Hayley Williams treats fans to ‘Pure Love’ music video

Hayley Williams is back with a brand new fan-centric music video.

On Tuesday (Aug. 4), the Paramore frontwoman released the music video for “Pure Love.”

Since making music videos has become a little bit challenging due to the current pandemic, Williams decided to get some help from the people she appreciates the most; her fans.

“Hello friends,” the singer begins in a lengthy letter to her followers.

“The biggest and most wonderful love of my life, lasting over half my life at this point is Paramore. It was a strange source of healthy tension to step out of my musical home to explore new terrain and give voice to parts of me that, prior to Petals for Armor, I had yet to acknowledge.”

She continues: “The year I had planned would’ve seen many of us gather together to celebrate a discovery of new worlds within ourselves and I couldn’t wait to unleash myself on stage, once again. What’s that saying about God laughing at our plans?

With the pandemic leaving many of us stranded and disconnected from one another, I thought of a way to celebrate some times we have already shared. It also gives me another way to celebrate the big love I feel for Paramore. Thank you for participating in this video compilation. To the good ol’ days and the future ones too.”

The new music video features footage of Williams in the recording studio as well as fan-submitted clips of Paramore performing during their “comeback” tour for their fifth studio album, After Laughter.

Watch the music video for “Pure Love” above.

In addition to the new clip, Williams also released two behind-the-scenes lyric videos, one for “Taken” and one for “Crystal Clear.”

Petals for Armor was released earlier this year. The record debuted at the number one spot on the Alternative Albums chart, number one on the Rock Albums chart, and number three on the US Album Sales chart.

Hayley Williams to head out on first-ever solo tour in the spring

Hayley Williams is hitting the road this spring, armed with a brand new set of tunes and a new attitude.

On Thursday (March 5), the Paramore frontwoman announced plans to hit the road later this year in support of her debut solo album, Petals for Armor. Dubbed the Petals for Armor tour (because what else?), the outing will find the musician performing at venues across the continent throughout May and June.

The North American-centric tour will include shows in Dallas, Houston, Atlanta, Charlotte, Brooklyn, Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago, Detroit, and more.

The 17-stop trek kicks off on May 28 at the Moore Theatre in Seattle and concludes a month later on June 29 at the Brooklyn Ballroom Nashville.

There are currently two different ways to get first dibs on tickets for the newly announced gigs. You can pre-order Petals for Armor on the record’s official website from now until this Sunday (March 8).

You can also register for Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan program from now until Sunday (March 8) to unlock an exclusive ticket pre-sale code.

Pre-sale tickets go on sale beginning this Tuesday, March 10. General ticket sales begin next Friday, March 13, at 10 a.m. local time.

Arlo Parks will join Williams during the North American excursion.

“Wow. I am going on tour. Myself. It’s not Paramore, and truthfully, it’s just a little terrifying. But if I know anything, it’s that there’s no safer place (besides at home with my dog) than to be in a room, on a stage, in front of the people who I’ve grown up singing my lungs out for. There was a time I thought I wouldn’t tour Petals For Armor. What a joke. I must,” Williams writes in a press statement.

She continues: “This is a brand new adventure. It’s important to embark on something new every now and then just to show yourself that you can. I welcome the discomfort and the joy, and I’m ready to be present for this.

The first run of shows is going to be hot, sweaty, and intimate. My brand-newly-formed band and I will be playing rooms that Paramore outgrew a decade ago. It’s going to be so satisfying to feel the energy of a crowd that close again, especially while performing songs that feel so vital for me; songs I have never performed before for an audience.

Thank you for the chance to tour this. I hope to see a ton of old friends and make some new ones too.”

The upcoming tour is in support of Williams’ forthcoming album, Petals for Armor. The record is due out May 8 through Atlantic Records.

Last month, Williams revealed that she would release an exclusive five-track collection titled Petals for Armor I. The EP will include “Simmer,” “Leave it Alone,” and “Cinnamon.”


May 28 – Seattle, WA – Moore Theatre
May 30 – San Francisco, CA – The Masonic
June 1 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
June 3 – Denver, CO – Paramount Theatre
June 5 – Dallas, TX – HiFi
June 6 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
June 8 – Orlando, FL – House of Blues
June 10 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
June 15 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore Charlotte
June 17 – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore Silver Spring
June 18 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore Philadelphia
June 20 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
June 22 – Toronto, ON – Rebel
June 24 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel
June 26 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
June 27 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit
June 29 – Nashville, TN – Brooklyn Bowl Nashville

Hayley Williams continues her ‘Petals for Armor’ saga with ‘Cinnamon’

The creepiness that is Hayley Williams Petals for Armor saga continues!

On Thursday (Feb. 6), the Paramore vocalist unveiled the music video for the fourth single off her much-anticipated solo debut Petals for Armor. Titled “Cinnamon,” the four-minute clip continues the singer’s storyline that began with “Simmer.”

The upbeat new track begins with Williams post-cocoon waking up in a house, unsure of why she’s there. She stares at everything in awe like it’s all brand new to her. While she’s inspecting a living area, the fabrics he fabrics take the form of people and start chasing her.

Yes, it’s as creepy as it sounds.

She runs away and locks herself in a room with a bathtub where she sees another one of those living beings, which may or may not be a figment of Williams’ imagination.

Check out the music video for “Cinnamon” above.

“Cinnamon,” “Simmer,” “Simmer (Interlude),” and “Leave it Alone” will all be featured on Williams’ upcoming studio effort. Petals for Armor is due out May 8 through Atlantic Records. Pre-orders are available here.

In case May is too far away, Williams has decided to give fans a treat to hold them until then. The singer has announced plans to release all five songs as a short EP titled Petals for Armor I.

The album will feature “Simmer,” “Leave it Alone,” “Cinnamon,” and two yet-to-be-released tracks.

“There are a lot of themes covered on the album as a whole, and I thought it best to separate some of these themes so that there can be time for everyone to digest some of the songs before we move along to others,” Williams explains.

“It’s a way to include people on the journey in the same way that I experienced it.”

Petals for Armor was produced by Williams’ Paramore bandmate Taylor York.

Watch Hayley Williams become a punk-rock butterfly in ‘Leave it Alone’

Hayley Williams is giving us all the horror movies feels with all the Petals for Armor music videos she’s released so far….so what’s another one?

On Thursday (Jan. 30), the Paramore vocalist unleashed the third music video from her much-anticipated solo album. Titled “Leave it Alone,” the nearly five-minute clip picks up right after “Simmer (Interlude).”

After being knocked out by a monstrous version of herself in “Simmer,” Williams is wrapped up in a cocoon of spider webs as if the monster version of herself was trying to heal her. Throughout the clip, we see a cocooned version of Williams become a butterfly of sorts with dramatic makeup and zip ties in her hair to make it look like a spiky mohawk.

While she starts to emerge from the cocoon slowly, the normal version of herself is lost in a forest. She comes upon a tree, and curiosity gets the best of her. She pulls at a piece of bark that seems to be spewing syrup, but in the end, seems to be harming the butterfly version of the singer.

Confusing? Not really. We feel like it’s Williams’ way of saying that she’s ready to evolve like a butterfly but is still holding on to some part of her former self. Talk about symbolism.

Watch the complete music video for “Leave it Alone” above.

“Simmer,” “Simmer (Interlude),” and “Leave it Alone” will all be featured on Williams’ upcoming album, Petals for Armor. Petals for Armor is due out May 8 through Atlantic Records.

The album was produced by Williams’ Paramore bandmate Taylor York.

Hayley Williams announces the release of her solo debut, unleashes its first single

Sorry Paramore fans, but it looks like frontwoman Hayley Williams will be taking a step back from the band for a bit. But there’s some good news; Williams will be releasing her debut solo album later this year!

On Wednesday (Jan. 22), the musician finally confirmed what all the teasers on social media have been about. Taking to the same platform, the songstress revealed plans to unleash her debut studio album in May. Titled Petals for Armor (like all her teasers had stated), the album is due out May 8 through Atlantic Records.

“I’m so ready and so incredibly humbled to get to share this project,” the musician writes in a press statement.

“Making it was a scary, empowering experience. Some of my proudest moments as a lyricist happened while writing PETALS FOR ARMOR. And I was able to get my hands a little dirtier than usual when it came to instrumentation.

She continues: “I’m in a band with my favorite musicians, so I never really feel the need to step into a role as a player when it comes to Paramore records. This project, however, benefited from a little bit of musical naïveté and rawness and so I experimented quite a bit more. I made this with some of the closest people to me. Their respective talents really shine bright throughout the record. I like to think we all make each other better, and the result is something that sounds and FEELS exactly as I’d hoped it would.

Now that it’s time to put it all out there, I can finally exhale. I’m excited to let people in to experience a different side of myself that I’ve only very recently become familiar with.”

To coincide with the new album announcement, Williams released the first single from the album, a track titled “Simmer.” Instead of collaborating with new partners on the original tune, Williams kept things in the “family” by enlisting Paramore bandmate Taylor York to produce “Simmer.”

Because both the new song and studio effort weren’t enough, Williams has also unveiled the music video for “Simmer.”

Watch the Warren Fu-directed clip above.

“Simmer” is Williams’ first new track since the release of Paramore’s last studio album, 2017’s After Laughter.

This isn’t Williams’ first time releasing solo music.  She contributed a song titled “Teenagers” to the “Jennifer’s Body” soundtrack and covered Tegan and Sara’s “Nineteen” for the sisters’ Tegan and Sara present The Con X: Covers album.

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


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.


311 / The Offspring
3 Doors Down / Collective Soul
5 Seconds of Summer
Alan Jackson
Arcade Fire
Avenged Sevenfold / Prophets of Rage
Backstreet Boys
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
Foreigner / Whitesnake / Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening
Game of Thrones Live Experience
Godsmack / Shinedown
Gov’t Mule / The Avett Brothers
Hall & Oates / Train
Imagine Dragons
Janet Jackson
Jason Aldean
Jeff Beck / Paul Rodgers
Joe Biden
Juanes / Mon Laferte
Keith Urban
Kesha / Macklemore
Kevin Hart
Kid Rock
Lady Antebellum / Darius Rucker
Lindsey Stirling / Evanescence
Luis Miguel
Luke Bryan
Lynyrd Skynyrd
Maroon 5
Miranda Lambert / Little Big Town
Ms. Lauryn Hill
Niall Horan
Ozzy Osbourne
Poison / Cheap Trick
Post Malone
Rascal Flatts
Ray LaMontagne
Rise Against / AFI
Rob Zombie / Marilyn Manson
Rod Stewart / Cyndi Lauper
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.


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.