After Laughter, indulging in all that is new wave. The transition into a new sound works largely because of singer Hayley Williams, who seemingly can elevate any hook; it’s a genuine surprise she’s never gone all in on a solo career at this point. With Best Coast in the opening slot, this will likely be one of the brightest, breeziest shows of the year.
Of all the pop-punk acts of the ’00s to achieve mainstream success, Paramore have aged the best. Panic! at the Disco are fine enough and Fall Out Boy can be good, but still have to atone for that terrible “Ghostbusters” cover; Paramore is simply the good stuff. Yeah, they’ve doubled down on the pop side of that equation, with their most recent release,