PARAMORE ANNOUNCE NORTH AMERICAN “TOUR TWO” WITH PERFORMANCE AT THE FOX THEATRE, SEPTEMBER 15
Tickets On Sale Now
(DETROIT– May 15, 2017) — Paramore will perform at the Fox Theatre as part of their North American “Tour Two” on Friday, September 15 at 8 p.m. with special guest Best Coast. Fueled By Ramen recording group Paramore is celebrating the release of their acclaimed fifth studio album with a wide-ranging storm of international activity. The GRAMMY® Award-winning band’s first new album in more than four years, AFTER LAUGHTER is available now at all retailers and streaming services. AFTER LAUGHTER includes two recently released songs, “Hard Times” and “Told You So.” The official “Hard Times” companion video is fast proving a sensation, earning more than 25 million individual views at YouTube alone in its first month of release. In addition, the colorful “Told You So” companion video – directed by Aaron Joseph and Paramore’s own Zac Farro – has drawn over 7 million views in just two weeks via Fueled By Ramen’s official YouTube channel.
Tickets ($38.50, $55 and $65) are on sale now and can be purchased at OlympiaEntertainment.com, LiveNation.com, The Fox Theatre and Joe Louis Arena box offices and Ticketmaster.com. To charge tickets by phone, call (800) 745-3000. For additional information, call (313) 471-6611.
Paramore has set an additional number of special live dates, including an appearance at KROQ Weenie Roast (Saturday, May 20th), Pennsylvania’s Karoondinha Music & Arts Festival (Friday, July 21st) and Riot Fest Chicago (Saturday & Sunday, September 16-17). A European headline tour – a.k.a. “TOUR ONE” – kicks off June 15 with a sold out show at Dublin, IR’s Olympia Theatre and then makes stops in the UK, Germany, The Netherlands, France, Austria, Hungary, Czech Republic, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, and Norway.
The band has also just announced plans for 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. For complete information, please visit www.parahoy.com.
AFTER LAUGHTER was recorded at Nashville’s historic RCA Studio A – Paramore’s first time recording in their beloved hometown. Produced by Justin Meldal-Johnsen and Paramore’s own Taylor York, the album also marks the return of original Paramore member Zac Farro. The announcement of AFTER LAUGHTER was followed by a wide range of media coverage, with highlights including a New York Times feature as well as an extensive two-part interview with Beats 1’s Zane Lowe. The album has already begun earning rapturous critical attention, with Billboard declaring “Hard Times” to be “an addictive, Talking Heads-inspired jam that sounds like it could follow “Ain’t It Fun” as a Hot 100 smash,” and Rolling Stone praising “Told You So” as “polyrhythmic funk-pop.” Perhaps Variety said it best: “Paramore has never sounded — or looked — more defiantly joyous... AFTER LAUGHTER sounds like it’s about when life kicks you in the gonads. Instead of crying about it, hopefully Paramore will come back fighting and chop life’s head clean off.”
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