The last time
On the first night, frontwoman Hayley Williams lost her voice, forcing the audience to provide her vocals for the remainder of the show. Then, the band postponed a handful of dates while Williams recovered from laryngitis. And when they finally returned to the road, Paramore battled a seemingly endless string of illnesses, leading Williams to tweet that she was "seriously considering buying a gas mask."
Hopefully, things will go a little better this time around. Because on Thursday, the band announced their second batch of dates for a lean, mean spring jaunt, scheduled to kick off on April 26 in Knoxville, Tennessee. The band will crisscross the continental U.S. (including a May 1 stop at the Bamboozle Festival at the Meadowlands in New Jersey) and bring the tour to a close on May 16 with a gig at the Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
Joining Paramore on the trek are Relient K and fun. Tickets will go on sale to fan club members beginning this Monday (February 1), and will then be made available to the general public starting on February 5 and 6. For more information, check out Paramore.net.
Dates for Paramore's spring tour, according to Atlantic/ Fueled by Ramen:
» April 26 - Knoxville, TN @ Knoxville Civic Coliseum
» April 28 - Charlottesville, VA @ John Paul Jones Arena
» April 30 - Atlantic City, NJ @ Mark G. Etess Arena
» May 1 - East Rutherford, NJ @ Meadowlands Sports Complex (Bamboozle Festival)
» May 3 - Columbus, OH @ The LC Amphitheatre
» May 4 - Grand Rapids, MI @ DeltaPlex
» May 5 - Rockford, IL @ Rockford MetroCentre
» May 7 - Moline, IL @ I Wireless Center
» May 8 - Council Bluffs, IA @ WestFair Amphitheatre
» May 10 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The E Center
» May 12 - Seattle, WA @ WaMu Theater
» May 15 - Bakersfield, CA @ Rabobank Arena
» May 16 - Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint at the Hard Rock