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PARAMORE Finally Brings The Electric 'After Laughter' Vibe To Manila!

Renuel Fallore

Posted at August 25, 2018


Paramore postponed their concerts in Manila and Jakarta last February after Hayley Williams fell ill. But the frontwoman promised that the band would come back here on August since they always have a good time performing here. She even wrote on Facebook: “And we were so ready to get back to Manila because every show we’ve played for our Filipino friends has been a wild time. We're coming back for you so please hang on 'til August.”

Fast forward to August 23, Filipino fans - who tried to “hold onto hope” (since they got it) - finally witnessed Paramore performing most of the songs from their latest acclaimed album After Laughter.

Rocking a Talking Heads shirt, the super charismatic singer started the show strong and made Filipino fans get up and party! The infectious energy of the band and their tremendous sound when performing live carried them through their whole set for over an hour. They started with “Grudges” followed by “Still Into You” and the 80s inspired “Rose Colored Boy” where Hayley playfully incorporated some lyrics from Whitney Houston’s “I Wanna Dance With Somebody”.

The sold out crowd captured their own precious moments on their phones while singing along to early gems “That’s What You Get” and “Crushcrushcrush”.

Then all of a sudden, the Mall of Asia Arena was filled with “Fake Happy” emojis when the band played that mellow rock track.

Paramore’s well-anticipated acoustic set made everyone’s hearts melt! Aside from “Misguided Ghost” and the tearjerker “26”, the band also performed their cover of Drake’s “Passionfruit”! They masterfully made everyone embrace After Laughter more with their rendition of “Caught In The Middle”, “Idle Worship” and “No Friend”, all packed with visually appealing stage lighting.

Of course, the concert would not be complete without their signature “Misery Business” moment with a lucky fan joining them onstage! The band finished the concert strong with alternative bangers “Ain’t It Fun”, “Told You So”, and “Hard Times” as Hayley screamed “We Are Paramore”!

Here’s the #ParamoreTourFourMNL setlist:

Grudges

Still Into You

Rose-Colored Boy

That’s What You Get

Crushcrushcrush

Fake Happy

Playing God

Forgiveness

Ignorance

Pool

Acoustic Set

Passionfruit

Misguided Ghost

26

Caught In The Middle

Idle Worship

No Friend

Misery Business

Ain’t It Fun

Told You So

All That Love Is (Halfnoise cover)

Hard Times

Check out more MYXclusive photos from Paramore's concert HERE!

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