5SOS’ Luke Hemmings Talks About The Band’s Obsession With Green Day And Reveals Just How Much The Rock Band Inspired Their Current Tour!

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The guys of 5 Seconds of Summer may be young, but they definitely know what they want — especially when it comes to their Rock Out With Your Socks Out world tour!

Sorry 5SOS Fam, we’re not sure what the boys want in their dream girl, but once that information is out there, we’ll definitely let you know ASAP!

When envisioning their world tour, lead singer Luke Hemmings revealed the group took a note or two from a couple of their favorite band’s past performances!

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The 18-year-old opened up to Rolling Stone about 5SOS’ inspiration and what their shows look like.

Lukey briefly talked about what they wanted their show to look like:

“We played a similar show at the Forum last year. We basically wanted to make a theater show with theater lighting on a larger scale. It’s not too gimmicky. We have a really cool stage with a drum lift that Ashton [Irwin] is on. It’s got a little runway. It’s kind of like a band stage but with heightened quality. It’s an arena-level theater show. That’s the best way to describe it ├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ it’s just a rock band show.”

Hence the tour name, Rock Out With Your Socks Out, right??

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The Australian cutie went on to talk about what he watched to get inspired for the pop-rock band’s tour and how much of Green Day is seen in their set — after all, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery!

He said:

“Do you know VH1‘s Behind the Music? Been watching a lot of those, like the Guns N’ Roses one, the Poison one, Bon Jovi. Obviously growing up I watched Green Day religiously online as well as Blink-182 and stuff like that. I’ve kind of been looking to those bands and what they do with stages, like how Axl Rose will command a whole stadium and Billie Joe will do the same thing. Just taking things from that and putting it into our own show.
I think as a group, we all have our individual favorite bands, but Green Day is probably the band’s favorite band. I remember that in the early days ├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ and even now ├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ we would sit around the computer and just watch them online. You can see how Billie Joe can just command 80,000 people and they’ll just be hanging on his every word. If we can be anything like them ├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ if we can have that kind of stage craft and stand as proud as them ├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ I’ll be pretty happy. Even if it’s just a little bit.”

What a great position to aspire to!

We have a feeling sometime soon 5SOS will definitely reach their goals of becoming as AH-Mazing as Billie Joe — they already have a pretty huge fan base to command!

May 28, 2015 1:35pm PDT

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