Chart-toppers on first headline tour of the UK

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Chart-topping boyband Rixton have announced their first UK headline tour.

The band, currently number 1 in the UK singles chart with their track Me And My Broken Heart, are set to cover every corner of the country from October 22.

The 13-night tour sets off from London, and will stop off in Birmingham and Leicester before hitting the North West at Manchester Academy 2 on October 26.

Half of Rixton’s line-up have links to Blackpool, with lead singer and rhythm guitarist Jake Roche, 21, and bass/keys player and backing vocalist Danny Wilkin, above, 24, having grown up in the town.

A statement on the band’s website said: “After many days of teasing us with a special UK announcement, the lads have let us know what it is! A fall UK tour, to take place over the course of October and November!

“The tour will cover a multitude of cities from Cardiff straight up to Glasgow.”

Rixton’s official Twitter account said the tour had ‘been a dream for years’.

The band are currently in LA, and will be ‘shooting something special’ today.