5 Seconds of Summer North American “Take My Hand” tour made a stop here in Michigan at the Michigan Lottery Amphitheater Thursday night. Heading into the venue, cars were backed up for miles in all directions, at that moment you kind of knew it was going to be a good night. Once inside the outdoor venue you knew, the place was completely sold out and I do mean completely. Luke Hemmings and 5sos just like back in 2019 when I covered them with the Chain Smokers at the Little Caesars Arena in downtown Detroit sold out that show as well.
Right around nine 5sos hits the stage the screams from the young fans in attendance were incredible deafening. The excitement level was through the roof, I don’t think anyone sat down until the show was over. 5sos opened the night with “No Shame” which was released on 5 February 2020 as the third single from the band’s fourth studio album Calm. The song was written by Calum Hood, Luke Hemmings, Ashton Irwin, Michael Clifford, Alexandra Tamposi, Andrew Wotman, Nathan Perez and Donna Lewis.
The dancing and singing was inevitable from that point on. The 24-song set definitely brought some extra heat to an already warm Michigan night. “Easier” which followed “No Shame” was released back in May 2019 through Interscope Records, as the lead single from their fourth studio album Calm (2020). At this point I was debating to put some ear plugs in or not. The hill at a.k.a Freedom Hill as the locals call it was bouncing from end to end, go lord to be young again. “More” the third song of the set is from the band third studio album, Youngblood which by the way was the last song of the night. Definitely get out and see this amazing show in a city near you. On tour with 5sos is the band Pale Waves from Manchester what a banger of a band they turned out to be. First impressions are lasting ones, and this show will go down as just that for Freedom hill. Check out my show gallery from that night below.