Paramore Is Taking Over The Armory 7/5


As if your week isn’t already going to be insanely amazing with the Fourth of July holiday and a condensed work week for many, let’s add the fact that Paramore is playing at the Armory on Thursday, July 5th into the mix! The After Laughter Tour is the fourth concert tour by American band Paramore, in support of their fifth album After Laughter (2017). The tour began on 15 June, 2017 in Dublin, Ireland, and is currently scheduled to conclude on 25 August, 2018 in Jakarta, Indonesia. Having such an extensive tour stop here in Minneapolis isn’t a huge surprise but it is still super exciting!

Paramore is an American rock band from Franklin, Tennessee, formed in 2004. The band currently consists of lead vocalist Hayley Williams, guitarist Taylor York and drummer Zac Farro. Williams and Farro are founding members of the group, while York, a high school friend of the original lineup, joined in 2007. Williams is the only member to appear on all five of Paramore’s studio albums and has been the only constant member of the band. The group released its debut album All We Know Is Falling in 2005, with the album reaching number four on the UK Rock Chart in 2009 and number thirty on Billboards Heatseekers Chart in 2006.

The band’s second album, Riot!, was released in 2007. Due to the success of the singles “Misery Business”, “Crushcrushcrush”, and “That’s What You Get”, Riot! was a mainstream success and was certified Platinum in the United States. They then received a Best New Artist nomination at the 2008 Grammy Awards. Their 2009 follow-up, Brand New Eyes, is the band’s second-highest charting album to date, landing at number two on the Billboard 200 with 175,000 first week sales. It produced the top-forty single “The Only Exception” and went platinum in Ireland and the UK, as well as gold in the US, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.

Following the departure of Josh and Zac Farro in 2010, the band released their self-titled fourth album in 2013. It gave the band their first career number one on the US Billboard 200 and was also the number one album in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, Argentina and Mexico. It included the singles “Still Into You” and “Ain’t It Fun”, with the latter winning the Grammy Award for Best Rock Song for Hayley Williams and Taylor York as songwriters, making it Paramore’s first Grammy win. The band’s lineup changed once again after this album cycle with bassist Jeremy Davis leaving the band near the end of 2015 and former drummer Zac Farro rejoining the band in 2017. Their fifth studio album After Laughter was released later that year.

Foster the People, who will be opening the show, is an American indie pop band formed in Los Angeles, California, in 2009. It currently consists of lead vocalist Mark Foster, lead guitarist Sean Cimino, keyboardist Isom Innis, and drummer Mark Pontius.

Foster founded the band in 2009 after spending several years in Los Angeles as a struggling musician and working as a commercial jingle writer. After Foster’s song “Pumped Up Kicks” became a viral success in 2010, the group received a record deal from Startime International and gained a fanbase through small club shows and appearances at music festivals. After releasing their debut album Torches in May 2011, “Pumped Up Kicks” became a crossover hit on commercial radio in mid-2011 and eventually reached number three on the Billboard Hot 100. The record also featured the singles “Helena Beat” and “Don’t Stop (Color on the Walls)”. The group received three Grammy Award nominations for Torches and “Pumped Up Kicks”.

Jay Som will be kicking the night off.

Tickets are still available here.

Remaining Tour Dates:

06/28 – Columbus, OH @ Express Live 
06/29 – Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre 
07/01 – Indianapolis, IN @ Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park
07/02 – Chicago, IL @ Huntington Beach Pavilion at Northerly Park 
07/05 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Armory 
07/07 – Kansas City, MO @ Starlight Amphitheatre 
07/08 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Zoo Amphitheatre 
07/10 – New Orleans, LA @ Bold Sphere Music at Champions Square 
07/11 – Corpus Christi, TX @ Concrete Street Amphitheater 
07/13 – Houston, TX @ Cynthia Mitchell Woods Pavilion 
07/14 – Irving, TX @ The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory 
07/18 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum 
07/19 – San Diego, CA @ Mattress Firm Amphitheatre 
07/21 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre 
07/23 – Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre 
07/24 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre