Paramore announce new single, album and tour

Paramore sure know how to return with a bang! The trio, made up of Hayley Williams, Taylor York and Zac Farro, have announced their return with a brand new single, album AND tour.

After teasing new music and artwork earlier in the week, today Paramore finally shared their new single, ‘Hard Times’. The track opens with a tropical vibe, before exploding into an electro-pop sound. The single marks a change in the band’s sound, but let’s face it, we’re already obsessed with the new era of Paramore! Check out the ‘Hard Times’ music video below.

‘Hard Times’ is the first track to be taken from their forthcoming album, which was also announced today. After Laughter will drop on May 12 and marks their first album since 2013. Exclusive album bundles are available on their website, which include t-shirts and enamel pins.

After Laughter tracklist

  1. ‘Hard Times’
  2. ‘Rose-Colored Boy’
  3. ‘Told You So’
  4. ‘Forgiveness’
  5. ‘Fake Happy’
  6. ’26’
  7. ‘Pool’
  8. ‘Grudges’
  9. ‘Caught In The Middle’
  10. ‘Idle Worship’
  11. ‘No Friend’
  12. ‘Tell Me How’


If that wasn’t enough, the trio have also announced a summer European tour. The tour will kick off in Dublin on June 15, taking in various locations such as London, Bristol, Paris and Stockholm before coming to a close in Norway on July 14.

Paramore European Tour Dates

June 15 – Olympia, Dublin
June 16 – Waterfront, Belfast
June 18 – O2 Apollo, Manchester
June 19 – Royal Albert Hall, London
June 21 – Colston Hall, Bristol
June 22 – Usher Hall, Edinburgh
June 24 – Palladium, Cologne
June 25 – 013, Tilburg
June 27 – Grand Rex, Paris
June 29 – Arena Open Air, Vienna
June 30 – Volt Festival, Hungary

July 2 – Admiralspalast, Berlin
July 3 – Stadtpark, Hamburg
July 5 – Rock For People, Czech Republic
July 7 – Cirkus, Stockholm
July 9 – Ruisrock, Turku
July 12 – Vega, Copenhagen
July 14 – Slottsfjell, Norway

Tickets go on general sale at 9am on April 28. More information is available on their website.

Phew! We’re overwhelmed with all of this Paramore news but are so excited for the new era of music from the band – welcome back guys.

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Written by Katrina Rees

I'm Katrina, or Kat to pretty much everyone. I'm an editor for CelebMix, a content writer, a boyband lover and an all round music fanatic.
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