Rixton Announces 'Let the Road' LP, Will Open for Ariana Grande

Lindsey Byrnes

Pop-rock group Rixton has made a splash in the U.K., and now, they're aiming to conquer the other side of the pond.

The four-member group announced on Twitter that their debut album will be titled Let the Road and will be released in the United States on Jan. 5. The quartet's first full-length follows the EP Me and My Broken Heart, which was released in March. The set contained the hit single of the same name, which reached No. 14 on the Billboard Hot 100 in May.

In addition to the album announcement, Rixton debuted the lyric video for current single "Wait on Me," which features footage from each stop of the group's first Stateside tour.

But even after these announcements, don't expect Rixton to lay low anytime soon. Additional tweets confirmed the group will perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Oct. 6, and the group will appear as an opening act on Ariana Grande's The Honeymoon Tour, which kicks off Feb. 25 in Independence, Mo.

The latest wave in the British boy-band revival spearheaded by One Direction, Rixton is managed by Scooter Braun, who also represents Grande, Justin Bieber and the Wanted, among others. The band caught Braun's attention by uploading YouTube covers of songs by Bieber, Miley Cyrus and Rihanna.

The flurry of announcements from Rixton's Twitter account boosted "Wait on Me" to No. 5 on the Billboard + Twitter Trending 140 on Monday afternoon (Sept. 22), up from the song's peak of No. 14 on Sunday.

 The track list for Let the Road is as follows:
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"

For a taste of what The Honeymoon Tour may offer, check out the group's cover of Grande's "Problem." Grande's original spent five weeks at No. 2 on the Hot 100.


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