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Paramore sets dates ahead of release

Will stop in four cities within driving distance

Paramore will visit some regional shows in 2023 in support of their upcoming album.

Chris Hupe

Whatzup Features Writer

Published November 16, 2022

Paramore is setting out on their highly-anticipated tour this summer in support of their sixth studio album, This Is Why, set for release Feb. 10. It will be their first since 2017’s After Laughter

The band will join Taylor Swift for a pair of shows in Glendale, Arizona, in March before setting off on their headlining tour with Bloc Party and Genesis Owusu on May 30-31 at Madison Square Garden in New York. 

When in our region, they will stop by Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland on June 4, Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis on June 5, Little Caesars Arena in Detroit on June 7, and Schottenstein Center in Columbus, Ohio, on June 10. 

Touring with an eye toward the future, a portion of ticket sales will be donated toward Support + Feed, which combats food insecurity and the climate crisis by taking action to shift to an equitable, plant-based food system, and Reverb, which aims to promote sustainable touring in the music industry, lowering artists’ carbon footprints while out on the road.

Hoey holiday tour heads out

Gary Hoey’s annual “Ho Ho Hoey Rockin’ Holiday Tour” has become a tradition for many rock fans. 

Hoey has been a driving force behind Christmas instrumental rock music since 1995 after his version of “The Twelve Days Of Christmas” found its way on to radio airwaves. Hoey’s music is featured in Hallmark greeting cards and the Christmas movie, Deck the Halls

This year’s tour stops at Reggie’s in Chicago on Dec. 8 and The Magic Bag in Detroit the following night. 

Young comedian on road

Comedian Taylor Tomlinson has announced winter dates for her “Have It All” tour. 

Tomlinson’s witty perspective on navigating adulthood has earned her a reputation as a “must-see” artist. Named to Forbes’ 2021 class of 30 Under 30, her “Quarter-Life Crisis” special led The Washington Post to call her “your favorite quarantine-watch” and Newsweek to state that she is “undeniably hilarious” and “wise beyond her years.” Variety also named her one of the Top 10 Comics to Watch. 

If any of that gets your attention, then you’ll thank me later for telling you Tomlinson will visit Clowes Memorial Hall in Indianapolis for two shows on Dec. 16, The Chicago Theatre for two shows Jan. 21, Palace Theatre in Columbus, Ohio, on March 17, Connor Palace in Cleveland on March 18, and DeVos Performance Hall for two shows in Grand Rapids on June 1-2.

Indianapolis band reunites

Those of you who have been around a while might remember an Indianapolis-based band called Simon Barr Sinister that played in our area on many occasions. 

After a long hiatus, they reunited in October for a show in their hometown. It felt so good that they decided to book another. 

The upcoming gig takes place at The Doghouse in Brownsburg on Dec. 17 with Snakeskin Cowboy and Rok Hollywood

Formed in 1995 by guitarist Ritchie Wilkinson (who would later play in Demons & Wizards and Angel Dust) and singer Don Saint-Thomas, Simon Barr Sinister gained a following in the Midwest, and then attracted more fans as they toured the country. They are best known for their cover of Gordon Lightfoot’s  “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald.” 

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