Paramore are at #13 in The DIY List 2014, a look back at the year’s best albums, one-off shows, festival performances and achievements outside of the norm.
Safe to say, it’s been another massive year for Paramore. While 2013 may have seen the release of their self-titled fourth record, and countless huge performances across the world, the past twelve months have gone even further to solidify their position as one of the biggest bands in the world right now.
From heading out their very own cruise, to playing some of the biggest headline shows of their career so far alongside Fall Out Boy, breaking the Top 40 in America to finally getting to headline Reading and Leeds, their list of 2014 highlights is phenomenal. But 2014 was a great year for the Paramore community too, as the band offered up to DIY earlier this year.
“It was so cool,” offered up bassist Jeremy Davis on the subject of their recent Monumentour, when we spoke to the band during their last visit to the UK, “having our fans and Fall Out Boy’s fans - a lot of them are fans of both bands already - but there was such an energy. It kinda felt like a throwback tour! There was such cool energy in the crowd and you could feel it; it felt like a special day for everyone, listening to all our old records on the way in. We had a fan-gating - which is like tail-gating - which is like a party out in the parking lot before the show, and I think a lot of our fans and their fans were able to meet and form a community together, which was cool.”