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O2 Ritz Manchester
Whitworth Street West, M1 5NQ Manchester, United Kingdom
Robomagic Live & Live Nation Present
Why Don't We
The Invitation Tour
O2 Ritz Manchester
Date: Wednesday 30th May 2018
O2 Priority tickets on sale Friday 16th February at 10am
General sale Monday 19th February at 10am via Ticketmaster
RISING POP STARS WHY DON’T WE
RELEASE BRAND NEW SINGLE “TRUST FUND BABY”
ANTHEMIC TRACK WAS WRITTEN BY GLOBAL SUPERSTAR ED SHEERAN
AND PRODUCED BY BRITISH HITMAKER STEVE MAC
“THE INVITATION TOUR” BEGINS MAY 27TH IN LONDON, O2 SHEPHERDS BUSH EMPIRE
MAY 30TH MANCHESTER, O2 RITZ
MAY 31ST GLASGOW, O2 ABC
ON SALE MONDAY 19TH FEBRUARY 10AM
“TRUST FUND BABY” AVAILABLE NOW AT ALL DSPS AND STREAMING SERVICES
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“One of pop music’s biggest breakout stories” – NBC’s TODAY
“Artist to Watch” – Rolling Stone
“[Why Don’t We’s] star should only continue to rise in 2018” – TIME
Atlantic recording group Why Don’t We has announced the release of a brand new single. “Trust Fund Baby” is available now at all DSPs and streaming services. Arriving overnight, the song has immediately shot into the Top 3 on the iTunes Overall Songs Chart, ahead of superstar artists like Drake, Bruno Mars, and Camila Cabello, and has press raving with BuzzFeed calling it “a smash” and Rolling Stone gushing about “the song’s catchy, booming beat.”
Written by multiple GRAMMY® Award-winning superstar Ed Sheeran and produced by British hitmaker Steve Mac (Ed Sheeran, Liam Payne, Clean Bandit), “Trust Fund Baby” will be accompanied by a high-energy companion visual directed by MTV Video Music Award-winner Jason Koenig (Ed Sheeran, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis). The clip is currently in pre-production and will premiere in the coming weeks via Why Don’t We’s massively popular YouTube channel, which now boasts over 1.5 million subscribers.
“Trust Fund Baby” arrives just as Why Don’t We announce their first ever UK tour dates. “The Invitation Tour” begins May 27th at LONDON’S O2 SHEPHERDS BUSH EMPIRE followed by
MANCHESTER, O2 RITZ MAY 30th and GLASGOW, O2 ABC MAY 31ST.
Tickets go on-sale at 10am on Monday 19th February.
Via Ticketmaster.co.uk and Robomagiclive.com
Following the unprecedented demand for tickets for the U.S. tour, which resulted in many more dates being added, tickets for these three UK dates are expected to sell out fast.
In the USA, Why Don’t We closed out 2017 on a remarkably high note. In addition to national television appearances on NBC’s TODAY and the syndicated daytime show Live with Kelly and Ryan, the young group performed on the entire iHeartRadio Jingle Ball tour, sharing the stage with some of the biggest names in pop music, including Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, and Camila Cabello at NYC’s Madison Square Garden. The group was named MTV PUSH: Artist To Watch for the month of November, while simultaneously serving as Radio Disney’s “NBT” (Next Big Thing) featured artist, joining an impressive roster of “NBT” alumni including Camila Cabello, Shawn Mendes, Alessia Cara, Fifth Harmony and more. Likewise, a raft of noteworthy press has been rolling in as of late, including features in Rolling Stone, People, and TIME who enthused that the band’s “…star should only continue to rise in 2018.”
Amassing more than 120 million global audio streams, 2.4 million Instagram followers, and total You Tube views exceeding 140 million with over 1.5 million subscribers in just over a year, Why Don’t We is one of pop music’s biggest breakout stories. Taking an innovative and unconventional approach towards releasing new music and actively engaging their rapidly growing fanbase, the prolific young group – the quintet ranges in age from 16-19 years old — put out four EPs in under 12 months. Following their debut EP “ONLY THE BEGINNING” and follow up “SOMETHING DIFFERENT” EP, it was last summer’s “WHY DON’T WE JUST” EP that first exploded, hitting #1 on iTunes’ “Pop Albums” chart, overtaking artists like Bruno Mars, Harry Styles, and Ed Sheeran. After selling out their first-ever headlining summer tour, the band put out their “INVITATION” EP – released in September to commemorate the band’s one year anniversary – which proved an even greater success, topping iTunes’ “Overall Albums” chart in six countries including the United States. The band’s most recent single “These Girls” made a top 10 debut on the iTunes Store’s “Top Pop Songs” chart late last summer, and now boasts over 12 million worldwide streams while its colorful companion visual has logged over 37 million views on YouTube alone. The band also garnered early press attention from Entertainment Weekly, Us Weekly, and Billboard who named the band in their annual “21 Under 21” ranking, as well as profile pieces on Entertainment Tonight, Extra and Access Hollywood.
WHY DON’T WE are: Daniel Seavey, Zach Herron, Corbyn Besson, Jonah Marais, and Jack Avery.
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