Paramore reschedules L.A. concert due to COVID-19 but sets spooky makeup date on June 9; tickets will go on sale this Saturday
The band announced the rescheduling of its April 25 concert in Los Angeles due to the COVID-19 outbreak; the setlist has been changed to a slightly spooky cover of the John Carpenter classic The Thing, a nod to the video game Silent Hill that originally inspired the idea for the show.
In a news release, the band said:
“It’s been an intense few weeks since we’ve been forced to cancel everything for two weeks. The first thing we thought was the best idea we had to make it through this. We don’t want to wait until it’s too late, and we can’t control the disease. We are putting the date on a few months ahead. The date is June 9th now, which is what we originally planned to bring. We don’t know if it will play out the way we had hoped but we are going to try our best and we’re going to take it one day at a time.”
“For the band and fans of the show we are really looking forward to seeing the show once we get it back. We will miss you guys.”
The concert originally took place as a part of Coachella’s PonoMusic event, which raised funds and awareness for the MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund. The band is currently in the process of securing the services of sound technology and facilities at multiple venues to ensure the event goes ahead, including a June 9 date that had been originally scheduled for this year.
The event was ultimately postponed but PonoMusic, which took place in Indio, California, decided to keep it going, hoping a show would help with fundraising efforts and raise awareness about the coronavirus in the music community.
The Coachella Foundation in their announcement said, “We wanted to take this opportunity to express our support for the MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund, which provides financial assistance to people across the globe. The fund has enabled many musicians and fans to help families across the world who might face difficulties as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Coachella is scheduled to take place on April 22-24.
In the band’s statement on the rescheduled show, the