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Paramore Have Announced They Won’t Play ‘Misery Business’ Again “For A Long Time”

James Wilson-Taylor
James Wilson-Taylor 10 September 2018 at 10.08

The band broke the news from the stage during a hometown show this past weekend.

Paramore have announced that they will be retiring their huge single 'Misery Business' from their live shows for the forseeable future.

The band played the final date of the 'After Laughter'-era in their hometown of Nashville this weekend (September 7th) when singer Hayley Williams made the announcement from the stage as she introduced the track:

"This is a choice that we’ve made because we feel that we should, we feel like it’s time to move away from it for a little while...This is to every bad decision that led us here, this is to all the embarrassing things we might have said, but we owned up to it and we grew."

Watch footage from the moment below:


The band have previously distanced themselves from the lyrics in the song, particularly the line "once a whore you're nothing more, I'm sorry that will never change", with Hayley even covering her mouth during that line in recent years.

However, the track has also been an opportunity for crowd interaction with fans being regularly pulled onstage to perform the song with the band.

Watch a classic performance of the track from the band's headline performance at Reading Festival 2014 below:

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