Paramore Cancels Tour Dates After Hayley Williams Contracts Lung Infection
Paramore have cancelled their upcoming North American This Is Why tour dates. After delivering a performance in Seattle on the night of 9 August, frontwoman Hayley Williams informed fans via social media that the band would no longer go on due to her contracting a lung infection.
The cancelled shows are in Portland on 10 August and Salt Lake City on 13 August, which would have been the closing date for the trek that kicked off earlier this May. The band was forced to postpone a handful of other shows in late July, putting a halt to stops in Seattle and Portland, as well as an earlier stop in San Francisco.
“After my lung infection forced us to postpone four shows, I was hoping a week off of performing and a strict medicine routine would allow my body to heal enough to finish off this tour strong,” Williams wrote in a statement posted on Paramore’s social media.
“I have been doing everything I can to fight this infection so we wouldn’t have to disappoint anyone with more news of postponements and cancellations. After struggling through the last few shows and consulting with my doctor, we’re unfortunately realizing that it’s past the point of wanting to push through to put on a good show for all of you.”
Williams said she was at risk for “long-term damage” and added that she was committed to looking after her body from this point. “We are so sorry to all of you who were so patient with us as we rescheduled these and likely rearranged travel plans to still come out,” she wrote. “I physically can not go on. I know this isn’t great news for anyone. Thank you so much for your continued support.”
Refunds for the cancelled dates will be made available at point of purchase.