‘Stranger Things’ Gaten Matarazzo joins Paramore onstage for “Misery Business”
The Paramore and Stranger Things collab completely melted our hearts.June 27, 2018
Paramore performed at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, and brought out Gaten Matarazzo, who plays the ever-so-lovable Dustin Henderson on Netflix’s Stranger Things, to jam out onstage to “Misery Business.” Watch the video of it below.
The 15-year-old actor was joined by his sister Sabrina and brother Carmen, both who looked to be a little more comfortable performing the famous jam from 2007 with the band. However, he had that recognizable smile on his face the entire performance and looked like he couldn’t believe it was happening.
Gaten and Sabrina aren’t new to performing, as they are in a New Jersey band called Work In Progress. Work In Progress covered “Misery Business” last year at Asbury Park.
Hayley Williams noticed the Matarazzo’s cover, and invited them to play onstage, which Gaten enthusiastically agreed to. Williams was so serious about the offer she tweeted at Gaten that she’d send over their 2018 tour schedule.
dear @GatenM123, @itstayloryall & i saw your band’s Miz Biz cover and all i can say is: . open invite to crash a pmore stage and thrash those luscious locks around (& harmonize, obv) whenever the spirit (of rock) leads you.
— hayley from Paramore (@yelyahwilliams) January 6, 2018
Dude!! Yesss!!!! Let’s make this happen! Thanks
— Gaten Matarazzo (@GatenM123) January 7, 2018
so welcome! i’ll get our 2018 schedule to you and you can just pick a date.
— hayley from Paramore (@yelyahwilliams) January 7, 2018
Of course, Work In Progress posted a totally punk-rock Instagram picture with Paramore, captioning it “Meeting some true icons.”
It was about time the collab finally happened, and we couldn’t be more excited that it did. Maybe one day Work In Progress will open for Paramore on tour, and then our lives will truly be complete.
Paramore are on tour throughout the summer, and you check out all of the dates here.