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A full year's notice for boy band 5 Seconds of Summer's Xcel Center concert

Posted by: Chris Riemenschneider under Music, Concert news Updated: July 30, 2014 - 12:07 PM
Aussie boy band 5 Seconds of Summer on the set of NBC's "Today" show. / Charles Sykes/Invision/AP

Aussie boy band 5 Seconds of Summer on the set of NBC's "Today" show. / Charles Sykes/Invision/AP

Exactly a year and one day ahead of the actual show date, Xcel Energy Center has announced a July 31, 2015, date with newly bursting Australian bubblegum teen punk band 5 Seconds of Summer.

The pierced boy band announced its Nabisco-sponsored tour (no kidding) fresh off storming to No. 1 in Billboard with its self-titled debut album, which sold an impressive 259,000 U.S. copies last week. Tickets for the St. Paul show go on sale Aug. 9 at 10 a.m. for $29.50-$69.50 through Ticketmaster and the X’s box office.

What will 5SoS be doing between now and next July? They’re touring as One Direction’s opening act starting next month (a tour not coming to Minnesota). They’ll probably have to go about learning how to play their instruments at some point, too.

Here’s the song that launched them, a No. 2 hit from an EP released earlier this year.

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