w/ Coin, Bully, Canon Blue, Liza Anne, Nightingail
Nashville Municipal Auditorium; Nashville, TN
September 7, 2018
On Friday, at Nashville Municipal Auditorium, Music City’s biggest rock band, Paramore, hosted, headlined, and curated a mini day fest called Art + Friends, a loveletter to their hometown and an end of tour celebration, featuring performances from locals COIN, Bully, Canon Blue, Liza Anne, and Nightingail. A fitting, emotional, celebratory, communal, and reflective end to one of the most challenging, transformative, important, and, ultimately, triumphant periods of personal and professional transition in the band’s 15 year history, the show was a perfect finale to a journey that began in the spring of 2017 at Exit/In, a chapter marker that concludes the cycle for last year’s stellar After Laughter, and the start of a break that, for once, feels like an incredibly optimistic point in Paramore’s existence, and one with endless possibilities for where things could go next. Of course, we had to be there to bid the group farewell (for now), and to dance and cry and celebrate After Laughter one more time, in a room full of so many people who’ve helped Paramore persevere, endure, and flourish along the way. Needless to say, it was every bit the transcendent and emotional night we expected, and you can read all about it below!