Wanna catch Paramore on the road?? well, now's your chance...
Over the past two years, Paramore, the rapidly emerging pop-punk quintet from Tennessee, has been building a near-deafening "next big thing" buzz. Driven by riveting live shows and the undeniable charisma of their frontwoman, 18-year-old Hayley Williams, they have captivated an increasingly rabid following. Confronted by the double-edged sword of overwhelming early praise, Paramore has risen to the challenge and recorded an album that happily delivers on all the claims made on their behalf. With their new Fueled By Ramen collection, "RIOT!," they announce that they have the talent, the passion, and the songs to take themselves to the next level.
Upon the release of their debut album, "ALL WE KNOW IS FALLING," in the summer of 2005, the music community began taking immediate notice of the band. The New York Times and Spin hailed the album, singling out Hayley as a star in the making. Non-stop touring throughout 2006 with bands such as Straylight Run and Simple Plan, combined with show-stealing festival performances at Warped and Bamboozle, continued to build the momentum. The year culminated with a sold-out headlining tour of North America in the fall of 2006, as well as successful tours of both Europe and Japan.
The accolades continued as 2006 came to a close. After an overwhelming response to a U.K. tour at the end of the year, Kerrang! readers voted Paramore as the "Best New Band" and Hayley as the #2 "Sexiest Female." NME named Paramore one of the ten acts to watch in their "New Noise 2007" feature, proclaiming Williams as "young, articulate and with plenty to say." Some bands would begin to get nervous with those kinds of accolades. Not Paramore. "I love getting all the ‘Next Big Thing' notices," says Hayley with a grin. Josh continues, "The first few years everything was new to us and we made a name for ourselves as a band in a lot of places. But with ‘RIOT!,' we're really ready to blow people's minds."
"Next big things" come and go, but it is obvious that Paramore has something special – both talent and staying power. Paramore is hitting the road with No Doubt and even playing some headlining/solo shows of their own! If you can make it, check them out!!