Paramore Delay Tour Due To Illness

Paramore have delayed their concerts in Manila and Jakarta because singer Hayley Williams is battling with a severe throat infection. The singer has stated the following on Facebook:

Friends in Jakarta and Manila, this is Hayley. 
I wanted to write personally to tell you that I’ve been fighting a throat & upper-respiratory infection for the last 2 days. It’s a pretty nasty sickness but if I would’ve been able to get my voice to come through for me, the guys and I would’ve done the show tonight anyway. 
Unfortunately, my throat hasn’t loosened up and the rest of my symptoms have only gotten worse. 
After getting an official diagnosis from a doctor here in Jakarta, our team decided that it would be the right thing to postpone the show tonight in Jakarta as well as the next show in Manila to later this year. We’ll return to Manila on August 23rd and are hard at work with the promoters to secure a date for our return to Indonesia. Please hold on to your tickets if you already have them.
Just to be transparent – the reason for also delaying the Manila show is to reduce the amount of travel we’d have to do within the next few days of the tour. We’ve been flying a LOT on this tour. Traveling by plane can make it hard to heal because of the dry, recycled air, the extreme altitude, and the fact that planes are basically just flying petri dishes. Minimizing flights and having those few extra days off should give my antibiotics time to kick in and allow my voice time to recover from all this coughing. 
As for now, I’m in the doctor’s care and I’m going to rest as much as possible so that we don’t have to postpone any more shows on this tour. 
I’m so sorry for the disappointment this will inevitably cause everyone who’s been looking forward to these two shows. I know nothing I say will alleviate that letdown. 
We’ve been looking forward to coming back to Indonesia since our first trip in 2011. The people who’ve built a community around the support of our music here are so special. And we were so ready to get back to Manila because every show we’ve played for our Filipino friends has been a wild time. 
We’re coming back for you so please hang on ’til August.
Last thing, to lighten the mood, if that’s at all possible: google “The Cryptkeeper – Crypt Jam”… a frightening resemblance to what I sound (and look) like right about now.


How awful for the fans! But health always comes first and Paramore have toured so much since the release of their hit record After Laughter and they’ve just released a highly entertaining video for “Rose-Colored Boy”. Hard work just takes its toll one day! Hayley later took to Twitter to chat a bit with the fans about the delayed tour dates:

Make sure to go online and send Hayley your love! 

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Melissa Wilke

Editor-in-chief | After two years in PR, I now work as an Account Manager in an advertising agency in the beautiful city of Duesseldorf. I’ve been blogging for 7 years on several websites and started working as a freelance writer for music magazines in 2013. I believe in the social value of music and its power to change the world for the better. My favourite bands/artists are Green Day, Enter Shikari, Linkin Park, Marmozets, SWMRS, Lana del Rey, Paramore, Foo Fighters, Nirvana and too many more to list them all.

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