Fifth Harmony’s world tour just kicked off, and it looks like it’s already causing some controversy. Shortly after the release of their second album, 7/27, the girl group kicked off their world tour to support their album.
But, of course, not everything went according to plan. Fifth Harmony just kicked off their “7/27 World Tour” in Lima, Peru, on Tuesday night, June 21. Nearly 5,000 harmonizers packed the crowded Anfiteatro del Parque de la Exposición. Check out the following video from their first night on stage.
On Wednesday night, June 22, Dinah celebrated her birthday with her girl group and their fans. Fifth Harmony asked the roaring crowd to sing “Happy Birthday” to their beloved member.
Of course, there were some hitches in their performances. For instance, Ally fell onstage after tripping in her high shoes. She recovered quickly from the fall and even gave a fierce hair flip. Some of the Harmonizers were so impressed by Ally’s fall that they cheered her on.
— paolo (@Paoloast) June 23, 2016
There are also some dangers involved with Fifth Harmony’s world tour. It all started when they made their arrival in Peru on Tuesday morning, June 21. Fans were already waiting for them at the airport in hopes of catching a glimpse of the beautiful and young singers. Some of the fans even went berserk as they chased 5H’s vehicle down the street.
— 5HonTour (@5HonTour) June 21, 2016
— 5HonTour (@5HonTour) June 21, 2016
The fans were so excited to see the popular U.S. girl group that they appeared outside their hotel in droves, according to celebrity blogger Perez Hilton. One Harmonizer took to Snapchat to share a video of the chaos outside of the hotel where the ladies were staying.
— KiSS 92.5 (@KiSS925) June 23, 2016
Fifth Harmony issued Police barricade around Hotel in Peru. pic.twitter.com/JGCcwFZAOG
— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) June 22, 2016
Some of the fans were so excited that they even performed their own version of “Work from Home” for the girls. But it wasn’t all fun and games, as Fifth Harmony issued a barricade around their hotel to ensure their safety.
Not all fans are happy about Fifth Harmony’s world tour, though. Some have taken to social media to complain about the lengthy setlist, which includes mostly songs from their debut album. Fans were looking forward to seeing 5H perform their new songs and are now looking for a refund on the tickets they purchased.
@FifthHarmony i wont sell my ticket or ask for a refund but just dont come if you’re gonna disrespect ur south american fans like that again
— julia (@writonme) June 23, 2016
Y’all I stg if I am paying 300 for a meet and greet and they sing f***ing reflection songs I’m demanding a refund @FifthHarmony!!!!!!!!!!!
— kayla (@_xokds) June 23, 2016
— Reflection Tour 2.0 (@camilascgirls) June 23, 2016
If yall think yall gonna keep that set list and people not gonna refund tix here yall got another thing coming @FifthHarmony
— K. (@Laurminahsus) June 23, 2016
@FifthHarmony going nowhere best be on the set list or else I want a refund
— #BuyAIMHOniTunes (@flexwithu) June 17, 2016
Nah man, i expect AT LEAST 7 songs from 7/27 or i’ll ask to get a refund @FifthHarmony
— Val | 2 (@glauregui) June 14, 2016
Understandably, the fans want to get their money’s worth even if seeing Fifth Harmony perform is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. It looks like the ladies didn’t have time to prepare for this upcoming world tour. Harmonizers believe that they should have started their tour later in the summer so that they would have more time to prepare their costumes, props, stage backdrops, and possibly their setlist.
Now, it looks like the singers will be taking a brief break from their world tour to perform at VH1’s third annual Save the Music benefit concert in the Hamptons in August, Chris McCarthy revealed to Billboard on Friday, June 24.
“This event is a key fundraiser for VH1 Save The Music. The money raised will have a significant impact on our mission which is to guarantee every child in America access to music education. The benefits of music education are proven and expand beyond the classroom into the health of our communities.”
The live VH1 Save the Music show will take place at a private venue on Saturday, August. 27. Tickets for the event are now available for purchase here if you don’t want to see them perform during their tour.
Fifth Harmony is also scheduled to head to North America as part of their “7/27 World Tour.” They will kick off their first North American performance at Manchester’s Verizon Wireless Arena on July 27. It will then end at the Joint at Hard Rock Casino & Hotel in Las Vegas on September 17.
What are your thoughts on Fifth Harmony’s world tour? Do you think it’s worth the money? Are you planning to see them perform this summer? Let us know in the comments section below.
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