General sales for the all-ages show start from Friday July 25.

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