FALL OUT BOY AND PARAMORE ANNOUNCE MONUMENTOUR 2014 WITH SPECIAL GUESTS NEW POLITICS


Alt-pop rockers Fall Out Boy and Paramore have announced the 2014 Monumentour. The official announcement came this morning via Fall Out Boy’s YouTube page, after the video was leaked late last night. The co-headlining run is set to kick off this summer on June 19 at the Xfinity Theatre in Hartford, CT and wrap up on August 17 at the Sleep Train Pavilion in Concord, CA. Support for the tour will be provided by New Politics. Ticket pre-sales begin on January 13 at 10am, and general on-sale starts on January 17 and 18 at 10 am via www.FallOutBoy.com and www.Paramore.net.

Fall Out Boy 2013Fall Out Boy came together in Illinois in 2001. In 2003, the band inked a deal with Fueled By Ramen and released their debut album, Take This To Your GraveThe band played a handful of dates on Warped Tour in 2004, and also landed a slot at South by Southwest. The band hit pay-dirt with their sophmore effort, From Under The Corked Tree, in 2005. It debuted at #9 on the Billboard Top 200, selling over 68,000 copies in it’s first week of sales. The album quickly went double-platinum and produced three hit singles, including “Sugar, We’re Goin’ Down”, which was one of the biggest songs of the decade. The album earned the band their first Grammy Award nomination for Best New Artist. The band won the Viewer’s Choice Award at the 2006 MTV Video Music Awards. Fall Out Boy toured on the Nintento Fusion Tour in 2005 alongside Panic! At The Disco, Motion City Soundtrack, The Starting Line, and Boys Night Out.

In 2007, Fall Out Boy released their third album, Infinity On High. The highly-fob_save_rock_and_roll-1024x1024anticipated album debuted at #1 on both the Billboard Top 200 and Billboard Rock Albums. The band released five singles from the album, including the smash hit “Thnks fr th Mmrs”. The album went on to achieved platinum status just one month after it’s release, selling over 260,000 units in it’s first week of sales. The band toured with support from All-American Rejects and Hawthorne Heights, and headlined the 2007 Honda Civic Tour. The band quickly returned to the studio and released Folie à Deux in 2008. After embarking on a massive headlining tour, the band went on hiatus in 2010. Fall Out Boy resurfaced this past year with their new album, Save Rock and Roll, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 on April 12, 2013. It sold over 154,000 copies in it’s first week of sales and the lead single, “My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light ‘Em Up)” has already gone triple-platinum. The album ranked at #47 on TheRockRevival.com’s Top 50 Rock Albums of 2013.

Paramore bandParamore broke onto the scene in 2005 with their debut album, All We Know Is FallingThe album hit #30 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart, and Paramore toured on part of the Vans Warped Tour in the summer of 2006. In 2007, the band returned to the studio for their sophomore effort, Riot!The album debuted at #20 on the Billboard Top 200. In 2008, Alternative Press Magazine readers voted Paramore “Best Band of 2007”, and at the 50th Annual Grammy Awards, the band was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best New Artist. In November 2008, Paramore contributed their smash hit single, “Decode”, to the soundtrack of the blockbuster film Twilight. After releasing their first live album shortly after, Paramore returned to the studio and teamed up with renowned producer Rob Cavallo (Green Day, Goo Goo Dolls, My Chemical Romance, Kid Rock, Dave Matthews Band) for their third full-length LP, Brand New Eyes. The disc debuted at #2 on the Billboard Top 200, and sold over 175,000 copies in it’s first week of sales. The album won the award for Best Album at the 2010 Kerrang! Awards.

In the spring of 2010, the band toured in Australia’s Soundwave Festival, and thatParamore album summer they headlined the Honda Civic Tour with support from Tegan & Sara and New Found Glory. In early 2011, Paramore hit the studio and recorded a handful of singles. One of which, “Monster”, saw Paramore make their return to cinema on the Transformers – Dark of The Moon soundtrack. The singles were compiled and released for download exclusively on the band’s website, collectively known as Singles ClubIn April 2012, Paramore entered the studio to record their self-titled fourth album. The band teamed up with producer Justin Meldal-Johnsen, and brought in dummer Ilan Rubin (Nine Inch Nails, Angels & Airwaves, ex-Lostprophets) to handle percussion for the recording sessions. The album debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 in April 2013, giving the band it’s first chart-topping record. So far, the disc has spawned two hit singles, “Now” and “Still Into You”. Paramore toured once again on Soundwave Festival in 2013. – by Matt Bishop

Monumentour Poster6.19 – XFINITY THEATRE (HARTFORD, CT)
6.21 – NIKON AT JONES BEACH THEATRE (WANTAGH, NY)
6.22 – XFINITY CENTER (MANSFIELD, MA)
6.24 – SARATOGA PAC (SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY)
6.25 – MOLSON CANADIAN AMPHITHEATRE (TORONTO, ON)
6.27 – SUSQUEHANNA BANK CENTER (CAMDEN, NJ)
6.28 – PNC BANK ARTS CENTER (HOLMDEN, NJ)
6.30 – BANK OF NH PAVILION (GILFORD, NH)
7.2 – DARIEN LAKE PAC (BUFFALO, NY)
7.3 – FIRST NIAGARA PAVILION (BURGETTSTOWN, PA)
7.6 – VERIZON WIRELESS AMPHITHEATER (ST. LOUIS, MO)
7.8 – DTE ENERGY MUSIC THEATRE (DETROIT, MI)
7.9 – KLIPSCH MUSIC CENTER (INDIANAPOLIS, IN)
7.11 – FIRST MIDWEST BANK AMPITHEATRE (CHICAGO, IL)
7.12 – BUNBURY FEST (CINCINNATI, OH)
7.18 – MERRIWEATHER POST PAVILION (COLUMBIA, MD)
7.19 – HERSHEY PARK PAVILION (HERSHEY, PA)
7.22 – FARM BUREAU LIVE (VIRGINIA BEACH, VA)
7.23 – PNC MUSIC PAVILION (CHARLOTTE, NC)
7.25 – CRUZAN AMPITHEATRE (WEST PALM BEACH, FL)
7.26 – MIDFLORIDA CREDIT UNION AMPITHEATRE (TAMPA, FL)
7.29 – WALNUT CREEK AMPHITHEATRE (RALEIGH, NC)
7.30 – AARON’S AMPITHEATRE @ LAKEWOOD (ATLANTA, GA)
8.1 – CYNTHIA WOODS MITCHELL PAVILION (HOUSTON, TX)
8.2 – AUSTIN360 AMPHITHEATER (AUSTIN, TX)
8.4 – CONCRETE STREET AMPITHEATER (CORPUS CHRISTI, TX)
8.5 – GEXA ENERGY PAVILION (DALLAS, TX)
8.7 – ISLETA AMPITHEATER (ALBUQUERQUE, NM)
8.8 – AK-CHIN PAVILION (PHOENIX, AZ)
8.10 – ZOO AMPITHEATRE (OKLAHOMA CITY, OK)
8.12 – RED ROCKS AMPITHEATRE (DENVER, CO)
8.13 – UCCU CENTER (OREM, UT)
8.16 – VERIZON WIRELESS AMPITHEATRE (IRVINE, CA)
8.17 – SLEEP TRAIN PAVILION (CONCORD, CA)

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