Paramore announces Grand Ole Opry album release show

Show is Feb 6th

On the heels of their extensive North America tour for 2023, Paramore announces a one night only album release show for their highly anticipated sixth album This Is Why taking place February 6th at Grand Ole Opry House. The show celebrates the band’s first record in over five years at one of Nashville’s most iconic and unique venues.

Fans can register for Fair AXS Ticketing’s presale through Tuesday, December 6th at 10pm local time. Registered fans who receive an email confirmation through Fair AXS will have access to purchase tickets before the general public starting Thursday, December 8th at 10 am local time through 10pm local time. A confirmation email is an invitation to purchase tickets, and does not guarantee tickets will be available for every registered fan who receives one. Tickets are limited and sold on a first come first come basis.

Tickets go on sale to the general public starting Friday, December 9th at 10 am local time on

The Tennessee rockers’ forthcoming sixth album, This Is Why, is set for release on February 10th via Atlantic Records. It’s preceded by the title track, the most immediate radio hit of the band’s career to date.

Entering back into a world – and cultural landscape – very different from the one they last participated in, Paramore have returned with a song about exactly that. “This Is Why” is a deliciously infectious Paramore ear-worm for the post-truth world. Of the song, Williams says, “This Is Why was the very last song we wrote for the album. To be honest, I was so tired of writing lyrics but Taylor convinced Zac and I both that we should work on this last idea. What came out of it was the title track for the whole album. It summarizes the plethora of ridiculous emotions, the rollercoaster of being alive in 2022, having survived even just the last three or four years. You’d think after a global pandemic of fucking biblical proportions and the impending doom of a dying planet, that humans would have found it deep within themselves to be kinder or more empathetic or something.”

When Paramore revealed they were recording together in January 2022 the response from music fans around the world was immediate and celebratory. In the time since the Grammy-winning, RIAA-certified multi-Platinum band released their last album, After Laughter – and Hayley Williams unveiled two lauded solo albums – Paramore have become more popular than ever. Over the last few years Paramore’s influence and popularity has snowballed, as the age of streaming organically propelled them into a position as one of the world’s biggest, most culturally compelling rock bands. For the band, who formed as teenagers in Tennessee, their 20 year trajectory has seen them grow from youthful outsiders to bone-fide pop culture icons, permeating the musical landscape by inspiring a new generation of musical talent.

Buddy Iahn
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