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Paramore Announce First North American Tour Since 2010; Multi-City Trek Gets Underway April 25th in Houston; Dates Herald Eagerly Awaited Self-Titled New Album; First Single, "Now," Streaming at paramore.net; Album Pre-Orders Available Now; "PARAMORE" Arr

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 01/28/13 -- Multi-platinum selling artist Paramore has unveiled details of their upcoming North American tour. The dates celebrate the release of their hugely anticipated new album, "PARAMORE," due in stores and online on April 9th.

The Grammy-nominated band will hit the road beginning April 25th in Houston and then visit major markets across the continent through mid-May (see itinerary below). Joining them as the opening act will be LA-based, alt-rock group Kitten, who has already garnered critical acclaim for their "Cut It Out" EP as well as their dynamic live show, and are currently finishing up their full length debut for Elektra Records.

Pre-sale tickets will be available by invitation only to members of Paramore's Fan Club and Singles Club, beginning January 28th at 5pm EST, with all remaining tickets then offered to the general public on February 1st. Additional dates to be announced shortly -- please see www.paramore.net/tour for complete details.

Meanwhile, the band will gear up for the long awaited arrival of "PARAMORE" with an upcoming series of shows in Southeast Asia and Australia, including a leading role on the latter's annual Soundwave festival tour. Always a festival favorite, Paramore will also hit the stage at a number of upcoming European extravaganzas, with Germany's Rock Am Ring and Rock Im Park among those already announced for June and beyond.

Paramore's first all-new release in more than three years, "PARAMORE" is heralded by the kinetic new single "Now," which can currently be heard on the band's website. A companion video -- directed by award-winning filmmaker/dancer Daniel Cloud Campos -- is now in post-production with a premiere date slated for mid-February.

"PARAMORE" is also available now for pre-order with a variety of options including a limited bundle featuring a deluxe box set (which includes two colored 12" vinyl, a 7" vinyl featuring two exclusive b-sides, an 18"x24" exclusive poster & more), a hoodie, and a photo book highlighting the band's time in the studio. All packages include an instant MP3 download of "Now."

"PARAMORE" marks the eagerly anticipated follow-up to 2009's RIAA gold-certified "brand new eyes." The album -- Paramore's fourth full-length studio recording -- was produced by Grammy-nominated producer Justin Medal-Johnson, known for his work with such diverse artists as Beck, Nine Inch Nails, Tegan and Sara, and M83.

Paramore -- singer Hayley Williams, bassist Jeremy Davis, and guitarist Taylor York -- unveiled the album late last year via a personal blog announcement. "The whole making of this album was a rediscovering of ourselves as a band and as friends," they wrote. "It was a process that allowed us the freedom to explore new territory artistically and to liberate ourselves as musicians, singers, as people! Sincerely, we feel that the best way to give it a name is just to call it what it is. This album is us."

For up-to-the-minute news and information, please visit paramore.net.

(TOUR ITINERARY BELOW)


                PARAMORE ON TOUR 2013

APRIL
25      Houston, TX          Bayou Music Center
29      Phoenix, AZ          Comerica Theatre

MAY
1       Los Angeles, CA      Wiltern Theatre
3       Las Vegas, NV        The Joint
4       San Francisco, CA    Warfield Theatre
6       Salt Lake City, UT   The Great Salt Air
7       Denver, CO           The Fillmore Auditorium
9       Chicago, IL          Chicago Theatre
10      Detroit, MI          The Fillmore Detroit
13      Toronto, ON          Sound Academy
15      Boston, MA           House of Blues Boston
16      New York, NY         Hammerstein Ballroom

*Additional Dates To Be Announced Shortly

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