Paramore Cancels Monumentour Dates as Hayley Williams Battles Exhaustion
But she'll be good to go for Aug. 7's show in Albuquerque, N.M.
Hayley Williams is one of rock’s most charismatic performers, the type who truly leaves it all on the stage every night.
But Williams is human after all -- a chest infection and general exhaustion forced her to cancel Paramore’s Monumentour dates alongside Fall Out Boy on Aug. 4 and 5 in Texas.
“Writing from my bunk to let you know that my doctor and my vocal coach have told me I can't play tonight either,” Williams posted on Paramore’s official site on Tuesday, referencing that night’s show in Dallas and the previous night’s in Corpus Christi, TX.
Williams thanked Fall Out Boy for extending their set in her absence and assured that Paramore’s forthcoming dates -- beginning with Aug. 7’s in Albuquerque, N.M. -- are still on. “Doctor thinks I'll be good to go in the next day and certainly before the next show,” Williams wrote.
Beyond that, Paramore continues the Monumentour through mid-August before leaving for a pair of U.K. festival dates and then returning for more shows with Fall Out Boy though Aug. 31. Then the band finally gets a break of almost three weeks before playing Las Vegas’ iHeartRadio Music Festival Sept. 20.
“Texas, the guys and I will be back to you as soon as we can,” Williams assured.