Paramore needs very little introduction at this point. The veteran pop-rock band has never been afraid to evolve their musical style – from their pop-punk beginnings to their current album, After Laughter – and they’ve never been more popular. This of course gives them the ability to headline their own tours, and even take on support bands and acts that their audience might truly enjoy – and that Paramore also believes in. When established acts do this, it honestly makes the whole music scene better.
It’s really no surprise that, on their upcoming tour with Foster The People also in tow, that they’ve announced two stellar support acts. Soccer Mommy (the indie pop-rock bedroom project of Sophie Allison), and Jay Som (Melina Duterte), both young and highly gifted musicians that are gaining a big audience already. We’re particularly stoked on Jay Som’s NPR Tiny Desk concert, which at the time of this writing has over 210k views in less than a year. Highly impressive stuff, and the fact that both of these talents are going to get brand new
eyes audiences is icing on the cake.
The final Vans Warped Tour (in this capacity, anyway) will happen this summer. The news hit like a shockwave to many, but to others it wasn’t a huge surprise. Might as well go out on top, right? Warped was an institution.
That being said, founder Kevin Lyman may have just hinted at some of the bands on the tour, including possible bombshells like Paramore, A Day To Remember, Knocked Loose, and more. The information comes from a breaking Twitter exchange, and the potential info comes as you read through said exchange. While there’s no way to necessarily confirm this info (other than this possible report) we can only speculate at this time. But a lineup filled with bands that people loved 10 years ago when they first started out? Very awesome to think about. It just needs lots of The Ghost Inside.
Today, Paramore released a new single, “Hard Times,” and announced their new album, ‘After Laughter,’ which will be released May 12th. Along with that, a European Tour has been announced. Did we mention they are playing Riot Fest too? Today is certainly a good day for a Paramore fan.