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Michael Buble and 5 Seconds of Summer Join Fire Fight Australia Lineup

Michael Buble and 5 Seconds of Summer are the latest big names added to the bill for next month's all-star Fire Fight Australia concert in Sydney, which raises funds for bushfire relief.

Michael Buble and 5 Seconds of Summer are the latest big names added to the bill for next month’s Fire Fight Australia concert in Sydney, an all-star fundraiser for bushfire relief. 

They’re fitting additions to the Feb. 16 lineup. Buble is one of the most popular international artists in Australia, and 5SOS are one of the biggest Australian acts on the global stage.   

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Buble’s enduring holiday album Christmas is certified double diamond in Australia, for one million units sold, a remarkable effort for a population of about 25 million.

The Canadian crooner is a busy man and he’ll be in two places at once on the night. He’ll deliver his Fire Fight performance by live cross from his sold-out show at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne.

Sydney pop-rock outfit 5SOS “answered the call to perform in their hometown,” reads a statement issued Thursday by entertainment and analytics giant TEG.

In 2018, the local lads landed Youngblood at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, for their third straight chart-topper following 2015’s Sounds Good Feels Good and their 2014 self-titled album.

And with that feat, 5SOS extended their record as the only band (not vocal group) to debut at No. 1 with their first three full-length studio albums, and they’re the first Australian band to land a Billboard 200 hattrick. The title track from the album went on to finish as the year’s best-seller in Australia.

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Buble and 5SOS will join a bill that features Queen and Adam Lambert, Alice Cooper, Olivia Newton-John, K.D. Lang and many others.

TEG’s live arms TEG Dainty and TEG Live are producers of the concert at Sydney’s ANZ Stadium, which sold out more than 65,000 tickets in under five hours. A limited and final allocation of tickets were released Thursday morning. 

Donations can be made through firefightaustralia.com. Contributions will go directly to Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery to provide much-needed support to communities around Australia impacted by the fires.