Aaron Gillespie (The Almost, ex-Underoath) to drum for Paramore on tour

August 26, 2013 by Philip Obenschain

Aaron Gillespie (The Almost, ex-Underoath) to drum for Paramore on tour

Aaron Gillespie, former drummer of Underoath and current frontman of The Almost, will make his return to drumming live to join Paramore on tour.

So far, the band have only teased (UPDATE: Paramore have now confirmed Gillespie's involvement, keep reading for a message from the group) the announcement by posting this photo on their Instagram:

However, Gillespie himself has re-tweeted several unofficial Paramore Twitter accounts, seemingly confirming the news:


Paramore will kick off a tour of Europe next week, followed by tours of North America and Australia. Until an official announcement comes from the band, it is unclear how long Gillespie will be filling in. However, with previous touring drummer Miles McPherson currently unable to perform, it's safe to assume Aaron will at least be on for the duration of the European tour.

UPDATE: The band have confirmed that Gillespie will be filling in for only the European tour, with McPherson expected to rejoin for The Self-Titled tour of North America in Oct. Check out the announcement:


Here's a full list of the band's planned performances:

Sept 2 -  The O2 Point - Dublin, Ireland
Sept 4 - iTunes Festival - London, UK
Sept 5 - Heineken Music Hall - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Sept 7 - Le Zenith - Paris, France
Sept 8 - Komplex - Zürich, Switzerland
Sept 10 - Paladozza - Bologna, Italy
Sept 11 - Kesselhaus - München, Germany
Sept 13 - Columbiahalle - Berlin, Germany
Sept 14 - Pier 2 - Bremen, Germany
Sept 16 - Mitsubishi Electric Halle - Düsseldorf, Germany
Sept 18 - Hugenottenhalle - Neu-Isenburg, Germany
Sept 20 - MEN Arena - Manchester, UK @
Sept 21 - Motorpoint Arena - Cardiff, UK @
Sept 23 - LG Arena - Birmingham UK @
Sept 24 - Capital FM Arena - Nottingham UK @
Sept 27 - Wembley Arena - London, UK @
Sept 28 - Wembley Arena - London, UK @
Oct 15 - Key Arena - Seattle, WA ^%
Oct 16 - PNE Forum - Vancouver, BC ^
Oct 18 - HP Pavilion - San Jose, CA ^%
Oct 19 - Honda Center - Anaheim, CA ^%
Oct 22 - Save Mart Center - Fresno, CA ^%
Oct 23 - Viejas Arena - San Diego, CA ^%
Oct 26 - Grand Prairie Verizon Theatre - Dallas, TX ^%
Oct 27 - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion - Houston, TX ^%
Oct 29 - Independence Events Center - Kansas City, MO ^%
Oct 30 - Fabulous Fox Theater - St. Louis, MO ^%
Nov 1 - Austin360 Amphitheater - Austin, TX ^%
Nov 2-3 - Voodoo Music + Arts Experience - New Orleans, LA
Nov 4 - BB&T Center - Ft. Lauderdale, FL ^%
Nov 5 - UCF Convocation Center - Orlando, FL ^%
Nov 8 - Susquehanna Bank Center - Camden, NJ ^%
Nov 9 - Patriot Center - Fairfax, VA ^%
Nov 11 - Sands Bethlehem Event Center - Bethlehem, PA ^%
Nov 13 - Madison Square Garden - New York, NY ^%
Nov 15 - DCU Center - Boston, MA ^%
Nov 17 - Mohegan Sun Arena - Uncasville, CT ^%
Nov 18 - Bell Centre - Montreal, QU ^&
Nov 20 - Theatre at Air Canada Centre - Toronto, ON ^&
Nov 21 - The Palace Of Auburn Hills - Detroit, MI ^%
Nov 23 - Roy Wilkins Auditorium - St. Paul, MN ^%
Nov 24 - UIC Pavilion - Chicago, IL ^%
Nov 26 - Bridgestone Arena - Nashville, TN ^%
Nov 27 - The Arena at Gwinnett Center - Atlanta, GA ^%
Jan 9 - Brisbane Entertainment Centre - Brisbane, Australia #
Jan 11 - Allphones Arena - Sydney, Australia #
Jan 12 - Myer Music Bowl - Melbourne, Australia #
Jan 14 - Adelaide Entertainment Centre - Adelaide, Australia #
Jan 16 - Perth Arena - Perth, Australia #

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