It’s only May, and Paramore have already had a big year. After releasing their sixth studio album, This Is Why, in February, the band have gone on to open for Taylor Swift’s Eras tour and play some dates overseas with Bloc Party. During the first night of the run in Charlotte, North Carolina, Paramore performed stone-cold classics (“Playing God,” “Decode,” “That’s What You Get”), as well as a couple of live debuts from their latest record (“Big Man, Little Dignity,” “Figure 8”).

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Check out the setlist from the band’s tour kickoff below, courtesy of

Paramore’s May 23, 2023 setlist

“Note To Self”
(Original spoken-word poem by Hayley Williams)
“You First”
“The News”
“That’s What You Get”
“Playing God”
“Caught in the Middle”
“Rose-Colored Boy”
(with snippets of Whitney Houston’s “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and Tom Tom Club’s “Genius of Love”)
“Running Out of Time”
“Last Hope”
“Big Man, Little Dignity”
(Live debut)

(Extended intro)
“Crystal Clear”
(Hayley Williams song)

“Hard Times”
(Extended intro, with snippets of Talking Heads’ “Born Under Punches” and Blondie’s “Heart of Glass”)
“Told You So”
“Figure 8”
(Live debut)
“The Only Exception”
(HalfNoise cover)
“Misery Business”
(Fan onstage)
“Ain’t It Fun”


“This Is Why” iPhone Montage
(Elements of “Figure 8” and “Crave”)
“Still Into You”
“This Is Why”