Supporting the release of their new EP, New Addictions, pop-rock group R5 have announced the UK leg of their New Addictions world tour kicking off September 14th in Belfast. The European leg, featuring special guest Ryland, will take the band to twenty seven cities in fifteen countries with their final show happening in Warsaw, Poland, on October 22nd. This marks the band’s third European tour since the release of their debut album in 2013.

R5 are earning kudos for their recently released EP, New Addictions, which Rolling Stone just praised for being “full of sharply constructed pop confections that ride galloping basslines.” New Addictions, which hit number three on the iTunes Pop Chart and number ten on the overall chart, marks a bold new era for the L.A.-based band with R5 taking a greater writing and production role than ever before. The EP finds the musicians refining their song-craft building on powerful grooves and sharply crafted hooks and channels the infectious energy R5 have recently shown playing festivals alongside artists like The Chainsmokers, Panic! At The Disco, Charlie Puth and Weezer.

Led by vocalist and rhythm guitarist Ross Lynch, R5 came together in 2009 and is comprised of Lynch’s siblings Riker (bass and vocals), Rocky (lead guitar and vocals) and Rydel (keyboard and vocals) and friend Ellington “Ratliff” (drums and vocals). R5 Originally from Littleton, Colorado, discovered their love for music at a very early age, thanks to their music-obsessed parents. All of them learned to play an instrument soon after moving to L.A. in 2007, forming a band with their friend Ratliff completing the line-up. Quickly landing their first gig, R5 self-released the EP Ready Set Rock in early 2010, then signed to Hollywood Records in early 2012.

Releasing their sophomore EP Loud in early 2013, R5 made their full-length debut with Louder that September and saw the album shoot to number one on iTunes in ten countries. The band supported Louder with nearly two years of international touring, and in 2015 had their unforgettable live performance captured in the concert documentary, R5: All Day, All Night. With the release of Sometime Last Night, which debuted top ten on the Billboard 200 chart, and another round of heavy touring, R5 saw their Spotify presence grow to over 100 million streams to date, the band’s social–media following has now surpassed 25 million combined fans and over 250 million Vevo views. R5 has performed on Good Morning America, LIVE! with Kelly & Michael, Ellen and Jimmy Kimmel Live!

In addition to leading R5, Ross Lynch can also be seen in the upcoming indie movie, My Friend Dahmer. The film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and garnered buzz for Ross’s portrayal of the cannibalistic serial killer.

TOUR DATES 2017

September

Date Venue
Thu 14th Mandela Hall Belfast
Sat 16th ABC Glasgow
Sun 17th Rock City Nottingham
Mon 18th Fleece Bristol
Wed 20th UK Ritz Manchester
Fri 22nd Koko London

Tickets are now on sale

Twitter – @officialR5; @rossR5; @rockyR5; @rikerR5; @rydelR5; @ratliffR5

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