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Riot Fest updates set times; Paramore & Jawbreaker now have less overlap

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Paramore at Central Park SummerStage – 8/25/17 (photo via @champagnebribri)

When the 2017 Riot Fest set times were revealed, one major bummer was that Jawbreaker (who are reunited for the first time in 21 years) and Paramore (who have a great new album) were billed just a half hour apart on Sunday (9/17) with major overlap. Good news for anyone bummed about that: the festival slightly adjusted the set times, pulling Paramore’s set back 15 minutes, making it much easier to see both bands.

Riot Fest made a few other minor changes too (GBH and Peaches switched spots). You can check out updated set times HERE and get tickets to the fest — which also includes Queens of the Stone Age, Nine Inch Nails, Danzig, Wu-Tang Clan, At the Drive-In, Cap’n Jazz, and more — HERE.

Speaking of Jawbreaker, in addition to the reunion shows, there’s a new documentary on the band too. BrooklynVegan is proudly presenting two screenings at Nitehawk in Williamsburg, which both also have a Q&A with frontman Blake Schwarzenbach. The first is this Thursday, 8/31 (stick around for the free afterparty at Nitehawk’s bar) and the second is September 6.

As for Paramore, they’ve been touring in support of that new album, After Laughter, a danceable change in direction that’s one of the band’s (and the year’s) best. Though their proper NYC show isn’t until Radio City with Best Coast in October (tickets), they stopped by NYC on Friday morning (8/25) to play a few songs off the new album in Central Park for Good Morning America. They did “Hard Times,” “Fake Happy,” and “Rose-Colored Boy” on the televised broadcast, and also played “Caught in the Middle” and “Told You So” off air. They sounded great — watch videos of all five songs below.

Paramore also added UK dates for 2018, which happen ahead of the band’s Parahoy! cruise (lineup for that is still TBA). Updated tour dates are listed below.

One of Paramore’s recent shows was with Julien Baker (who since announced a new album), who tweeted this from the show:

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Paramore — 2017/2018 Tour Dates
Sep 06 Moran Theatre (w/ flor) Jacksonville, FL
Sep 08 The Fillmore Miami Beach (w/ flor) Miami, FL
Sep 09 Dr. Phillips Center (w/ flor) Orlando, FL
Sep 11 Ovens Auditorium (w/ Best Coast) Charlotte, NC
Sep 13 MGM National Harbor Theater (w/ Best Coast) Washington, DC
Sep 15 Fox Theatre (w/ Best Coast) Detroit, MI
Sep 17 Riot Fest (w/ Jawbreaker) Chicago, IL
Sep 19 Orpheum Theater (w/ Best Coast) Sioux City, IA
Sep 21 Bellco Theatre (w/ Best Coast) Denver, CO
Sep 22 Utah Valley University Events Center (w/ Best Coast) Orem, UT
Sep 24 Paramount Theatre (w/ Best Coast) Oakland, CA
Sep 26 Greek Theatre (w/ Best Coast) Los Angeles, CA
Sep 27 Comerica Theatre (w/ Best Coast) Phoenix, AZ
Sep 29 Smart Financial Centre (w/ Best Coast) Houston, TX
Sep 30 Verizon Theatre (w/ Best Coast) Dallas, TX
Oct 02 The Fox Theatre (w/ Best Coast) Atlanta, GA
Oct 04 Radio City Music Hall (w/ Best Coast) New York, NY
Oct 06 Tower Theatre (w/ Best Coast) Upper Darby, PA
Oct 07 BOSTON OPERA HOUSE (w/ Best Coast) Boston, MA
Oct 10 Sands Bethlehem Event Center (w/ Best Coast) Bethlehem, PA
Oct 12 St. Denis Theatre (w/ Best Coast) Montreal, Canada
Oct 13 Massey Hall (w/ Best Coast) Toronto, Canada
Oct 15 Akron Civic Theater (w/ Best Coast) Akron, OH
Oct 17 Ryman Auditorium (w/ Best Coast) Nashville, TN
Oct 20 Festival Coordenada Zapopan, Mexico
Oct 21 Live Out Festival 2017 Monterrey, Mexico
Oct 23 Palacio de los Deportes (w/ Pvris) México, Mexico
Nov 11 Personal Fest ’17 Buenos Aires, Argentina
Dec 03 97X Next Big Thing Tampa, FL
Jan 11 Motorpoint Arena Cardiff, Uk
Jan 12 The O2 Arena London, United Kingdom
Jan 14 Genting Arena Birmingham, United Kingdom
Jan 19 Manchester Arena Manchester, United Kingdom
Jan 20 SSE Hydro Glasgow Glasgow, United Kingdom
Apr 06 PARAHOY! Deep Search (April 6-10) Miami, FL

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