Fueled By Ramen recording group Paramore has unveiled details of its upcoming headline tour. The tour is set to kick off on April 26th with a home state show at Tennessee’s Knoxville Civic Coliseum. Dates will then continue through mid-May (see attached itinerary). Support will come from Relient K and fun.
Pre-sale tickets will be available to members of the Official Paramore Fan Club beginning on Monday, February 1st – for complete details, please visit www.paramorefanclub.com. All remaining tickets will then go on sale to the general public on Friday, February 5th and Saturday, February 6th.
The tour comes hot on the heels of Paramore’s recent European itinerary, a blockbuster trek that saw the Grammy Award-nominated band blowing the roof off of sold-out arenas across the continent, including London’s 12,500-capacity Wembley Arena. Next month will see Paramore venturing across the Pacific for a long-awaited tour of Asia, Australia, and New Zealand, which already includes sold-out shows in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.
In addition, Paramore is set to headline the first day of 2010’s installment of The Bamboozle New Jersey. The hugely anticipated annual festival is slated for Saturday, May 1st at the Meadowlands Sports Complex in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
Paramore’s acclaimed third album, “brand new eyes,” has just been certified gold by the RIAA for sales now exceeding 500,000. The collection was among 2009’s biggest popular and critical successes, coming in as the “Album of the Year” in Alternative Press’ “Readers Poll ’09,” as well as the #2 favorite on the magazine’s own “Best Albums of 2009” tally. The New York Times’ Jon Caramanica placed “brand new eyes’ on his 2009 Top 10, praising it for “choruses (that) roll up like tidal waves.”
What’s more, Spin counted “brand new eyes” among its “40 Best Albums of 2009,” noting that Paramore have “entered the rarified world of rock that matters.” Spin also named the opening night of last fall’s “The PARAMORE Tour” as one of its “30 Biggest Concerts of 2009.”
Further honors keep piling up, with Paramore recently being declared “Favorite Rock Band” at the 2010 People’s Choice Awards. In addition, the band’s smash single, “Decode” – featured on Summit Entertainment/Chop Shop/Atlantic’s “TWILIGHT—ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK” – has been nominated as “Best Song Written For Motion Picture, Television, Or Other Visual Media” at the upcoming 52nd Annual Grammy Awards.
“Ignorance,” the sensational first single from “brand new eyes,” is now poised to impact at CHR/Pop radio outlets nationwide, having already been a top 10 smash at Alternative Rock outlets. Furthermore, a second single, “Brick By Boring Brick,” is currently blowing up at Alternative Rock, with its companion video clip – directed by Meiert Avis (U2, New Found Glory, matchbox twenty) – now topping FUSE’s No. 1 Countdown. “Brick By Boring Brick” is also a top 10 video smash at MTV2.
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Produced by Grammy Award-winner Rob Cavallo (Green Day, Kid Rock, My Chemical Romance) and co-produced by the band, “brand new eyes” is the long-awaited follow-up to 2007’s RIAA platinum certified second album, “RIOT!,” and 2005’s debut “ALL WE KNOW IS FALLING,” which was also recently certified RIAA gold. With sales in excess of 175,000, “brand new eyes” entered the SoundScan/Billboard 200 album chart at #2, marking the biggest first-week sales in Fueled By Ramen’s history. The album also proved a massive international hit, entering the album charts at #1 in Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and the UK as well as #2 in Mexico and #3 in Canada.
“brand new eyes” has drawn rapturous critical praise from all corners, including an “A” graded rave in Entertainment Weekly, which hailed the “confident” collection as “the one rare punk album that’s not afraid to smile.” Billboard noted that the album marks Paramore’s “full-fledged introduction to rock’s elite class,” while MTV.com decreed the band to be the new “Kings and Queen of the South.” “More than just a punk-pop band,” declared USA Today, “Paramore is a band you can believe in.” The New York Times’ Jon Pareles praised “brand new eyes” for “broad(ening) the band’s dynamics without sacrificing momentum,” commending Paramore for “as skillfully as any band around, merging drive and detail.”
(TOUR ITINERARY ATTACHED)
Spring 2010 Tour
Featuring Special Guests: Relient K and fun.
26 Knoxville, TN Knoxville Civic Coliseum
28 Charlottesville, VA John Paul Jones Arena
30 Atlantic City, NJ Trump Taj Mahal – Mark G Etess Arena
1 East Rutherford, NJ The Bamboozle New Jersey – Meadowlands Sports Complex
3 Columbus, OH The LC Amphitheatre
4 Grand Rapids, MI DeltaPlex
6 Rockford, IL Rockford MetroCentre
7 Moline, IL i Wireless Center
8 Council Bluffs, IA WestFair Amphitheatre
10 Salt Lake City, UT E Center
12 Seattle, WA WaMu Theater
15 Bakersfield, CA Rabobank Arena
16 Las Vegas, NV The Joint