The rock act, on its way through Europe, promises "bigger production, bigger stages" for its latest headlining tour -- and upcoming concert cruise.
Paramore's Hayley Williams says the band is ready to hit the big time -- or at least the big venues -- on the European and North American legs of its Self-Titled Tour.
"We've been planning this tour for awhile," Williams tells Billboard. "We just put a lot of forethought and a lot of elbow grease into this. We want to show the longtime fans how far they've brought us, and we want to show all the new fans what they might have missed out on had they not caught on. So bigger production, bigger stages, obviously. We want to be a band that puts on a larger than life show. I've sort of rediscovered Freddie Mercury as a 24-year-old; I first fell in love with him as a kid, through 'Wayne's World.' I want to put on a show like that, that people can't stop talking about, and we've just been working really, really hard to make sure that's what it is. It's going to be massive, I think, for Paramore. I'm really, really excited about it."
Williams says the tour will also convey the combination of relief and triumph she and bandmates Taylor York and Jeremy Davis feel after not only surviving the schism with brothers Josh and Zac Farro in 2010 but also producing a No. 1 album with this year's "Paramore," which has spawned the hits "Now and "Still Into You."