Hayley Williams, Taylor Swift friendship: Paramore vocalist ‘can’t wait’ on ‘The Eras’ concert

FRANKLIN, TN - NOVEMBER 30: ***EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE*** Honoree Taylor Swift and Recording Artists Hayley Williams of the group Paramore and Kid Rock at the CMT Artists of the Year at The Factory on November 30, 2010 in Franklin, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for CMT)

Taylor Swift recently announced her highly anticipated comeback tour, which will begin on November 1, 2022.

Taylor Swift’s “The Eras” 2023 Tour will visit 27 stadiums across the United States from March to August 2023.

Swift has invited nine guest stars, including the well-known pop-rock band Paramore, whose vocalist is a close friend of the GRAMMY-winning singer.

Hayley Williams and Taylor Swift have a long history of friendship.

According to Hollywood Cheat Sheet, Swift and Williams began dating in 2009, shortly after the Kanye West debacle at the now-famous MTV moment in which West disrespected Swift while she was giving her speech after receiving the Best Video by a Female Artist award.

Williams told Stereogum:

“We don’t really musically have a ton in common, but we’re both in the same industry, which especially back then was a different world for women than it is even today.”

“And I’m still not saying it’s perfect, but like I think that we were learning to find camaraderie with other female musicians.”

Williams also stated that it was “nice” to know someone who did something similar to him, aside from the fact that they both lived in Nashville, Tennessee, which they presumably discussed a lot at the time.

Swift brought Hayley Williams on stage in 2011 during her “Speak Now” tour to perform their hit song “That’s What You Get.”

Four years later, Williams stunned everyone when she appeared in one of Taylor Swift’s most popular songs, “Bad Blood.”

Williams channeled her inner rage when she became “Crimson Curse,” one of many of Swift’s star-studded allies in the video at the time, wearing a body-hugging blue chic modern battle wear with her iconic red hair.

Many women invited to the action-packed music video included Selena Gomez, Zendaya, Hailee Steinfeld, Elle Goulding, and Ellen Pompeo.

Williams was recently one of many artists who gushed about Swift’s surprise album, “evermore.”

She claimed:

“She’s got so many incredible songs and her career speaks for itself but I am pretty sure ‘evermore’ is the f-in coolest album Taylor’s ever made.”

Since then, the two have kept a low profile on social media. Both remained elusive to the public during the pandemic until recently, when Swift announced her career-defining world tour, “The Eras.”

Taylor Swift’s first show back on the road, at Glendale Farm Stadium in Arizona on March 18, 2023, will feature Williams and Paramore.