R5 Keeps On Rockin’

Having already filled up its summer calendar, those up-and-coming pop-rockers known collectively as R5 have announced shows for 2016 – a January-March road trip with stops including San Diego, Memphis, Minneapolis and New York.

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"KIIS FM Wango Tango," StubHub Center, Carson, Calif.

Formed in 2009, R5 includes vocalist/rhythm guitarist Ross Lynch along with siblings Riker (bass/vocals), Rocky (lead guitar/vocals) and Rydel (keyboard/vocals), plus friend Ellington “Ratliff” (drums/vocals).   The band made its late-night TV debut last week on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” where it premiered two new tracks – “All Night” and “F.E.E.L.  G.O.O.D.”

R5 has more TV in next month, appearing on ABC’s “Good Morning America” July 13 and “Live! With Kelly and Michael” July 16.  The band’s sophomore album – Sometime In The Night – arrives July 10 worldwide.

Today’s newly added shows are in addition to the band’s summer tour announced in April.  Here are the new dates:

Jan. 26 – Stockton, Calif., Bob Hope Theatre
Jan. 27 – Fresno, Calif., William Saroyan Theatre
Jan. 30 – San Diego, Calif., Balboa Theatre
Feb. 1 – Tucson, Ariz., Tucson Music Hall
Feb. 2 – Albuquerque, N.M., Kiva Auditorium
Feb. 9 – Memphis, Tenn., Cannon Center For The Performing Arts
Feb. 10 – Birmingham, Ala., Iron City
Feb. 12 – Orlando, Fla., Dr. Phillips Center For The Performing Arts
Feb. 13 – Clearwater, Fla., Ruth Eckerd Hall
Feb. 16 – Augusta, Ga., William B. Bell Auditorium
Feb. 18 – Charlotte, N.C., Ovens Auditorium
Feb. 20 – Norfolk, Va., NorVa
Feb. 21 – Richmond, Va., The National
Feb. 27 – New York, N.Y., Beacon Theatre
March 1 – Providence, R.I., The VETS
March 2 – Burlington, Vt., Flynn Center For The Performing Arts
March 4 – Albany, N.Y., Palace Theatre
March 5 – Rochester, N.Y., Auditorium Theatre
March 8 – Cleveland, Ohio, State Theatre
March 10 – Chicago, Ill., Chicago Theatre
March 11 – Minneapolis, Minn., State Theatre
March  14 – Omaha, Neb., Holland Performing Arts Center            
March 15 – Tulsa, Okla., Brady Theater

Ryland appears on all dates.

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