Josh Farro Won’t Be On Paramore’s Pacific Rim Tour

Paramore’s lead guitarist is officially engaged and will be sitting out the upcoming tour, according to a recent post on the band’s official LiveJournal.

hey guys,I hope everyones doing well! I am enjoying some time off here in franklin and definitely looking forward to the superbowl! Go Saints! Hehe. I’ve got some news to share with you guys so here it goes..

As some of you already know, I am engaged! So, as weird as it is to stay behind, I need to take some time off to plan the wedding and everything. Because of that I will not be joining the guys on the pacific rim tour coming up. I feel really blessed to be able to take this time off, especially in the midst of this record cycle. The band has been extremely supportive and gracious to me about all of this which has made it a lot easier. Justin York, Taylor’s brother, will be filling in for me as a favor. He’s an awesome dude, you all will love him. Trust me, I know it’s strange having someone “fill in” for me. I dont like it anymore than you guys do, but this is the most important thing in the world to me and I trust you all will understand. The Lord has blessed me with the most amazing woman and for that I am eternally grateful. I can’t tell you guys how excited I am to get married! The thought of it blows my mind every day!

I will be back soon! Don’t worry! 🙂 I love you guys. Thank you so much for all of your support and love. What you guys do for me and the band is out of this world. No one has fans like us. I shall see you all very soon.

Josh F

The tour begins February 10th and includes their headlining date at Bamboozle on May 2nd. It’s unclear about when he’ll be jumping back on the tour (if you have info, post it in the comments).

Congrats to Josh! Good luck with the wedding planning. I can’t imagine getting married at 23, but for some people–when you know, you know. I’m pretty glad they’re “keeping it in the family” in essence–maybe a York brother will feel more like a natural fit, you know? Or maybe I’m just making sh*t up.