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October 2018
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Paramore have revealed that they won't be playing 'Misery Business' "for a really long time"

They confirmed the retirement at their Art + Friends mini-festival.
Published: 9:29 am, September 08, 2018Words: Stephen Ackroyd.
Paramore have revealed that they won't be playing 'Misery Business' "for a really long time"

Paramore have announced that they're (temporarily) retiring controversial hit 'Misery Business' from their live show.

Hayley Williams revealed the news as the band closed their ‘After Laughter’ era with a mini-festival at Nashville’s Municipal Auditorium.

“Tonight we’re playing this song for the last time for a really long time,” she explained on stage. “This is a choice we made because we feel like we should.”

Williams has previously described the song as a “backward minded lil rascal,” explaining that “Misery Business is not a set of lyrics that I relate to as a 26-year-old woman”.

“I haven’t related to it in a very long time. those words were written when I was 17… admittedly, from a very narrow-minded perspective,” she explained in a 2015 blog post. “It wasn’t really meant to be this big philosophical statement about anything. It was quite literally a page in my diary about a singular moment I experienced as a high schooler.”

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