It's finally coming...
Paramore have officially teased their Australian tour following weeks of rumours. Taking to all their social media accounts, the US pop-punk legends posted a photo with black text on a white background, stating, "6.27 – g’day." They also included a link to a mailing list routing to the site paramoredownunder.com.
Kill Your Stereo has eagerly followed Paramore's Australian tour rumours, which we first reported on Friday, 2 June.
During a Good Dye Young takeover event at Ulta Beauty on 1 June, frontwoman Hayley Williams represented her hair dye company alongside co-founder and Chief Innovation Officer, Brian O’Connor, and welcomed fans for meet and greets.
That’s where the gossip began. One fan on Twitter, who met Williams, asked about potential Australian tour dates and later tweeted, “I don't know if it's like world tour I just asked for Australia and she said yes in November”.
An Instagram post from the Paramore Brasil fan group further noted that “During today's meet&greet in New York at the GDY event, Hayley confirmed that 'This Is Why' will be a world tour and that dates for shows in Australia will be announced later this year.”
Another fan gave Williams a Speak Now bracelet, in tribute to the Taylor Swift album, with Williams responding, "Let me just say, it comes at a very interesting time that you’re giving me this to wear, that’s all I’ll say”.
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That was a good omen – five days later, Taylor Swift announced that Williams, along with Fall Out Boy, would appear on the tracklist for her Speak Now (Taylor's Version) album.
Last week, Paramore started directly DMing some of their biggest fans in Australia and New Zealand, simply asking, “What’s your address?”
As the Paramore fan account – run by a Twitter user named Jen – shares, New Zealand fan Rhianna received a DM from the band at 9:02 am NZST on Friday, 16 June.
Fans responding to the screenshot revealed that they didn’t receive the same message “when they were doing it with their US fans”.
For our initial story about a potential Paramore Australian tour this November, Kill Your Stereo reached out to representatives for Paramore for comment.
Williams, drummer Zac Farro and guitarist Taylor York were a seven-piece with their touring band when they last visited Australia in 2018 – there was extra percussionist Joseph Mullen, guitarist Justin York, multi-instrumentalist Logan MacKenzie, and bassist Joey Howard in place of departed founder Jeremy Davis. You can read TheMusic’s live review here.