PICS: Paramore at Mattress Firm Amphitheatre

'Misery business': Paramore rocked a packed Mattress Firm Amphitheatre in Chula Vista on Thursday, July 19.

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Tennessee-based alt/pop-punk band Paramore had the crowd going bonkers.
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The group consists of lead singer Hayley Williams (pictured middle), guitarist Taylor York, and drummer Zak Farro. Williams has been the only constant member of the band since its inception. Touring members include guitarist Justin York, bassist Joey Howard, guitarist/keyboardist Logan MacKenzie and percussionist Joseph Mullen.
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According to Williams, the name "Paramore" came from the maiden name of the mother of one of their bass players.
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Strange fact: Williams was originally signed to Atlantic Records as a solo artist in 2003. The label's original plan was to turn her into some sort of pop singer, but Williams resisted and said she wanted to play rock music with a band.
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Paramore released its debut album "All We Know Is Falling" in 2005, with the album reaching No. 4 on the U.K. Rock Chart.
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The band's second album, "Riot!," was released in 2007 and spawned the hit singles "Misery Business," "Crushcrushcrush" and "That's What You Get."
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Williams has named many singers as heroines: "I love Debbie Harry and Siouxsie Sioux. I grew up listening to The Distillers ... Girl groups are really important to me, but the Shangri-Las especially".
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"Riot!" was a mainstream success, has been certified platinum in the U.S -- and garnered them a Best New Artist nomination at the 2008 Grammy Awards.
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Alternative Press and various other reviewers have noted that the band's stage performances have helped boost them to larger fame. Alternative Press has stated that Williams "has more charisma than singers twice her age, and her band aren't far behind in their chops, either."
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Their 2009 full-lenght follow-up, "Brand New Eyes," is the band's second highest charting album to date, landing at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 with 175,000 first-week sales. It contained the hit single "The Only Exception" and went platinum in the U.K., and gold in the U.S. and in several other countries around the globe.
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That album, which was released in 2013, was the band's first No. 1 record on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart, as well as around the world.
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In 2012, San Diego's own Ilan Rubin was recruited to play drums in sessions for the recording of their eventual self-titled album. Rubin currently plays in Nine Inch Nails (and his own band, the New Regime).
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Their self-titled album included the songs "Still Into You" and "Ain't It Fun," with the latter winning the Grammy Award for Best Rock Song -- Paramore's first Grammy win.
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Paramore's fifth studio album, "After Laughter," was released in late 2017.
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Fun fact: The dress that Williams wore in the band's video for "Emergency" has been put on display at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
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At their July 19 show, the band performed a setlist that included the following songs: "Grudges," "Still Into You," "Rose-Colored Boy," "That's What You Get," "Crushcrushcrush," "Fake Happy"...
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Followed by "Playing God," "Forgiveness," "Ignorance," "Pool," "Passionfruit" (a Drake cover), "Misguided Ghosts," "26," "Caught in the Middle," "Idle Worship," "No Friend," "Misery Business," "Ain't It Fun," "Told You So," "All That Love Is" (a Halfnoise cover) and "Hard Times."
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