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R5 has also announced the openers for the first leg of the New Addictions Tour, kicking off June 24 in Denver, CO; Hailey Knox will be joining the band for the US tour dates, while Alexander Jean will support from June 26 through July 12 and New Beat Fund will support from July 14 through July 20. R5 also announced three dates in Mexico, August 10, 12 and 13. More dates across Latin America and in Europe will be announced shortly. For VIP Meet & Greet upgrades and tickets for the tour, please go to www.R5Rocks.comR5 is earning kudos for their recently released EP, New Addictions (Hollywood Records), which Rolling Stone just praised for being full of sharply constructed pop confections that ride galloping basslines. New Addictions, which hit #3 on the iTunes Pop Chart and #10 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.
R5 recently released the video for first track, If, which was directed by Michael Borden and pays homage to famous movie scenes from Risky Business, Pulp Fiction, Boogie Nights and Goodfellas, among others. Click HERE to watch.
About the openers:
Hailey Knox recently wrapped a tour with AJR, following runs with Charlie Puth and Us The Duo. Having spent much of the last six months on t! he road, Knox has incorporated an electric guitar to her live show in addition to her captivating acoustic guitar and loop pedal atmospherics, with moodier, more intimate songs. She’s added more layers to EP tracks while including the occasional surprise cover, and is even teasing new, unreleased songs.
Indie duo, Alexander Jean, featuring BC Jean and Mark Ballas, are creating the freshest, most honest, heartfelt music of their careers. The duo, who first met in 2012 at a Los Angeles singer-songwriter showcase, and then married in 2016, released their debut EP in 2016 titled Head High, which debuted at #1 on iTunes Singer/Songwriter chart. Their power-pop ballad and debut single Roses and Violets, also hit #1 on the iTunes singer/songwriter chart and #6 on the iTunes overall chart; reaching the Top 20 on Billboards Hot 100 Bubbling Under chart. This tour will be in support of their soon to be released ep which will be announced shortly.
Los Angeles’ New Beat Fund make a loose, cheeky mix of electronic-tinged garage rock and rap. Formed in 2011, the group features the talents of guitarist/lead-vocalist Jeff Laliberte, bassist Paul Laliberte, guitarist Shelby Archer, and drummer Michael Johnson. Inspired by an eclectic combination of sounds from Southern California punk bands like Green Day and Sublime, funk outfits like Red Hot Chili Peppers and Fishbone, and West Coast rap acts like Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre, New Beat Fund coined their music “G-punk.” The group has toured with Blink-182 and 3OH!3.The first leg of the New Addictions Tour will bring R5s groove-heavy pop to their hometown of ! Denver, CO, playing Elitch Gardens, and will include stops in Chicago, Detroit, Boston, Philadelphia, Atlanta and Houston.
VIP Meet & Greet upgrades and tickets for the tour are on sale now at www.R5Rocks.com