Tennessee natives Paramore began their mammoth 169-date Brand New Eyes world tour in 2009 as a quintet but finished it three years later two members down following the acrimonious departure of siblings Josh and Zac Farro. Now lead vocalist Hayley Williams, guitarist Taylor York and bassist Jeremy Davis will kick off their first tour as a trio with the release of Paramore tickets for a series of North American dates across April and May.
Joined by regular touring musicians Hayden Scott, Jon Howard and Davis’ brother Justin, and supported by Los Angeles newcomers Kitten, the punk-pop outfit will first take to the US stage for a free gig at Austin’s The Belmont on March 13th. But they will begin the tour properly at Houston’s Bayou Music Center on April 25th with a get-in price of $66 (compared to the tour’s average get-in price of $89) and an average price of $161 (compared to the tour’s overall average price of $153).
There are still hundreds of Paramore tickets on sale on TiqIQ for most shows. However there are only a limited number of available seats for the concerts at Detroit’s The Fillmore on May 10th (get-in price $62, average price $105), Magna’s The Great Saltair on May 6th ($77/$153) and Charlotte’s The Fillmore on May 20th, the latter being the final date before the three-piece travel to Europe to perform at various festivals including Sweden’s Peace & Love, Finland’s Rock The Beach and Germany’s Rock Am Ring.
The closing show of their North American leg is also currently the lowest average get-in price on TiqIQ at $61, with the May 16th date at New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom the highest at $113. While the May 13th gig at Toronto’s Sound Academy is the lowest overall average price of $100 with the May 4th gig at San Francisco’s Warfield the highest at $198.
With the band scheduled to release their self-titled fourth studio album on April 25th, fans with Paramore tickets should expect to hear several new tracks including lead single, “Now,” while their recent shows in Malaysia, Thailand and Australia have also given prominence to material from their 2012 four-track Singles Club box-set (“Hello Cold World,” “In The Mourning,” “Renegade”).
But Williams and co. aren’t averse to revisiting their back catalogue either so the likes of 2006 breakthrough hit “Misery Business,” Billboard Hot 100 singles “That’s What You Get,” “Ignorance” and “Careful,” and their biggest worldwide smash, “The Only Exception,” should all make an appearance alongside their official theme songs for Twilight (“Decode”) and Transformers: Dark Of The Moon (“Monster”) and various other fan favourites from All We Know Is Falling, Riot! and Brand New Eyes.