Thursday, February 28, 2008

Jimmy Eat World, Paramore announce tour dates

Jimmy Eat World and Paramore have announced the routing of a U.S. co-headline tour scheduled to kick off April 1st. Said Jimmy Eat World singer Jim Adkins, "We're very excited for the upcoming tour with Paramore. We got to know them last December while playing festivals together. They put on a great show and we think it's going to be an awesome bill." Adds Hayley Williams (Paramore), "If it all ends tomorrow, we will be happy knowing that we got a tour with the band that gave us a reason to play music."

Recently hailed by Blender as "the Judd Apatow of pop-punk," Jimmy Eat World have already shifted their new year into high gear, as the band is in the midst of an international headline tour that includes the UK, Europe and Japan. 2007 saw the release of Chase This Light, which Entertainment Weekly called "a masterclass in hard rocking for the soft-hearted". Executive produced by Butch Vig, Chase This Light features the singles "Always Be" and the chart-topping "Big Casino", which Rolling Stone described as "an exhilarating seize-what's-left-of-the-day anthem." For more information on the band and the upcoming tour, visit

Fueled By Ramen recording group Paramore has toured nearly nonstop for over three years, most recently selling out a major headline tour of North America. Their sophomore album "RIOT!" has gone on to sell over 700,000 units and has been certified RIAA gold. The album features the breakthrough hit singles, "Misery Business" and "Crushcrushcrush", both Top 5 at Modern Rock radio and on MTV, FUSE, MTV2, and MTVu. The band has received coast-to-coast acclaim with a recent Grammy nomination for "Best New Artist" as well as with a variety of national publications. Alternative Press recently hailed Paramore as "Band of the Year" on the cover of their February issue while Revolver called "RIOT!" "a masterful mix of springy drum beats, crisp guitar hooks, and [Williams'] girlish snarl." Spin praised the album for its "arena- rocking potential." For more information, visit and

Confirmed tour dates below.

April 1st - San Antonio, TX - Freeman Coliseum
April 2nd - Lubbock, TX - Lonestar Amphitheater
April 3rd - El Paso, TX - El Paso County Coliseum
April 5th - Irvine, CA - Verizon Wireless Amph. (Bamboozle West)
April 6th - Bakersfield, CA - Rabobank Arena
April 8th - San Jose, CA - Event Center at San Jose State
April 9th - Sacramento, CA - Sacramento Memorial Auditorium
April 10th - Salem, OR - Salem Armory
April 12th - Pocatello, ID - Holt Arena
April 14th - Orem, UT - McKay Events Center
April 16th - Council Bluffs, IA - Mid America Center
April 17th - Springfield, MO - The Shrine Mosque
April 18th - Des Moines, IA - Val Air Ballroom
April 19th - DeKalb, IL - Convocation Center
April 22nd - Dayton, OH - Hara Arena
April 25th - Rochester, NY - Gordon Field House
April 26th - Washington, DC - Bender Arena
April 28th - Albany, NY - Washington Avenue Armory
April 30th - Lowell, MA - Paul E. Tsongas Arena
May 2nd - Atlantic City, NJ - Taj Mahal Mark G. Etess Arena

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