Paramore frontwoman Hayley Williams has announced the first tour dates for her highly-anticipated debut solo record tour. The LP – Petals For Armor – drops on 8th May through Atlantic Records with five-track EP Petals For Armor I unleashed just last month featuring acclaimed tracks Simmer (produced by Taylor York, Williams’ lead Paramore collaborator), Leave It Alone and Cinnamon.
As part of this first round of dates, the GRAMMY® Award-winning artist will be hitting up Brighton’s Great Escape Festival on 15th May before a special, intimate headline show at London’s Electric Brixton venue the following evening.
Check out the video for Simmer below:
Of her upcoming tour, which also sees the Meridian, Mississippi native headlining shows in Amsterdam, Paris and Cologne before a huge 18-date North American leg, Williams says:
“Wow. I am going on tour. Myself. It’s not Paramore and truthfully, it’s just a little terrifying. But if I know anything, it’s that there’s no safer place (besides at home with my dog) than to be in a room, on a stage, in front of the people who I’ve grown up singing my lungs out for. There was a time I thought I wouldn’t tour Petals For Armor. What a joke. I must.
This is a brand new adventure. It’s important to embark on something new every now and then just to show yourself that you can. I welcome the discomfort and the joy and I’m ready to be present for this.
The first run of shows is going to be hot, sweaty, and intimate. My brand-newly-formed band and I will be playing rooms that Paramore outgrew a decade ago. It’s going to be so satisfying to feel the energy of a crowd that close again, especially while performing songs that feel so vital for me; songs I have never performed before for an audience.
Thank you for the chance to tour this. I hope to see a ton of old friends and make some new ones too.”
See the storming video for Leave It Alone below:
A pre-sale for Williams’ Electric Brixton show begins at 10am GMT on Wednesday 11th March with general sale commencing at the same time on Friday 13th March via her official website – https://www.petalsforarmor.com/