PANIC! AT THE DISCO PERFORMS SONGS FROM THEIR NEW ALBUM,
PRAY FOR THE WICKED, FOR THE “IHEARTRADIO ALBUM RELEASE PARTY WITH PANIC! AT THE DISCO” IN LOS ANGELES
Last night, fans came out in full force to the iHeartRadio Theater in Burbank, Calif., to support the iHeartRadio Album Release Party with Panic! At The Disco,celebrating the band’s new album, Pray for The Wicked. During the live event that included a Q&A session hosted by Harms, Panic! At The Disco performed a selection of songs from the new album including “Say Amen (Saturday Night)” and “High Hopes,” as well previous hits such as “I Write Sins Not Tragedies” and “Death of a Bachelor,” and an epic cover of “Bohemian Rhapsody.”
- Host Harms gifted Panic! At The Disco’s frontman Brendon Urie with a potato while reminiscing about a recent prank that the band pulled on their fans. Last spring, the band anonymously mailed many of their fans potatoes, just to mess with them.
- When asked what makes him so excited about the songs on the new record, Urie responded that “it’s always nice to be able to play new stuff. I love touring, performing, and doing live shows. It’s something that doesn’t really compare to anything else. In my opinion it’s better than drugs, and I love drugs! This album surprised me.”
- Harms paraphrased a Panic! At The Disco lyric, saying “Aim high, because you’re gonna fail, you’re gonna fail, you’re gonna fail, but that’s how you grow,” to askhow Urie and Panic! At The Disco have grown since the last album came out. Urie answered that he used to keep his expectations low so he would never be disappointed, which was easy but had no real challenge or reward. Now, he’s started putting his hopes as high as they can go. He’ll fail, and keep failing, and finally get to a place he never thought he could end up. He added “it came from Broadway, honestly.”
- While discussing how Urie has changed as a performer since doing Kinky Boots, he answered that it really happened organically, and resulted in changes he never thought were possible. He almost quit the day before the show, and then realized that this wasn’t his show, and he was contributing to someone else’s artistic vision. He needed to just jump in and say “whatever, as long as you guys are comfortable, I”m comfortable.” After doing the first show, the cast and crew immediately felt like a family, bringing him in and taking him under their wing.
- Growing up in a very religious household was a theme in the new record. Urie told the crowd about when he was 17 years old, and sat his parents down to say “I don’t want to be a part of your church, I think I might be Atheist, I don’t believe in any of this stuff, I’m not going on a mission, and I’m not going to college. I’m going to be a starving musician!” Luckily it worked out because his parents love music, so they can celebrate that together. He does like using his religious upbringing, turning it on it’s ear, and getting a little tongue and cheek with his lyrics.
- Urie spoke about his support system, noting that his parents are the most supportive. After Panic! At The Disco’s first album, his mom sent him a letter that said, “No matter what you do, we’re your parents, and we’re going to support you and love you no matter what. And we’re proud.”
- “Don’t Threaten Me With A Good Time”
- “High Hopes”
- “This Is Gospel”
- “Death of A Bachelor”
- “Say Amen (Saturday Night)”
- “I Write Sins Not Tragedies”
- “Miss Jackson”
- “(Fuck A) Silver Lining”
- “Bohemian Rhapsody”