SOURCE: Atlantic Records

September 12, 2007 17:37 ET

Paramore Announces Fall Headline Tour, Presented by Helio; Band Causing a "RIOT!" With Sophomore Set, Fueled by Breakthrough Single & Video for "Misery Business"

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - September 12, 2007) - Fueled By Ramen recording group Paramore has unveiled details of their eagerly anticipated headline tour, presented by Helio. The coast-to-coast trek will take off on October 23rd in Sayreville, NJ, with dates running non-stop through a New York, NY finale on November 28th. Joining Paramore on the trip will be The Starting Line and special guests The Almost, with Set Your Goals on select dates.

"RIOT!," the new album from the Tennessee-based quartet, debuted in the Billboard 200 this past June at #20, marking one of the highest sales and chart debuts for Fueled By Ramen (second only to Fall Out Boy) and recently jumped to #15 on the chart with over 258,000 total copies sold to date. The album's first single, "Misery Business," is currently Top 10 at Modern Rock radio, while the accompanying video is shaping up as a major smash across the MTV spectrum. Having already been a #1 video at MTV2 and a #2 sensation at MTV, the clip is also a top airplay favorite at mtvU, MTV Hits, and MTV.com. In addition, "Misery Business" is currently the #4 most-played video at Fuse, with further national play coming on Music Choice and The N.

Paramore spent the summer blowing things up on the Vans Warped Tour '07 and in Europe. Their headlining dates in the United Kingdom included two sold-out nights at The Astoria in London. The band also made their debut appearance on the main stage at the UK's world-famous Carling Weekend: Reading & Leeds Festival. Paramore will make a brief return home to play three radio-sponsored festivals -- the KROQ LA Invasion at Carson, California's Home Depot Center on September 15th, KFMA's Fall Ball 2007 at the Tucson Electric Park in Tucson, Arizona on September 16th, and KNDD's Endfest at Qwest Field Events Center in Seattle, Washington on September 22nd -- before heading out once more for an eagerly anticipated tour of Australia and Japan.

The band has received coast-to-coast acclaim in a variety of national publications, including a lead review in July's Alternative Press that hails "RIOT!" as "absolutely stellar." In addition, lead singer Hayley Williams was among the stars featured on the issue's cover, joining a number of her fellow Vans Warped Tour '07 roadmates. Revolver called "RIOT!" "a masterful mix of springy drum beats, crisp guitar hooks, and (Williams') girlish snarl," while Spin praised the album for its "arena-rocking potential."

Online, Paramore continues to grow its fervent fan following with each passing day. The band's MySpace page -- www.myspace.com/paramore -- has logged over 17 million total plays thus far, while their friends tally is approaching 500,000. The band's PureVolume site -- www.purevolume.com/paramore -- has notched more than 3 million streams to date.

For more information, visit www.paramore.net and www.fueledbyramen.com

TOUR DATES:

October 23          Sayreville, NJ           Starland Ballroom
October 25          Utica, NY                Utica College
October 26          Toronto, ON              Phoenix Concert Theatre
October 27          Pontiac, MI              Clutch Cargo's
October 29          Columbus, OH             Newport Music Hall
October 30          Chicago, IL              Congress Theater
November 1          Milwaukee, WI            The Rave
November 2          Maplewood, MN            The Myth
November 3          Kansas City, MO          The Beaumont Club
November 4          Denver, CO               The Fillmore Auditorium
November 6          Las Vegas, NV            House of Blues
November 8          San Francisco, CA        The Warfield
November 10         Ventura, CA              Majestic Ventura Theatre
November 11         San Diego, CA            SOMA
November 15         Tempe, AZ                Marquee Theatre
November 17         Dallas,  TX              The Palladium Ballroom
November 18         Austin, TX               Stubb's BBQ
November 19         Houston, TX              Meridian
November 21         Nashville, TN            War Memorial Auditorium
November 23         Baltimore, MD            Rams Head Live
November 24         Worcester, MA            The Palladium
November 25         Buffalo, NY              The Town Ballroom
November 27         Philadelphia, PA         The Electric Factory
November 28         New York, NY             Roseland Ballroom

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