Justin Meldal-Johnsen will be hitting the road with Paramore during their upcoming holiday tour while bassist Jeremy Davis sits out to be with his family while his first child is born.
“Maybe you’re wondering how the heck we’re gonna play shows without Jeremy slapping the funky funk out of his bass? Don’t worry… we took care of it,” the band said in a statement. “We’re psyched to let you know that for all the dates in December, our producer/friend/ridiculously talented musician, Justin Meldal-Johnsen will be joining us! It’s gonna be a lot of fun and a really memorable bunch of shows. This is an exciting time for our band. Having our best friend become a dad, playing some shows with someone who really helped Paramore get to where we’re at today, and to be able to celebrate the year that we’ve had and end it only to start another great year just doing what we do.”
In addition to producing Paramore’s latest self-titled album, Meldal-Johnsen has also worked extensively with Beck, Nine Inch Nails, The Mars Volta and many others. He’ll perform with the band for the rest of their appearances through the end of the year.
Paramore Self-Titled Tour with Justin Meldal-Johnsen:
- December 9, 2013: United Center – Chicago, IL
- December 13, 2013: Madison Square Garden – New York, NY
- December 14, 2013: TD Garden – Boston, MA
- December 16, 2013: Verizon Center – Washington, DC
- December 18, 2013: Tampa Bay Times Forum – Tampa, FL