Photo Gallery: Paramore at The Lawn at White River State Park in Indianapolis, IN
July 9, 2018
At this point, I think we all know the name “Paramore”. Over the last 12-13 years, Paramore have released 5 albums – all maintaining their own notion of what was being experienced (by the band) at the time of writing and recording. After Laughter, the band’s most recent release is surely their most removed record from their pop-punk roots. Bringing in a danceable New Wave sound reminiscent of INXS or Tears For Fears, whilst still providing melancholic remarks of life and experience through the lyrics.
Last week, on their After Laughter Tour stop through Indianapolis, Paramore, were supported by Soccer Mommy and Foster the People. Both were along with Paramore throughout other parts of the tour since the turn of the year.
Paramore opened up their set with “Grudges” and Hayley Williams immediately set the tone for the rest of the show. Williams was prancing and jumping about the stage showcasing her energetic development into a captivating frontwoman. Continuing into songs like “Rose-Colored Boy” “Fake Happy” and “Still Into You”, Paramore exuded veteranism within their approach and execution. The group slowed it down and pulled out an eclectic cover of Drake’s hit song “Passionfruit” from his project ‘More Life’. Continuing the stripped-back mood Williams and company belted out their acoustic tune “26” to an emotional reception.
All in all… it goes to show how far this group has come after 13 years and 5 different records. They bring out crowds into the thousands, no matter the location. They’ve matured their sound beyond what many surely expected 5+ years ago. They’ve withstood the last decade in music… and for a very good reason.
July 11th – Corpus Christi, TX – Concrete Street Amphitheater
July 13th – Houston, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
July 14th – Irving, TX – Toyota Music Factory
July 18th – Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
July 19th – San Diego, CA – Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
July 21st – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
July 23rd – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
July 24th – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheater
August 18th – Osaka, Japan – Summer Sonic Festival
August 19th – Tokyo, Japan – Summer Sonic Festival
August 21st – Singapore, Singapore – Zepp @ BigBox
August 23rd – Pasay, Philippines – Mall of Asia Arena
August 25th – Jakarta, Indonesia – Indonesia Convention Exhibition