5 Seconds Of Summer North American Tour 2014 – April 17, 2014 @ The Riviera Theater
Hailing all the way from Australia, these Aussie heroes, 5 Seconds of Summer sold out the Riviera Theater in Chicago. Seeing them previously open up for One Direction in the summer of 2013, I knew I was going to experience a great show. Before the band took the stage, the crowd chanted “5SOS!” The atmosphere was fun and everyone was excited for the band. All of a sudden a crazy light show started and the band took the stage. The boys were all smiles and full of energy. The music filled the theater with the classic rock show vibe. The band seemed to feed off the positive energy from the fans. The band was rocking so hard that one of the speakers blew out! Despite the short break from the technical difficulties, the fans maintain the great energy. After fixing the speakers the band continued to play music. From climbing on stage boxes, jumping high off the ground, and singing their hearts out, the boys seemed to be having the time of their life. Their presence on the stage was incredible. Not only did they make me want to dance, the way they played their music was on point. They are an amazing band to see live. They played all their music, which was great. It was refreshing to hear both old songs and new songs. These Aussie heroes definitely left their mark in Chicago. Make sure to check them out on tour this summer when they tour with One Direction. Also they just released their EP and their self-titled album will be released this summer as well.