Paramore’s Hayley Williams Cancels Solo Tour Amid Coronavirus Pandemic
Hayley Williams took to social media on Wednesday (Aug. 5) to announce the tour has been cancelled.
Update: Hayley Williams took to social media on Wednesday (Aug. 5) to announce the tour has been cancelled.
“Hi friends, yes, it’s true. the remaining dates for Petals For Armor have been officially cancelled. this year has been hard on everybody for lots of different reasons. im sorry to add to that list… sorry for myself and for yall. refunds are available,” she tweeted.
Hayley Williams is going it alone. The Paramore frontwoman announced her first solo tour to support her debut album, Petals for Armor, on Thursday (March 5).
“Wow. I am going on tour. Myself. It’s not Paramore and truthfully, it’s just a little terrifying,” she said in a statement. “But if I know anything, it’s that there’s no safer place (besides at home with my dog) than to be in a room, in front of the people who’ve grown up singing my lungs out for. There was a time I thought I wouldn’t tour Petals for Armor. What a joke. I must.”
The tour kicks off on May 13 in Amsterdam, with North American dates slated to begin on May 28 with a show in Seattle. The outing is scheduled to wrap up on June 29 in Nashville, where the singer grew up; Arlo Parks will open the shows.
“The first run of shows is going to be hot, sweaty, and intimate,” Williams explained. “My brand-newly-formed band I will be playing rooms that Paramore outgrew a decade ago. It’s going to be so satisfying to feel the energy of a crowd that close again, especially while performing songs that feel so vital for me; songs I have never performed before for an audience.”
The singer released “Simmer,” the first single from the album on Jan. 22; the full set is slated to drop on May 8 and is available for pre-order now. Her solo endeavor comes after Paramore, which formed in 2004, announced on Sept. 4 that they were going on hiatus.
Tickets for the Petals for Armour Tour go on sale March 13 at 10 a.m. local time. For fans who preorder the record by 10 p.m. local March 8, you’ll have access to resale tickets for U.S. dates beginning March 10 at 10 a.m. local, and ending March 12 at 10 p.m. local. See the tour dates below:
May 13 — Amsterdam, NL @ Melkweg Max
May 15 — Brighton, UK @ The Beach
May 16 — London, UK @ Electric Brixton
May 19 — Cologne, DE @ Live Music Hall
May 28 — Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre
May 30 — San Francisco, CA @ The Masonic
June 1 — Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
June 3 — Denver, CO @ Paramount Theatre
June 5 — Dallas, TX @ HiFi
June 6 — Houston, TX @ House of Blues
June 8 — Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
June 10 — Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
June 15 — Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore Charlotte
June 17 — Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore Silver Spring
June 18 — Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore Philadelphia
June 20 — Boston, MA @ House of Blues
June 22 — Toronto, ON @ Rebel
June 24 — Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
June 26 — Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
June 27 — Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore Detroit
June 29 — Nashville, TN @ Brooklyn Bowl Nashville