Check out Paramore's banger-filled setlist from the first night of their UK and Ireland tour

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In support of their recently-released sixth album This Is Why, Tennessee alt rockers Paramore jumped the pond yesterday for the first night of their UK and Ireland 2023 tour.

Serving as their first Irish stop since 2017, the show took place on April 13 in Dublin. Across the evening, the band delivered 21-songs to the 3Arena audience, comprised of welcome classics, new hits and even a few covers. 

Commencing with two This Is Why tracks, formed of the atmospheric You First and the jaunty The News, Hayley Williams and co. quickly picked up the momentum with old but gold fan-favourites such as Playing God and Riot! classic That's What You Get. 

Towards the midpoint of the set, the band honoured Hayley Williams' Petals For Amor solo ditty Crystal Clear with a live debut, before playing through a handful of covers including Baby by Half Noise and and an acoustic version of Dreams by The Cranberries, in tribute to the Irish band's late vocalist Dolores O'Riordan.

Ending the set on a high, Paramore fired out their trademark anthem Misery Business followed by After Laughter hit Hard Times and the new album title-track, This Is Why, before closing the set with an encore comprised of just Crave. Looking by their physical set list from the night, they had originally planned to play 2009's All I Wanted as the penultimate track - which had only just been brought into Paramore setlists as of last year due to its overly-demanding vocal parts - but sadly, was unfortunately axed.

Paramore's next show will see them head over to Cardiff's Motorpoint International Arena on April 15. 

View the setlist below:

You First
The News
Playing God
That's What You Get
Running Out Of Time
Caught In The Middle
Ain't It Fun
Crystal Clear (Hayley Williams song)
Still Into You
Rose-Colored Boy
Baby (HalfNoise cover)
Dreams (The Cranberries cover)
The Only Exception
Last Hope
I Caught Myself
Misery Business
Hard Times
This Is Why


Paramore UK and Ireland tour dates 2023:

15 April - Cardiff, United Kingdom - International Arena
17 April - Glasgow, United Kingdom - OVO Hydro
18 April - Manchester, United Kingdom - AO Arena
20 April - London, United Kingdom - O2 Arena
22 April - Birmingham, United Kingdom - Utilita Arena

A portion of ticket sales for all UK and Ireland shows are set to be donated to Support + Feed, an organisation that "takes action for a global shift to an equitable, plant-based food system to combat food insecurity and the climate crisis".

A statement for the tour reads: "Paramore is excited to work with environmental nonprofit REVERB on their 2023 tour to create positive impacts for people and the planet. In addition to partnering on a comprehensive tour sustainability program, the band and REVERB will host an Eco-Village at every show where fans can take action on important environmental and social causes and much more."

Liz Scarlett

Liz works on keeping the Louder sites up to date with the latest news from the world of rock and metal. Prior to joining Louder as a full time staff writer, she completed a Diploma with the National Council for the Training of Journalists and received a First Class Honours Degree in Popular Music Journalism. She enjoys writing about anything from neo-glam rock to stoner, doom and progressive metal, and loves celebrating women in music.