by MEGAN ROMANCZUK Section Editor
MONUMENTOUR, announced on January 9, is a co-headlining tour shared between Fall Out Boy and Paramore, along with New Politics as the opening act.
The tour contains 30 dates around the United States starting on June 19 in Hartford, CT and finishing in September in Washington.
This is the first time Paramore and Fall Out Boy have toured together, despite the fact that they are both popular within their genres.
Fall Out Boy formed in 2001 in Chicago with Pete Wentz and Joe Trohman. By 2005, Fall Out Boy’s career skyrocketed, allowing them to have two hit singles off of their debut album “From Under The Cork Tree.”
Similar to Fall Out Boy, Paramore began their career in 2005, but started to receive recognition in 2007 when they released their first single “Misery Business.”
Along the way, Paramore went from a group of five to a small group of three.
2013 was a huge year for Paramore and Fall Out Boy since both artists came back from hiatus with excellent new albums.
Fall Out Boy surprised waiting fans by announcing the reunion on Twitter after denying the rumors a day before.
However, the wait was worth it since the album received a lot of success, along with multiple hit singles that feature different artists.
“I have been a huge fan of Fall Out Boy since their first single, and I was heartbroken when finding out they are taking a break from producing music. I made sure to purchase their new album legally to show my love and support for my favorite band,” says senior Danielle Paxton.
Paramore released their self-titled album on April 5, 2013, which debuted at number 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart.
Following the release of the new album, Paramore was able to perform their first headlining show at Madison Square Garden, as well as their first headline concert-cruise ParaHOY in 2014.
“Paramore never gives up and always comes back with new music that will intrigue new and old listeners,” says senior Rachel Zuckerman.
The opening act New Politics, originally from Copenhagen, Denmark, started their career in 2009.
The alternative-rock band had two of their top singles in video games, as well as background music for the trailer of “Frozen”.
New Politics has so far opened up for P!nk, Panic! At The Disco and The Pretty Reckless.
Here are the rest of the tour dates: June 19: Hartford, CT (Xfinity Theatre) June 21: Wantagh, NY (Nikon at Jones Beach Theater) June 22: Mansfield, MA (Xfinity Center) June 24: Saratoga Springs, NY (Saratoga PAC) June 25: Toronto, ON (Molson Canadian Amphitheatre) June 27: Camden, NJ (Susquehanna Bank Center) June 28: Holmdel, NJ (PNC Bank Arts Center) June 30: Gilford, NH (Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion) July 2: Buffalo, NY (Darien Lake PAC) July 3: Burgettstown, PA (First Niagara Pavilion) July 6: St. Louis, MO (Verizon Wireless Amphitheater) July 8: Detroit, MI (DTE Energy Music Theatre) July 9: Indianapolis, IN (Klipsch Music Center) July 11: Chicago, IL (First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre) July 12: Cincinnati, OH (Bunbury Festival) July 13: White Creeks, TN (The Woods Amphitheater at Fontanel) July 18: Columbia, MD (Merriweather Post Pavilion) July 19: Hershey, PA (Hersheypark Stadium) July 22: Virginia Beach, VA (Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach) July 23: Charlotte, NC (PNC Music Pavilion) July 25: West Palm Beach, FL (Cruzan Amphitheatre) July 26: Tampa, FL (MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre) July 27: St. Augustine, FL (St. Augustine Amphitheatre) July 29: Raleigh, NC (Walnut Creek Amphitheatre) July 30: Atlanta, GA (Aaron’s Amphitheatre @ Lakewood) August 1: Houston, TX (Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion) August 2: Austin, TX (Austin360 Amphitheater) August : Corpus Christi, TX (Concrete Street Amphitheater) August 5: Dallas, TX (Gexa Energy Pavilion) August 7: Albuquerque, NM (Isleta Amphitheater) August 8: Phoenix, AZ (Ak-Chin Pavilion) August 10: Oklahoma City, OK (Zoo Amphitheatre) August 12: Denver, CO (Red Rocks Amphitheatre) August 13: Orem, UT (UCCU Center) August 15: Las Vegas, NV (Cosmopolitan) August 16: Irvine, CA (Verizon Wireless Amphitheater) August 17: Concord, CA (Sleep Train Pavilion)
If you are interested in purchasing tickets, the Journalism students will be holding a raffle for the chance to receive two free tickets.
Do you plan on seeing Fall Out Boy and Paramore on their co-headling tour?