Paramore to reschedule Florida shows due to Hurricane Irma

With the threat of Hurricane Irma looming over the state of Florida, it was only a matter of time before some high-profiled concerts were either cancelled or indefinitely postponed. One of those tours to be affected by the upcoming devastating storm is Paramore’s “Tour Two.” On Wednesday (Sept. 6), the Tennessee-founded band officially announced that two of their three shows in the state of Florida have been postponed following days of speculation from fans on social media.

Taking to Twitter, the band wrote a short message to fans letting them know that due to the natural disaster, they would be postponing two of their upcoming gigs. Instead of cancelling, they did promise that they will return in early December. “FL, we’re sorry to miss you this week. We’ll see you in December. Stay safe and thanks for waiting,” reads the post on the band’s official Twitter page.

The group was originally scheduled to take over the Fillmore in Miami Beach on Friday, Sept. 8 and then the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in Orlando on Saturday, Sept. 9. As promised, the trio’s “Tour Two” will finally arrive in central and south Florida at the beginning of December. The Orlando show will now take place on Tuesday, Dec. 5 while their Miami Beach show will now happen on Wednesday, Dec. 6.

Paramore’s “Tour Two” will officially kick off tonight at the Moran Theater in Jacksonville, Florida. The tour is in support of the band’s recently released fifth studio album, After Laughter. After Laughter was released back in May and earned the number six spot on the Billboard 200 chart as well as the top spot on the Top Alternative Albums chart and Top Rock Albums chart.

George Harrison’s Tree Destroyed by Beetles

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In what might be one of the funniest twist of fates, a tree that was planted in memory of George Harrison has died after being infested with beetles. 

Yes, beetles; we can’t make this stuff up. 

The pine tree was planted at Los Angeles’ Griffith Park near the Griffith Observatory in 2004 as a tribute to the late Beatles guitarist who passed away three years before in 2001, in the city. 

Sadly, the tree which was measured at 12 feet had been under siege by bark beetles and ladybug beetles. These same insects have also been responsible for attacks on other nearby trees.

“Trees in Griffith Park have occasionally been the victims of bark beetles and ladybug beetles, among other tree-unfriendly creatures,” the Los Angeles Times reported. 

The LA Times also reports that councilman Tom LaBonge has promised that a new tree will be planted in its place to honor Harrison. 

Funny enough, the plaque on Harrison’s tree read “For the forest to be green, each tree must be green.”

Apparently, those beetles beg to differ.