Austin & Ally fans can rest easy tonight because Ross Lynch just got… a recording contract. That’s right, he and the rest of his band, R5, just signed a deal with Hollywood Records, which is the house to other reknowned artists such as Selena Gomez, Miley Cyrus, and Nick Jonas.
According to ClevverTV, Disney EVP Ken Bunt says:
“[Hollywood Records is] thrilled about R5’s potential. They can write clever songs, sing, play multiple instruments, and act.”
The band, which consists of Ross, his three siblings, Riker (a Glee Warbler!), Rocky and Rydel, and their friend Ratliff (real name Ellington), are currently recording their debut EP. However, R5 fans will have a long wait ahead of them — it’s not set to release until early 2013.
But if you’re lucky, you can catch R5 as early as next week as the group embarks on their tour of the West Coast. Here are the details:
May 3 – Orangevale, CA – The Boardwalk
May 4 – Bakersfield, CA – The Underground
May 5 – Santa Ana, CA – Yost Theater
May 6 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
May 9 – Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
May 10 – Salt Lake City, UT – Club Sounds
May 11 – Boise, ID – The Venue
May 13 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
May 14 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
May 15 – San Francisco, CA – Slims
To get your tickets to any of the shows, visit R5Rocks.com. Are you already a fan of R5? Who’s your favorite member (besides Ross)? And is the band coming to your hometown?