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Rixton Announces January Release for ‘Let The Road’ Album, Tour with Ariana Grande

British musicians Charley Bagnall, Danny Wilkin, Jake Roche and Lewi Morgan comprise Rixton. (Photo: Chelsea Lauren/Getty Images)

British pop/R&B quartet Rixton will release its full-length debut album “Let The Road” in January, the band announced.

In addition, Rixton is touring with Ariana Grande on her North American tour from late February through mid-April, with stops in Detroit and suburban Chicago.

The album is being released Jan. 6, 2015, on School Boy/Giant Little Man/Mad Love/Interscope Records. The album features songs co-written by the band and its producer, Benny Blanco (who has worked with Katy Perry and Maroon 5), as well as one song written by Ed Sheeran.

“Let the Road” is available for pre-order starting Sept. 30 at Rixton’s website and at digital partner outlets starting Oct. 7.

The album’s lead-off single, “Wait On Me,” is currently available. It is featured in AT&T’s “It Can Wait” campaign against texting and driving during September and October.

The lyric video for “Wait On Me” premiered Monday on VEVO.

“Let The Road is something we’re incredibly proud of,” said Rixton’s Jake Roche. “Songs have survived six years to make it on this album, back when me and Danny were writing in the caravan having no idea where they would end up.”

Rixton also announced it will hit the road with Ariana Grande for her upcoming North American tour, which kicks off Feb. 25, 2015, in Independence, Mo., and continues through mid-April. The dates include a March 3 concert in Rosemont, Ill., at Allstate Arena and a March 5 concert at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit.

The band wrapped up its summer headlining Broken Heart Tour in late August.

In March, Rixton released its “Me And My Broken Heart” EP, which featured their hit single with the same title.

Hailing from Manchester, England, besides Roche, who does vocals and rhythm guitar, Rixton includes Danny Wilkin (bass/keys), Charley Bagnall (lead guitar) and Lewi Morgan (drums).

Roche and Wilkin began writing together four years ago in Wilkin’s parents’ caravan. Three years later, they were introduced to Bagnall through mutual friends; and, a year later, stumbled upon Morgan. The band’s members say they have been inspired by the soulful music of Maroon 5 and Bruno Mars.

Let The Road Album Tracklist
1. Let The Road
2. Wait On Me
3. Appreciated
4. Beautiful Excuses
5. Me And My Broken Heart
6. Hotel Ceiling
7. I Like Girls
8. Speakerphone
9. We All Want The Same Thing
10. Whole

Ariana Grande-Rixton 2015 Tour
Feb. 25 — Independence, Mo., Independence Events Center
Feb. 28 — Milwaukee, BMO Harris Bradley Center
March 1 — St. Paul, Minn., Excel Energy Center
March 3 — Rosemont, Ill., Allstate Arena
March 5 — Cleveland, Quicken Loans Arena
March 7 — Detroit, Joe Louis Arena
March 8 — Toronto, Air Canada Centre
March 10 — Pittsburgh, Petersen Events Center
March 12 — Philadelphia, Wells Fargo Center
March 14 — Uncasville, Conn.,Mohegan Sun Arena
March 15 — Worcester, Mass., DCU Center
March 20-21 — New York, Madison Square Garden
March 24 — Atlanta, Philips Arena
March 26 — Orlando, Amway Center
March 28 — Miami, AmericanAirlines Arena
March 31 — San Antonio, AT&T Center
April 1 — Dallas, American Airlines Center
April 3 — Oklahoma City, Chesapeake Energy Arena
April 6 — Phoenix, US Airways Center
April 8 — Inglewood, Calif., The Forum
April 10 — Anaheim, Calif., Honda Center
April 12 — San Jose, SAP Center at San Jose
April 14 — Seattle, KeyArena
April 16 — Vancouver, Rogers Arena

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