Written & Photographed by Collin McQueen
Paramore’s “After Laughter Summer Tour” just filled the house down at the Mattress Firm Amphitheatre last Thursday, the 21st of July. The band has made its way through both Canada and the U.S. along with Foster the People, and will bring their 26-city Journey to a close at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado on July 24th.
Paramore is hosting the tour to celebrate their new album After Laughter, which hit number one on Billboard’s US Top Alternative Albums Chart and U.S. Top Rock Album Chart. It was also included in several Best Album of 2017 lists including Rolling Stone, Billboard, NPR and more. Foster the People had just finished a world tour for their album Sacred Hearts Club before joining Paramore in late June.
The energy and production brought by both bands were matched by an ecstatic crowd from the pit all the way into the grass above. Paramore’s lead singer, Hayley Williams, performed with passion and kept the crowd on their feet and singing along to the very last song. The stage production, quality artists, summer amphitheater, and friendly crowds made for a more then pleasant evening and all around great show.