Rock band Paramore and Foster the People are joining forces for a 24-date summer tour, the bands announced this week. The tour kicks off in Boston on May 24 and works its way west, ending at Colorado’s famed Red Rocks Amphitheater on July 24. There are two additional dates in Japan, one in Osaka, the other in Tokyo, about a month after the North American tour ends.
Both bands toured last year. Paramore’s “After the Laughter Tour” was in support of the studio album of the same name and featured four hit singles. The band has plans for its third “Parahoy!” event — a a cruise from Miami to Nassau — in April. Foster the People’s, “Sacred Hearts Tour,” was a worldwide endeavor.
According to data from TicketIQ.com, Paramore commanded $142 for tickets on the secondary market last year while Foster the People commanded $86. Paramore has paired up with other bands to co-headline in the past — in 2010, the band headlined the Honda Civic Tour and was supported by Tegan and Sara for most to the dates; and in 2014, it paired with Fall Out Boy for the “Monumentour.” According to TicketIq.com, the “Honda Civic Tour” cost fans an average of $123 and the “Monumentour” ran about $135.
The upcoming tour is in support of 2017 album releases for both bands. The albums share the names of the 2017 tours.
This summer the bands will visit a mix of cities big and small, including St. Augustine, Fla., Bangor, Me., Philadelphia, New Orleans and Los Angeles, where they’ll play at The Forum.
Both bands have spent significant time on the road during the last decade. The upcoming tour will be the fourth for both bands.
Paramore has released five studio albums since 2005. Though Paramore has undergone several changes in musicians, the band has released five studio albums, including “Paramore” in 2013, which reached No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and was the top album in multiple countries around the world, including U.K, Australia and Brazil. The single “Ain’t if Fun,” won Grammys for best rock song and for songwriters Hayley Williams and Taylor York.
Foster the People has released three albums and received three Grammy nominations for its “Torches” album and the single “Pumped Up Kicks.”
06/12 – St. Augustine, FL @ St. Augustine Amphitheatre
06/14 – Simpsonville, SC @ Heritage Park Amphitheater
06/15 – Raleigh, NC @ Red Hat Amphitheater (w/o Foster The People)
06/17 – Syracuse, NY @ Lakeview Amphitheater
06/18 – Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage
06/20 – Gilford, NH @ Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
06/21 – Bangor, ME @ Darlings Waterfront Pavilion
06/23 – Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
06/24 – Philadelphia, PA @ Festival Pier
06/26 – Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
06/28 – Columbus, OH @ Express Live
06/29 – Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
07/01 – Indianapolis, IN @ Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park (w/o Foster The People)
07/02 – Chicago, IL @ Huntington Beach Pavilion at Northerly Park
07/05 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Armory
07/07 – Kansas City, MO @ Starlight Amphitheatre
07/08 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Zoo Amphitheatre
07/10 – New Orleans, LA @ Bold Sphere Music at Champions Square
07/11 – Corpus Christi, TX @ Concrete Street Amphitheater
07/13 – Houston, TX @ Cynthia Mitchell Woods Pavilion
07/14 – Irving, TX @ The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
07/18 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
07/19 – San Diego, CA @ Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
07/21 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
07/23 – Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre
07/24 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre