Hundreds of young fans have descended on Sydney Airport to greet boyband 5 Seconds of Summer as they landed back home for a series of sold out shows.
The boys came in on a Qantas flight from Los Angeles on Monday morning.
Pictures posted on Twitter by the band’s publishing company Down Under, EMI Music Australia, showed the young fans crowded in the arrivals hall with members of the Australian Federal Police keeping watch.
“Things are getting crazy at Sydney airport. Stay safe and calm @5SOS fans #5sosfam #TheresNoPlaceLikeHomeTour” said a tweet from EMI Music Australia, accompanying the photo.
A Qantas spokeswoman said the airport was crowded but not chaotic.
On Twitter, fans complained that their idols didn’t make time to meet them.
“They went straight to their van and didn’t stop for photo’s! (which i completely understandable as they had a long flight)” one fan tweeted.
“5SOS came out but didn’t stop to meet fans,” another tweeted.
However some understanding fans blamed security.
“Obviously 5sos can’t control what happens, it’s standard, letting them into a mob of girls could be dangerous,” one posted.
A spokeswoman from EMI Music Australia said several hundred fans were there for the band but security was never an issue.
“Australian Federal Police worked with airport security and it was all really well prepared,” she said.
After their arrival, lead singer Luke Hemmings tweeted:” sorry that was such a big fuss sydney, good to be home though ! can’t wait to play :-)”.
5 Seconds of Summer kick off their Australian tour in the Enmore Theatre in Sydney on Wednesday.