A Brief History of Panic! on the Disco Through Their Live Performances

A Brief History of Panic! on the Disco Through Their Live Performances


Panic! on the Disco has been an ever-evolving outfit through the years, present process a number of band lineup modifications and experimenting with completely different blends of enviornment rock, psych-pop, emo and pop/rock. But one factor that has remained fixed in Panic's close to 15-year profession is frontman Brendon Urie — and his capability to fully dominate the stage.

Urie's spectacular showmanship has helped Panic! land performances on nearly each daytime and late-night speak present, in addition to eight headlining excursions of their very own. And after this week, Panic! may have one other main efficiency to checklist on their already spectacular resume: the 2018 American Music Awards.

Though Urie and Co. might be paying tribute to Queen on the Oct. 9 present (forward of the Bohemian Rhapsody biopic debut on Nov. 2), their AMAs efficiency provides one other chapter to the story that’s Panic's profession, one which has virtually been outlined by the stay expertise. Before their first-ever AMAs look, try Panic's efficiency evolution beneath. 

"I Write Sins Not Tragedies" — MTV Video Music Awards, 2006

Any efficiency of Panic's breakout hit is a particular one for the nostalgia alone, however contemplating this music was the one which obtained the group the video of the 12 months award at their first VMAs ever, this specific efficiency was monumental for them. The then-sprightly youngsters introduced their award-winning vid to life, with Urie donning an analogous top-hat-and-suit combo and surrounded by girls in Victorian marriage ceremony apparel. Urie's vocals have gotten stronger since, however this "I Write Sins" efficiency was a actually a memorable starting.

"The Only Difference Between Martyrdom and Suicide is Press Coverage" — Nothing Rhymes With Circus Tour, 2006

Panic's first main headlining North American tour was nearly as theatrical as they arrive, particularly for a band that was thought-about pop-punk on the time. In line with the tour's title, your entire present had a really animated, burlesque really feel — full with the band's identify in flashing lights — however the tour opener was the perfect spectacle. "The Only Difference" served as an introduction to Panic's fanciful productions, simply with extra consideration on your entire environment relatively than Urie's entertaining abilities.

"Northern Downpour" — MTV Live on the Concert Hall, 2008

Even Urie has admitted that Pretty. Odd. is extra of a studio album, which is why followers could discover Panic! now not performs most of these tracks on tour. But fortunately for individuals who adore the extra down-tempo Panic!, the group nonetheless devoted a whole tour to the album 10 years in the past — and the album really isn't as boring stay as Urie might imagine it’s. In truth, "Northern Downpour" is arguably essentially the most particular of the document (at the least within the stay setting), stripping down their usually fast-paced manufacturing and highlighting Urie's harmonies along with his then-bandmates.

"Let's Kill Tonight" drum solo — Vices & Virtues Tour, 2011

At this level, Panic! had misplaced two of their authentic members — lead guitarist Ryan Ross and bassist Jon Walker — however Urie took it as a possibility to show that he by no means actually wanted constant bandmates within the first place. Though a Brendon Urie drum solo (which begins at about 2:50 within the video beneath) wasn't a rarity in Panic's units, his drum showcase post-departure of Ross and Walker allowed him to be the focal point and remind followers that he's almost as unbelievable a drummer as he’s a singer.

"Bohemian Rhapsody" — The Gospel Tour, 2014

For those that didn't imagine Urie had powerhouse vocals, or doubted that he'd be capable to make it with out his authentic bandmates, all it took was one Queen music to show himself in each respects. Emulating a legend like Freddie Mercury isn’t any easy job, however Urie pulled it off so efficiently that it was onerous to select which a part of Panic!'s "Bohemian Rhapsody" efficiency was essentially the most awe-inspiring: Urie's capability to hit each word, his piano taking part in abilities, or his band's rock-your-face-off guitar riffs. Four years later, Panic's Queen cowl nonetheless slaps — and seems to have served as their ticket to the AMAs stage.

"Victorious" — The Ellen DeGeneres Show, 2016

Panic! have introduced their theatrics to Ellen a handful of instances, and although their stage set-up for "Victorious" was the least extravagant, Urie's efficiency was unforgettable — and primarily proved Panic! to be as match for daytime TV as they’re for arenas. The roaring Death of a Bachelor tune made for an electrical efficiency in itself, however Urie's power was infectious as he bounced round and finally made his manner into the group, even incorporating a again flip prefer it was nothing — which he did once more in his 2018 Ellen efficiency of "Say Amen (Saturday Night)."

"Girls/Girls/Boys" — Death of a Bachelor Tour, 2017

Urie has all the time been flamboyant in his performances, however the audacious Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die! monitor grew to become Panic's unofficial LGBTQ anthem after followers stunned the group with rainbow-colored hearts all through the group — a convention that now lives on at Panic! reveals. Urie, who got here out as pansexual earlier this summer season, just lately advised Streets Talkin that the followers' transferring in-concert initiative impressed him to do extra inside his group and past ("They simply did it as a result of they felt the love. That's how I really feel, how can I showcase that?"), making the music some of the significant in Panic's catalog so far.

"Dying in LA" — Pray For the Wicked Tour, 2018

After years of bringing contagious power and mesmerizing antics to the stage, Panic's most up-to-date tour features a pinnacle stay second for Urie, who has been the only official Panic! member since 2015. He performs on a floating platform whereas taking part in piano on "Dying in LA," first exhibiting off his falsetto with a singular cowl of Bonnie Raitt's "I Can't Make You Love Me" earlier than seamlessly transitioning to a transferring rendition of the impassioned Pray For the Wicked monitor. As if the floating platform isn't sufficient to captivate followers — in addition to the ocean of vivid lights that encompass him — Urie stands from the piano mid-performance to greet everybody within the crowd whereas nonetheless completely delivering every verse of the music. It's some of the intimate stay moments Panic! has ever had, however additional proof that Urie is a real rock star.