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"PARAMORE HERALDS NEW ALBUM WITH SPRING HEADLINING TOUR; EAGERLY AWAITED SOPHOMORE OUTING ARRIVES ON JUNE 12TH; CO-HEADLINE SLOT CONFIRMED FOR VANS WARPED TOUR"

Fueled By Ramen recording group Paramore has announced a series of spring headlining dates, just in time to introduce fans to their much-anticipated new album. The acclaimed Tennessee-based quintet’s as-yet-untitled sophomore effort – produced by David Bendeth (Hawthorne Heights, Killswitch Engage, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus) – is slated for release on June 12th.

The tour is set to take off on April 20th at Revolution in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, with dates currently scheduled through early May (see attached itinerary). The shows will feature various support from The Almost and Paramore’s Fueled By Ramen labelmates This Providence, with guests Love Arcade and Quietdrive. Tickets will go on sale March 9th and a special presale announcement will be made on the band’s website, www.paramore.net.

The dates also see Paramore making their third consecutive appearance at the star-studded annual festival, The Bamboozle 2007, set for May 5th and 6th at East Rutherford, New Jersey’s Meadowlands Sports Complex. The band will perform on the main stage on Day One of the always-happening extravaganza, joining a bill that includes My Chemical Romance, Hellogoodbye, and Paramore’s 2006 tour companions, FBR’s own Cute Is What We Aim For. Upon the spring trek’s conclusion, Paramore will cross the Atlantic for an eagerly awaited European headline tour. Summer 2007 will then see the band rocking the main stage on this year’s annual Vans Warped Tour.

Paramore was among the breakthrough bands of 2006, with their debut album, “ALL WE KNOW IS FALLING,” reaping international acclaim and still-climbing sales. A nearly non-stop touring schedule earned the band a well-deserved reputation as a confident and charismatic live outfit. Fronted by the irrepressible presence of singer Hayley Williams, the band has blown away crowds from coast to coast with its explosively melodic sound and on-stage enthusiasm. Among the highlights: last fall’s sold-out headlining tour of North America; show-stopping festival performances at Take Action, The Bamboozle 2006, and Vans Warped Tour 2005 and 2006; and tours supporting such like-minded outfits as Story of the Year and Simple Plan.

Released in late 2005, “ALL WE KNOW IS FALLING” was an instant critical favorite, drawing rapturous praise for its infectious power pop hooks and heartfelt lyricism. The album – which features the singles “Pressure” and “All We Know” – was hailed by The New York Times as one of the year’s best, while Paramore was named to Alternative Press’s influential “21 & Under” ranking of top bands under the age of 21.

In a cover feature last October, Kerrang! declared Paramore to be “Pop-Punk’s Brightest Young Rebels.” At year’s end, they were voted “Best New Band” in the Kerrang! 2006 Readers Poll, with Williams coming in as the #2 “Sexiest Female.”

Furthermore, NME named Paramore one of the 10 acts to watch in their “New Noise 2007” feature, proclaiming Williams as “emo’s savior-in-waiting…ready to be crowned the empire’s exalted queen.”

Key to Paramore’s worldwide popularity has been its significant online presence. The band has built a fervent fan following via its own paramore.net, as well as on such outlets as MySpace, where they’ve logged a stunning 7.5 million plays and counting.
- Press Release


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ALBUMS
2005 - All We Know is Falling
2007- RIOT!

SINGLES
'Misery Business'

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All We Know Is Falling, the debut release from Paramore on Fueled By Ramen, marks the arrival of a truly enthralling new rock band. Powered by buoyant melodies and powerful hooks, the Tennessee-based outfit’s debut is made indelible by the irresistible force of singer Hayley Williams. The 16-year-old vocalist’s earnest emotion and strikingly confident range and phrasing set Paramore apart from the pack, with the joyous noise of songs such as “My Heart” and “Here We Go Again” evincing a passionate positivism that can’t help move every listener in its path.

Raised in Meridian, Mississippi, Hayley has been raising her voice for as long as she can remember – singing and writing songs for talent contests and local commercials. At 13, her family moved to Franklin, Tennessee, where she made friends with two brothers – guitarist Josh and drummer Zac Farro. It wasn’t long before the two teenaged musicians invited Hayley to sing in their fledgling band.

The Farros helped open up Hayley’s musical horizons, introducing the talented young singer to a new world of music, from classic rock bands such as U2 and the Cure to such modern outfits as Sparta and Failure.

“It was all so new for me,” she says. “It really challenged me to use my voice in different ways. It was also good for me as a writer because I realized that lyrics didn’t have to be simple pop stuff; they could be harder and deeper.”

The band, which also now featured Hayley’s next door neighbor Jason Bynum on rhythm guitar, adopted the moniker Paramore and started performing and recording almost immediately. They played at local gatherings and their school talent show, then quickly began performing at rock venues in and around Franklin. The combination of musical energy between brothers, Jason and Hayley’s bold charisma earned them instant attention.

Paramore concentrated on the next phase of their musical journey, spending the summer and early fall in a Nashville studio cutting their first real demos. “It was great,” Hayley says. “We’ve learned a lot since then. I think we’d probably do a lot of things very differently now. But it was a great experience and I’m grateful we had the opportunity.”

With many labels anxious to sign them, the band decided to release their debut album through Fueled By Ramen. Huge fans of many of the label’s artists like Fall Out Boy and The Academy Is…, Paramore felt there was no better label to release All We Know Is Falling. “Fueled By Ramen is an amazing label,” Hayley says. “Some of our favorite bands are on Fueled by Ramen. We knew that they would know exactly how to carry out the vision for our band and music.”

After having seen Paramore perform only once, Fueled By Ramen’s founder John Janick knew he had to sign the band. “I seldom find a band that I feel compelled to work with after just one encounter” John says. “I knew that I had to put out the Paramore record after I met the band. Their talent, sincerity and dedication exceed that of many bands.”

In March 2005, Paramore temporarily relocated to sunny Orlando, Florida for a couple of months. With extensive touring obligations in their immediate future, the band felt they needed to fully hone in on all aspects of their musical life before recording All We Know Is Falling.

“We wanted to get away from the distractions of home and just practice, write songs, record and do shows – all the things that a band does,” Hayley says.

Josh adds, “We missed home a lot. But it was awesome to be able to wake up and devote ourselves one hundred percent to playing our music.”

While in Florida, Paramore began sessions for their much-anticipated first full-length collection, working with producers James Wisner (Dashboard Confessional, Further Seems Forever, Underoath) and Mike Green (Yellowcard, The Black Maria). The band also enlisted bassist John Hembree to fill in a deserted position and round out the line-up. They recorded new tracks such as “Emergency” and “Pressure” which display a musical enthusiasm and lyrical depth well beyond the band’s relatively young ages. In addition to her open-hearted vocal style, Williams has worked hard to expose her life and emotions in her songs.

“I always try to write from personal experience,” she says. “At first what I was writing was kind of metaphorical, but now I’ve been trying to be more straightforward. It’s all about things that have happened to me or to the people that I love.”

Paramore has won praise for their live performances, which have included dates alongside Less Than Jake, Anberlin and Copeland, as well as high profile performances on The Fueled By Ramen & Friends Tour, the Taste of Chaos Tour and the Bamboozle Festival. With this summer’s Vans Warped Tour on the horizon, more enthralled Paramore fans will most certainly follow.

Says Josh, “We love making music together. We have the best time on stage, we feel so alive when we’re playing. We’re excited to have the wo