Monday – March 14, 2016 – 7:30 p.m. Holland Performing Arts Center
OMAHA, Neb. – December 15, 2015 – As they wrap up a stellar 2015 that included the release of their highly successful sophomore album Sometime Last Night and subsequent headline world tour of the same name, pop-rock quintet, R5, has announced emerging talents MAX and Parade of Lights as special guests throughout the band’s 20+ city winter 2016 tour leg in addition to previously announced opener Ryland.
Tickets for the March 14, 2016 Omaha performance are available exclusively at www.TicketOmaha.com, 402-345-0606 or at the box office, 13th & Douglas streets. Prices: $49.50 and $37.50.
Parade of Lights, an alt-electro band based in Los Angeles comprised of Ryan Daly, Anthony Improgo, Michelle Ashley & Randy Schulte, will be featured on the first half of the tour, beginning with its January 26 kick-off date in Stockton, Calif.’s Bob Hope Theatre. The group combines equal parts rock, new wave, and shoegaze to create a unique blend of 80’s influenced pop drawing on inspiration from artists like U2, Depeche Mode, M83, and even Madonna. On the strength of having their independent single “We’re the Kids” garner Top 10 spins on SiriusXM’s Alt Nation channel and receive favorable blog reviews, the band signed to Astralwerks Records in 2013. Upon releasing their Golden EP on the label in 2014, Parade of Lights saw the title song used by NBC for its Sochi Winter Olympics promos and subsequently featured in TV campaigns for ESPN, The Voice, Super Bowl XLIX, the Grammys, Oscars and Golden Globes. In June 2015, the band released their debut album, Feeling Electric. The full length got a huge boost when its title track was featured in EA Sports’ FIFA 16 along with the online trailer for the game. In the last two years Parade of Lights has performed and toured with Imagine Dragons, X Ambassadors, Awolnation, Smallpools, Fitz & The Tantrums, and The Neighbourhood among others. They have also played destination festivals like Bonnaroo, Firefly and Life Is Beautiful. In the summer of 2016, Parade of Lights will release new music and embark on their first European tour. More information about PoL can be found on their website, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Facebook.
MAX, a New York City-born pop-soul singer, actor and dancer who was named MTV’s 2015 Artist To Watch, will take over beginning February 24 in Red Bank, N.J. at Count Basie Theatre and continue through the tour’s conclusion on March 17 in Sioux City, Iowa’s Orpheum Theatre. Following in the footsteps of pop moguls Justin Timberlake and Bruno Mars, MAX’s powerful acrobatic tenor commands attention. 2015 was a banner year for MAX – in February, he signed with Pete Wentz’s DCD2 Records and in March, he released the single “Gibberish” featuring HoodieAllen. The song was one of the selected tracks featured by YouTube for the 2015 YouTube Music Awards alongside songs by Ed Sheeran & Charli XCX, and its groundbreaking music video accumulated over 4.5 million views in just one week and has racked up more than 10.5 million views to date. MAX spent the summer on the road as a featured performer on the Boys of Zummer tour with Fall Out Boy, and Wiz Khalifa before releasing his DCD2 Records-debut EP Ms.Anonymous in September. In October, MAX embarked on his first headline tour across the U.S., which included multiple sold out dates. MAX’s devoted fanbase and original voice has given him an incredibly strong social media presence with over 1.2 million followers on YouTube, 390,000 followers on Twitter and over 940,000 likes on Facebook.
Currently, MAX is gearing up for the December 18 release of his newest EP Wrong as well as working in studio with Pharrell Williams, Wiz Khalifa, and other top producers and songwriters on his upcoming full-length album due in 2016. The singer has also contributed vocals to the debut release of rapper Taylor Bennett, brother of Chance The Rapper. MAX can be found on his website, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Facebook.
R5’s extensive worldwide touring schedule has not been lost on fans and critics throughout the Sometime Last Night tour since its launch in July 2015. The Arizona Republic described the band as energetic and “super-talented,” noting that they are “unique in today’s pop music scene, eschewing the use of samplers, pre-recorded beats and trendy bass drops, and relying instead on solid songwriting played with a traditional guitar-bass-drums-keys setup.”
Of the band’s sophomore record, the Boston Globe praised that “with their new album, [R5] are striking out into writing their own material…their slightly funky brand of hooky spirited pop wouldn’t be out of place on playlists geared toward those who appreciated mid-period Maroon 5.”
R5 U.S. Winter 2016 Tour Dates
Featuring opener Ryland & Parade of Lights
Date City Venue
January 26, 2016 Stockton, Calif. Bob Hope Theatre
January 27, 2016 Fresno, Calif. William Saroyan Theatre
January 29, 2016 Pomona, Calif. Fox Theater Pomona
January 30, 2016 San Diego, Calif. Balboa Theatre
February 1, 2016 Tucson, Ariz. Tucson Music Hall
February 2, 2016 Albuquerque, N.M. Kiva Auditorium
February 4, 2016 San Antonio, Texas Majestic Theatre
February 6, 2016 Austin, Texas Paramount Theatre
February 9, 2016 Memphis, Tenn. Cannon Center For The Performing Arts
February 10, 2016 Birmingham, Ala. Iron City
February 12, 2016 Orlando, Fla. Dr. Phillips Center For The Performing Arts
February 13, 2016 Clearwater, Fla. Ruth Eckerd Hall
February 16, 2016 Augusta, Ga. William B. Bell Auditorium
February 17, 2016 Knoxville, Tenn. Knoxville Civic Auditorium
February 18, 2016 Charlotte, N.C. Ovens Auditorium
February 20, 2016 Norfolk, Va. The NorVa
February 21, 2016 Richmond, Va. The National
February 23, 2016 Washington, District of Columbia
Featuring opener Ryland & MAX
Date City Venue
February 24, 2016 Red Bank, N.J. Count Basie Theatre
February 26, 2016 Portland, Maine State Theatre
February 27, 2016 New York, N.Y. Beacon Theatre
March 1, 2016 Providence, R.I. The VETS
March 2, 2016 Burlington, Vt. Flynn Center For The Performing Arts
March 4, 2016 Albany, N.Y. Palace Theatre
March 5, 2016 Rochester, N.Y. Auditorium Theatre
March 7, 2016 Reading, Pa. Santander Performing Arts Center
March 8, 2016 Cleveland, Ohio State Theatre
March 10, 2016 Chicago, Ill. Chicago Theatre
March 11, 2016 Minneapolis, Minn. State Theatre
March 12, 2016 Des Moines, Iowa Des Moines Civic Center
March 14, 2016 Omaha, Neb. Holland Performing Arts Center
March 15, 2016 Tulsa, Okla. Brady Theater
March 17, 2016 Sioux City, Iowa Orpheum Theatre
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 has rapidly emerged as an exciting new voice in the world of pop-rock. The band has moved one step closer to world domination with the release of their sophomore album, Sometime Last Night, the follow up to their hit debut album LOUDER, which rocketed to No. 1 on iTunes in ten countries upon its September 24, 2013 release.
Sometime Last Night and LOUDER combined have over 47M streams on Spotify. The band has recently appeared on Good Morning America, Ellen, LIVE! with Kelly & Michael and Jimmy Kimmel Live!
The band self-released their first EP, Ready Set Rock in 2010 and signed with Hollywood Records in April of 2012 and released their second EP, Loud, on February 19, 2013. The quintet starred in a five-part VEVO series titled “R5 on R5,” which saw cameras follow them on a 2013 sold-out tour that included shows in the U.S., Canada, Australia, England and France. The band made a triumphant return to Europe in early 2014 and recently released a six-part VEVO series, R5 Live in London, capturing the mania of R5 fans during a magnetic show in London this past March. The band recently brought R5: All Day, All Night to the big screen for one night only. The documentary takes a never-before-seen look at the band’s career from inception to the present and includes exclusive interviews, concert footage and footage from the band’s early years.
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