Paramore will be performing on Nov. 18 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, QC, Nov. 20 at the Air Canada
Centre in Toronto, ON, Nov. 21 at The Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, MI, Nov. 23 at the Roy Wilkins Auditorium at
St. Paul RiverCentre in Saint Paul, MN, Nov. 24 at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago, IL, Nov. 26 at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville,
TN, Nov. 27 at the Arena at Gwinnett Center in Duluth, GA, Dec. 16 at the Verizon Center Washington DC in Washington, DC,
and Dec. 18 at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa, FL.
Emo/pop bands these days are a
dime a dozen, but none of them are quite as infectious and energetic as Paramore is. This hypnotic young band is behind the
fierce mid-2000s hit singles "Misery Business" and "That's What You Get." Their 2013 hit single "Still Into You" exploded
across America, becoming the highest-charting song of the band's career. The group's leading lady is the ever-charismatic
and vocally outstanding Hayley Williams, and you won't want to miss seeing her belt out the band's much-loved tunes.
The lyrics of the song "Still Into You" are about Hayley Williams' long-time relationship with Chad Gilbert,
and how her strong feelings for him have not changed since they first met.
Paramore first formed
in 2004 in Franklin, Tennessee. The band currently includes lead vocalist Hayley Williams, bassist Jeremy Davis, and guitarist
Taylor York. The group released its debut album All We Know Is Falling in 2005, and its second album Riot! in 2007, which
was certified platinum in the US and Ireland and gold in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the UK. Brand New Eyes, Paramore's
third album, came out in 2009 and is the band's highest-charting album to date, going platinum in Ireland and the UK, and
gold in the US, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.
In 2002, at the age of 13, singer Hayley Williams moved from her
hometown Meridian, Mississippi to Franklin, Tennessee, where she met brothers Josh Farro and Zac Farro at a weekly supplemental
program for home-schooled students. Not long after she arrived, she started taking vocal lessons with Brett Manning. Before
they formed Paramore, Williams and bassist Jeremy Davis, along with friend Kimee Read, took part in a funk cover band called
The Factory, while Josh and Zac Farro had practiced together after school. Finally, the band was officially formed by Josh
Farro (lead guitar/backing vocals), Zac Farro (drums), Jeremy Davis (bass guitar) and Hayley Williams (lead vocals), with
the later addition of Williams' neighbor Jason Bynum (rhythm guitar). When Davis showed up, he was surprised to learn that
the drummer was only twelve years old. He said, "I had very, very, very, little faith in everyone in the band because of their
age. I remember thinking, 'This is not going to work because this kid is way too young,' but that first day of practice was
amazing. I knew we were on to something." Williams revealed that the name "Paramore" originated from the maiden name of the
mother of one of their first bass players. When the group found out the meaning of the homophone "paramour" ("secret lover"),
they decided to adopt the name, but use the Paramore spelling.
Before Paramore got a record deal, Williams was originally
signed to Atlantic Records as a solo artist in 2003. The label's original plan was to mold her into a pop singer, but Williams
resisted, saying that she wanted to play alternative rock music and wanted a band behind her. In an interview with HitQuarters,
the band's A&R at Atlantic, Steve Robertson, said, "She wanted to make sure that we didn't look at her as some straight
to Top 40 pop princess. She wanted to make sure that she and her band got the chance to show what they can do as a rock band
writing their own songs." Label president Julie Greenwald and the label staff decided to grant her wishes. In April 2005,
after a small, private performance at a warehouse, the band was signed to both Atlantic Records and niche label Fueled By
Paramore's debut album All We Know Is Falling was released on July 24, 2005, and reached No. 30 on the Billboard's
Heatseekers Chart. Paramore released "Pressure" as its first single, but the song failed to climb the charts. The subsequently
released singles "Emergency" and "All We Know" didn't do much better. After some extensive touring, Paramore put out their
second album, Riot! on June 12, 2007. Riot! entered the Billboard 200 at number 20, the UK charts at number 24, and sold 44,000
its first week in the United States. The album spawned the band's most well-known singles, "Misery Business," "Crushcrushcrush,"
and "That's What You Get."
Paramore issued their self-titled fourth album on April 5, 2013 to a positive critical reception,
with the disc hitting #1 on the Billboard 200 chart. The album's first single, titled "Now," was distributed online on January
22, 2013, and the second single, "Still Into You," came out on March 14, 2013.
hit albums have included Riot!, Brand New Eyes, and Paramore.