The band will hit the road for a summer headlining tour of the U.S.kicking off on July 30th in Boston. The "Broken Heart Tour" is sponsored by Chex Mix and the brand will partner with Rixton on an upcoming "Sound Chex" video content series to capture some behind the scene moments of the band between tour stops. The tour finds Rixtonhitting major cities across the U.S., including New York City and Los Angeles, with special guest, rising artist T. Mills who recently released his All I Wanna Do EP featuring the upbeat party single of the same name. Rixton has also been nominated for a Teen Choice Award for "ChoiceMusic Group" and will perform on the show, which airs live on August 10th on FOX at 8/7c.
In March, Rixton released their Me And My Broken Heart EP featuring their buzzworthy hit single of the same title, which is No 1 on the U.K.Singles Chart. It has sold more than 750,000 downloads and cracked the Top 10 at Top 40 radio in the U.S., while climbing to the Top 5 at Hot AC, and impacting Rhythmic, and AC. "Me And My Broken Heart" also ranks as a No. 1 Most Shazam-ed new track in the U.S., while the official video, directed by Cameron Duddy, has racked up over 13 million views on YouTube/VEVO. Rixton have delivered killer performances on The Voice, Ellen, and The TODAY Show. They have been featured as an MTV 2014 "Artist To Watch" and a VEVO LIFT artist, while "Me And My Broken Heart" was chosen as an iTunes Single of the Week.
Hailing from Manchester, Rixton are Jake Roche, (vocals/rhythm guitar), Danny Wilkin (bass/keys), Charley Bagnall (lead guitar), andLewi Morgan, (drums). Jake and Danny began writing together four years ago in Danny's parents caravan. Three years later they were introduced to Charley through mutual friends and a year later stumbled upon Lewi in a back alley of a Manchester pub (playing pots and pans) and asked him to join the band. Inspired by the soulful pop sounds of Maroon 5 and Bruno Mars, Rixton offer up a wealth of addictive pop/rock/R&B built on their own brand of songwriting, instrumentation, and vocal harmonies. The band has been steadily gaining a large YouTube following from their reimagined covers of tracks including Taylor Swift's "Trouble," Rita Ora's "How We Do (Party)," Chris Brown's "Don't Wake Me Up," and R. Kelly's "Ignition," eventually catching the ear of talent manager Scooter Braun.
Rixton's "Broken Heart" Tour Dates:
07/30/14Boston, MAParadise Rock Club
08/02/14New York, NYIrving Plaza (sold-out)
08/03/13New York, NYIrving Plaza
08/05/14Philadelphia, PAThe Theatre of Living Arts
08/06/14 Washington, DCThe Fillmore
08/07/14Toronto, ONThe Mod Club
08/11/14Minneapolis, MNThe Garage
08/13/14Saint Louis, MOThe Ready Room
08/15/14Denver, COGothic Theatre
08/18/14Vancouver, BCThe Rio Theatre
08/19/14Seattle, WAThe Crocodile
08/21/14San Francisco, CASlim's
08/23/14Los Angeles, CAThe El Rey (sold-out)
08/24/14Los Angeles, CAThe El Rey
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