Today's the day! Paramore's new album This Is Why has arrived in full.
On Friday, the band released their long-awaited new record, the first in nearly six years, since 2017's After Laughter. The 10-track album comes after months of teasing from the trio, who previously shared the title track as well as "The News" and "C’est Comme Ça."
When the title track was released back in September, singer Hayley Williams said: “'This Is Why' was the very last song we wrote for the album. To be honest, I was so tired of writing lyrics but Taylor [York] convinced Zac [Farro] and I both that we should work on this last idea. What came out of it was the title track for the whole album. It summarizes the plethora of ridiculous emotions, the rollercoaster of being alive in 2022, having survived even just the last 3 or 4 years. You’d think after a global pandemic of fucking biblical proportions and the impending doom of a dying planet, that humans would have found it deep within themselves to be kinder or more empathetic or something.”
In addition to the new music, the band previously announced a massive tour, which included a pre-Super Bowl show in Phoenix on Thursday Night as well as dates opening for Taylor Swift as well as their own headlining North American tour.
Paramore's live schedule:
March 2 - Santiago De Surco, Peru - Arena Perú
March 5 - Santiago, Chile - Movistar Arena
March 7 - Comuna 14, Argentina - Argentinian Racetrack of Palermo
March 9 - Rio De Janeiro, Brazil - Qualistage
March 11 - São Paulo, Brazil - Centro Esportivo Tiete
March 12 - São Paulo, Brazil - Centro Esportivo Tiete
March 14 - Bogotá, Colombia - Movistar Arena
March 17 - Glendale, AZ - State Farm Stadium=
March 18 - Glendale, AZ - State Farm Stadium=
April 13 - Dublin, Ireland - 3Arena
April 15 - Cardiff, United Kingdom - International Arena
April 17 - Glasgow, United Kingdom - OVO Hydro
April 18 - Manchester, United Kingdom - AO Arena
April 20 - London, United Kingdom - O2 Arena
April 22 - Birmingham, United Kingdom - Utilita Arena
April 23 - London, United Kingdom - O2 Arena
May 23 – Charlotte, NC – Spectrum Center*~
May 25 – Atlanta, GA – State Farm Arena*~
May 27 – Atlantic City, NJ – Adjacent Festival+
May 30 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden*~
May 31 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden*~
June 02 – Washington, DC – Capital One Arena*~
Jun 04 – Cleveland, OH – Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse*~
Jun 05 – Indianapolis, IN – Gainbridge Fieldhouse*~
Jun 07 – Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena*~
Jun 08 – Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena*~
Jun 10 – Columbus, OH – Schottenstein Center*~
Jun 11 – Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paint Arena*~
Jun 13 – Orlando, FL – Amway Center*~
Jun 14 – Hollywood, FL – Hard Rock Live*~
Jul 06 – New Orleans, LA – Smoothie King Center^!
Jul 08 – Fort Worth, TX – Dickies Arena^!
Jul 09 – Austin, TX – Moody Center^!
Jul 11 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center^!
Jul 13 – Denver, CO – Ball Arena^!
Jul 16 – San Diego, CA – Viejas Arena^
Jul 19 – Los Angeles, CA – Kia Forum^
Jul 20 – Los Angeles, CA – Kia Forum^
Jul 22 – San Francisco, CA – Chase Center^
Jul 24 – Seattle, WA – Climate Pledge Arena^!
Jul 25 – Portland, OR – Veterans Memorial Coliseum^!
Jul 27 – Salt Lake City, UT – Vivint Arena^!
Jul 29 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center^!
Jul 30 – St Louis, MO – Enterprise Center^!
Aug 02 – St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center^!
* with support Bloc Party
^ with support from Foals
! with support from The Linda Lindas
~ with support from Genesis Owusu
+ festival date
= supporting Taylor Swift