summer headlining tour

Eleanor’s Introduction (Then & Now)

Today marks 5 years since the very official Twitter Welcome Committee made everyone aware of who Eleanor Calder was on Twitter and what her role was going to be going forward. 

So Eleanor had been on Twitter for over a month on 17 March 2012 and had tweeted herself 260 times, but that didn’t stop everyone under the sun affiliated with Louis from “welcoming” her to Twitter. This was, miraculously, the day before she flew into NYC to spend the week with Louis. Even MORE stunning: it was the same week Up All Night was released in America and the summer headlining tour was announced and tickets went on sale.

It should be noted, this all began 30 minutes before the signing in Somerdale, NJ began (read: the exact time when the Twitter and Tumblr fandoms were most active waiting for pictures/fan reports).

  • Eleanor begins to tweet her own update accounts and 1D Fans around 1:30 pm EST ( x
  • Dan tweets Eleanor “The lady that doesn’t tweet is now on Twitter! Hiya lovely how are you? Xx” to which Eleanor replies “I am indeed! Hello! I’m very well thank you :) how are you? Receovered from your lads holiday?! Haha x" 
  • 17: Woody Darling, Jay’s best friend, then tweets Eleanor for the first time 3 minutes later ”@amassive1Dfan no @eleanorJCalder and @DaniellePeazer had their own party #nottobeseenwiththeoldies x" ( x )
  • 17: About 45 minutes later, George, Woody’s son, tweets Eleanor for the first time “glad to see you have joined the revolution ell, hope you are ok :)” to which Eleanor replies “Georgeee! I’m fine thank you babe :) I recognise your picture, is that from new year?! Xx” ( x )
  • 17: George replies to Eleanor “I am glad to hear it :) yes it is - it was such a good night! Hope all is well and you’re behaving yourself! Haha x” to which Eleanor replies “I’m always on my best behaviour! Hope your thumb has fixed itself! See you soon xx” ( x )
  • 17: Eleanor begins to call out fake twitter accounts ( x
  • 17: Louis tweets Eleanor directly for the first time at 7:24PM “Miss you ! X” ( x ) 17: Eleanor responds to Louis’ tweet 10 minutes later “Miss you too, got your biscuits! X” ( x
  • 18: Louis finally follows Eleanor on Twitter ( x )
  • 18: Eleanor wakes up, tweets a fan ( x )
  • 18: Em, Eleanor’s cousin and a 1D fan, tweets her for the first time “You have so many followers already, lordy Lord!xx” to which Eleanor replies “Crazy!! Xx” ( x )
  • 18: To make sure she authenticates who Em is, Eleanor tweets her 6 minutes later “Don’t forget it’s Grandma’s birthday today toooo! Xx” ( x )
  • 18: Danielle (Liam’s then girlfriend) tweets Eleanor like Eleanor just got a twitter account yesterday “Really happy to have @EleanorJCalder join the Twitter World! I can now tweet about our antics and tag her in it! Xx” to which Eleanor replies “Woohoooo! :) #coffeeeverywhere xx” ( x
  • 18: Danielle tweets “@Real_Liam_Payne has said he’s not going to follow @EleanorJCalder unless we can get #therewasacrazymoose trending….let’s gooo! Xx” ( x
  • 18: Eleanor follows @DeleanorArmy ( x
  • 18: Eleanor arrives in NYC around 7PM local time

So Louis didn’t follow Eleanor UNTIL EVERYONE HE KNEW WELCOMED HER TO TWITTER. 

They coordinated this effort around a fan signing event, the album release in the U.S., and the announcement of the summer tour. 

They used 3 of the 9 perception management strategies:

  1. Credibility – Employ actors and organizations that will lend authenticity to the campaign
  2. Multichannel support – Supporters of the campaign should come from multiple levels – personal, professional, public, private, etc.
  3. Coordination – The flow of information should be centralized at the top of a chain of command

And nearly 5 years later, this is very much like how they reintroduced Eleanor to the current scenario. In both cases she was:

  1. She was waiting in the wings to be introduced to the fans when the timing was right
  2. She was authenticated by accounts known to be “official” by fans
  3. She participated just enough to lend credibility to the authentication
  4. Recap stories were written about her and Louis’ “relationship” to date to remind fans of who she was and why she was important

Their tactics this time around aren’t quite as overt as asking fans to trend something stupid to get Liam to follow her (*cringe*), but they had Louis’ sisters accounts like pictures hours after the official Danielle and Louis breakup confirmation in the Sun. They have public “friends” following Eleanor update accounts (James Arthur) and James Corden following Eleanor on Twitter. 

It’s all the same pieces working in the same way to create a story that, on the surface, seems plausible, but in reality is just smoke and mirror social media activity to give the press enough to write a story. 

I know this isn’t anything knew, but the date reminded me of just how coordinated both of these little campaigns were and how easily they promoted the agendas of 1DHQ both times. 

(And, sadly, I don’t think they went to the same effort again  to pull the rug out from under Elounor after 4-6 weeks. I think this will last several months). 

Get ready! Tickets for our co-headline summer tour with Weezer and special guest Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness go on sale TOMORROW at 10am local (with the exception of Charlotte, Raleigh, Kansas City, & Santa Barbara - see the on sale time below). So write it on a post-it, put it in your planner and set your alarms. If you missed the pre-sale this week you still have the chance to get good seats starting at 10am - these are gonna go real fast, don’t say ya weren’t warned 😉

Weezer & Panic! At The Disco Summer Tour 2016
w/ special guest Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness

June 10 - The Woodlands, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion (Tickets)
June 11 - Corpus Christi, TX @ Concrete Street Amphitheater* (Tickets)
June 12 - New Orleans, LA @ Bold Sphere Music at Champions Square (Tickets)
June 14 - Miami, FL @ Bayfront Park Amphitheater (Tickets)
June 15 - Tampa, FL @ Midflorida Credit Union Amphitheater (Tickets)
June 16 - Atlanta, GA @ Lakewood Amphitheatre (Tickets)
June 19 - Daniel Island, SC @ Volvo Cars Stadium (Tickets)
June 20 - Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion (Tickets on sale 12pm EST)
June 21 - Raleigh, NC @ Walnut Creek Amphitheater (Tickets on sale 12pm EST)
June 22 - Virginia Beach, VA @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater (Tickets)
June 24 - Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live (Tickets)
June 25 - Canandaigua, NY @ Constellation Brands(Tickets)
June 26 - Scranton, PA @ Pavilion at Montage Mountain (Tickets)
June 28 - Gilford, NH @ Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook (Tickets)
June 30 - Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach Theater (Tickets)
July 01 - Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center (Tickets)
July 02 - Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center (Tickets)
July 05 - Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion (Tickets)
July 06 - Toronto, ON @ Molson Canadian Amphitheatre (Tickets)
July 08 - Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre (Tickets)
July 09 - Milwaukee, WI @ Summerfest - Marcus Amphitheater (Tickets)
July 10 - Tinley Park, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre (Tickets)
July 12 - Noblesville, IN @ Klipsch Music Center (Tickets)
July 13 - Nashville, TN @ Ascend Amphitheater (Tickets)
July 15 - Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion (Tickets)
July 16 - Oklahoma City, OK @ Zoo Amphitheater* (Tickets)
July 17 - Rogers, AR @ Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion (Tickets)
July 19 - Maryland Heights, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre (Tickets)
July 20 - Kansas City, MO @ Starlight Theatre (Tickets on sale 9am CST)
July 22 - Brandon, SD @ Badlands Motor Speedway* (Tickets)
July 23 - Council Bluffs, IA @ Harrah’s Hotel & Casino Council Bluffs - Stir Cove* (Tickets)
July 24 - Englewood, CO @ Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre (Tickets)
July 26 - Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre (Tickets)
July 28 - Burnaby, BC @ Festival Lawn at Deer Lake Park (Tickets)
July 29 - Redmond, WA @ Marymoor Park (Tickets)
July 30 - Troutdale, OR @ Edgefield (Tickets)
July 31 - Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre* (Tickets)
August 02 - Phoenix, AZ @ AK-Chin Pavilion (Tickets)
August 03 - Chula Vista, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre* (Tickets)
August 05 - Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl (Tickets on sale 11am PST)
August 06 - Irvine, CA @ Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre (Tickets)

* Weezer and Panic! At The Disco only

Alright, alright! Pre-sale tickets for the co-headlining summer tour with Weezer and special guest Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness are available for all of the dates. Pre-sale code is exclusive to fans on the Panic! email list for the next 24 hours. General on sale kicks off this Friday at 10am local (unless stated otherwise below).

Weezer & Panic! At The Disco Summer Tour 2016w/ special guest Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness

June 10 - The Woodlands, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion (Tickets)
June 11 - Corpus Christi, TX @ Concrete Street Amphitheater* (Tickets)
June 12 - New Orleans, LA @ Bold Sphere Music at Champions Square (Tickets)
June 14 - Miami, FL @ Bayfront Park Amphitheater (Tickets)
June 15 - Tampa, FL @ Midflorida Credit Union Amphitheater (Tickets)
June 16 - Atlanta, GA @ Lakewood Amphitheatre (Tickets)
June 19 - Daniel Island, SC @ Volvo Cars Stadium (Tickets)
June 20 - Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion (Tickets)
June 21 - Raleigh, NC @ Walnut Creek Amphitheater (Tickets)
June 22 - Virginia Beach, VA @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater (Tickets)
June 24 - Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live (Tickets)
June 25 - Canandaigua, NY @ Constellation Brands(Tickets)
June 26 - Scranton, PA @ Pavilion at Montage Mountain (Tickets)
June 28 - Gilford, NH @ Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook (Tickets)
June 30 - Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach Theater (Tickets)
July 01 - Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center (Tickets)
July 02 - Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center (Tickets)
July 05 - Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion (Tickets)
July 06 - Toronto, ON @ Molson Canadian Amphitheatre (Tickets)
July 08 - Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre (Tickets)
July 09 - Milwaukee, WI @ Summerfest - Marcus Amphitheater (Tickets)
July 10 - Tinley Park, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre (Tickets)
July 12 - Noblesville, IN @ Klipsch Music Center (Tickets)
July 13 - Nashville, TN @ Ascend Amphitheater (Tickets)
July 15 - Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion (Tickets)
July 16 - Oklahoma City, OK @ Zoo Amphitheater* (Tickets)
July 17 - Rogers, AR @ Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion (Tickets)
July 19 - Maryland Heights, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre (Tickets)
July 20 - Kansas City, MO @ Starlight Theatre (Tickets)
July 22 - Brandon, SD @ Badlands Motor Speedway* (Tickets)
July 23 - Council Bluffs, IA @ Harrah’s Hotel & Casino Council Bluffs - Stir Cove* (Tickets)
July 24 - Englewood, CO @ Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre (Tickets)
July 26 - Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre (Tickets)
July 28 - Burnaby, BC @ Festival Lawn at Deer Lake Park (Tickets)
July 29 - Redmond, WA @ Marymoor Park (Tickets)
July 30 - Troutdale, OR @ Edgefield (Tickets)
July 31 - Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre* (Tickets)
August 02 - Phoenix, AZ @ AK-Chin Pavilion (Tickets)
August 03 - Chula Vista, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre* (Tickets)
August 05 - Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl (Tickets)
August 06 - Irvine, CA @ Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre (Tickets)

* Weezer and Panic! At The Disco only

Wohooo! The Santa Barbara and Nashville dates of the co-headline summer tour with Weezer and special guest Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness are officially SOLD OUT. Don’t keep slackin’ and get tickets to your date before they’re gone too.

Weezer & Panic! At The Disco Summer Tour 2016 w/ Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness

June 10 - The Woodlands, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion (Tickets)
June 11 - Corpus Christi, TX @ Concrete Street Amphitheater* (Tickets)
June 12 - New Orleans, LA @ Bold Sphere Music at Champions Square (Tickets)
June 14 - Miami, FL @ Bayfront Park Amphitheater (Tickets)
June 15 - Tampa, FL @ Midflorida Credit Union Amphitheater (Tickets)
June 16 - Atlanta, GA @ Lakewood Amphitheatre (Tickets)
June 19 - Daniel Island, SC @ Volvo Cars Stadium (Tickets)
June 20 - Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion (Tickets)
June 21 - Raleigh, NC @ Walnut Creek Amphitheater (Tickets)
June 22 - Virginia Beach, VA @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater (Tickets)
June 24 - Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live (Tickets)
June 25 - Canandaigua, NY @ Constellation Brands(Tickets)
June 26 - Scranton, PA @ Pavilion at Montage Mountain (Tickets)
June 28 - Gilford, NH @ Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook (Tickets)
June 30 - Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach Theater (Tickets)
July 01 - Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center - SOLD OUT
July 02 - Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center (Tickets)
July 05 - Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion (Tickets)
July 06 - Toronto, ON @ Molson Canadian Amphitheatre (Tickets)
July 08 - Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre - SOLD OUT
July 09 - Milwaukee, WI @ Summerfest - Marcus Amphitheater (Tickets)
July 10 - Tinley Park, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre (Tickets)
July 12 - Noblesville, IN @ Klipsch Music Center (Tickets)
July 13 - Nashville, TN @ Ascend Amphitheater - SOLD OUT
July 15 - Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion (Tickets)
July 16 - Oklahoma City, OK @ Zoo Amphitheater* (Tickets)
July 17 - Rogers, AR @ Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion (Tickets)
July 19 - Maryland Heights, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre (Tickets)
July 20 - Kansas City, MO @ Starlight Theatre (Tickets )
July 22 - Brandon, SD @ Badlands Motor Speedway* (Tickets)
July 23 - Council Bluffs, IA @ Harrah’s Hotel & Casino Council Bluffs - Stir Cove* - SOLD OUT
July 24 - Englewood, CO @ Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre (Tickets)
July 26 - Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre (Tickets)
July 28 - Burnaby, BC @ Festival Lawn at Deer Lake Park (Tickets)
July 29 - Redmond, WA @ Marymoor Park - SOLD OUT
July 30 - Troutdale, OR @ Edgefield - SOLD OUT
July 31 - Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre* (Tickets)
August 02 - Phoenix, AZ @ AK-Chin Pavilion (Tickets)
August 03 - Chula Vista, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre* (Tickets)
August 05 - Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl - SOLD OUT
August 06 - Irvine, CA @ Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre - SOLD OUT

* Weezer and Panic! At The Disco only

Of Beauties, Psychos, and Wiz Khalifa: The Reinvention of Fall Out Boy

by Erik van Rheenen

Fall Out Boy’s announcement for this summer’s co-headlining tour with stoner rapper extraordinaire Wiz Khalifa and college-kid favorite Hoodie Allen nearly drowned in a riptide of fan backlash, a maelstrom-of-sorts swirling with expected-if-closed-minded comments sticking the band with the obligatory “sellout” stamp and raised wavering eyebrows about FOB’s resolutely un-pop-rockish tourmate.

So here’s a lifeline: the Boys of Zummer lineup makes sense, if not from a spelling standpoint (not fixing that “Z” makes me rebel against my internal copy editor) than from a ticket-selling one. My only real problem with the tour is the co-headliner — I wish the boys of FOB hitched their star to a more technically adroit and refined rapper than Wiz Freakin’ Khalifa — but the mixed-lineup bill, especially with two artists with absolutely inescapable songs, will get butts (and, presumably, well-hidden, sneaked-in blunts) in the seats.

While the staunchest of the new-Fall-Out-Boy-sucks crowd can’t fault FOB for scheduling a high-profile, big venue tour alongside a Top 40 mainstay (I’m almost making this sound like Monumentour, Part Deux yeah?), the gripe I’ve read most often is that touring with Khalifa — as opposed to, say, Paramore or Panic! At the Disco, again — is equivalent to a betrayal of the band’s roots.

 “These aren’t the same guys who played basement shows and DIYs in Chicago,” says the prototypical new-FOB-sucks fan, “They barely play anything off Take This to Your Grave in concerts anymore.”

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PVRIS U.S. Summer Headlining Tour 2016

Here are the dates for PVRIS’s first ever U.S. headlining tour! tickets on sale Friday April 1st at 10AM local time!

May 11 @ Cannery Ballroom – Nashville, TN
May 12 @ Center Stage – Atlanta, GA
May 13 @ House of Blues – Lake Buena Vista, FL
May 15 @ House of Blues – Dallas, TX
May 16 @ House of Blues – Houston, TX
May 17 @ Alamo City Music Hall – San Antonio, TX
May 19 @ Livewire – Scottsdale, AZ
May 20 @ Fonda Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
May 21 @ Vinyl @ Hard Rock Hotel – Las Vegas, NV
May 22 @ House of Blues – San Diego, CA
May 24 @ Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA
May 25 @ Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR
May 26 @ Neptune – Seattle, WA
May 28 @ The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
May 29 @ The Summit – Denver, CO
May 31 @ Mill City Nights – Minneapolis, MN
June 2 @ House of Blues – Chicago, IL
June 3 @ Bunbury Festival – Cincinnati, OH
June 4 @ St. Andrews Hall – Detroit, MI
June 5 @ Phoenix Concert Theatre – Toronto, ON
June 6 @ Corona Theatre – Montreal, QC
June 8 @ Webster Hall – New York, NY
June 10 @ Royale – Boston, MA