5 Seconds of Summer warned over fan meets
- Bang Showbiz
- 13 December 2014
5 Seconds of Summer were almost arrested for meeting their fans because police were worried their presence would make the situation worse
5 Seconds of Summer were almost arrested for meeting their fans.
The Australian quartet get mobbed wherever they go but are always happy to share time with their loyal supporters when they can - but rapidly changed their plans to go outside after a concert when police warned there would be severe consequences.
Calum Hood said: "I remember the police threatened us in Dallas because they wouldn't let us meet the fans after the show.
"We were like, 'We're gonna meet them' but they didn't look too pleased. One of the cops said, 'If you do, we're going to arrest you.'
"We backed down pretty quickly."
The 'Don't Stop' hitmakers - which also include Ashton Irwin, Luke Hemmings and Michael Clifford - are always astonished at the lengths their fans will go to to meet them.
Ashton recalled to Top of the Pops magazine: "In LA, fans were waiting outside the hotel and were like, 'How can we hang out with you?' I told them if they hired a French Horn band they could.
"It was just a joke but an hour later, I was watching TV and heard a brass band. When I looked outside there were four guys with their instruments, playing on the side of the street."