The North American trek will hit arenas and amphitheaters this fall, beginning October 15th at Seattle’s KeyArena and then continuing through late November. Support comes from Metric and Hellogoodbye on select dates (see below).
Tickets for the Live Nation produced tour go on sale beginning Friday, July 26th at LiveNation.com and Ticketmaster.com. Presales for official members of Paramore.net begin at Noon EST today. Fans can also click here or visit http://bit.ly/ParamoreRSVP to RSVP for early access to additional presale tickets available on Wednesday, July 24th.
Live Nation mobile app users will have access to presale tickets beginning Thursday, July 25th. Mobile users can text “LNAPP” to 404040 to download the Live Nation mobile app. (Available for iOS and Android.) Citi® cardmembers will have access to presale tickets beginning Tuesday, July 23rd at 10AM local time through Citi’s Private Pass® Program. For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com. Where available, Paramore selected paperless tickets for some of the best seats in the house. Proven to stop scalping, using paperless tickets ensure fans have the first opportunity to buy tickets.
Paramore Tour Dates:
All Dates Feat. Special Guests Metric and Hellogoodbye Except *
15 Seattle, WA KeyArena
16 Vancouver, BC* PNE Forum (on sale and support to be announced)
18 San Jose, CA SAP Center at San Jose (formerly HP Pavilion)
19 Anaheim, CA Honda Center
22 Fresno, CA Save Mart Center
23 San Diego, CA Viejas Arena
26 Grand Prairie, TX Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
27 Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
29 Independence, MO Independence Events Center
30 St. Louis, MO Fabulous Fox Theater
1 Austin, TX Austin360 Amphitheater
2-3 New Orleans, LA* Voodoo Experience
4 Sunrise, FL BB&T Center
5 Orlando, FL UCF Arena
8 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
9 Fairfax, VA Patriot Center
11 Bethlehem, PA Sands Bethlehem Event Center
13 New York, NY Madison Square Garden Arena
15 Worcester, MA DCU Center
17 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
18 Montreal, QC* Bell Centre (on sale and support to be announced)
20 Toronto, ON* Theatre at Air Canada Centre (on sale and support to be announced)
21 Auburn Hills, MI The Palace of Auburn Hills
23 St. Paul, MN Roy Wilkins Auditorium at St. Paul RiverCentre
24 Chicago, IL UIC Pavilion
26 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
27 Duluth, GA The Arena at Gwinnett Center
The bands for the 2011 Teggart Main Stage have been announced. The line-up includes: The Devil Wears Prada, A Day To Remember, Asking Alexandria, Against Me!, 3Oh!3, August Burns Red, Attack Attack!, and Gym Class Heroes.
Paramore has also signed on to do a few shows on the tour: July 14 (Scranton), July 15 (Toronto), July 16 (Montreal) and the July 17 (Hartford), July 19 (Milwaukee), July 20 (Cleveland) and August 9 (San Diego).
Pre-sale tickets to all shows are now on sale. Hit up the festival website for all the details here.
We’ve heard from the Paramore camp regarding the departure of the Farro brothers, now hear it from the brothers themselves…a tale of two stories.
Let me start by apologizing to you for the way everything went down on Saturday. I had a statement typed ready to post to you guys but Hayley released one without my permission. We were not going to issue a statement until we worked out our exit agreement with Hayley. I wish it didn’t have to happen that way, Zac and I wanted to be the ones you heard it from. I want to be honest with you guys about how this band formulated from day one. I did not think Hayley’s version told the whole story, at least from our perspective and hopefully this will explain a bit about why we are leaving.
Zac and I had a garage band in high school with the intentions of just making music for the love of it. We met Taylor and our friend Jason Clark at our school and found out that we shared the same musical tastes. So, we asked them to join our band. It was some of the greatest times of our lives playing music in Taylor’s basement with them. We obviously needed a lead singer and one day Zac met Hayley. We asked her to come try out and eventually to join the band.
Months down the road things changed and this band became all about Hayley. She had a manager at the time that controlled her every move along with her parents. They didn’t like the idea of Hayley being in a rock band so they forced her to leave wanting her to pursue a solo career.
Hayley went off to write and record her solo demos while the four of us continued on without her. A couple of months later Hayley came and asked us if she could use the song “Conspiracy” that we had all previously written together. We agreed that that would be fine. I got a call a while after that from Hayley telling me that her manager said that Zac and I were invited to be back in the band (the band we started), but not Taylor and Jason because they weren’t good enough in his eyes. Hayley brought in Jeremy and our first rhythm guitarist Jason Bynum as the other two members.
We travelled to LA a few weeks later for a showcase and it was a nightmare. Hayley’s manager would tell the band to be in the lobby of the hotel at a certain time, but he and Hayley wouldn’t show for hours. We found out that they had been meeting with record label executives all morning without us, which is totally weird given that this wasn’t simply a solo artist, but we were a band. The band was in the dark the whole time. After many meetings between Hayley, her manager and the labels they decided to sign her to Atlantic records. We didn’t understand why Hayley was the only one signing the contract since we were told this was a “band”, but we were too young to grasp all of this. So far, Zac and I haven’t signed with another label, although I guess our part of Paramore sure could. Next thing we knew we were having a signing party for Hayley.
Our next move was to rerecord her solo demos with our own music rather than studio musicians to make it sound more genuine. Meanwhile, we tossed around band names. I wrote out a list of names, including “Paramore”, a name my old band with Taylor and Jason Clark had thought about using. Obviously, we settled on that name. The label received the rerecorded demos and once again tried to fire the entire band, saying we were terrible. Thankfully Hayley and I had been writing some new songs together (Hallelujah, Here We Go Again) that the label was pleased with so that acted as leverage for the band to stay. The label and management then decided to build our band up the grass-roots route. They put Hayley on Fueled by Ramen not making it known she was signed to Atlantic as well. All the while we still questioned whether or not we were an actual band, but Hayley continued to insist we were, despite our being ignored and pushed around by the label.
They then sent us all to Orlando to rehearse and write eight hours a day for our first record. Half -way though this process, Jeremy decided to quit. We were all really upset about it. So we finished the record, replaced Jeremy, and hit the road with Hayley’s father as our tour manager/driver of a twelve-passenger van. Her dad would constantly threaten to “pull the plug” on the whole band if we complained about anything, suggesting that we were hired guns and Hayley was the real artist, when in reality we were also part of the band. We’ve always been treated as less important than Hayley. It’s been obvious how her family views things.
Jeremy ended up rejoining and we toured non-stop for two and half years building our fan base, pretending to be a band that started naturally. In reality, what started as natural somehow morphed into a manufactured product of a major label, riding on the coattails of “Hayley’s dream.”
Before recording our next record, we kicked out Jeremy for his lack of work ethic and participation in things that Zac, Hayley and I didn’t agree with. At this point it was just the three of us to record Riot. Once the record was done, we needed a bassist and another guitarist. Eventually Zac and I convinced Hayley to let Taylor rejoin and she convinced us to let Jeremy back in, promising he had changed his ways. Once again we hit the road and toured on our biggest record as a band. As you all know Hayley and I dated and broke up during this album cycle. Things then started going downhill for our band. Hayley and Jeremy’s views started changing from what we all once believed in. The band almost split after cancelling a tour in Europe, but we managed to keep it together somehow. This is when Zac and I started to consider quitting the band.
Once we finished touring on Riot, we came home for a break and started writing for Brand New Eyes. Hayley presented lyrics to us that were really negative and we didn’t agree with. For example, “the truth never set me free”, which contradicts what the Bible says in John 8:32 (“and you shall know the truth, and the truth shall sat you free”). We fought her about how her lyrics misrepresented our band and what we stood for, but in the end she got her way. Instead of fighting her any longer, we decided to just roll over and let it go.
Hayley claimed that this record reunited us as band and made us grow closer together, when in reality we were all growing further apart. Suddenly the band had spilt into two sides. Touring became more difficult since we couldn’t agree on anything. The friendships our band once had were no longer existent. Amos 3:3 says, “Can two people walk together without agreeing on the direction”. In addition to the band turmoil, touring had really taken its toll on us both. We left home at such a young age and missed taking part in normal teenage years. When you own part of a band and are constantly playing, you make sacrifices. Touring has taken its toll on our family members as well. I specifically remember many moments where our parents would break down in tears when we had to leave. It broke my heart. Seeing our siblings grow up so much during our absences was never easy either.
After a lot a prayer and counsel Zac and I came to the decision that it was time to leave the band. We truly feel that God is leading us elsewhere and is going to do great things with us. The intention of this statement was not to belittle or disgrace the rest of the band, it was simply to clarify our decision for leaving and our desire to finally tell you guys the truth. We are still hoping to work out a friendly way to leave our part of Paramore intact with the remaining band members, including Hayley.
We want to thank you guys for all of your love and support over the past 7 years. It’s been an honor creating and playing music for you. If music is what God calls us to in the future, we hope that you all will be a part of it.
All of the glory be to God,
Josh and Zac
Acording to the Paramore website, Josh and Zac Farro have left the band:
Over the past 6 years, our band has been through some of the most intense and incredible experiences of our lives. None of these things have been without trial. We’ve worked so hard to get to where we are and the fact that you are all still here with us says something about you that we will never be able to truly understand. You have stuck with us through thick and thin and we are so grateful. A couple of months ago, Josh and Zac let us know they would be leaving the band after our show in Orlando last Sunday. None of us were really shocked. For the last year it hasn’t seemed as if they wanted to be around anymore. We want Josh and Zac to do something that makes them happy and if that isn’t here with us, then we support them finding happiness elsewhere. But we never for a second thought about leaving any of this behind. We really hope that you can be encouraged by the fact that the three of us who are still here are ready to take on another chapter of our journey together. You have always been what keeps us going so why would we stop now? We want to stick by you. Knowing that we have a unified passion and a clear vision makes us feel stronger than ever.
The “blog” that was posted regarding everything that is going on with our band was a fake. We aren’t sure who did it or why… And we aren’t sure how they timed it this way. This is the first time that we have spoken out about what’s going on and we wouldn’t have released an official statement that important through a personal blog. So, we’re sorry for any confusion and just to remain clear, this is the first time we have spoken out about this.
We have some amazing things lined up for next year starting with our tour in South America. We are still coming to you and we are excited about who we are bringing with us! The tour is still on and we can’t wait to see you all.
As we look back, and now as we look with excitement to the future, in all of this what truly matters are the good times. The pictures of us with our arms around each other, the long van rides, your faces while you sing along as we play. Thank you for getting us right here to this very moment. We look forward to our best times. And we hope you will go there with us.
Hayley, Jeremy & Taylor
Paramore recently debuted their new video for “Playing God” – check it out below and let us know what you think! It was directed by Brandon Chesbro who also worked on Paramore’s ‘Careful’ and ‘The Only Exception’ music videos as well.
Check out the video performance below of Paramore performing an intimate acoustic set at the AP Skyscraper in honor of the magazine’s 25th anniversary. The band performs “Feeling Sorry”.
Paramore debuted their new video for “Careful” today. The song is from their album Brand New Eyes. Check it out below.
Paramore performed “The Only Exception” on today’s episode of The Ellen Degeneres Show. You can check out the video below:
The band is preparing to headling the 2010 Honda Civic Tour. You can see the full list of tour dates here.
October 10, 2009
House of Blues – Chicago, IL
Photos by: Tasha Schalk
The Honda Civic Tour announced that Paramore and Tegan and Sara will be on the bill for this summer’s festivities and now here are the dates:
7/23, Raleigh, NC (Raleigh Boutique Amphitheater)
7/24, Harrington, DE (Delaware State Fair)
7/27, Wallingford, CT (The Oakdale Theater)
7/28, Boston, MA (Comcast Center)
7/30, Norfolk, VA (Constant Convocation Center)
7/31, Columbia, MD (Merriweather Post Pavilion)
8/3, Gilford, NH (Meadowbrook Pavilion)
8/4, Philadelphia, PA (Pier at Penns Landing)
8/7, Hershey, PA (Hersheypark Stadium & Star Pavilion)
8/8, Darien Center, NY (Darien Lake Performing Arts Center)
8/10, Cleveland, OH (Time Warner Cable Amphitheater at Tower City)
8/12, Cincinnati, OH (PNC Pavilion)
8/14, Milwaukee, WI (Marcus Amphitheater Side Stage)
8/15, Detroit, MI (Meadowbrook Music Fair)
8/18, Chicago, IL (Charter One Pavilion at Northerly Island)
8/19, Indianapolis, IN (The Lawn at White River State Park)
8/21, Nashville, TN (Municipal Auditorium)
9/1, Atlanta, GA (The Arena at Gwinnett Center)
9/2, St. Augustine, FL (St. Augustine Amphitheater)
9/4, Miami, FL (Bayfront Park Amphitheater)
9/5, Orlando, FL (UCF Arena)
9/7, New Orleans, LA (UNO Lakefront Arena)
9/8, Houston, TX (Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion)
9/10, Dallas, TX (Nokia Theater at Grand Prairie)
9/13, Denver, CO (Red Rocks Amphitheatre)
9/15, Phoenix, AZ (Dodge Theater)
9/17, San Jose, CA (Theater at HP Pavilion)
9/18, San Diego, CA (Viejas Arena)
9/19, Anaheim, CA (Honda Center)