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Paramore announces spring U.S. tour dates

The last time Paramore hit the road to support its  Brand New Eyes album, it was a less-than-smooth trip.

On the first night, frontwoman Hayley Williams lost her voice, forcing the audience to provide her vocals for the remainder of the show. Then, the band canceled a handful of dates while Williams recovered from laryngitis. When they finally returned to the road, Paramore battled a seemingly endless string of illnesses, leading Williams to tweet that she was “seriously considering buying a gas mask.”

On Thursday, the band announced its second batch of dates for a lean spring jaunt, scheduled to kick off on April 26 in Knoxville, Tenn. The band will crisscross the continental U.S. (including a May 1 stop at the Bamboozle Festival at the Meadowlands in New Jersey) and bring the tour to a close on May 16 with a gig at the Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

Joining Paramore on the trek are Relient K and fun. Tickets will go on sale to fan club members beginning this Monday, and will then be made available to the general public starting on Feb. 5. For more information, check out Paramore.net.