Panic! The tour follows the release of the band’s sixth studio album ‘Pray For The Wicked’, which debuted at No.2 in the UK’s Official Albums Chart and No.1 on the USA’s Billboard 200! The album has spawned an array of huge singles including Say Amen (Saturday Night)” and High Hopes” – the latter was the band’s first UK Top 40 single since Nine in the Afternoon in March 2008 and has accumulated over 120 million UK streams to date. Panic! At Disco’s prior and fifth studio album ‘Death of a Bachelor’ was nominated for ‘Best Rock Album’ at the 2017 GRAMMY Awards and hasn’t left the UK Top 200 albums chart in over two and a half years: the album has sold over 250,000 copies in the UK. Last year, frontman Brendon Urie starred as Charlie Price in the critically-acclaimed Broadway hit, Kinky Boots. To date, Panic! At The Disco have amassed over three billion worldwide streams.
Las Vegas’ band Panic At The Disco debuted with the million-seller A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out (2005) that recycled post-emo punk-pop for yet another generation. Lying Is the Most Fun a Girl Can Have Without Taking Her Clothes Off was the anthem of sorts. After a long hiatus, they resurfaced as a completely different band on Pretty Odd (2008), playing the lush and sleek techno-pop orchestrations of the 1970s and retarded Beatles-ian refrains.
Here’s the thing about A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out, the 2005 debut from Panic! At the Disco: It’s something that can never be replicated. Ross said the duo have rarely spoken to the remaining members, Brendan Urie and Spencer Smith, since the split.
What’s remained consistent this tour is the grand scale of Panic!’s production that’s somehow packaged and delivered in a way that feels as intimate as an arena show possibly can. In addition to Naran, Row, and Pavlovich, Urie is joined onstage by The Wicked Strings and The Horny Boys, independent trios of string and horn players who’ve added a extra theatricality to Panic!’s tour presence.
Founded by childhood friends Ryan Ross, Spencer Smith, Brent Wilson and Brendon Urie, Panic! at the Disco recorded its first demos while its members were in high school. Shortly after, the band recorded and released its debut studio album, A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out (2005). Made known by the top ten lead single, “I Write Sins Not Tragedies”, the album eventually was certified double platinum in the US. In 2006, founding bassist Brent Wilson was fired from the band during an extensive world tour, and subsequently replaced by Jon Walker.
The band’s second album, Pretty. Odd. (2008), was influenced by 1960s rock bands the Beatles , the Zombies , and the Beach Boys , and was preceded by the single ” Nine in the Afternoon “. That album marked a significant departure from the sound of the band’s debut. Ross and Walker, who favored the band’s new direction, departed because Urie and Smith wanted to make further changes to the band’s style. Ross and Walker subsequently formed a new band, the Young Veins , leaving Urie and Smith as the sole remaining members of Panic! at the Disco.
If Vices & Virtues is the sound of a three-legged dog learning how to walk again, 2013’s Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die! is the sound of said dog strutting confidently down The Strip with its sleek new robot leg. This is the sound of a band with its mojo back — not least of all because they had expanded to a trio to feature long-serving touring bassist Dallon Weekes.
Brendon Urie and his band have hit new heights as a live act over the past few years, with few bands able to hold a candle to his engaging, exciting and energetic performance. He oozes charisma, hits notes most singers can only dream of, and manages to enhance the stageshow without being overshadowed by it.
In addition to receiving praise from fans worldwide, Panic! At The Disco won multiple awards. That includes the iHeartRadio Music Award for Alternative Rock Song of the Year,” the American Music Award for Favorite Alternative Rock Artist,” and the MTV Video Music Award for Video of the Year.” They won the Billboard Music Award for Top Rock Album” for their most recently released album, Pray For The Wicked.
Frontman Brendon Urie also took time in 2017 to lend his legendary four-octave range to Broadway, playing a lead role in Cyndi Lauper’s Tony Award-winning musical Kinky Boots to rave reviews.
Take a Vacation!, while faring better out of the two, could never confidently step out of the shadow of the bands it was mirroring. As for Vices & Virtues, Urie was evidently too busy with the notion of rebooting Panic! with a capital ! that he lost sight of what made the band a unique prospect in the first place.
Panic! At The Disco will be supported by New South Wales-via-South Africa pop singer-songwriter E^ST at all shows on the tour, which includes dates in Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane and Melbourne.
If Panic were outsiders of the scene prior to this album, this album sent them interplanetary. Save for ‘Nine in the Afternoon’, neither mainstream nor alternative radio touched the singles from this record. The album went gold to Fever’s two-times platinum – and even that was several years after it came out.
Released in June this year, Panic! At The Disco’s sixth studio album Pray For The Wicked debuted at No.2 in the UK’s Official Albums Chart and No.1 on the USA’s Billboard 200! The album has spawned an array of huge singles including Say Amen (Saturday Night) and High Hopes.
His words about loving whoever you want to love eased the pain I’ve been feeling from the Pulse Night Club shooting, and the meanings behind each and every one of his songs allowed me to connect with Brendon on a more personal level.
I recently underwent a transformation: becoming a devoted fan of Panic! At the Disco. And I must confess, I didn’t mind a bit. Despite the band’s past struggles with band members leaving, Panic!, their albums, and their shows just grow better and better. Though the band has produced music ranging from rock to pop to folk, Brendon Urie’s smooth and pleasing voice makes every last song irresistible in its own way.
Front man Brendon Urie recently launched Highest Hopes Foundation (HHF) – an umbrella foundation created to support the efforts of non-profit organizations that lead, develop, and advocate support for human rights for all people and communities subject to discrimination or abuse on the basis of gender, race, religion, sexual orientation and gender identity. Panic! At The Disco will be allocating £1.20 from ticketing fees from each ticket from the band’s Pray For The Wicked Tour to HHF.
They are all super talented as well! After watching the band through screens for so long, it was amazing to see them in real life and I loved being able to notice little quirks about each touring member and Brendon.
This is the same Brendon Urie who, about two hours earlier, had entered the arena by catapulting several feet skyward via a hydraulic powered human toaster,” singing the lyric, Fuck a silver lining.” The same one who floated above the crowd playing a flying piano, performing a mashup of Bonnie Raitt’s I Can’t Make You Love Me” and Panic! at the Disco’s Dying in L.A.” The one that inspired an international fan-orchestrated display of equality and acceptance And yep, the same Brendon Urie who loves to dance dangerously close to a concerning amount of pyrotechnics.
Grammy-nominated band Panic! At The Disco is bringing their Pray For The Wicked Tour to Barclays Center on January 16. Support for this show is Two Feet and Betty Who.
Panic at the Disco blend techno and rock with theatrical touches in their first album, A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out. Contrary to popular belief, this was something that had never been done before. At the September 2005 release of this album, it did not get much attention from the media or really any commercial recognition at all. In early 2006, the video for their second single, I Write Sins Not Tragedies, was played on MTV’s Total Requests.
In March 2008 they released their Beatles-esque second album, Pretty. Odd. This experimental and risky album did lose some of the original fans, but true fans ignored the fact that it was very different from the first album and gave it a chance.
For most artists, the likelihood of writing a major hit diminishes over time — pop success is often synonymous with youth. But at the end of January, Panic! at the Disco ‘s High Hopes” was comfortably ensconced at Number Four on the Hot 100, making it the biggest hit of the band’s 14-year career.
Panic! At The Disco began in 2004 as a quartet, but have steadily diminished in size. When drummer Spencer Smith left the band in April 2015, Urie found himself faced with writing and recording a new album as the only remaining band member. Given his Sinatra-meets-Queen vision, his choice of collaborator seems odd at first sight: young musician and producer Jake Sinclair is best-known for his work with rock and pop acts like Weezer, Fall Out Boy, P!nk, Taylor Swift, Sia and 5 Seconds Of Summer.
Founded by childhood friends Ryan Ross, Spencer Smith, Brent Wilson and Brendon Urie, Panic! at the Disco recorded its first demos while its members were in high school. Shortly after, the band recorded and released its debut studio album, A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out (2005). Popularized by the lead single, “I Write Sins Not Tragedies”, the album was certified double platinum in the US. In 2006, founding bassist Brent Wilson was fired from the band during an extensive world tour, and subsequently replaced by Jon Walker.
Fans who pre-order Pray for the Wicked via Panic’s webstore before June 21 at 7pm ET will receive a unique presale code for first access to tickets. Ian Crawford (left) and Dallon Weekes (right) replaced Ross and Walker to tour Pretty. Odd.
The first leg of the ‘Pray For The Wicked Tour,’ which has sold out multiple venues including NYC’s Madison Square Garden, will kick off on July 11, 2018 in Minneapolis, MN, and will visit major markets throughout the summer before concluding in the band’s hometown of Las Vegas on August 18th. The tour’s second leg will kick off in January of 2019. Produced by AEG Presents, the 28-city leg will feature support from Two Feet and an opener is to be announced.
Panic! At The Disco have just announced that they have a brand new track, ‘Into The Unknown’, featuring on the upcoming sequel to Disney’s Frozen. The track is originally performed by Idina Menzel (who voices Elsa) in the film, and is reprised by Brendon and co for the end credits.
Hollander also started to develop acts, but while his bands kept getting signed, none of their songs stuck. I think I have a rarified distinction: The first six or seven records I made, five were never released, the sixth came out on September 11 and was never heard from again, and the seventh, Dreamworks folded on the act,” Hollander says.
With Pray for the Wicked, the sixth album bearing the Panic! At the Disco name, sole remaining original member Brendon Urie has entirely stretched the friendship of the sickly-glossed production, red-level maximalism and honking synthesised horns that has come with the project changing from a full band to a solo endeavour.