Pentatonix Talk World Tour, Reveal Surprising Alternate Band Name in New Video: Exclusive

Jiro Schneider
Pentatonix

The a cappella fivesome almost shared a name with a popular girl group.

Pentatonix is hitting the road this spring for their upcoming world tour and they spilled all the details of what fans can expect in a new video on Monday (April 1), premiering exclusively on Billboard.

In the clip, the five singers sit down with Live Nation to answer questions about the tour and get quizzed about their fellow bandmates. “A lot of new music!” Kirstin Maldonado says of what to expect, while Scott Hoying promises “fun,” “choreo” and “belting” at each show.

Next, the a cappella group plays a rapid-fire round of superlatives, naming which of their bandmates is the biggest prankster (Kirstin), the messiest (a toss-up) and always late (also Kirstin, though beatboxer Kevin Olusola points silently to himself).

Another fun fact? If the band could change their name, original members Maldonado, Hoying and Mitch Grassi all agree it would be -- wait for it -- Fifth Harmony! The girl group may have announced their indefinite hiatus in March 2018, but it’s a good thing Normani & Co. laid claim to the moniker during The X Factor back in 2012.

Pentatonix: The World Tour kicks off May 11 at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif. Check out the video, plus all 45 dates of the tour’s first leg, below.

PENTATONIX: THE WORLD TOUR Dates

05/11/2019

Oakland, CA

Oracle Arena

05/14/2019

Fresno, CA

Save Mart Center

05/16/2019

Inglewood, CA

The Forum

05/19/2019

Denver, CO

Pepsi Center

05/21/2019

Tulsa, OK

BOK Center

05/23/2019

San Antonio, TX

AT&T Center

05/25/2019

Huntsville, AL

Von Braun Center

05/26/2019

Louisville, KY

KFC Yum! Center

05/30/2019

Greensboro, NC

Greensboro Coliseum Complex

06/01/2019

Orlando, FL

Amway Center

06/02/2019

Augusta, GA

James Brown Arena

06/04/2019

Allentown, PA

PPL Center

06/06/2019

New York, NY

Madison Square Garden

06/08/2019

Worcester, MA

DCU Center

06/09/2019

Atlantic City, NJ

Mark G. Etess Arena

06/11/2019

Montreal, QC

Centre Bell

06/13/2019

Uncasville, CT

Mohegan Sun

06/15/2019

Grand Rapids, MI

Van Andel Arena

06/16/2019

Columbus, OH

Nationwide Arena

06/18/2019

Milwaukee, WI

Fiserv Forum

06/20/2019

Nashville, TN

Bridgestone Arena

06/22/2019

Moline, IL

TaxSlayer Center

06/23/2019

Green Bay, WI

Resch Center

06/25/2019

St. Paul, MN

Xcel Energy Center

06/26/2019

Fargo, ND

Fargodome

06/28/2019

Calgary, AB

Scotiabank Saddledome

06/30/2019

Edmonton, AB

Rogers Place

07/02/2019

Vancouver, BC

Rogers Arena

07/03/2019

Tacoma, WA

Tacoma Dome

07/06/2019

07/07/2019

Las Vegas, NV

Stateline, NV

Mandalay Bay Events Center

Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys +

08/11/2019

Maryland Heights, MO

Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

08/13/2019

Kansas City, MO

Starlight Theatre

08/14/2019

Springfield, IL

Illinois State Fairgrounds +

08/15/2019

Highland Park, IL

Ravinia Festival +

08/17/2019

Des Moines, IA

Iowa State Fair +

08/19/2019

Brandon, MS

Brandon Amphitheater

08/20/2019

Orange Beach, AL

The Wharf Amphitheater

08/22/2019

Tuscaloosa, AL

Tuscaloosa Amphitheater

08/24/2019

Jacksonville, FL

Dailey’s Place

08/26/2019

Columbia, MD

Merriweather Post Pavilion

08/27/2019

Canandaigua, NY

Constellation Brands-Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center: CMAC

08/29/2019

Gilford, NH

Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion

08/31/2019

Bethel, NY

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts

09/01/2019

Canfield, OH

Canfield Fair +

 

+Not a Live Nation date


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