Paramore's latest record was much more than just a sad-but-being-optimistic record. After Laughter was a record about self-growth and battle inner demons. It was a mature, honest step for Paramore. In that way, it makes sense that the band are growing up and want to move on from their past, edgier material. On the other hand, though, they're breaking all our emo hearts. Paramore is retiring 'Misery Business' from their live shows.
Paramore ended their After Laughter era last night in Nashville, Tennessee, performing a special show dubbed Art + Friends, featuring performances by Bully, COIN, Canon Blue, Liza Anne, Nightingale, and, of course, the main course: Paramore. The setlist was more or less what the band had been playing for this final leg of the tour, with After Laughter cuts like 'Hard Times' and 'Rose-Colored Boy' as well as iconic tracks like 'Ignorance' and 'Still Into You.' They even through their cover of 'Passionfruit' by Drake in there. The band even performed 'Tell Me How' off of After Laughter for the first time! By no means was it a "this is the end of Paramore" sort of set, but it was a perfect way to top of an era. See below for the full setlist!
But when it came time for 'Misery Business,' frontwoman Hayley Williams had a sad revelation for the crowd and fans. Before the band raged into the song, Williams said the following:
Paramore's full setlist from their Nashville, Tennessee performance:
- Still Into You
- Rose-Colored Boy
- That's What You Get
- Fake Happy
- Passionfruit (Drake cover)
- Misguided Ghosts
- Caught In The Middle
- Idle Worship
- No Friend
- Misery Business
- Ain't It Fun
- Tell Me How (Live Debut)
- Told You So
- All That Love Is (HalfNoise cover)
- Scooby's In The Back (HalfNoise cover)
- Hard Times
Are you going to miss the song live? The good news is is that Williams said a "very long time" rather than never again, so perhaps there's still hope for it in the future. Plus, this message seems to say that Paramore will indeed return after a well deserved break! What are your favorite memories of 'Misery Business?'