Sakura presents a snippet of the night when Paramore’s arena tour came to Manchester. 

It could be claimed that the last couple of years have been rocky ones for Paramore, now somehow in their 14th (ish) despite remembering that bright orange burst into the mainstream like it was merely yesterday.

With the departure and subsequent return of drummer Zac Farro and a legal battle with ex bass player Jeremy Davis now well and truly behind them the slate is was clear for 2017’s release of After Laughter, as well as the subsequent tour they now find themselves on.

With the widespread success and acclaim for After Laughter, many calling it the best pop album of the year, it’s hardly a surprise to see them playing venues such as London’s The O2 and the Manchester Arena, but no less impressive for its obviousness.

Setlist:

Hard Times
Ignorance
Still Into You
Forgiveness
Fake Happy
That’s What You Get
I Caught Myself
Pool
Hate to See Your Heart Break
26
Caught in the Middle
Told You So
Idle Worship
No Friend
Misery Business
Ain’t It Fun

Encore
Grow Up
French Class
Rose-Colored Boy

Photos by Sakura