I recently said that the tour announcements were going to ramp up as we hit the Spring and I wasn’t lying. Spring isn’t even here yet and despite this my email account is getting notice after notice after notice about some amazing bands who are hitting the road. That said here is the latest from the folks in Paramore who will be making the summer a whole lot hotter. The full press release and dates follow the poster and I’ll close up with some editorial.
The Press Release:
LOS ANGELES (Mar 8, 2018) – Following their massively successful “Tour Two” last fall, GRAMMY® Award-winning band Paramore today announce their 2018 North American “After Laughter Summer Tour (Tour 5).” Foster The People will join the summer amphitheater and arena tour kicking off June 12 in St. Augustine, FL and make stops across the U.S. and Canada including Toronto, Brooklyn, Chicago, New Orleans, Los Angeles and more. The 26-city trek will wrap on July 24 in Morrison, CO at the famous Red Rocks Amphitheatre. A special guest will also be added to the tour and announced soon.
In keeping with their commitment to ensure tickets get into the hands of their fans, not scalpers or bots, Paramore has partnered with Ticketmaster to use its Verified Fan platform
Registration for Paramore’s fan presale powered by Ticketmaster Verified Fan will begin Thursday, March 8 at 10am ET through Sunday, March 11 at 10pm ET HERE
Citi® is the official presale credit card of the ‘After Laughter Summer Tour (Tour 5)’, and as such, Citi cardmembers can take advantage of a special Citi Presale powered by Verified Fan opportunity for tour dates in the United States. Citi cardmembers can register starting Thursday, March 8 at 10am ET through Sunday, March 11 at 10pm local time to unlock access to tickets and use their Citi card to complete the ticket purchase if verified. The Citi Presale begins Tuesday, March 13 at 10am local time until Thursday, March 15 at 10pm local time. To register for the Citi Presale powered by Verified Fan visit: www.citiprivatepass.com
Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, March 16 at 10am local time at LiveNation.com.
The band also previously announced the third installment of their hugely popular PARAHOY! vacation experience, an interactive four-day festival at sea presented in partnership with Sixthman Productions and Norwegian Cruise Lines. The cruise – a full charter aboard the spectacular Norwegian Jade – will feature a specially selected schedule of bands, activities, and truly unique Paramore live performances. PARAHOY! sails roundtrip from Miami, Florida to Nassau, Bahamas from April 6th through 10th, 2018 and the boat is completely sold out. For complete information, please visit www.parahoy.com
The 2018 summer amphitheater and arena tour is in celebration of their acclaimed fifth studio album After Laughter, which was released May 2017 through Fueled by Ramen. Produced by Justin Meldal-Johnsen and Paramore’s own Taylor York, After Laughter hit number one on Billboard’s U.S. Top Alternative Albums chart and the U.S. Top Rock Albums chart. It was also included on several Best Album of the Year lists in 2017 including Billboard, NME, NPR, Rolling Stone and more. The album featured smash hits “Hard Times,” “Told You So,” “Fake Happy” and most recently, “Rose-Colored Boy” which was released on February 5, 2018 along with their retro morning-news themed music video
Foster The People most recently wrapped a world tour in support of their third studio album Sacred Hearts Club. The album released July 2, 2017 and featured hit songs including “Pay the Man”, “Doing It for the Money”, “SHC,” and “Sit Next To Me.” The band also played a slew of festivals last summer and fall including Lollapalooza, Meadows Music and Arts Festival and Austin City Limits.
The Tour Dates:
Jun 08: Manchester, TN+ @ BONNAROO FESTIVAL+
Jun 12: St. Augustine, FL @ St. Augustine Amphitheatre
Jun 14: Simpsonville, SC @ Heritage Park Amphitheater
Jun 15: Raleigh, NC* @ Red Hat Amphitheater*
Jun 17: Syracuse, NY @ Lakeview Amphitheater
Jun 18: Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage
Jun 20: Gilford, NH @ Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
Jun 21: Bangor, ME @ Darlings Waterfront Pavilion
Jun 23: Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
Jun 24: Philadelphia, PA @ Festival Pier
Jun 26: Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
Jun 28: Columbus, OH @ Express Live!
Jun 29: Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
Jul 01: Indianapolis, IN* @ Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park*
Jul 02: Chicago, IL @ Huntington Beach Pavilion at Northerly Park
Jul 05: Minneapolis, MN @ The Armory
Jul 07: Kansas City, MO @ Starlight Amphitheatre
Jul 08: Oklahoma City, OK @ Zoo Amphitheatre
Jul 10: New Orleans, LA @ Bold Sphere Music at Champions Square
Jul 11: Corpus Christi, TX @ Concrete Street Amphitheater
Jul 13: Houston, TX @ Cynthia Mitchell Woods Pavilion
Jul 14: Irving, TX @ The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
Jul 18: Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
Jul 19: San Diego, CA @ Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
Jul 21: Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
Jul 23: Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre
Jul 24: Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
*Foster The People not performing
+Festival date, not part of After Laughter Summer Tour
About Paramore: Paramore – 4x GRAMMY® nominees and winner of the “Best Rock Song” trophy at the 57th Annual GRAMMY® Awards – have long established themselves as international rock superstars. Their new album, After Laughter, hit number one on Billboard’s U.S. Top Alternative Albums chart and the U.S. Top Rock Albums chart. Their previous self-titled album “PARAMORE” also made a chart topping debut atop the SoundScan/Billboard 200 upon its release marking Paramore’s first #1 album to date and featured two 2x RIAA platinum-certified hits, the top 10 “Still Into You” and the #1 smash, “Ain’t It Fun.” Paramore has had a truly remarkable run of RIAA certified albums and singles since coming together in Nashville in 2004, from 2005’s gold-certified debut, “ALL WE KNOW IS FALLING” and 2007’s 2x platinum-certified breakthrough, “RIOT!” (with its 3x platinum-certified hit, “Misery Business,” as well as the platinum-certified singles “crushcrushcrush” and “That’s What You Get”) to 2008’s worldwide platinum “Decode” (from Chop Shop/Atlantic’s chart-topping “TWILIGHT – ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK”) and 2009’s platinum-certified “brand new eyes” and its GRAMMY®-nominated smash, “The Only Exception.” Long regarded as an exhilarating live act, Paramore has spent much of the past decade-plus on the road, with highlights including sold out headline arena tours and show-stealing festival sets around the globe. Paramore has consistently drawn both critical acclaim as well as a wide ranging list of international honors and accolades, including a GRAMMY® Award, two People’s Choice Awards, three NME Awards, three MTV Video Music Award nominations, and much much more.
About Foster The People: Founded in 2009, Foster the People achieved success with the 2011 release of its debut album Torches
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Though I’ve enjoyed a number of tracks from Paramore over the years, I’ve only ever seen the band in concert once and oddly enough I wasn’t even working as press for that show. I was the guest of a friend who happened to have an extra ticket and took me along. Of course watching the dynamic action on the stage of lead singer Hayley Williams, I was sure getting antsy at the idea that I was not pointing a camera at her and the band that night. It was a good time and if I can work this one into my schedule I will bring a proper report to you readers of the website. Foster The People is a new name to me and considering that I always make sure to support the opening act, I will not leave them out either. Let’s see what happens. What do you readers think about this tour? Are you fans of either of these bands and will be rallying the charge and helping fill the seats? Let me know down in the comments section below. See you next time.