Paramore Announce 2023 UK And Ireland Tour Dates
Paramore have announced UK and Ireland tour dates for spring 2023. Bloc Party will be supporting the trio on their first shows in the UK since 2018.
The tour, in support of the band’s highly anticipated sixth album This Is Why, kicks off in Dublin on 13 April before making dates in Cardiff, Glasgow, Manchester, London and Birmingham.
Tickets are general sale at 10am next Friday 28 October here.
Venue pre-sales will begin on Wednesday 26 October. Fans who have already pre-ordered the album will get a code to access the pre-sales.
A portion of ticket sales for these shows will be donated to Support + Feed, a charity that “takes action action for a global shift to an equitable, plant-based food system to combat food insecurity and the climate crisis”.
The band have also confirmed they will be working with environmental nonprofit REVERB on the tour “to create positive impacts for people and the planet.” They have teamed up on “a comprehensive tour sustainability programme” and will be hosting an “eco-village” at each stop on the tour to shine a light on important environmental and social causes.
Paramore were interviewed by The Guardian to mark the album announcement back in September. Looking back at the band’s career so far, Hayley Williams reflected, “We met at the craziest age and we should not have made it through all the things we’ve been through together.”
Williams went on to discuss writing the lyrics for the new album, “I look at the internet, the news, and it feels like [we’re in] Lord of the Flies. When I was writing the lyrics, I was like, this social experiment – the internet – has been going wrong since day one. It exposes and exploits the general population’s blatant disregard for nuance. Some days I feel so over it, almost to the point of apathy, but that’s the struggle – that you have to fight.”
PARAMORE UK TOUR DATES
Thursday 13 – Dublin, 3Arena
Saturday 15 – Cardiff, International Arena
Monday 17 – Glasgow, OVO Hydro
Tuesday 18 – Manchester, AO Arena
Thursday 20 – London, O2 Arena
Saturday 22 – Birmingham, Utilita Arena