You can now find an HD video of Paramore’s concert in Detroit on Youtube,
thanks to RTMorasonMD Paramore. You can watch it below.
Paramore has announced a few tour dates for September, check them out below! Tickets go on sale this Friday at 9am.
9.02 Dublin, IE @ The O2 Point
9.07 Paris, FR @ Le Zenith
9.20 Manchester, UK @ Manchester Evening News Arena
9.21 Cardiff, UK @ Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
9.23 Birmingham, UK @ LG Arena
9.24 Nottingham, UK @ Nottingham Arena
9.27 London, UK @ Wembley Arena
Paramore played at the Radio 104.5 Birthday Show in Camden, NJ yesterday. We have uploaded some pictures from this event into our gallery. You can also watch a few videos of Paramore backstage that Radio 104.5 has uploaded on their site below.
Last month, Paramore’s fourth album debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top 200 albums chart, becoming the band’s first chart-topping set.
For Paramore lead singer Hayley Williams, the chart victory was significant: The self-titled “Paramore” marks the pop-punk outfit’s first album since a nasty split with founding members Josh and Zac Farro, who left the band in 2010 and subsequently trashed Williams in a bridge-burning blog post.
The scars from the breakup are evident on “Paramore,” which finds the band reduced to a trio (guitarist Taylor York and bassist Jeremy Davis round out the group). But the difficulties surrounding the album make its chart triumph that much sweeter, Williams says.
“The fact that our fans saw everything go down — the ups and downs of our band — and they hung in there, I feel really humbled that people walked through the fire with us and came out the other side with us,” says Williams, on the phone last week from a tour stop in Phoenix. “It’s been kind of cool.”
Paramore didn’t intend on making the new album too pointed, but its driving first single “Now” finds Williams lashing out, barking “don’t try to take this from me!” at people standing in the way of her dream. When the line came to her, she knew she had to follow it through.
“I realized I still have something to say about my feelings on nearly losing the most important thing in my life, which is Paramore,” says the 24-year-old. “Some parts of the writing process, I tried to avoid some of my deepest fears and feelings, and there were some moments where I realized I just couldn’t do that anymore. I had to be honest, and ‘Now’ is one of those moments.”
Another one is “Moving On,” one of the album’s three ukulele-led interludes, where Williams sings, “I could be angry, but you’re not worth a fight,” over York’s gentle ukulele chords. “Moving On” was originally intended to be a chugging Ramones-style rocker, but in the studio it became a sort-of vaudeville goof-off, and the band was happy with the result.
“There was just a lot of humor in it,” says Williams, who taught herself to play ukulele in the studio while making the new album. The band has been starting off some of its recent concerts with “Moving On”; rather than Williams coming out and doing it on her own, she makes a point of playing it with her bandmates.
“I think, especially with all the stuff we’ve been through as a band and all the things people have probably heard about us, it’s nice to do things together as a team all the time,” she says. “So at least when people come to a show it’s not just me walking out on stage by myself. I think I’m more sensitive about it than our fans or anyone else is.”
Paramore’s current tour, which comes to the Fillmore Detroit on Friday, marks the band’s first round of U.S. shows in three years, and Williams says she feels more confident as a performer now than she ever has. She says she’s never been entirely confident with the spotlight, saying she felt like people were watching her “like a hawk” on stage, but now she’s more accepting of the lead singer role and everything that comes with it.
“I feel less vulnerable and more empowered by that kind of attention,” says Williams, who lives in Nashville. “It took me all this time to be comfortable with that, well, people are going to look at you. That’s how it works.”
Williams scored a huge hit a few years ago when she sang the chorus on B.o.B’s “Airplanes” and its remix, which featured a verse from Eminem. While it seemed like she was primed to become rap’s next chorus queen, she hasn’t appeared as a guest artist on any hip-hop songs since. Maybe she will in the future, she says, but she’s waiting for the right opportunity.
“Everything in due time, especially for this band,” Williams says. “We’ve learned the hard way that sometimes, the best things, you really have to wait for them.”
Interviewcheck: Just talking about your new Album. It’s self-titled. Could you tell me something about your studio process?
Jeremy: Making this record was a lot of fun. Whenever we made a previous album we were finally in the studio for three and a half weeks or a month. For this record we were in the studio for over six months. So we spent a long time in the studio. We got so much time as we wanted. We spent about five or six days on each song. We did not have any place or any show to go. So it was really nice to have that time and to let out our creative freedom take over us. This one was really different. …. We got a lots of fun. We were watching movies, playing video games. We also had big family dinner. This was really nice. And I am pretty sure that we make every album like this right now.
Interviewcheck: What comes first? Lyrics or music?
Jeremy: Normally we had just the music and Hayley gets over it and write music. Some songs start with Hayley had some view ideas with some lyrics and turn it into a song. We just let the songs take over us. We just gave each song the time and the indention that they deserve. It just turn out very well.
Interviewcheck: What would you say, what are the most important influences on your music?
Jeremy: I think the three of us have such different music that we take influences from. On this record we tried to show everyone all the different styles and music that we love. And show people that we can perform different kinds of music than just our typical rock songs. We written the rock songs in our previous albums. I don’t think if there was one or two bands in particular that we listen to to inspire at that thing. The influences come out of our own instruments.
Interviewcheck: How Hayley write the songs? By hand on the Computer or what else?
Jeremy: It depends from where it comes. You can be driving down the road and find inspiration. She likes the handwrite. But sometimes I see her writing on her computer and just writing that way. Each song is individual.
Interviewcheck: What’s so important for you to make music?
Jeremy: I think all of us are creative people. It’s in us. You know, we are from Nashville. There are so many amazing artists. I think we all have to get it out, on paper. Get out of our head. This is a kind of creative freedom for us.
Interviewcheck: So would you say it’s like a normal job from nine to five?
Jeremy: I guess so. We don’t have time for anything else.
Interviewcheck: Why is your new album self-titled?
Jeremy: We really wanted to make a statement that this album is more Paramore than any of our albums. This really shows who we are. Lyrically and in the songs. You can really hear that we have really big resources. We got really excited. And the self-titled is the only way to explain this record.
Interviewcheck: Are you a fan of your own music?
Jeremy: Yes, more than ever. I think we are able to show the different styles. This is the favorite record and the favorites songs that we ever done.
Interviewcheck: Now you are promoting your album here in Germany. What are you doing in your free time when you are on Promo-Tour?
Jeremy: We don’t have much free time. I guess just watching movies, hanging out together and eat food.
Interviewcheck: So what’s your favorite movie right now?
Jeremy: That’s a hard question. I always like the Batman movies. But my all time favorite movie is Dumb and Dumber. I love that movie you can’t even beat that.
Interviewcheck: What kind of music do you like to listen to personally?
Jeremy: I like to listen to some Hip Hop.
Interviewcheck: After your record comes out you will be on tour. What’s so difficult being on tour?
Jeremy: I think the most difficult thing being tour is being away from your family and friends. For relationships this is also bad. I have a little puppy dog and I have to leave him. You can’t tell him: Hey, just sit there and wait for me just by the doors. That’s a really hard thing about leaving home.
Interviewcheck: What’s the best thing being on tour?
Jeremy: There are two things. One is playing the shows and meeting fans because it’s so different all over the world. Our fans are so devoted, they really makes us a wonderful time. And the other thing is just traveling around and seeing new cities that you’ve never been to. We are here in Germany now. We’ve been here for seven times least. You can see the city sights, go to great restaurants. That’s really cool.
Interviewcheck: Would you say you have a favorite place to play?
Jeremy: This is really hard to answer. We love playing here in Europe especially the festivals. You can’t find festivals like them anywhere else.
Interviewcheck: Why do you think so?
Jeremy: I think the people in Europe are more passion about music and love hearing live shows. In America it’s not so much. We love to come over here and have a good time.
Interviewcheck: Did you ever had bad experience on tour? Like falling from stage or something like that?
Jeremy: You know, we have good and bad times on tour. I do this flip over Taylor and it’s really fun to do. But one time he fall and it really hurt. It’s really embarrassing. Imagine if you fall right now in front of a thousand people, you would be embarrass too. And on festivals it will come on the big screen. This is really embarrassing but even that you have to laugh a lot.
Interviewcheck: I think for the fans it’s okay.
Jeremy: It shows that we are human.
Interviewcheck: What was the funniest situation that you had with a fan?
Jeremy: Oh, a fan you give us a toilet seat. All the fans in the main area at the concert had signed and they gave it to me.
Interviewcheck: This sounds really crazy. Do you prefer playing on stage or being in the studio?
Jeremy: We love creating music in the studio but I think we love playing live shows better because of there is no better feeling to play on stage. Hear the fans, they are so excited and they are screaming. When you starting the show you put so much energy in this. It’s such an incredible feeling.
Interviewcheck: Many bands have a special ritual when they go on stage. What’s yours?
Jeremy: Before we go on stage we are pretty nervous. But one thing that we do before we go on stage we jumping like we are crazy. Getting exciting. We got high energy concerts.
Interviewcheck: You told me that you have high energy concerts. What are you doing after the concert to bring you down?
Jeremy: That’s really hard. First of all we have to change because our clothes are wet. Take a shower and so on. After all we have really special food from the country where we play. It’s hard to come down after a show. Sometimes we go to bed at four o’clock in the morning.
Interviewcheck: Do you also hang out with the fans sometimes?
Jeremy: Sometimes it’s really depends on the show. Basically we go of stage the fans go straight and waiting for us at the tour bus. After the shower and the eating we go outside. There are fans and we will sign some thing and talk to them.
Interviewcheck: I want to talk about Josh and Zac. They just leave the band. The most of your fans were very frightened that Paramore could split at all. Was it a big problem for you?
Jeremy: We were a little nervous. Josh and Zac loved the passion from the fans but they didn’t not enjoy leaving home anymore. But Hayley, Taylor and me, we never lost our passion. We always wanna play shows for our fans. As I told you we were nervous. We know that our music would change. But now I think this is the best thing that could ever happen to us. Our friendship is better than ever. We are really ready to go and play shows for the fans.
Interviewcheck: Some bands have their typical sound. Now you told me that yours is really different from the other ones. What would you say, what changed a lot?
Jeremy: Really a lot. We changed as people. We grew up as musicians. Nobody wants to come out with an album twice. The thing is we are not gonna stop playing our own old music. But we don’t wanna be adding to a catalog.
Interviewcheck: Do you have a favorite song on your album?
Jeremy: It’s hard to say because we love all the songs on the new album. But if you ask me I would say “Ain’t it fun”. I enjoy playing this.
Interviewcheck: What was your first Vinyl?
Jeremy: That maybe sounds fun, but it was a Snoop Dog Vinyl. I was so excited but didn’t even had a vinyl player.
Interviewcheck: What do you think about the “New Music Generation” who are not buying Vinyls, CDs or anything else. Just streaming the music they want to listen to.
Jeremy: This is crazy. But the music industry is different to others. You don’t stealing books, you know. But with these it’s okay. I do it also.
Interviewcheck: Do you wanna tell your fans something?
Jeremy: Yes, really. I really want to thank the fans for being the supporter to us always. This is really important to us. So thank you for that.
Interviewcheck: Thank you very much for the interview.
According to Hayley, Jeremy has broken his foot last night at their show.
Hopefully he will feel better soon!
So I broke my foot last night at the Chicago show :( …so I’m trying to heal up for the show that all these gorgeous people are in line for… :)))))) #lovepeoplewatching