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Watch Paramore open for Taylor Swift at the first UK ‘Eras’ show in Edinburgh

Paramore have performed their first opening set for Taylor Swift in the UK leg of the ‘Eras’ show in Edinburgh – watch their performance below.

The alt-rock band have officially opened for the pop star and kicked off their tour at Edinburgh’s Murrayfield Stadium, where Swift fans had been queueing for days in anticipation of the concert.

Now, Paramore and Swift have landed in the UK, with Paramore playing a tight nine-song set featuring some of their greatest hits like ‘Misery Business’ and ‘Decode’. They also  performed new favourites such as ‘This Is Why’ and their Talking Heads cover of ‘Burning Down The House’, which appeared on the recent A24 cover album.

Watch snippets of their opening set for Taylor Swift below, along with fan reactions to their performance:

@crystalforarmor

MISERY BUSINESS #EdinburghTStheErasTour #paramore #hayleywilliams #tayloryork #zacfarro @Paramore @Zac Farro

♬ som original – bells

@crystalforarmor

DECODE!!!! #EdinburghTStheErasTour #paramore #hayleywilliams #tayloryork #zacfarro @Paramore @Zac Farro

♬ som original – bells

Paramore’s opening setlist for the ‘Eras’ tour is:

‘Hard Times’
‘Burning Down The House’ (Talking Heads cover)
‘Still Into You’
‘That’s What You Get’
‘Decode’
‘The Only Exception’
‘Misery Business’
‘Ain’t It Fun’
‘This Is Why’

NME reviewed Swift’s first UK show in Edinburgh, awarding the show a full five stars: “Despite being an arena show, in a huge, cavernous venue, Swift and her fans have managed to cultivate a community. Strangers swap friendship bracelets, laugh and cry together, and embrace the tour’s in-jokes and lore (for example shouting “one, two, three, let’s go bitch” during ‘Delicate’).

“It’s the power of Swift, an artist who’s inspired not only the renaming of a Scottish Loch, but also countless fans to come out and embrace being a part of the Eras family. With The Eras Tour, then, Swift’s managed to craft a marvel of a show that comes with a beating heart.”

Frontwoman Hayley Williams recently posted that she was “so ready” to tour with Swift upon praising the popstar’s latest release, ‘The Tortured Poet’s Department’.

Writing under the cover artwork for the extended ‘Anthology’ edition of the record, she said: “Had me from the storytelling alone, my friend.”

She continued: “Every one of us knows this kind of grief! It’s so impressive to me how specific and colourful Taylor’s words get without ever losing the universal thread.” The singer concluded by saying she was “so ready to be tour-mates” with Swift once again.

The band also discussed their long friendship with the popstar with Uproxx, telling the magazine: “I mean, we know how rare it is to last this long in the music industry. It’s amazing what she’s traversed through and not only managed to last, but continue to get better as an artist, get bigger in her appeal.”

She continued: “We’ve been in this for as long and we’ve really survived a lot, whether that is self-inflicted shit or just the industry at large and the world at large.”

In other news, here’s how Taylor Swift kicked off the UK leg of the Eras tour in Edinburgh.

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