Paramore Confirm Long-Awaited Return With New Track ‘Hard Times’ And UK Tour

Written by Kelsey Raynor

After unveiling that their highly-anticipated fifth studio album After Laughter is to be released on May 12th alongside a full UK tour, Paramore took to Facebook today to give fans their first taste of what is to come next month.

Throughout the week, the band have been taunting fans with their comeback by gradually revealing new, exotic, and mysterious artwork on their social media. Today, they’ve exposed their new album art and teaser track Hard Times accompanied by a full music video.

With a lengthy chorus and more of Hayley Williams’ extrinsic vocals, the track seems to be following on from the path that the band took previously with Still Into You and Ain’t It Fun.

If Hard Times and the outlandish artwork is anything to go by then After Laughter is set to be more tropical and upbeat than the last.

The tracklist is as follows:

1. Hard Times
2. Rose-Colored Boy
3. Told You So
4. Forgiveness
5. Fake Happy
6. 26
7. Pool
8. Grudges
9. Caught In The Middle
10. Idle Worship
11. No Friend
12. Tell Me How

The band have also announced a full UK tour in June. Tickets are on sale at 9am on April 28th and all of dates are below:


15 – Dublin, Ireland @ Olympia
16 – Belfast, United Kingdom @ Waterfront
18 – Manchester, United Kingdom @ O2 Apollo
19 – London, United Kingdom @ Royal Albert Hall
21 – Bristol, United Kingdom @ Colston Hall
22 – Edinburgh, United Kingdom @ Usher Hall

Check out Hard Times here:

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