Paramore preps 'brand new' release
Paramore is preparing to release its third album, "brand new eyes" on Sept. 29 via Fueled By Ramen. The Nashville group - who sounds nothing like Nasheville -- tapped superstar producer Rob Cavallo (Green Day, Kid Rock, My Chemical Romance) to man the decks.
The set's first single "Ignorance" will be released to radio at the beginning of next month and will go up for sale on iTunes, Amazon and all other digital stores on July 7. Pre-sales for the record also goes up on July 7 via the band's website.
"brand new eyes" will be released as a normal CD as well as a doozy of a deluxe version, limited to 15,000, which "includes the album on CD, a 40-page hardcover journal with Paramore frontwoman Hayley Williams' handwritten lyrics and notes on the album, a color vinyl 7" single with four acoustic songs, a DVD featuring an exclusive making-of documentary (with interviews, behind-the-scenes footage, the 'Ignorance' music video and making-the-video footage, plus rare band vignettes from www.paramore.net), a 16-page full-color booklet, an exclusive Paramore poster, five limited edition collectible Paramore photos printed on hardstock paper, and a numbered certificate of authenticity" according to a release from Atlantic. Whoosh.
"brand new eyes" is the follow-up to Paramore's breakthrough set "RIOT!," released in 2007. The group gained even more exposure as its track "Decode" was included on the soundtrack to "Twilight." However, as the band told Billboard, fans shouldn't expect any Paramore songs on the "New Moon" soundtrack.
"We don't want to be, like, the vampire house band," drummer Zac Farro explains. "It was really fun to be a part of that, and great exposure, but I think 'Twilight' was it for us. We don't want to seem like we're trying to get in every single movie they put out."
The band has been previewing new material as it has been opening for No Doubt on the road, now through the beginning of August. They are also scheduled to air an "MTV Unplugged" special in September.
Here is the tracklist to "brand new eyes":
3. Playing God
4. Brick By Boring Brick
5. Turn It Off
6. The Only Exception
7. Feeling Sorry
8. Looking Up
9. Where The Lines Overlap
10. Misguided Ghosts
11. All I Wanted
Here are Paramore's/No Doubt's tour dates:
22 Verona, NY Turning Stone Resort & Casino
24 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
26 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
27 Wantagh, NY Nikon At Jones Beach Theater
29 Cleveland, OH Blossom Music Center
30 London, ON John Labatt Centre
2 Milwaukee, WI Summerfest - Marcus Amphitheater
3 Detroit, MI Palace Of Auburn Hills
5 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center
6 Kansas City, MO Starlight Theatre
8 St. Louis, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
10 Indianapolis, IN Verizon Wireless Music Center
11 Chicago, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
13 Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre
15 Calgary, AB Pengrowth Saddledome
16 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place
18 Vancouver, BC General Motors Place
19 Seattle, WA White River Amphitheatre
21 Concord, CA Sleep Train Pavilion
22 Universal City, CA Gibson Amphitheatre
24 Sacramento, CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre
25 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
27 Universal City, CA Gibson Amphitheatre
28 Universal City, CA Gibson Amphitheatre
31 Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
1 Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
2 Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
7 Tokyo, JPN Summer Sonic 2009
8 Osaka, JPN Summer Sonic 2009