Paramore will donate a portion of the proceeds from her upcoming North American tour to organizations that provide fertility and abortion services.
Last week, the pop-rock trio announced an intimate comeback tour of North America, set to begin this October.
The band wrote in a post on Instagram today (July 22), “We are outraged by SCOTUS’ decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, ending the federal constitutional right to abortion, affecting millions of people nationwide. “
The band revealed that US$1 of each ticket sold for the upcoming show will be donated to three organizations: ARC Southeast, the Kansas Abortion Fund and Women’s Shelter Canada.
Read the full statement below:
Paramore is the latest act to condemn the US Supreme Court’s recent decision to overturn Roe v. Wade in June. Taylor Swift and Pearl Jam were among the cast speaking shortly after the decision. Similarly, Rage Against the Machine, John Oliver, Nova Twins, Fiona Apple, Madonna and others have expressed their outrage over the reversal.
Paramore’s live appearances in 2022 also include performances at the When We Were Young Festival, Austin City Limits and Corona Capital.
The group’s latest studio album was 2017’s “After Laffer”, while frontwoman Williams has since put out two solo LPs: “Petals for Armor” (2020) and “Vase for Flowers / Descanos” (2021).
Earlier this year, Paramore revealed that they were in the studio working on a new full-length album. Although Williams said at the time that he and guitarist Taylor York were missing their earlier influences, this did not mean that they would release a “return to ’emo’ record”.
Williams said: “I’m always looking forward to the moment we know we’re doing something new and we’re not just doing the same crap again.”