This article is from 2009.


You know a band’s famous when, months after it’s happened, the world is still talking about the singer going blonde, and they’re only just losing Grammies to megastars like Amy Winehouse by a whisker.

And boy are Paramore famous. Having sold out both the SECC and Wembley Arena, Paramore have eclipsed predecessors Fall Out Boy as the biggest pop punk band on the planet. The only person mighty enough to keep their latest album off the top spot in the US charts was Babs Streisand.

It hasn’t all been plain sailing, though. Just last year it was looking like Paramore were suffering from burnout. They cancelled their planned Glasgow gig and the rest of their European tour and flew home to America. Tensions in the band were widely reported, with guitarist Taylor York confessing that the rest of the band were furious about frequently being mistaken for Williams’ backing musicians. Paramore now acknowledge that at that stage they were no longer friends, but merely ‘business partners’.

Miraculously, the band moved forward, with vocalist Hayley Williams locking herself in her bedroom to write the lyrics to the resulting smash hit album Brand New Eyes. The band appeared to find their feet and landed themselves a spot on this summer’s mammoth ‘No Doubt’ comeback tour.

If you’re into pop punk that’s more pop than punk, Paramore are a must see. Just cross your fingers they’re en route to the SECC rather than on a plane home. The jury’s certainly out on their longevity.

SECC, Glasgow, Thu 10 Dec

This article is from 2009.


Though Paramore were only formed six years ago they have already gained a huge fan base and international media attention after releasing their debut album All We Know Is Falling in 2005. Their second album Riot! released in 2007 went platinum in the US and gold in the UK, Ireland and New Zealand and sold two million…

Belfast Waterfront

Fri 16 Jun

£35.50–£45 / 028 9033 4400

Mon 19 Jun

Times to be confirmed / Tickets on sale Friday 28th April, 9am / 028 9033 4400

Colston Hall, Bristol

Wed 21 Jun

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O2 Apollo Manchester

Sun 18 Jun

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Emo and pop punk outfit hailing from Tennessee appears at the SECC as part of their biggest UK tour to date.


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