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03 October 2022

Paramore Play First Gig In Over Four Years – Setlist

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Paramore made their live return last night (2 October) with a hit-packed Bakersfield, California show. The gig followed last week’s release of their new single This Is Why and the announcement of a sixth album of the same name, due in January 2023.

The setlist included fan-favourite Misery Business, a song that the band had previously said they would not be playing. Frontwoman Hayley Williams explained their decision to the crowd, saying, “Four years ago, we said we were gonna retire this song for a little while, and I guess technically we did!

“But what we did not know was that just about five minutes after I got cancelled for saying the word ‘whore’ in a song, all of TikTok decided that it was ok. Make it make sense…

“I remember a time when we had a MySpace and we were still a really small band. We were really small. We hadn’t even put out this song and we had noticed that kids were calling themselves ‘Parawhores’. We were like, ‘Eugh, that’s weird!’ But I guess what I’m trying to say is, it’s a word, and if you’re cool you won’t call a woman a whore because that’s bullshit.

“We can all learn from ourselves, right? Just for the record, 90 per cent of you said whore tonight. That’s all I’m gonna say – I’m not gonna preach about it. I’m just gonna say thank you for being nostalgic about this because this is one of the coolest moments of our show and it’s very nice to feel like there’s a reason to bring it back that’s positive.”

Paramore setlist:

‘This Is Why’
‘Brick By Boring Brick’
‘Caught In The Middle’
‘That’s What You Get’
‘I Caught Myself’
‘Misguided Ghosts’
‘Simmer’ (Hayley Williams song)
‘Ain’t It Fun’
‘Boogie Juice’ (HalfNoise song)
‘Rose-Colored Boy’
‘Told You So’
‘Misery Business’
‘Still Into You’
‘Hard Times’

Paramore tour dates

04 – Magna, UT, The Great Salt Air
06 – Omaha, NE, Orpheum Theater
08 – Oklahoma City, OK, Criterion Theater
09 – Austin, TX, ACL Music Festival
11 – Chesterfield, MO, The Factory
13 – Bonner Springs, KS, Azura Amphitheater
16 – Austin, TX, ACL Music Festival
20 – Los Angeles, CA, The Wiltern
22 – Las Vegas, NV, When We Were Young Festival
23 – Las Vegas, NV, When We Were Young Festival
27 – Los Angeles, CA, The Belasco
29 – Las Vegas, NV, When We Were Young Festival

07 – Toronto, ON, History
09 – Chicago, IL, The Chicago Theatre
11 – Cincinnati, OH, The Andrew J Brady Music Center
13 – New York, NY, Beacon Theatre
15 – Atlanta, GA, The Tabernacle
16 – St. Augustine, FL, St. Augustine Amphitheatre
19 – Mexico City, Corona Capital Festival

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