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Paramore's Time Is "Now"; Grammy(R)-Nominated Band Reveals Packed Schedule Heralding Eagerly Awaited New Album; Headline Performance Slated for "The Warner Sound" at Upcoming South by Southwest (SXSW); High Profile TV Appearances Set for April, Including ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live! and TBS' Conan; North American Spring Tour Gets Underway April 25th; Paramore Releases Catalogue Mastered Specifically for iTunes, Now Available; "PARAMORE" Arrives at Last on April 9th

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Mar 5, 2013) - Fueled By Ramen recording group Paramore has announced a thrilling array of upcoming events, all leading up to the release of their massively anticipated new album. "PARAMORE" arrives everywhere at long last on April 9th.

Paramore will herald the new album with a major live performance at the 2013 South by Southwest® Music & Media Conference (SXSW®) in Austin, Texas -- the band's first visit to the annual festival in half a decade. The band will be among the superstar acts performing at "The Warner Sound Captured By Nikon," Nikon Inc. and the Warner Music Group's all-star residency at the Belmont Austin, with their headline appearance slated for Wednesday, March 13th at 12:10 am (CST). Fans outside of Austin can catch the festivities -- as well as showcase sets from Tegan & Sara, Kitten, The Rubens, Skaters, and Fueled By Ramen's own twenty one pilots -- via an exclusive live stream at the Warner Music Group's premium YouTube channel, "The Warner Sound" (www.youtube.com/thewarnersound). For additional news and information, please visit nikon.thewarnersound.com and www.facebook.com/thewarnersound.

To commemorate the SXSW performance, the GRAMMY®-nominated band's extraordinary back catalogue new mastered for iTunes, ensuring the delivery of the music to listeners with increased audio fidelity, more closely replicating what the artists, recording engineers, and producers intended. The classic albums -- including 2005's "ALL WE KNOW IS FALLING," 2007's RIAA platinum certified "RIOT!," and 2009's chart-topping "brand new eyes" -- are on sale now on the iTunes Store at https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewMultiRoom?fcId=611027201. Paramore's first all-new release in more than three years, "PARAMORE" is also available now for preorder via the iTunes Store, the official Fueled By Ramen webstore, store.fueledbyramen.com, and Paramore's own www.paramore.net.

Paramore's new single "Now" has quickly risen to the top 15 on Alternative airplay charts nationwide and continues to ascend. In addition, the "Now" companion video -- directed by award-winning filmmaker/dancer Daniel Cloud Campos -- recently had its worldwide MTV premiere and is currently in rotation on all MTV platforms. The clip is also receiving heavy play at Fuse, Nickelodeon, and recently premiered on VH1's Top 20 Music Video Countdown. "Now" also set YouTube on fire, earning over 850,000 views in less than 48 hours after its premiere. The clip has since drawn more than 3.5 million individual views and counting at Paramore's official YouTube channel, www.youtube.com/paramore.

"Now" has also reaped considerable critical applause, with Entertainment Weekly awarding it an "A-," noting that its "driving buzz-saw guitars and (the) spunky-urgent defiance of Hayley Williams' shout are just disruptive enough to yank you out of your boring suspenders-folk coma and into and old-fashioned mosh pit." "Part No Doubt," declared People, "part Yeah Yeah Yeahs, all rad."

Paramore -- singer Hayley Williams, bassist Jeremy Davis, and guitarist Taylor York -- will celebrate the arrival of "PARAMORE" with a North American headline tour, set to embark April 25th at Houston's Bayou Music Theatre and then travel the continent through mid-May (see attached itinerary). Always a festival favorite, the band -- which only just concluded a whirlwind tour of Southeast Asia and Australia -- will also be among the top stars appearing at a range of upcoming radio-sponsored festivals, including 101.1 The Edge's annual Edgefest in Dallas on April 27th and Radio 104.5's WRFF Festival in Philadelphia on May 12th. Paramore will also hit the stage at a number of upcoming European extravaganzas, with Moscow's Park Live, the Netherlands' Pinkpop, and Germany's famed Rock Am Ring and Rock Im Park among those already announced for June and beyond. For up-to-the-minute tour and ticket information, please visit www.paramore.net/tour.

The band is also scheduled for a series of high profile TV appearances to celebrate the new album's release. Paramore will hit ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live! on April 11th for a performance on the show's famed outdoor stage, followed on April 30th by a visit to TBS' Conan (check local listings). An additional slate of TV appearances will be announced soon.


13   Austin, TX SXSW - The Warner Sound Captured By Nikon
25   Houston, TX Bayou Music Theatre
27   Frisco, TX 101.1 The Edge's EDGEFEST
29   Phoenix, AZ Comerica Theatre
1   Los Angeles, CA Wiltern Theatre
3   Las Vegas, NV The Joint
4   San Francisco, CA Warfield Theatre
6   Salt Lake City, UT The Great Saltair
7   Denver, CO The Fillmore
9   Chicago, IL The Chicago Theatre
10   Detroit, MI The Fillmore
12   Camden, NJ Radio 104.5's WRFF Festival
13   Toronto, ON Sound Academy
15   Boston, MA House of Blues
16   New York, NY Hammerstein Ballroom
18   Silver Spring, MD The Fillmore
20   Charlotte, NC The Fillmore
21   Atlanta, GA The Tabernacle
5   Warsaw, Poland Impact Festival
7   Nurburg, Germany Rock Am Ring
8   Nuremburg, Germany Rock Im Park
10   Milan, Italy Alcatraz
11   Zurich, Switzerland Komplex
13   Luxembourg, Luxembourg Rockhal
14   Landgraaf, Netherlands Pinkpop Festival
16   Nickelsdorf, Austra Nova Rock
19   Prague, Czech Republic Lucerna
22   Hamburg, Germany Docks
24   Copenhagen, Denmark Vega
27   Borlange, Sweden Peace and Love Festival
29   Helsinki, Finland Rock The Beach Festival
30   Moscow, Russian Federation Park Live Festival