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Paramore announce new album ‘After Laughter,’ share new song “Hard Times”

Paramore After Laughter

It was recently revealed that original Paramore drummer Zac Farro (who’s also a solo artist as Halfnoise) is back in the band, and that plans for a new album and tour were on the way. The album is now announced. It’s called After Laughter, and it comes out on May 12 via Fueled By Ramen. The lead single is “Hard Times,” a catchy dose of dance-rock that’s basically nothing like the pop punk Paramore got famous for. Like their last album, it was recorded with producer Justin Meldal-Johnsen, who’s also worked with Garbage, M83, Tegan & Sara, and more. Watch the video for “Hard Times” (directed by Andrew Joffe) below.

Apparently, Mark Hoppus had something to do with this:

North American tour dates are TBA, but a handful of European dates are announced. Those are listed below. UPDATE: Their first-announced US date of 2017 is Riot Fest (which also has a Jawbreaker reunion!)

In other news, Paramore’s Riot! will turn 10 this June. In other other news, Hayley Williams recently showed up at a Halfnoise gig to cover Radiohead’s “House of Cards.” And lastly, Hayley was recently a clue on Jeopardy (but nobody got it).

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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

Paramore — 2017 Tour Dates
Jun 15 Olympia Dublin, Ireland
Jun 16 Waterfront Belfast, United Kingdom
Jun 18 o2 apollo Manchester, United Kingdom
Jun 19 Royal Albert Hall London, United Kingdom
Jun 21 Colston Hall Bristol, United Kingdom
Jun 22 Usher Hall Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Jun 24 Palladium Köln, Germany
Jun 25 013 Tilburg, Netherlands
Jun 27 GRAND REX Paris, France
Jun 29 Arena Open Air Wien, Austria
Jun 30 Volt Festival Sopron, Hungary
Jul 02 Admiralspalast Berlin, Germany
Jul 03 Stadtpark Hamburg, Germany
Jul 05 Rock For People Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
Jul 07 Cirkus Stockholm, Sweden
Jul 09 Ruisrock Turku, Finland
Jul 12 Vega Copenhagen, Denmark
Jul 14 Slottsfjell Tonsberg, Norway

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