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PARAMORE CANCELS SHOW, SINGER EXPLAINS ILLNESS
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5/7/2013

Paramore was forced to cancel Monday night's (May 6th) show in Salt Lake City, Utah, due to singer Hayley Williams' continued illness. The band already scrapped an appearance on Conan last week, but did manage to perform in San Francisco over the weekend. That, however, was apparently too much for Williams, leading to the cancellation of the Salt Lake City gig and refunding of tickets.

The singer posted a message to fans on Paramore's LiveJournal page, saying, "Salt Lake City, I am so sorry that we had to cancel our show. There aren't many things I regret more than letting our fans down. Canceling shows is a big deal to all of us and I tried so hard just to push through them but unfortunately that wasn't the smartest idea for my health."

She added that her problems began just before the band's scheduled Conan appearance, explaining, "I thought it was just a sore throat but didn't want to risk not being well for our own shows, so we canceled. I stayed in and got some food and of course, caught food poisoning from it . . . Then to make matters worse I woke up a couple of days later having gotten some sort of virus, which is what I'm still dealing with now . . . Clearly, it has not been my week."

Paramore is next scheduled to play in Denver on Tuesday night (May 7th), but at press time there was no word on whether the gig would still happen.

Paramore landed the first Number One debut of its career on the Billboard album chart last month as the band's self-titled fourth studio album sold 106,000 copies in its first week of release to enter at the top of the list.


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