Hayley Williams of Paramore Breaks Up a Fight During a Concert in Toronto and Admits Using a Click Track.
The well-known alternative rock band Paramore is in the midst of its Fall 2022 North American Tour, which began in the beginning of October. The tour will last until the end of November. According to NME reports, a brawl broke out between two members of the audience during the band’s performance on a smaller stage in Toronto on November 7. This prompted frontwoman Hayley Williams to pause the play in an effort to restore peace in the venue.
A video of the event was uploaded to Twitter, and in it, the band can be seen in the middle of playing their bouncy and energising song “Caught in the Middle” when Williams tells the band to stop playing the song and they do so. She asks everyone in the throng, “Are you doing well? Is everybody ok?” She makes the observation that it is difficult to hear what is going on before she realises, “Oh, we have a fight?”
Williams then on to reprimand the individuals who were present, saying, “Oh man, what do you guys think this is, like a Terror show? We’re not a band that plays hard music, bro. Tonight, we’re going to go out and have some fun by dancing.” She then goes on to say, “You got me up here acting like a teacher.” Detention for everyone!”
The vocalist adds that the band’s use of a click track makes it especially difficult for the band to get back on track after an interruption during the performance and asks that this circumstance not occur again: “Listen, I’m going to tell you something: I hope I never have to go through it again. To begin, we play along with a click track so that we can always be on time for you. Don’t put us in the position of having to halt that thing again. It is painful. Are you feeling okay at this time out there? You good? I am grateful to you for looking out for each other and for yourselves. Jesus Christ”
The most recent mishap comes after a spate of unfortunate occurrences during Paramore’s most recent live concerts. When We Are Young Festival, which featured Paramore and was scheduled to take place a month ago, had to cancel one of its days owing to a strong wind warning. At one of their gigs earlier in their tour, a woman is said to have been the victim of an assault.
Recently, Paramore shared news that they would be returning to the North American continent in the spring and summer of 2023 for another tour.