One Direction World Tour Support Act Announced! 5 Things To Know About 5 Seconds Of Summer

The Australian band are to play all 110 dates of 1D's tour

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One Direction World Tour Support Act Announced! 5 Things To Know About 5 Seconds Of Summer
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One Direction have hand-picked Australian band 5 Seconds Of Summer to accompany them on their upcoming world tour.

That's 110 dates all over the world... Not bad for a band who were found online!

1D member Niall Horan said of the discovery: “We discovered 5SOS on YouTube last year and we all knew straight away they were very special. 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.”

Lead singer of 5SOC Michael, said of the incredible news: “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."

"And now I look at my calendar in my iPhone and it goes from `doing our thing, doing our thing, four shows at the O2 arena in two days! It's crazy.''

Crazy it might be, but it is definitely happening as the tour kicks off at London's O2 Arena February 23.

One Direction at 2013 NRJ Music Awards, 2013, (

So here are 5 facts about this new boyband, soon to be huge news.

1. They were discovered on YouTube by 1D's Louis Tomlinson, who saw videos of the group, and them contacted them via social media.

2. The four boys are even younger than 1D! Vocalist/guitarist Luke is 16, vocalist/guitarist Michael is 17, Vocalist and bassist Calum is 17 and drummer Ashton is 18.

3. The boys hail from the other side of the globe, all the way from Sydney, Australia. Although the 1D's boys invited them over to London to record their debut album and to hang out.

4. At the start of the band's career 5SOS began to post covers of their favourite artists on YouTube, before writing and recording their own material.

5. Ahead of the start of 1D's tour, 5SOS are also giving away a free download of their song 'Heartbreak Girl'.

Listen to 5 Seconds of Summer's new single 'Heartbreak Girl' below...

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