Fueled By Ramen recording group Paramore has announced the eagerly awaited release of their fifth studio album. AFTER LAUGHTER will arrive everywhere on Friday, May 12th. The GRAMMY Award-winning band’s first new album in more than four years, AFTER LAUGHTER, is available for pre-order beginning today and accompanied by an instant grat download of the just unveiled new single, Hard Times. The video for Hard Times, directed by Andrew Joffe, premieres today exclusively on Fueled By Ramen’s official YouTube channel.
AFTER LAUGHTER was recorded at Nashville’s historic RCA Studio B – Paramore’s first time recording in their own beloved hometown. The album is produced by Justin Meldal-Johnsen and Paramore’s own Taylor York. AFTER LAUGHTER also marks the return of original member Zac Farro to the band.
1. Hard Times
2. Rose-Colored Boy
3. Told You So
5. Fake Happy
9. Caught In The Middle
10. Idle Worship
11. No Friend
12. Tell Me How
Long regarded as an exhilarating live act, Paramore has spent much of the past decade-plus on the road, with highlights including sold out headline arena tours and show-stealing festival sets around the globe.Paramore has consistently drawn both critical acclaim as well as a wide ranging list of international honours and accolades, now including a GRAMMY® Award, two People’s Choice Awards, three NME Awards, three MTV Video Music Award nominations, and much much more. The band have also thus far sold 1.3 million albums in the UK alone.
Paramore will kick off a European headline tour this June, UK dates are as follows. Tickets go on sale April 28th, and for more news, ticket links and prices please visit paramore.net
15 JUN Dublin, Ireland @ Olympia
16 JUN Belfast, United Kingdom @ Waterfront
18 JUN Manchester, United Kingdom @ O2 Apollo
19 JUN London, United Kingdom @ Royal Albert Hall
21 JUN Bristol, United Kingdom @ Colston Hall
22 JUN Edinburgh, United Kingdom @ Usher Hall
Their previous self-titled album “PARAMORE” made a chart topping debut atop the SoundScan/Billboard 200 upon its April 2013 release marking Paramore’s first #1 album to date – and also scoring an array of #1 debuts around the globe. “PARAMORE” showcased a string of blockbuster singles including two 2x RIAA platinum-certified hits, the top 10 “Still Into You” and the #1 smash, “Ain’t It Fun.” The latter track proved Paramore’s biggest single to date, ascending to #1 at Hot AC and Rock radio outlets nationwide, #2 at Top 40, as well as to the top 10 on Billboard’s “Hot 100” – the band’s first ever top 10 hit on the overall chart and their highest peaking song thus far.
Paramore has had a truly remarkable run of RIAA certified albums and singles since coming together in Nashville in 2004, from 2005’s gold-certified debut, “ALL WE KNOW IS FALLING” and 2007’s 2x platinum-certified breakthrough, “RIOT!” (with its 3x platinum-certified hit, “Misery Business,” as well as the platinum-certified singles “crushcrushcrush” and “That’s What You Get”) to 2008’s worldwide platinum “Decode” (from Chop Shop/Atlantic’s chart-topping “TWILIGHT – ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK”) and 2009’s platinum-certified “brand new eyes” and its GRAMMY®-nominated smash, “The Only Exception.”
UK album certifications:
2005 - All We Know Is Falling - Gold
2007 - Riot! - Platinum
2009 - Brand New Eyes - Platinum (Number 1 in the UK album charts)
2013 - Paramore – Gold (Number 1 in the UK album charts)