Watch Paramore Bring Fans Onstage To Sing 'Misery Business'
By Rebekah Gonzalez
November 16, 2022
Paramore is continuing to make their way through their fall arena tour and a sweet moment from a recent tour stop is going viral on TikTok. During their Wednesday, November 15th, stop in Atlanta, Georgia, frontwoman Hayley Williams brought a couple of fans onstage to help her sing one of the band's biggest hits, "Misery Business."
A fan who attended the concert shared footage from The Tabernacle to TikTok where it's gained nearly 120,000 views. The video starts out with Williams greeting the third fan before giving the sold-out crowd some instructions. "On the count of four, Tama and Makayla, [apologies if we got the names wrong] are gonna melt your face off," Williams said as the enthusiastic audience cheered.
After a dramatic countdown, Williams and the two fans launched into the song singing, "I watched his wildest dreams come true/ Not one of them involving you/ Just watch my wildest dreams come true/ Not one of them involving." The remainder of the video shows everybody in the room jumping up and down for the rest of the song.
Earlier this year, Paramore pulled "Misery Business" out of retirement and added it to their setlists for the first time in four years. According to NME, Williams had previously announced the track would be pulled from the band's setlist amid controversy about whether the song's message was "anti-feminist."
Williams also performed the song with Billie Eilish for a surprise performance at Coachella in April. In an interview with The Guardian, she revealed she actually tried to talk Eilish out of performing the song. "[It] shouldn’t be about me. People grow and learn. I’d already called myself out and done a lot of work on the misogyny I’d metabolised as a young girl.”