Paramore aren’t exactly the first band you might think of putting on a show where arguments could erupt, but that’s exactly what happened at a concert the band played in Toronto, Canada earlier this week. The pop-punk/emo superstars, who performed at the city’s history venue on Monday night (November 9), were only four songs into their set when the crowd in front of them appeared to erupt, as per a fan-filmed video is documented, which has since been uploaded to social media.
Recognizing the excitement as Paramore blows through Caught in the middlefrom 2017 After laughter Album, singer Hayley Williams asks her bandmates to stop playing. “Everything OK?” she asks as the video pans around to capture the effects of the apparent rumble. “Okay, are we having a fight?” She adds, before noting, “Oh man. How do you think this is like a terror show?” Obviously upset by the situation, Williams goes on to point out that Paramore are “not a hardcore band” before scrutinizing everyone involved and urging the two culprits to “shut up separate”.
“You made me act like a teacher. Detention for everyone!” The singer then jokes to the laughter of the crowd. Eventually things settle down properly, Williams warning that she “better not have to do that again” because she has to stop the band’s click track before asking, “Where have we been?” and continuation of the show.
Watch the potentially tricky but ultimately happy ending moment below.
Paramore needs to stop a fight while caught in the middle of “detention for everyone” pic.twitter.com/CUhdAhDimXNovember 8, 2022
Paramore recently released his comeback single This is the reason, with her new album of the same name arriving February 10th via Atlantic. They have also announced UK, Ireland and North American tour dates for next year.
Paramore UK and Ireland 2023 tour dates
April 13: Dublin Ireland 3Arena
15 April: Cardiff International Arena
April 17: Glasgow OVO Hydro
April 18: Manchester AO Arena
April 20: London’s O2 Arena
April 22: Birmingham Utilita Arena
Paramore North America 2023 tour dates
10/02: Bakersfield Mechanics Bank Theater, CA
10/04: Magna The Great Salt Air, UT
10/06: Omaha Orpheum Theater Omaha, NE
Oct 08: Oklahoma City The Criterion, OK
10/09: Austin City Limits, TX
October 11: Chesterfield The Factory, MO
October 14: Bonn Springs Azura Amphitheatre, KS
October 16: Austin City Limits, TX
October 22: Las Vegas When We Were Young Festival, NV
October 23: Las Vegas When We Were Young Festival, NV
October 29: Las Vegas When We Were Young Festival, NV
11/07: Toronto HISTORY, CAN
Nov 09: Chicago The Chicago Theatre, IL
November 11: Cincinnati The Andrew J Brady Music Center, OH
November 15: Atlanta Tabernacle, GA
November 16: St. Augustine The St. Augustine Amphitheater, FL
November 19: Corona Capital Festival in Mexico City, MEX