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Paramore have had to overcome quite a few obstacles to be where they are right now. It has been a bit of a rollercoaster of a ride but they have weathered the storms to now reach arguably their most productive time. Paramore came on to the music scene over a decade ago and it has been some ride. They have gone from punk pop to fusion of different genres. That has been done to not only discover themselves but also to stand out as a band that isn’t afraid to experiment.
Paramore have also developed quite a reputation for being amazing live performers. That is one of the biggest reasons why Paramore tickets are in demand every time they hit the road. They have got a few special performances lined up for their fans in the near future too. The journey has taken a different direction and it looks as though there is something special in store.
Early Days and Influences
Paramore cite names such as Fall Out Boy, Blink-182, Panic! At the Disco, Jimmy Eat World and Death Cab for Cutie among their biggest inspirations.
It was in the year 2002 when Hayley Williams decided to move to Franklin, Tennessee, from Meridian, Mississippi. She was only thirteen years old at the time. Franklin is where she first met Zac Farro and Josh Farro. A little while after the relocation, Williams began to take classes to improve her vocal skills. Soon the Farro brothers and Williams were joined by Jeremy Davis to form Paramore in the year 2004. Shortly afterwards, Jason Bynum joined them too and the first line-up of the band was complete.
Williams landed a record deal as a solo performer with Atlantic Records in 2003. The idea was to turn Williams into a pop artist but she was having none of that. She told the label that she wanted to perform as part of an alternative music band. The label gave in to her demand but did not sign Paramore immediately. It was in 2005 that Paramore was signed by two labels, Fueled By Ramen and Atlantic Records.
Breakthrough and Recognition
Paramore worked on their first ever track Conspiracy, which also became a part of their debut album. They were on a tour of the southeast part of the US at that time. Paramore made their way to Orlando but were hit by a major setback when Davis quit due to personal issues.
The other members began to work on their album “All We Know Is Falling”, which centered on Davis quitting Paramore. Davis was asked to comeback and he returned after spending five months away. The album hit the music stores on July 24, 2005 and received a lot of critical acclaim, including four stars out of five from both AllMusic and Alternative Press.
The record also peaked at the thirtieth spot on the Billboard Top Heatseekers chart and at number nine on the Billboard Top Pop Catalog Albums chart. The record was eventually certified gold in the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia.
In January of 2006, Paramore joined the Winter Go West Tour and played with the likes of The Lashes and Amber Pacific. In the summer of the same year, they performed at the Warped Tour and also came out with “The Summer Tic EP.” That was followed by their inaugural tour of the US as a headlining act. The icing on the cake came when Kerrang! voted them as the “Best New Band.”
Notable Works and Album Releases
Paramore began to work on their second album and it was released on June 12, 2007. The record was titled “Riot!” It received four stars out of five from AllMusic and seven out of ten from IGN and Spin.
It did very well on the commercial front too. Riot! went to the fifteenth spot on the US Billboard 200. It also peaked at the second position on the Top Alternative Albums and the Top Rock Albums charts in the United States. Two of its tracks That’s What You Get and crushcrushcrush were certified platinum by the RIAA.
The record earned two times platinum certification in the United States and platinum certification in the United Kingdom. It also went gold in New Zealand, Canada and Australia. Riot! also made it to the tenth spot on the “101 Modern Classics” list by Rock Sound.
They spent the best part of 2008 touring and performing at various festivals. Then on November 25, 2008, they came out with a live record titled “The Final Riot!.” The record was certified gold by the RIAA.
“Brand New Eyes” was the title of their next album and it came out on September 29, 2009. The record was a big hit that debuted on the second spot on the US Billboard 200 and won a Kerrang! Award for the “Best Album.” AllMusic gave it three and a half stars out of five while it received four and a half stars out of five from Alternative Press and Kerrang!.
Brand New Eyes also went on to top the US Billboard Alternative Albums and US Billboard Rock Albums charts. The album was certified platinum in the US, UK, Canada, Ireland and Australia. Brand New Eyes was Paramore’s last album with the Farro brothers.
Paramore released a self-titled studio album on April 5, 2013. It reached the first spot on the US Billboard 200 on debut and became their first record to achieve the feat. “Paramore” topped the US Rock Albums, the US Alternative Albums and the US Digital Albums charts. It was certified platinum in the United States and gold in the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Australia. The single Ain’t It Fun also won Paramore their first ever Grammy Award.
On February 2, 2017, Paramore announced that Zac Farro would be returning to the line-up. They released their most recent album “After Laughter” on May 12, 2017 and it received four stars out of five from AllMusic, The Guardian, Rolling Stone and NME. It also went on to debut at the sixth spot on the US Billboard 200. It reached the top ten in the UK, Australia, New Zealand and Canada among other countries. The album also peaked at the top spot on the US Top Alternative Albums and the US Top Rock Albums charts.
Paramore Tour Tickets
Paramore tour tickets sell like hot cakes whenever they perform live. Now that they are scheduled to perform live some special shows for the rest of 2017, expect demand for their tickets to go up once again. They will also be performing live in 2018 and this is great news for their fans. The stage is set for them to make their fans groove to their music and this is your chance to feel the power of their music and what makes their sound so unique.