Grammy award-winning, international rock superstars PARAMORE are making their highly anticipated return to New Zealand for their first headline show in four years. Paramore are touring in support of their RIANZ #7 chart album After Laughter with special guests still to be announced.
Paramore’s fifth studio album was recorded at Nashville’s historic RCA Studio A – also their first time recording in their beloved hometown. Produced by Justin Meldal-Johnsen (M83, Jimmy Eat World, Beck) and Paramore’s own Taylor York, After Laughter signalled the return of founding member Zac Farro to the band. Featuring the hugely successful singles ‘Hard Times’ – which has had over 50 million views of its colourfully playful video which Billboard declared “addictive” – and ‘Told You So’ which saw over 7 million views in its first two weeks alone.
Long regarded as an exhilarating live act with a non-stop show led by the fearless Hayley Williams, with Taylor York on guitar and Zac Farro back on drums, Paramore are a bona fide juggernaut, selling over 6 million albums and leaving a trail of sold-out headline arena tours in their wake. They have sold out iconic venues around the world including Madison Square Garden and Wembley Arena, and performed show-stealing headline festival sets at the likes of Reading and Leeds Festivals, Riot Fest and their own four-day festival cruise Parahoy!.
With Tour Four hitting Auckland’ Spark Arena in February this will be Paramore’s first headline show Down Under since their last tour in February 2014.