Paramore announce removal of ‘Misery Business’ from future set lists

If by any chance “Misery Business” is one of your favorite songs from Paramore’s lengthy discography, then you better prepare yourself because it’s going to be a long time before you hear the song live again. On Friday (Sept. 7), the Tennessee-founded band took the stage at the inaugural Paramore Art + Friends Festival in Nashville. During their set, frontwoman Hayley Williams made a massive decree in front of a packed house; the band was going to stop including “Misery Business” on their set lists going forward.

“Tonight, we’re playing this song for the last time for a really long time,” Williams begins to tell the cheering crowd. “This is a choice that we’ve made because we feel that we should. We feel like it’s time to move away from it for a little while.”

This isn’t the first time Williams has addressed the song and the “once a whore you’re nothing more / I’m sorry that will never change” lyric; something she wrote when she was 17 years old.

During a sit down interview last year with Track 7, the singer explained how there was a sudden surge of backlash about the song and its lyrics in an effort to invalidate her feministic outlook.

“The thing that annoyed me was that I had already done so much soul-searching about it, years before anyone else had decided there was an issue. When the article began circulating, I sort of had to go and rehash everything in front of everybody,” she explained to the online publication.

“It was important, however, for me to show humility in that moment. I was a 17-year-old kid when I wrote the lyrics in question and if I can somehow exemplify what it means to grow up, get information, and become any shade of ‘woke,’ then that’s a-okay with me.”

And “woke” she has been for some time now. Watch Paramore give “Misery Business” its swan song above.

Watch Paramore bring Roseville to life on ‘Colbert’

Listen up residents of Roseville! Paramore may be getting ready to hit the road once again next month, but in the meantime, they’re getting in on some television appearances. On Tuesday (May 1), the Tennessee-founded band headed over to “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” to perform their current single, “Rose-Colored Boy.”

Much like the official music video for the tune, the clip begins with a real production assistant doing a live countdown on camera, though this is usually done behind the camera. As the music begins to play around her, frontwoman Hayley Williams looks a little freaked out as if this was all unexpected. As the song continues and the camera pan to the band on the stage, the set up looks like it came straight from the studio where the music video for “Rose-Colored Boy” was filmed with all the polyester clothing, bright, but grungy colors, and the old-school televisions sprawled on some dirty carpet. Watch the live performance above.

“Rose-Colored Boy” is featured on Paramore’s recently released record, After Laughter. Since the album’s release last year, the band has been touring behind it nonstop. This summer, they will hit the touring circuit for Tour 5 alongside Foster the People. The upcoming trek will kick off on June 12 at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre in St. Augustine, Fla. and conclude a month and a half later on July 24 at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colo. The complete tour schedule for Tour 5 can be found here.

Live Nation’s National Concert Week offers $20 all-in tickets for hundreds of shows

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Summer 2018 seems to be the summer that every single musician has decided to hit the road on some kind of tour. Of course, for those of us who are not financial secure, the slew of shows make it hard to decide which to buy tickets for and which we will need to pass on until the next time. On Tuesday (April 24), Live Nation announced their $20 All-In Tickets in honor of National Concert Week. For a week, the event tickets giant will be offering $20 tickets for a slew of popular tours that will hit North America during the summer months.

The $20 tickets deal will begin on Monday, April 30, at 8 a.m. local time and conclude the following Tuesday, May 8, at 11:59 p.m. local time. The deal does not include ticket delivery and print-at-home fees.

While lists like this typically include tours that are not selling very well, Live Nation has made sure to include some of their biggest tour to hit the road during the summer. Fans will be able to choose from over 2,000 Live Nation shows from all genres of music including rock, pop, hip-hop, rap, Latin, and even speaking tours (looking at you Joe Biden). The massive list includes some of our favorite acts like Paramore (Tour Five), 5 Seconds of Summer (Meet You There tour), the final Vans Warped tour, Thirty Seconds to Mars (“Monolith” tour), Weezer and the Pixies (their co-headlining tour), Taking Back Sunday and Coheed and Cambria (their joint tour), Charlie Puth (Voicenotes tour), Kesha and Macklemore (their co-headlining tour), and many more.

The complete list of participating tours can be seen below. For more information about Live Nation’s National Concert Week $20 All-In tickets, head on over to their website here.

LIVE NATION’S NATIONAL CONCERT WEEK SHOWS:

311 / The Offspring
3 Doors Down / Collective Soul
5 Seconds of Summer
Alan Jackson
Arcade Fire
Avenged Sevenfold / Prophets of Rage
Backstreet Boys
Beck
Bon Jovi
Brad Paisley
Breaking Benjamin / Five Finger Death Punch
Bush / Stone Temple Pilots / The Cult
Charlie Puth
Chicago / REO Speedwagon
Chris Brown
Coheed and Cambria / Taking Back Sunday
Counting Crows / LIVE
David Blaine
Dead & Company
Def Leppard / Journey
Dierks Bentley
Dwight Yoakam / Lucinda Williams / Steve Earle
Enanitos Verdes / Hombres G
Erasure
Foreigner / Whitesnake / Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening
Game of Thrones Live Experience
G-Eazy
Godsmack / Shinedown
Gov’t Mule / The Avett Brothers
Hall & Oates / Train
Halsey
Imagine Dragons
Janet Jackson
Jason Aldean
Jeff Beck / Paul Rodgers
Joe Biden
Juanes / Mon Laferte
Keith Urban
Kesha / Macklemore
Kevin Hart
Kid Rock
KIDZ BOP LIVE 2018
Kygo
Lady Antebellum / Darius Rucker
Lindsey Stirling / Evanescence
Logic
Luis Miguel
Luke Bryan
Lynyrd Skynyrd
Maroon 5
Miranda Lambert / Little Big Town
Ms. Lauryn Hill
NEEDTOBREATHE / JOHNNYSWIM
Niall Horan
ODESZA
Ozzy Osbourne
Paramore
Pentatonix
Poison / Cheap Trick
Post Malone
Rascal Flatts
Ray LaMontagne
Rise Against / AFI
Rob Zombie / Marilyn Manson
Rod Stewart / Cyndi Lauper
Shakira
Shania Twain
Steely Dan / The Doobie Brothers
Styx / Joan Jett and the Heartbreakers
The Smashing Pumpkins
Thirty Seconds to Mars
Vans Warped Tour
Weezer / Pixies
Zac Brown Band

Paramore and Foster the People to embark on summer tour

Rise and shine Roseville, because Paramore have some big news. On Thursday (March 8), the Tennessee-founded band announced plans to continuing touring behind their recently released record, After Laughter. Taking social media, the trio announced that their upcoming trek will be named the After Laughter Summer Tour (aka Tour 5) and will travel across the continent throughout the months of June and July.

Paramore’s impending excursion will kick off on June 12 at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre in St. Augustine, Fla. and wrap up a month and a half later on July 24 at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colo.

Hitting the road alongside the group for most of the tour stops will be Foster the People. With the exception of two tour stops – June 15 at the Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh and July 1 at the Farm Brook Pavilion in Indianapolis – the California-founded band will open for Paramore during the trek.

Tickets for the upcoming summer tour will go on sale beginning next Friday, March 16, at 10 a.m. local time while pre-sales will begin next Tuesday, March 13, at 10 a.m. local time. Like with their past North American tour dates, Paramore will once again partner with Ticketmaster to use its Verified Fan platform so that fans, not bots, get the opportunity to purchase pre-sale tickets.

Registration for Paramore’s fan pre-sale powered by Ticketmaster Verified Fan will begin today and conclude on Sunday, March 11 at 10 p.m. ET.

Prior to embarking on their summertime tour, Paramore will hit the high seas in April for the third incarnation of their PARAHOY! cruise. Joining Paramore for the four-day trip will be mewithoutYou, Judah & the Lion, Now Now, and Local Natives.

AFTER LAUGHTER SUMMER TOUR 2018 DATES:

June 12 – St. Augustine, FL – St. Augustine Amphitheatre
June 14 – Simpsonville, SC – Heritage Park Amphitheater
June 15 – Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheater *
June 18 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
June 20 – Gilford, NH – Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
June 21 – Bangor, ME – Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion
June 23 – Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion
June 24 – Philadelphia, PA – Festival Pier
June 26 – Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center
June 28 – Columbus, OH – Express Live!
June 29 – Detroit, MI – DTE Amphitheater
July 01 – Indianapolis, IN – Farm Brook Pavilion *
July 02 – Chicago, IL – Huntington Beach Pavilion at Northerly Park
July 05 – Minneapolis, MN – The Armory
July 07 – Kansas City, MO – Starlight Amphitheater
July 08 – Oklahoma City, OK – Zoo Amphitheater
July 10 – New Orleans, LA – Bold Sphere Music at Champions Square
July 11 – Corpus Christi, TX – Concrete Street Amphitheater
July 13 – Houston, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
July 14 – Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
July 18 – Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
July 19 – San Diego, CA – Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
July 21 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
July 23 – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
July 24 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre

*Foster The People not performing

Watch Paramore spoof vintage news broadcasts in new video

When Paramore made it known that their new album would be heavily influenced by the 80s, they were not lying. On Monday (Feb. 5), the Tennessee-founded band unleashed the music video for their latest single, “Rose-Colored Boy” which finds the band taking some massive cues from vintage news broadcast footage. The music video finds the band taking on the roles of news anchors, dressing like the cheesy 80s part with the obnoxious-colored clothing, big hair, and hazy footage.

The almost-five-minute clip begins with Hayley Williams sitting in front of a vanity trying to get mentally prepared for her program. Taking a deep breath, the viewer watches as she plasters a fake smile on her face before heading out to her place at the news desk for her show. Williams plays the part of the head anchor on Wake Up, Roseville while drummer Zac Farro is the sports anchor and guitarist Taylor York is the weatherman.

As the show goes to commercial break, the viewer watches as Williams does not seem happy about anything, going so far as to throw a stack of papers at an unfortunate production assistant. As all three anchors make their way to the another sets, you can tell that neither of them are truly enjoying their job especially when the studio executives walk in to scold Williams for not smiling enough while Farro and York are also chastised for their own antics.

About three minutes into the clip, Williams is seen in a room with several televisions where Hayley, the anchor, watches Hayley, the kid who wanted to be a journalist, broadcast on the screens. With the removal of the metaphorical “rose-colored glasses,” Williams, York, and Farro flip on the crew and executives that were making them fake happy and throw a party in the newsroom.

Watch the Warren Fu-directed music video above.

“Rose-Colored Boy” is featured on Paramore’s recently released record, After Laughter. The album, the band’s fifth studio album, currently contains a total of four singles; “Hard Times,” “Told You So,” “Fake Happy,” and now “Rose-Colored Boy.”

After Laughter was released in May of 2017 and quickly earned not only praises, but also top spots on many music charts. After Laughter went on to earn the top spot on both Billboard‘s Top Rock Albums chart and Billboard‘s Alternative albums chart. The record reached the number six spot on SoundScan/Billboard’s 200 chart.

The music video’s release comes just as the band is about to embark on their latest tour, “Tour Four,” in Australia and New Zealand. After wrapping up the tour, the group will return to the United States to kick off the third installment of their PARAHOY! Deep Search cruise in April.

Eminem, The Killers, Muse to headline Bonnaroo 2018

Eminem, The Killers, and Muse are just some of the artists who will make their way down to Tennessee in early June for the 2018 incarnation of the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. On Tuesday (Jan. 9), festival organizers unleashed the lengthy lineup for the music festival’s seventeenth annual event.

For Eminem, Bonnaroo joins a long list of summertime music festivals the rapper will headline. As of now, the “Lose Yourself” musician will perform at California’s Coachella, Boston Calling, and New York’s Governors Ball. Like Eminem, The Killers will headline this year’s Boston Calling as well as Napa Valley’s BottleRock. As for Muse, the English band will also headline BottleRock alongside the Killers.

In addition to Eminem, the Killers, and Muse, acts like Future, Bassnectar, Paramore, Kaskade, Sturgill Simpson, Bon Iver, Khalid, Dua Lipa, Chromeo, Alt-J, Sheryl Crow, The Revivalist, Nile Rodgers & Chic, Manchester Orchestra, LANY, Sir Sly, and many more will appear at the four-day music festival. As revealed on the official flyer, Bon Iver will perform “two unique sets” during the event. Even though no additional information was given about that, fans should probably expect something cool from the Wisconsin-based band who have been quiet since the release of 2016’s 22, A Million.

Bonnaroo is set to take place during the weekend of June 7 – 10 at the Great Stage Park (aka the Farm) in Manchester, Tennessee. General ticket sale as well as VIP packages will go on sale beginning this Friday, Jan. 12, at 10 a.m. EST. For more information about Bonnaroo, head on over to the event’s website here.

Watch Paramore get fake smiley in ‘Fake Happy’

After releasing two hugely successful music videos for their After Laughter single, Paramore is ready to add another one to the list. On Friday (Nov. 17), the Tennessee-founded band unleashed their music video for “Fake Happy.” The almost-four-minute clip begins with frontwoman Hayley Williams standing in the middle of an alleyway. The viewer watches as she seems to be collecting and relaxing herself as the somber beginning of the song plays.

About 40 seconds in, the scenery changes with Williams sitting on a tossed chair, dressed in a multi-colored sequin jumpsuit in the middle of New York City. She gets up from the seat and begins to dance around the city trying bring smiles to the face of everyone around her. Sadly, everyone around her is sporting a fake, yellow happy face over their own.

Throughout the clip, Williams’ face is not shown, but things change when she ends up in Time Square. The camera finally captures her face which is plastered with the biggest, fakest smile and tears running down her face. Watch the Zac Farro-directed music video for “Fake Happy” above.

“Fake Happy” is featured on Paramore’s recently released record, After Laughter. After Laughter was released in May of 2017 and quickly earned not only praises, but also top spots on many music charts. After Laughter went on to earn the top spot on both Billboard‘s Top Rock Albums chart and Billboard‘s Alternative albums chart. The record reached the number six spot on SoundScan/Billboard‘s 200 chart.

flor announces ‘come out. you’re hiding’ tour for early 2018

After spending much of the year on the road, flor has announced that they will be back at it again in 2018. On Monday (Nov. 13), the Los Angeles-based band revealed plans to hit the North American touring circuit in early 2018. The “come out. you’re hiding” tour will kick off on Feb. 2, 2018 at The Crocodile in Seattle and conclude a month later on March 3 at the Troubadour in West Hollywood. Indie-pop group Handsome Ghost has been announced as flor’s supporting act for the full excursion.

Pre-sales for the tour are currently available on the band’s website while general tickets will go on sale beginning this Friday, Nov. 18.

flor’s 2017 has been filled with a slew of performances including some stage time at several big name music festivals during the summer such as Lollapalooza, Philadelphia’s Made in America, and New York’s Meadows Music & Arts Festival. In addition to their music festival performances, the Fueled by Ramen band recently wrapped up their fall 2017 tour with Atlas Genius.

Before the year comes to an end, flor will join Paramore in Florida for two makeup gigs. Back in September, Paramore’s “Tour Two” was supposed to kick off in Florida, but Hurricane Irma forced the Tennessee-founded band to reschedule two of the three shows. As promised, the Fueled by Ramen bands will head south at the beginning of December for those two shows.

For now, flor’s complete tour itinerary can be seen below.

PARAMORE TOUR feat. flor
Dec. 5 – Orlando, FL – Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts +
Dec. 6 – Miami Beach, FL – The Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater +

flor’s “come out. you’re hiding” 2018 tour dates:

Feb. 2 – Seattle, WA – The Crocodile
Feb. 3 – Portland, OR – Oregon Holocene
Feb. 5 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court
Feb. 7 – Denver, CO – Globe Hall
Feb. 8 – Ames, IA – The Maintenance Shop
Feb. 9 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry
Feb. 10 – Chicago, IL – Subterranean
Feb. 11 – Columbus, OH – The Basement
Feb. 13 – Pontiac, MI – The Pike Room at Crofoot
Feb. 14 – Toronto, ON – Rivoli
Feb. 16 – Cambridge, MA – Middle East (Upstairs)
Feb. – 17 New York, NY – Mercury Lounge
Feb. 18 – Philadelphia, PA – World Café Live
Feb. 20 – Washington, D.C. – DC9
Feb. 21 – Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506
Feb. 22 – Nashville, TN – The High Watt
Feb. 23 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade (Purgatory)
Feb. 24 – Orlando, FL – The Social
Feb. 26 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
Feb. 27 – Austin, TX  Stubb’s Jr.
Feb. 28 – Dallas, TX – Three Links
March 2 – Phoenix, AZ – The Rebel Lounge
March 3 – West Hollywood, CA – Troubadour

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.

Paramore, Best Coast to embark on North American tour in the fall

Paramore’s fifth studio album hit stores last week and now, it looks like the band is ready to take the new tunes on tour. On Monday (May 15), the Tennessee-founded band announced plans to hit the road this fall. The tour, which has been named “Tour Two,” will kick off on Sept. 6 at the Moran Theater in Jacksonville, Florida and conclude almost a month and a half later on Oct. 17 at the Ryman Auditorium in the band’s hometown of Nashville. Best Coast will open for Paramore for most of the excursion with the exception of all three Florida stops (Jacksonville, Miami, and Orlando).

For fans ready to purchase tickets, there will be a total of three pre-sale options. The first pre-sale option is AT&T’s priority pre-sale which begin on Thursday, May 18, at 10 a.m. local time. More information about that option can be seen here. The second pre-sale option available is for Citi® card members. Those who qualify will get the opportunity to purchase tickets beginning Saturday, May 20, at 10 a.m. local time through Citi’s Private Pass® program. More information about that option can be seen here.

The third and final pre-sale option comes directly from Paramore. Like many bands hitting the road this year, Paramore has joined forces with Ticketmaster to combat bots and scalpers. Fans who are interested in purchasing pre-sale tickets through the band will need to register and become a verified fan. Those who register, and are verified, will receive a unique code on Wednesday, May 17, two hours before the tickets go on sale. Once they get to the pre-sale page to purchase the tickets, they will need to enter the unique code which will guarantee them tickets. Registration to become a verified fan is currently available here and will end on tonight at 10 p.m. PST.

Once all the pre-sales end, general admission tickets for the tour will begin next Wednesday, May 24, at 10 a.m. local time. For more information about the tour, head on over to Paramore’s website here.

In support of After Laughter, Paramore has revealed that they will make several live television appearances. On Wednesday, May 17, the group will appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live! while on Wednesday, May 24, they will perform on The Late Late Show with James Corden. After a few months away from live television, the band will return to the small screen on Friday, Aug. 25, when they hit the stage as part of Good Morning America‘s 2017 “GMA Summer Concert Series.”

Last week, Paramore announced that they will once again set sail for their third annual PARAHOY! cruise. The 2018 incarnation of the cruise will take place during the weekend of April 6-10, 2018 and will include a roundtrip journey from Miami to Nassau, Bahamas ,and back to Miami.

For now, the complete itinerary for the Paramore’s “Tour Two” tour can be seen below.

PARAMORE’S ‘TOUR TWO’ DATES:

Sept. 6 – Jacksonville, FL – Moran Theater+
Sept. 8 – Miami Beach, FL – Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater+
Sept. 9 – Orlando, FL – Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts+
Sept. 11 – Charlotte, NC – Ovens Auditorium
Sept. 13 – Washington, DC – MGM National Harbor Theater
Sept. 15 – Detroit, MI – The Fox Theatre
Sept. 16-14 – Chicago, IL – Riot Fest*
Sept. 19 –  Sioux City, IA – Orpheum Theatre
Sept. 21 – Denver, CO – BellCo Theatre
Sept. 22 – Orem, UT – Utah Valley University Events Center
Sept. 24 – Oakland, CA – Paramount Theatre
Sept. 26 – Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theater
Sept. 27 – Phoenix, AZ – Comercia Theatre
Sept. 29 – Houston, TX – Smart Financial Center at Sugar Land
Sept. 30 – Dallas, TX – Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
Oct. 02 – Atlanta, GA – The Fox Theater
Oct. 04 – New York, NY – Radio City Music Hall
Oct. 07 – Boston, MA – Boston Opera House
Oct. 10 – Bethlehem, PA – Sands Bethlehem Event Center
Oct. 12 – Montreal, QC – St. Denis Theatre
Oct. 13 – Toronto, ON – Massey Hall
Oct. 15 – Akron, OH – Akron Civic Theatre
Oct. 17 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium

+ Best Coast not performing
* Festival appearance