5 Seconds of Summer insist they are more of a rock band than One Direction.
The Australian group is comprised of Michael Clifford, Luke Hemmings, Calum Hood and Ashton Irwin and will support the British five-piece on their Where We Are Tour, starting in April.
Inevitable comparisons have been made between the two acts, but the boys are adamant that they are completely unique.
“The next One D is kind of an awkward comparison,” Ashton squirmed to MTV UK. “They’re amazing at what they do and we sort of do our own thing and that’s actually why we chose to go on the tour because it’s so dynamic.
“We’re doing like a rock show thing and they do what they do and it’s kind of like, ‘Woah, they’re totally different acts.’”
Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne have been supporting the band as they rise to fame by promoting their music on Twitter.
Niall, 20, was also recently spotted at one of their London gigs.
The other boys are also reluctant to put themselves in the same camp as One Direction.
“When you see them together it kind of shows how different and that we’re not the same thing, you know what I mean?” Michael continued.
Luke agreed: “Yeah I don’t think that we’re trying to be anything we’re not trying to be, if that makes sense. We’re not doing anything that’s fake, it’s just us, we’re trying to be the next 5 Seconds of Summer.”
The Where We Are Tour kicks off on April 25 in Colombia and will continue South America, Europe and North America, before finishing in Miami on October 5.
5 Seconds of Summer are looking forward to the shows.
“It’s gonna be a big opportunity to get our music out to even more people and get a bigger audience and get more live experience,” Luke smiled.
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