Paradise Fears are an American alternative, pop-rock band from Vermillion, South Dakota. On June 14th, 2011, the band released their debut full length "Yours Truly" and set out promoting themselves on several major US pop-rock tours. In six months, they sold 24,000 total records, peaked at number 9 on Billboard's Uncharted Chart, and generated a powerful and active digital following. This landed them tours with All Time Low, The Ready Set, The Cab, The Summer Set, and Forever the Sickest Kids. During the summer of 2012, the band sold out headlining shows in eight major US markets. They have since released their most recent EP "Battle Scars". Along with their original music, the band has released several covers on Youtube, including a cover of Payphone by Maroon 5 which has accumulated over 2.8 million views.
In just over a year, they went from promoting in lines, to sharing the stage with some of their favorite bands, as well as owning the stage, all without assistance from management or a label. Paradise Fears has toured with the bands like All Time Low, The Ready Set, Parachute, The Cab, The Summer Set, and played shows with Macklemore, Fall Out Boy, A Day To Remember, and Marianas Trench.
On June 25, 2013, Paradise Fears released their latest EP, "Battle Scars", which debuted at #2 on the iTunes Alternative Chart, and #19 Overall.