Gig Review: Paramore 16/1/14

After bringing their Self Titled Tour to Australia this month, Paramore ended their stint in the land of Oz with Perth last night. Complete with opening act Twenty One Pilots and support act You Me At Six the reborn trio gave it there all to Perth Arena. Fans reportedly came in the morning hours to land a place at the front of the mosh pit, closest to the band.

Opening act Twenty One Pilots, hailing from Columbus, Ohio, revved up the crowd first. The little known musical duo of  very talented drummer Josh Dun and Tyler Joseph who showed an impressive amount of skills from lead vocals, ukulele as well as piano. You didn't have to know the words to the lyrics you could understand (the ones that weren't being rapped at an incredible speed) to enjoy the electric performance they provided. As a stunt of the night Joseph used the arms of the fans in the centre of the mosh pit to stand on, earning him huge cheers from the excited crowd.

The popular You Me At Six surprisingly, had not as many fans in the crowd as you would expect from such a strong band. With their upcoming album release, the band played eight of their older songs as well as two newly released singles, Fresh Start Fever and Lived A Lie. Entering into their tenth year together, the band showed no signs of slowing down as they set the mood for Paramore. Lead singer Josh Franceschi announced that the band would be returning to the country in September with a headlining tour.

The act that everyone was there too see, their headlining tour, Paramore. After Taylor York sprained his ankle badly during Part II in Melbourne, Hayley's makeup artist stood in his place during the opening introduction on the poles. Despite his injury nothing seemed to slow down the guitarist, with him still jumping around (as well as you can with a guitar in your hands instead of crutches) around on stage.
The ever energetic lead singer, Hayley Williams once again created an amazing on stage presence as well as a lot of crowd interaction, which is always a hit.
Bassist, Jeremy Davis was a hit with incredible skills and running around on stage and entertaining the fans.
Taylor's elder brother, Justin York aswell as Jon Howard joined the crew as the second and third guitarist. With Aaron Gillespie producing the drumming goods.

The setlist for the night included around 75% songs from the self titled album released last year, but also few songs from Riot!, All We Know Is Falling and Brand New Eyes. As well as unreleased, other then on vinyl, In The Mourning, during which every person in the crowd produced the flash on their phones and lighters.
Through out the show there was also the Interludes played. Starting with I'm Not Angry Anymore, followed by Holiday and Moving On before the final song.

Anyone who went to any of the shows on the tour will have noticed what an amazing job everyone involved with the tour has done. From the lighting, lasers and background to the stage setup it was truly a night to remember.

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