Supergroups Paramore and Fall Out Boy will hit the road for the must-see concert event of summer. MONUMENTOUR, presented by Live Nation, will kick off on June 19 at the Xfinity Theatre in Hartford, CT before traveling through cities such as Chicago, Nashville, Atlanta, Dallas, Denver, Phoenix, St. Louis and Indianapolis.
Paramore formed ten years ago in Nashville, the 3x-Grammy-nominated rock group released their fourth studio album, "Paramore" in 2013. The self-titled album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart and was named “Best Rock Album” by Entertainment Weekly. Paramore has performed on a series of arena tours, including their most recent headline trek on “The Self-Titled Tour” in 2013 with their first headline show at Madison Square Garden, the 2010 Honda Civic Tour, and multiple visits to Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, and South America.
Fall Out Boy most recently released their latest album "Save Rock And Roll". The album is the gold certified fifth studio album from the Grammy-nominated band and features the multiplatinum hit “My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up)” and the new hit “Alone Together.” Save Rock And Roll debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top 200 and #1 on iTunes in 27 countries when it was released in April.
Upon speaking with Hayley Williams of Paramore briefly about this tour and being able to come back to Indianapolis, the first time since the Honda Civic Tour in 2010, she had this to say.
Josh- "It's been a little while since you've been able to come through the Indianapolis area. The last time being the Honda Civic tour in 2010. What is it like to be able to gear back up for such a huge opportunity especially with a band like Fall Out Boy, who you guys kind of came up through the industry with?"
Hayley- "The whole tour, for me, I think is a long time coming. Our bands really did grow from the same scene and we share a lot of the same fans. And still exist with two separate fan bases as well. I think with the overlap of fan bases this is going to be perfect to really celebrate where we came from, and where we are going. It's amazing. The Honda Civic Tour was such a milestone tour for us and we hit so many cities. We are a band that hates to go backwards, we like to do theater shows, and underplays to reconnect with people. When we did the self titled tour last fall we were excited because it was the first really big tour since the Honda Civic Tour. So now to be able to top that is incredible. To be playing amphitheaters again and some of the ones that we played in 2009 with No Doubt. I can't wait to see how much celebration there is between Fall Out Boy fans and our fans who have watched our bands come from nothing. I think that's the part I am most excited about."
Josh- "Since you both have come through the industry along side each other do you think there is going to be some competition to sort of steal the show from each other since you will have the same set times?"
Hayley- (laughs) "Um I mean to me any competition is friendly competition. I just feel excited for it. For us we just have to put on the best Paramore show that we can every night. Every single tour we think that, whether we are co-headlining a tour, headlining it, or playing a festival. Everything has to top the last thing that we did, thats how I feel about it. I don't know everything about their set yet because we haven't really rehearsed with each other yet. I think we all get to do rehearsals together next week which will be really exciting. I know they are going to put on an amazing show. To me thats the most important because if both bands aren't bringing their A game then we are doing our fans an injustice. I think it is going to be rad and I'm really pumped about it."
This tour is set to be one of the most incredible shows of the year. Both bands have been putting on amazing shows their entire career and after each of their hiatus's both bands have a renewed passion and are impressing new and old fans alike. You can find the tour dates here and purchase tickets here.