In just one week, Nov. 26, one of Nashville (well, Franklin)’s biggest success stories, Paramore, will take the stage at Bridgestone Arena for the largest hometown show of their career. Joined by a crazy good bill of Metric and Hellogoodbye, this is one of our most-anticipated arena shows of the fall, and certainly not a bad way to kick off the holiday season. Regular tickets are still available, but, for this week only, we’ve got an even more awesome deal for you:
The good folks at Groupon are offering Paramore tickets for JUST $20. You’re probably thinking nosebleeds, right? Nope. These puppies are lower level, fantastic seats. Hidden fees? Wrong again. They’re $20, period. At face value, these same seats would cost you double to nearly triple. You only have until Friday to snag this awesome deal, and, since a finite number of seats exist, quantities are limited. Head HERE for what might just be the best value for all of November. Really, it’s a no-brainer. Don’t even think about trying to scalp though, Paramore’s entire tour is paperless, to curb the re-sell market (plus ticket flipping is a dick move anyway). After the jump, find out more about your plans for next Tuesday.
Paramore played their first show ever at The End in 2004. Now, a decade later, they’re headlining Bridgestone Arena. Not bad, right? With the release of their fourth album, this year’s Paramore, the group embarked on a new chapter. Paramore’s first record since the departure of founding members Josh and Zac Farro (who now make up local acts Novel American and HalfNoise, respectively), the group’s eponymous release not only showcases a more mature, progressive sound, but has reinvigorated their career and spawned several massive radio hits, including the seemingly unstoppable “Still Into You” (see the video below). A crossover act in every sense, Paramore blur the lines between punk, pop, and alt rock, organically maintaing their “scene cred” all of these years later, while existing on the broader sphere of mainstream radio rock and media attention. Don’t think success has gone to their heads, however. The trio all still reside in Nashville, and, earlier this year, even took the time to perform at our very own Grimey’s, to celebrate Record Store Day. Whether you’re a longtime fan or a newbie, Paramore’s intense, polished, over the top stage show is one of the most entertaining, fun, and downright rock and roll experiences around. And, for the price, you’d be a fool to miss it.
Paramore have long had a reputation for selecting opening acts that they genuinely like, rather than ones that would be more specifically musically advantageous. Metric might seem like an odd fit, but that’s the point. Not entirely dissimilar, the long-running Canadian new wave rockers might be new to many Paramore fans, and add a fun, branched-out depth to the lineup. Fronted by the endlessly talented Emily Haines, Metric graced the stage at The Ryman last year, shortly after the release of their latest full-length, Synthetica. Blending elements of indie rock, synthpop, and post-punk, Metric and Paramore find common ground in their affinity for synth flourishes and unabashed pop hooks. Unparalleled in their performance chops, Metric alone would be worth the price of admission, and seeing them take on an arena stage more than has our interest piqued.
If you only know Hellogoodbye for their cheesy (but, let’s be real, still awesome) mid 2000’s hit “Here (In Your Arms),” you’re in for a pretty big shock. In 2010, the group ditched their auto-tuned, synthed-out sound to showcase their stripped-down, genuine knack for penning straightforward pop songs, with their sophomore effort Would It Kill You? Now, in 2013, they’ve undergone yet another, logical transformation. Finding a common ground between previous releases, Hellogoodbye’s latest, Everything Is Debatable, sounds more akin to a Passion Pit record, laden with huge hooks, diverse instrumentation, dense, layered, atmospheric synth lines, and the best songwriting the group has ever showcased. For a taste, check out the title track below! See you Tuesday!
Paramore, Metric, and Hellogoodbye will perform Tuesday, Nov. 26, at Bridgstone Arena. The show is all ages, begins at 7:30 p.m., and regular tickets range from $37.86 to $56.21 after fees.