Yesterday was a long day for the Tennessee rock outfit Paramore, who celebrated the release of their new album brand new eyes with an early-morning gig at the Troubadour in Los Angeles, a signing in Chino, and a show at the Fox Theater in Pomona, Calif. That last bit of celebrating proved to be too much for the pipes of lead singer Hayley Williams, who left the stage 11 songs into the band’s set; after about five minutes passed, guitarist Josh Farro came out and told the crowd, “We have a slight issue. Hayley’s voice is shot, completely gone. She’s upset — she feels like she let you guys down. But we’re gonna play some music for you and you guys can sing.” The band then burst into its breakthrough hit “Misery Business” without Williams at the helm—and the crowd filled in ably, if a bit chaotically. Clip after the jump.
Not bad, right? Paramore has off today, and I hope Williams is drinking lots of tea and writing everything out on a memo pad (or her Twitter): “I need my voice back. Thanks to all our amazing fans in Pomona for singing for me last night,” she Tweeted a few minutes ago.
Paramore – Misery Business – NO HAYLEY- (LIVE) at The Fox Theater Pomona, CA (9.29.09) [YouTube]
Paramore’s Tour Opener Mixes Joy and Disappointment [Spin]
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