October is already shaping up to be a pretty unlucky month for tours: Kanye and Gaga have scrapped their much-hyped Fame Kills jaunt, Miley Cyrus canceled a stop on her Wonder World Tour due to strep throat, and, now, you can add Paramore to the misfortune list.
Because on Friday (October 2) — one day after postponing a Los Angeles show due to frontwoman Hayley Williams' vocal struggles, which actually first appeared two nights earlier, during their tour kickoff in Pomona, California — the band took things one step further, spiking a week's worth of shows while Williams recovers from laryngitis.
"[artist id="1968732"]Paramore[/artist] regret to announce that all dates beginning in San Francisco [Friday] evening through October 9th in St. Paul will be postponed due to a case of laryngitis for singer Hayley Williams," the band said in a statement. "The tour will resume in Chicago on October 10th. Tickets for all postponed dates will be honored at the rescheduled dates listed below. Refunds may also be claimed at point of purchase."
All postponed dates have been tacked on to the tail end of the Brand New Eyes tour, which was supposed to wrap with a November 1 homecoming show at Nashville, Tennessee's legendary Ryman Auditorium. Paramore will now play St. Louis on November 3; Kansas City, Missouri, on November 4; St. Paul, Minnesota, on November 6; Denver on November 8; San Francisco on November 10 and Los Angeles on November 11.
In a post on Paramore's official site, Williams apologized for the postponements and gave fans an update on her condition.
"This week I saw one of the best doctors in the country to check on my vocal cords. I knew it wasn't going to be good but knowing that we were just starting our tour, I was trying to remain positive about it. In short, I've got laryngitis and need several days of vox rest," she wrote. "I just have to be smart about this whole thing. So, we may have to rework the way I do stuff on the road ... like not only do I need to watch what I eat, but how much I talk at meet-and-greets and signings and press.
"IT SUCKS!!! But I'm doing every thing I can, taking every precaution, to get it right. I wanna be on tour, man!" she continued. "All in all, this is the reason for the postponement of the upcoming shows. Just know that we WILL be coming back for you guys! The entire tour is going to happen ... and I'm psyched. Thank you again for the incredible support that you've shown me and the guys. We always say it but seriously... Paramore fans are the best fans."