When Paramore formed in 2004, none of the members were over the age of 18 -- a fact that sheds some light on their popularity among tweens and Twilight fans (two of the band’s songs feature prominently on the Twilight soundtrack). The band’s 2005 debut All We Know Is Falling earned them a spot on the Vans Warped Tour, as well as supporting slots with genre-mates Simple Plan. Bolstered by favorable reviews from British mags Kerrang! and NME, the band followed up in 2007 with platinum-certified Riot!, an album characterized by the bitter emotionalism of songs like “Misery Business” and “That’s What You Get.” After extensive touring in 2008 with fellow pop-punkers Jimmy Eat World and No Doubt, the band returned to the studio to record 2009’s Brand New Eyes, which, despite its debut at No. 2 on the Billboard 200, was their last release under the original lineup.
In the wake of their near-breakup, remaining members Hayley Williams, Jeremy Davis (bass), and Taylor Young (guitar) have found new freedom to experiment with the band’s sound, and given Williams’ stated influences (The Cure, Etta James), there’s a lot of territory to explore. Considering the No.1 debut of 2013’s Paramore and the glowing reviews for the bands stripped-down live setup, the new formula seems to be suiting them just fine.
I had a great time!
Hey! Unlike a couple of nights earlier in the mezz at the House of Blues in Boston, I could actually see the band at this show! Same set list, almost the same banter, but a lot more fun for me. The ‘new’ line-up has got the same power as the old and singer Haley Williams brings it every night.
They were great, I had fun, but GA Mezz s*cks!
GA Mezz tickets in the HoB are awful. If you don’t get there early, you can’t see cr*p! And how can you be as cool as I am if you show up when doors open!? Anyway nothing eye-opening, but they have evolved into a professional, competent band with a great sense of pacing and a surprising amount of hits – and one in which some guy gets to propose to his girl at their concert. Crappy view aside, I walked out satisfied
They were ABSOLUTELY AMAZING. They are my favorite band of all time and it felt so electrifying there, I was so energized and had one of the best days of my life
The concert was amazing. The environment, the setlist the sound. All of it, i really enjoyed it.
This was my first concert and I have to say it was amazing!