Emo-rock group Paramore is set to headline the Honda Civic Tour this year, a 32-date trek that will begin on July 23 in Raleigh, North Carolina. Other dates on the trek are expected to be announced shortly. Frontwoman Hayley Williams released a press statement saying, "It's a big deal to have our name at the top of that bill. Not only does Honda bring great bands and their fans together every year to rock, but they're really carrying the banner and helping to make concerts environmentally friendly." As an added bonus to the upcoming jaunt, the band customized a special Honda Civic Si Coupe that is set to be on display throughout the entirety of their tour. Check out the car and the music by going to http://www.stubhub.com and getting Paramore tickets as soon as possible.
According to Live Daily, the Honda Civic Tour first started in 2001 featuring Blink-182 at the top of the ticket. It has continued to be a popular tour over the last few years and has included some of the biggest bands in the industry. This time around, Paramore is the attention-grabber as they will stand at the helm of a long list of performers for the 2010 tour.
The group is still supporting their latest release Brand New Eyes, which is their third studio effort. Showing their prominence on the Billboard charts, they debuted at the number two spot and rode to success with the popular singles "Brick By Boring Brick" and "Ignorance." Paramore's debut arrived in 2005. Called All We Know is Falling, it ushered in a blend of energetic emo-pop tunes that were surprisingly catchy.
The group managed to get their name out there by tirelessly touring. They signed on to perform at the Bamboozle Festival and joined the Warped Tour circuit and quickly became known as the must see live act. They released their sophomore set Riot! in 2008, which featured the immensely popular singles "That's What You Get" and "crushcrushcrush;" it went platinum shortly after its release. As if that wasn't enough star power for the newly emerged group, they also contributed two songs to the favorite tween movie of the decade, Twilight. That seemed to cement their status as stars. The question though remained: Was the group ready for such fame?
Although they struggled a bit initially, the band members found their niche in the industry and went onto release Brand New Eyes, an album which many fans and critics consider to be their finest work yet. They are still some of the more creative live performers on the scene and the Honda Civic Tour will give fans a chance to see why these emo-rockers had very little trouble forging a road to the top of the charts.