Panic! At the Disco

Biography

The members of Panic! At the Disco had barely graduated high school when their full-length debut, A Fever You Can't Sweat Out, transformed the suburban Las Vegas teens into national emo-pop stars. The band had materialized several years earlier, when friends Spencer Smith (drums) and Ryan Ross (guitar) began covering blink-182 tunes together. After tiring of playing another group's material, they recruited two additional classmates, guitar/vocalist Brendon Urie and bassist Brent Wilson, and the newly formed quartet decided to model its name after a line in Name Taken's "Panic." Crafting pop-influenced songs with theatrical touches, quirky techno beats, and perceptive lyrics, Panic! At the Disco posted several demos online that caught the attention of Decaydance Records, the Fueled by Ramen imprint headed by Fall Out Boy's Pete Wentz. Even though Panic! At the Disco had yet to play a live show, they subsequently became the first band signed to Wentz's label.
With their record scheduled for release in September 2005, Panic! At the Disco joined the successful Nintendo Fusion Tour and hit the road alongside Fall Out Boy, Motion City Soundtrack, Boys Night Out, and the Starting Line. The band continued touring into early 2006, while its single "I Write Sins Not Tragedies" found its way onto MTV and the Billboard Top 40. Proving to be a popular lineup, the Nintendo tour consistently sold out venues across the country. Wilson was fired from the group mid-year; undaunted, Panic! pressed on with their friend Jon Walker on board for a full summer tour that culminated with appearances at the Lollapalooza, Reading, and Leeds festivals. The guys picked up a Video of the Year award at MTV's annual VMA ceremony, beating out heavy-hitters like Madonna and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and a collector's box set version of Fever (featuring random Panic! paraphernalia and a DVD) came out just in time for the 2006 holiday season.
After additional tour dates, the bandmembers announced that they were eliminating the exclamation point from their name, a sign that seemed to foreshadow the mature, less emo-driven rock featured on Pretty. Odd. Released in March 2008, the sophomore album peaked at number two in the U.S. and showcased an evolving band whose tastes had grown to encompass the Beatles' psychedelic pop. The group supported the album with another round of shows, one of which was captured on the CD/DVD release ...Live in Chicago. The group took a hit in June 2009, though, when Walker and Ross left the lineup in order to form their own band, the Young Veins. Urie and Smith soldiered on in the studio as a duo, though they did fill the holes in their touring lineup with Ian Crawford and Dallon Weekes. In 2011 they released their third studio album, the John Feldmann- and Butch Walker-produced Vices & Virtues.
Two years later, the band returned with Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die! Once again produced by Walker, the album was inspired by Urie's hometown of Las Vegas and featured a title borrowed from Hunter S. Thompson's classic novel Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. An eclectic album that showcased Urie's interest in hip-hop and electronic music, it was also the first album to feature Weekes in the studio. After several live shows in 2013, Smith announced he was leaving the band's tour, citing his ongoing substance abuse issues.
By 2015, Smith officially announced he had left the band. Around the same time, Weekes' position was once again downgraded to touring member. With Urie at the helm, Panic at the Disco finished out the year by releasing the singles "Hallelujah," "Victorious," and "The Emperor's New Clothes." All of the songs were included on the band's fifth studio album, 2016's Death of a Bachelor, which featured co-production from Urie and longtime engineer Jake Sinclair.

Birth Date: 2005

Origin: Las Vegas, NV

Genre: Alternative 

Years Active: '00s, '10s

    Albums

    No albums available

    Concerts

    24

    Mohegan Sun Arena

    Friday, February 24, 2017

    Start: Friday, September 30, 2016

    Ends: Friday, February 24, 2017

    Uncasville, CT

    Artists: Panic! At the Disco and Saint Motel


    25

    Wells Fargo Center

    Saturday, February 25, 2017

    Start: Friday, September 30, 2016

    Ends: Saturday, February 25, 2017

    Philadelphia, PA

    Artists: Panic! At the Disco and Saint Motel


    26

    Cross Insurance Arena (Formerly Cumberland County Civic Center)

    Sunday, February 26, 2017

    Start: Friday, September 30, 2016

    Ends: Sunday, February 26, 2017

    Portland, ME

    Artists: Panic! At the Disco and Saint Motel


    28

    Petersen Events Center

    Tuesday, February 28, 2017

    Start: Friday, September 30, 2016

    Ends: Tuesday, February 28, 2017

    Pittsburgh, PA

    Artists: Panic! At the Disco and Saint Motel


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    Madison Square Garden

    Thursday, March 2, 2017

    Start: Saturday, October 1, 2016

    Ends: Thursday, March 2, 2017

    New York, NY

    Artists: Panic! At the Disco and Saint Motel


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    The Theater at MGM National Harbor

    Friday, March 3, 2017

    Start: Friday, October 21, 2016

    Ends: Friday, March 3, 2017

    Oxon Hill, MD

    Artists: Panic! At the Disco and Saint Motel


    4

    DCU Center

    Saturday, March 4, 2017

    Start: Friday, September 30, 2016

    Ends: Saturday, March 4, 2017

    Worcester, MA

    Artists: Panic! At the Disco and Saint Motel


    7

    Schottenstein Center

    Tuesday, March 7, 2017

    Start: Friday, September 30, 2016

    Ends: Tuesday, March 7, 2017

    Columbus, OH

    Artists: Panic! At the Disco and Saint Motel


    8

    Wolstein Center at CSU

    Wednesday, March 8, 2017

    Start: Friday, September 30, 2016

    Ends: Wednesday, March 8, 2017

    Cleveland, OH

    Artists: Panic! At the Disco and Saint Motel


    10

    The Palace of Auburn Hills

    Friday, March 10, 2017

    Start: Friday, September 30, 2016

    Ends: Friday, March 10, 2017

    Auburn Hills, MI

    Artists: Panic! At the Disco and Saint Motel


    11

    Allstate Arena

    Saturday, March 11, 2017

    Start: Friday, September 30, 2016

    Ends: Saturday, March 11, 2017

    Rosemont, IL

    Artists: Panic! At the Disco and Saint Motel


    12

    Xcel Energy Center

    Sunday, March 12, 2017

    Start: Friday, September 30, 2016

    Ends: Sunday, March 12, 2017

    Saint Paul, MN

    Artists: Panic! At the Disco and Saint Motel


    14

    Wells Fargo Arena

    Tuesday, March 14, 2017

    Start: Friday, September 30, 2016

    Ends: Tuesday, March 14, 2017

    Des Moines, IA

    Artists: Panic! At the Disco and Saint Motel


    15

    Baxter Arena

    Wednesday, March 15, 2017

    Start: Friday, September 30, 2016

    Ends: Wednesday, March 15, 2017

    Omaha, NE

    Artists: Panic! At the Disco and Saint Motel


    17

    Pepsi Center

    Friday, March 17, 2017

    Start: Friday, September 30, 2016

    Ends: Friday, March 17, 2017

    Denver, CO

    Artists: Panic! At the Disco and Saint Motel


    18

    UCCU Center

    Saturday, March 18, 2017

    Start: Friday, September 30, 2016

    Ends: Saturday, March 18, 2017

    Orem, UT

    Artists: Panic! At the Disco and Saint Motel


    19

    Taco Bell Arena

    Sunday, March 19, 2017

    Start: Friday, September 30, 2016

    Ends: Sunday, March 19, 2017

    Boise, ID

    Artists: Panic! At the Disco and Saint Motel


    21

    WaMu Theater

    Tuesday, March 21, 2017

    Start: Friday, September 30, 2016

    Ends: Tuesday, March 21, 2017

    Seattle, WA

    Artists: Panic! At the Disco and Saint Motel


    22

    Moda Center

    Wednesday, March 22, 2017

    Start: Friday, September 30, 2016

    Ends: Wednesday, March 22, 2017

    Portland, OR

    Artists: Panic! At the Disco


    24

    Mandalay Bay Events Center

    Friday, March 24, 2017

    Start: Friday, September 30, 2016

    Ends: Friday, March 24, 2017

    Las Vegas, NV

    Artists: Panic! At the Disco


    25

    Oracle Arena

    Saturday, March 25, 2017

    Start: Friday, September 30, 2016

    Ends: Saturday, March 25, 2017

    Oakland, CA

    Artists: Panic! At the Disco and Saint Motel


    26

    Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl San Diego State University

    Sunday, March 26, 2017

    Start: Friday, September 30, 2016

    Ends: Sunday, March 26, 2017

    San Diego, CA

    Artists: Panic! At the Disco and Saint Motel


    28

    The Forum

    Tuesday, March 28, 2017

    Start: Friday, September 30, 2016

    Ends: Tuesday, March 28, 2017

    Inglewood, CA

    Artists: Panic! At the Disco and Saint Motel


    29

    Talking Stick Resort Arena

    Wednesday, March 29, 2017

    Start: Friday, September 30, 2016

    Ends: Wednesday, March 29, 2017

    Phoenix, AZ

    Artists: Panic! At the Disco and Saint Motel


    31

    Allen Event Center

    Friday, March 31, 2017

    Start: Friday, September 30, 2016

    Ends: Friday, March 31, 2017

    Allen, TX

    Artists: Panic! At the Disco and Saint Motel


    1

    Toyota Center

    Saturday, April 1, 2017

    Start: Friday, September 11, 2009

    Ends: Saturday, April 1, 2017

    Houston, TX

    Artists: Panic! At the Disco and Saint Motel


    2

    Frank Erwin Center

    Sunday, April 2, 2017

    Start: Friday, September 11, 2009

    Ends: Sunday, April 2, 2017

    Austin, TX

    Artists: Panic! At the Disco and Saint Motel


    4

    BOK Center

    Tuesday, April 4, 2017

    Start: Friday, September 30, 2016

    Ends: Tuesday, April 4, 2017

    Tulsa, OK

    Artists: Panic! At the Disco and Saint Motel


    5

    Scottrade Center

    Wednesday, April 5, 2017

    Start: Friday, September 30, 2016

    Ends: Wednesday, April 5, 2017

    St Louis, MO

    Artists: Panic! At the Disco and Saint Motel


    7

    Legacy Arena at The BJCC

    Friday, April 7, 2017

    Start: Friday, September 30, 2016

    Ends: Friday, April 7, 2017

    Birmingham, AL

    Artists: Panic! At the Disco and Saint Motel


    8

    FedExForum

    Saturday, April 8, 2017

    Start: Friday, September 30, 2016

    Ends: Saturday, April 8, 2017

    Memphis, TN

    Artists: Panic! At the Disco and Saint Motel


    9

    KFC Yum! Center

    Sunday, April 9, 2017

    Start: Friday, September 30, 2016

    Ends: Sunday, April 9, 2017

    Louisville, KY

    Artists: Panic! At the Disco and Saint Motel


    11

    Greensboro Coliseum Complex

    Tuesday, April 11, 2017

    Start: Friday, September 30, 2016

    Ends: Tuesday, April 11, 2017

    Greensboro, NC

    Artists: Panic! At the Disco and Saint Motel


    12

    Infinite Energy Arena

    Wednesday, April 12, 2017

    Start: Friday, September 30, 2016

    Ends: Wednesday, April 12, 2017

    Duluth, GA

    Artists: Panic! At the Disco and Saint Motel


    14

    Amway Center

    Friday, April 14, 2017

    Start: Friday, September 30, 2016

    Ends: Friday, April 14, 2017

    Orlando, FL

    Artists: Panic! At the Disco and Saint Motel


    15

    BB&T Center

    Saturday, April 15, 2017

    Start: Friday, September 30, 2016

    Ends: Saturday, April 15, 2017

    Sunrise, FL

    Artists: Panic! At the Disco and Saint Motel


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    Genres: Rock