The Monumentour Tour Tour Announcement

Alt rock comeback kids Fall Out Boy and Paramore announced recently they are joining forces for a summer tour. The news of the tour escaped a bit early than either band planned, as the announcement video leaked a couple of days ago. Apparently their marketing team lacks the discipline of Mrs. Carter’s. Both bands are coming off successful #1 albums released after long breaks.

The 37 date, 30 city tour kicks off in Hartford at the recently re-branded Xfinity Theatre in Hartford. It will rolling through central Texas in early August, including a stop at the Austin360 Amphitheater. Currently it is scheduled to wrap up on the west coast at the Sleep Train Pavilion, where the name alone suggests the dizzy levels of excitement shows there must generate.

Monumentour Dates:

  • June 19 – Xfinity Theatre – Hartford, CT
  • June 21 – Nikon at Jones Beach Theater – Wantagh, NY
  • June 22 – Xfinity Center – Mansfield, MA
  • June 24 – Saratoga PAC – Saratoga Springs, NY
  • June 25 – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre – Toronto, ON
  • June 27 – Susquehanna Bank Center – Camden, NJ
  • June 28 – PNC Bank Arts Center – Holmdel, NJ
  • June 30 – Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion – Gilford, NH
  • July 2 – Darien Lake PAC – Buffalo, NY
  • July 3 – First Niagara Pavilion – Burgettstown, PA
  • July 6 – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater – St. Louis, MO
  • July 8 – DTE Energy Music Thearer – Detroit, MI
  • July 9 – Klipsch Music Center – Indianapolis, IN
  • July 11 – First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre – Chicago, IL
  • July 12 – Bunbury Festival – Cincinnati, OH
  • July 13 – The Woods Amphitheater at Fontanel – White Creeks, TN
  • July 18 – Merriweather Post Pavilion – Columbia, MD
  • July 19 – Hersheypark Stadium – Hershey, PA
  • July 22 – Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach – Virginia Beach, VA
  • July 23 – PNC Music Pavilion – Charlotte, NC
  • July 25 – Cruzan Amphitheatre – West Palm Beach, FL
  • July 26 – MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre – Tampa, FL
  • July 27 – St. Augustine Amphitheatre – St. Augustine, FL
  • July 29 – Walnut Creek Amphitheatre – Raleigh, NC
  • July 30 – Aarons Amphitheatre at Lakewood – Atlanta, GA
  • Aug. 1 – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – Houston, TX
  • Aug. 2 – Austin360 Amphitheatre – Austin, TX
  • Aug. 4 – Concrete Street Amphitheater – Corpus Christi, TX
  • Aug. 5 – Gexa Energy Pavilion – Dallas, TX
  • Aug. 7 – Isleta Amphitheater – Albuquerque, NM
  • Aug. 8 – Ak-Chin Pavilion – Phoenix, AZ
  • Aug. 10 – Zoo Amphitheatre – Oklahoma City, OK
  • Aug. 12 – Red Rocks Amphitheatre – Denver, CO
  • Aug. 13 – UCCU Center – Orem, UT
  • Aug. 15 – Cosmopolitan – Las Vegas, NV
  • Aug. 16 – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater – Irvine, CA
  • Aug. 17 – Sleep Train Pavilion – Concord, CA

You can pick up Monumentour tickets on our Fall Out Boy page or our Paramore page.

Here’s Paramore’s “Still Into You,” their biggest hit from last year’s self-titled return album. I could have used a Fall Out Boy video, but given a choice between watching Hayley Williams for 3 minutes 41 seconds and not watching Hayley Williams for 3 minutes 41 seconds, I bravely choose the former. In my continuing tradition of pointing out interesting elements of the video in question, note half her hair is pink while the other half is orange-red. Also, for some reason there’s two dudes hanging around. I believe they are among the founding members of the “Please Never Go Solo, Hayley” Club.

The Week in TicketCity Search – August 8th

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Hayley Williams

This is certainly an interesting week. Over half the countdown wasn’t there last week, and, first and foremost, the top entry doesn’t sing. While the 1985 Chicago Bears proved it’s not out of the question for a football team to release a hit single, it does remain highly unlikely. The Cowboys reach the top of the countdown as we’re about a week away from their first preseason game. This shuffles our usual suspects down a couple spots.

Paramore appears out of nowhere to romance the #4 spot. That was kind of punny… I apologize… especially since they don’t even spell it that way. Paramore is a alt rock band fronted by Hayley Williams out of Franklin, Tennessee. They are the headliners of the 2010 Honda Civic Tour, which this year includes Tegan and Sara and New Found Glory.

Rounding out the top 5 is the Longhorns, also rapidly approaching their season kickoff. The bottom five is an interesting assortment, leading off with comedian Kathy Griffin, followed by Rush and a returning KISS, who have been absent for a while. Pretty sure that this is Bob Dylan’s first time on the countdown, and I’ll forgo explaining who he is. Dylan’s consummate artistry is in excellent company as the live tour of So You Think You Can Dance finishes out the countdown.

1 10 Dallas Cowboys
2 2 Justin Bieber
3 1 Lady Gaga
4 - Paramore
5 7 Longhorns Football
6 - Kathy Griffin
7 - Rush
8 - KISS
9 - Bob Dylan
10 - So You Think You Can Dance