Pop-rock group R5 to play at the Fleece in BristolPosted on: 15 Aug 2017
Supporting the release of their new EP, New Addictions, pop-rock group R5 have announced the UK leg of their New Addictions world tour with a show on September 18th at the Fleece in Bristol.
The European leg, featuring special guest Ryland, will take the band to 27 cities in 15 countries with their final show happening in Warsaw, Poland, on October 22. 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 (Hollywood Records), which Rolling Stone just praised for being “full of sharply constructed pop confections that ride galloping basslines.”
The band 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. You can watch it below.
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.
Led by vocalist/rhythm guitarist Ross Lynch, R5 came together in 2009 and is comprised of Lynch's siblings Riker (bass/vocals), Rocky (lead guitar/vocals) and Rydel (keyboard/vocals) and friend Ellington "Ratliff" (drums/vocals).
R5 Originally from Littleton, Colorado, discovered their love for music at a very early age, thanks to their music-obsessed parents.
Malva is studying her Masters degree in journalism at UWE in Bristol. She has fallen in love with the city since she came from her home country, Nicaragua. Interests include movies, books, rock music and a special taste in desserts.