Paramore announce huge 2014 tour
Hayley Williams and co were one of the biggest drawcards at Soundwave earlier this year and have since released their fourth record. The self-titled album is their first without co-founders Josh and Zac Farro, but while the band’s lineup has changed, FL’s review of the album noted that the band’s “guts” were still intact and they deliver “post-emo pop metal with a verve that’s unmatched”. Paramore features the singles ‘Now’, ‘Still Into You’ and ‘Ain’t It Fun’.
Soundwave boss AJ Maddah sung Paramore’s praises when they played their one headline Soundwave sideshow in Sydney in February this year, claiming the band had “hit a whole new level” at their Enmore Theatre show. In May he followed the band to New York to see their full stage production at the Hammerstein Ballroom and to try and lure them back to Australia with their full stage show. Obviously that talk went well…
Paramore’s tour will kick off in Brisbane before heading to Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and finishing in Perth on January 16. The tour will be the first run of Australia headline shows for the band since their run of arena shows in October 2010 with Reliant K and The Jury and The Saints.
Thursday, January 9 – Entertainment Centre, Brisbane
Saturday, January 11- Allphones Arena, Sydney
Sunday, January 12 – Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne
Tuesday, January 14 – Entertainment Centre, Adelaide
Thursday, January 16 – Arena, Perth
Tickets on sale Thursday, August 22