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Paramore’s Hayley Williams announces UK solo shows

By | Published on Friday 6 March 2020

Hayley Williams

Paramore’s Hayley Williams has announced that she will play two UK solo shows in May, the first at The Great Escape festival in Brighton, followed by a headline performance in London. The shows will promote her debut solo album, ‘Petals For Armor’, which is also due out in May.

“Wow”, says Williams. “I am going on tour. Myself. It’s not Paramore and truthfully, it’s just a little terrifying. But if I know anything, it’s that there’s no safer place – besides at home with my dog – than to be in a room, on a stage, in front of the people who I’ve grown up singing my lungs out for. There was a time I thought I wouldn’t tour ‘Petals For Armor’. What a joke. I must”.

“This is a brand new adventure”, she goes on. “It’s important to embark on something new every now and then just to show yourself that you can. I welcome the discomfort and the joy and I’m ready to be present for this”.

She adds: “The first run of shows is going to be hot, sweaty, and intimate. My brand-newly-formed band and I will be playing rooms that Paramore outgrew a decade ago. It’s going to be so satisfying to feel the energy of a crowd that close again, especially while performing songs that feel so vital for me; songs I have never performed before for an audience”.

Tickets for the shows will go on general sale on 13 Mar. ‘Petals For Armor’ will be released on 8 May. Here are details of the two UK dates:

15 May: Brighton, The Beach (The Great Escape)
16 May: London, Electric Brixton