How can anyone have hate for Paramore?
The Tennessee-based band has been in the music scene for the past 14 years, and along the way, they have encountered a ton of fans, as well as some detractors. To the band’s credit, the trio of Hayley Williams, Zac Farro and Taylor York doesn’t let the negativity affect them on the stage nor in the studio. They just keep rocking on, like any band of rock royalty would, and, yes, Paramore is among modern rock’s royalty.
By now, everyone should have heard of Paramore’s journey to the top of rock’s Mount Rushmore, but what about Foster the People, the band that will be joining them at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre in July?
This is a band that many should keep their eyes on, as they have replicated the meteoric rise Paramore experienced in their early years, and for those who have yet to channel their playlists to this California band (and it’s hard to see who haven’t), then here is a little historical context.
Formed in Los Angeles in 2009, the quintet of Mark Foster (the band’s founder), Sean Cimino, Isom Innis, and Mark Pontius worked the L.A. live scene before releasing their debut LP, Torches, in May of 2011. That album, the first for the Startime, a subsidiary of Columbia Records, was an out-of-the-box smash, reaching number eight on the Billboard 200 and topping the Billboard Alternative charts.
Their next LP, the dynamite Supermodel, only continued their commercial and creative winning streak, once again topping the Alternative charts and going to number three on the Billboard 200. Though their latest released, the underrated Sacred Hearts Club, backslid a bit, it still proved just how talented Foster the People is, and why it’s a monumental occasion that they’ll be sharing the stage with the band that many compare them to.
The Paramore/Foster the People show at the Red Rocks will be more than just a concert, it will be an event, one that no one who is even remotely into alternative rock should miss out on. Tickets for this show will quickly sell out, so fans should click on the link below and obtain their tickets to a show that will dominate the summer concert season in the Mile High City.
Paramore: The After Laughter Tour with Foster the People