Hayley Williams announces first-ever solo tour for summer 2020
Hayley Williams is gearing up for the release of her debut solo album Petals For Armor this May. The Paramore frontwoman will be celebrating the LP on the road as she heads to Europe and across North America for her first solo tour this summer.
The vocalist gave “Simmer” its live debut at Collina Strada’s show during New York Fashion Week in mid-February, and now she’s bringing that same energy to other parts of the world.
Williams revealed the intimate headlining run will be kicking off in Amsterdam May 13 with the Ninth Wave supporting all of the European dates. She’ll then return to the U.S., beginning in Seattle May 28. Arlo Parks will support the North American dates, which run through June, ending in Williams’ hometown of Nashville.
“Wow, I am going on tour. Myself. It’s not Paramore and truthfully, it’s just a little terrifying,” Williams says in a statement. “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.”
Tickets go on sale Friday, March 13 at 10 a.m. local time., but North American fans can gain early access by preordering Petals For Armor by March 8 at 10 p.m. local time here. You can also register as a Ticketmaster Verified Fan here.
Fans in Europe and the U.K. can gain early access by preordering Petals For Armor by March 10 at 4 p.m. local time here.
If you don’t see your date, then don’t fret as Williams still has plenty up her sleeve with Petals For Armor.
“I know how sad it can feel to not see your city on a list of tour dates. lol, nobody used to come to nashville when we were teens,” she tweeted. “but these are only the first 2 runs. I plan on squeezing a lot of life into AND out of Petals For Armor. Thanks for being passionate with me.”
Williams shared the first track, “Simmer” off Petals For Armor in January. The vocalist followed it up with “Leave It Alone” and “Cinnamon,” all of which continued to build upon a connected plot. The three tracks appeared on an EP, PETALS FOR ARMOR I, which is available here now.
Check out the singer’s latest video for “Cinnamon” below along with the upcoming tour dates below.
05/13 – Amsterdam, NL @ Melkweg Max
05/15 – Brighton, UK @ The Beach @ The Great Escape Festival
05/16 – London, UK @ Electric Brixton
05/18 – Paris, FR @ La Cigale
05/19 – Cologne, DE @ Live Music Hall
05/28 – Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre
05/30 – San Francisco, CA @ The Masonic
06/01 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
06/03 – Denver, CO @ Paramount Theatre
06/05 – Dallas, TX @ HiFi
06/06 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
06/08 – Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
06/10 – Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
06/15 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore Charlotte
06/17 – Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore Silver Spring
06/18 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore Philadelphia
06/20 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
06/22 – Toronto, ON @ Rebel
06/24 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
06/26 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
06/27 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore Detroit
06/29 – Nashville, TN @ Brooklyn Bowl Nashville
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