Pop-punk royalty Panic! At The Disco have just delighted fans by announcing an Aussie tour booked for later this year. With forthcoming album Pray For The Wicked dropping next week, the band will head our way in October for four all ages arena shows in Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane and Melbourne.
Pray For The Wicked is Panic!’s sixth studio album, its release marking 13 years since 2005’s emo-fuelled, eyeliner-heavy debut, A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out. With frontman Brendon Urie at the helm, the band’s four ensuing albums have cemented their status as one of pop-rock’s hugest acts. Unsurprising given his theatrical, physical on stage presence (and tendency for the odd backflip or two), Urie recently starred as the lead in Broadway production Kinky Boots. Returning home to LA following the four month run of performances, he describes translating post-show energy into writing and recording Pray For The Wicked:
“After being away in New York doing Kinky Boots, I just wanted to hang out at home when I got back to LA,” says Urie. “I was so revved up that I asked some friends to come over to my home studio to help me write about all the incredible things I’ve experienced the last couple of years. Pray For The Wicked is my thank you to our fans and the most fun I’ve ever had making album.”
Last touring down under in 2017, the band played a string of sold out arena shows with some serious stage production and high energy antics. With new singles ‘High Hopes‘ and ‘Say Amen (Saturday Night)‘ already clocking up 7.9M and 15M YouTube hits respectively, it’s safe to say fans will be buying up tickets to their upcoming shows at break neck speed.