Meet One Direction's Opening Act: 5 Seconds of Summer!

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One Direction is kicking of their Take Me Home tour in just a few weeks and just announced that they've personally chosen Australian boy band 5 Seconds of Summer to open for them!

"We discovered 5SOS on YouTube last year and we all knew straight away they were very special," 1D's Niall Horan says. "We're so excited to have them on the road with us and we know our fans are going to LOVE what these lads do."

And 5SOS couldn't be more stoked! "None of this has sunk in for us; it's surreal to think we will be on the same bill as a band who are on such a world-wide scale."

Here's what you need to know about 5 Seconds of Summer:

  1. The band's made up of 4 boys. Luke Hemmings, 16, Michael Clifford, 17, Calum Hood, 17, and Ashton Irwin, 18.

  2. They're from Australia, so yes, they have adorable accents!

  3. Louis Tomlinson was the one who originally found them on Youtube. "A little while ago, a lad by the name of Louis Tomlinson stumbled across a video of ours on Youtube," 5SOS say. " He showed the rest of the guys and they really liked what we were doing."

  4. All Time Low is one of their biggest musical inspirations.

  5. Their latest album is called 'Unplugged' and it's available on iTunes.

Check out their "Out of My Limit" music video below!

Are you seeing 1D on tour? What do you think of 5 Seconds of Summer?

By Vivian Nunez

Photo: Courtesy of Facebook

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