People go crazy for Billie Eilish for being such a talented female rock star but conveniently forget about Hayley Williams of Paramore.
- “But Billie Eilish is so talented, she got her start when she was only 16 years old!”, something you will hear from Billie’s fans all the time.
What people don’t realize is that Hayley Williams was also only 16 years old when Paramore had released their first album, All We Know Is Falling. In my opinion, Hayley Williams was the record label’s first attempt at a Billie Eilish like superstar. Built around the concept of taking a cute soft pop singer and putting her into a rough edgy packaging in a predominately male-dominated field.
In fact, early on in Paramore’s career when Hayley Williams had just got discovered and picked up by her label, they strongly urged her to become a solo artist. Hayley Williams wouldn’t hear any of it and fought to keep the band together. She would inevitably emerge victorious as a 16-year-old who successfully fended off her label owners.
Now well over a decade since Paramore’s initial breakout, Hayley Williams is following her label’s original request for a solo Hayley – but she’s doing it on her own time, under her own artistic vision. Fans are excited as hell and we can all see why.
Hayley Williams “Petals For Armor” 2020 Tour:
13 Amsterdam, NL – Melkweg Max
15 Brighton, UK – The Beach @ The Great Escape Festival
16 London, UK – Electric Brixton
18 Paris, FR – La Cigale
19 Cologne, DE – Live Music Hall
28 Seattle, WA – Moore Theater
30 San Francisco, CA – Masonic Auditorium
1 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
3 Denver, CO – Paramount Theatre
5 Dallas, TX – HiFi
6 Houston, TX – House of Blues
8 Orlando, FL – House of Blues
10 Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
15 Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore Charlotte
17 Silver Springs, MD – The Fillmore Silver Spring
18 Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore Philadelphia
20 Boston, MA – House of Blues
22 Toronto, ON – Rebel
24 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel
26 Chicago, IL – House of Blues
27 Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit
29 Nashville, TN – Brooklyn Bowl Nashville