No need to panic or call for help just yet, but this band might just make your heart stop. Panic! At The Disco is an alternative band from Las Vegas who started making music back in 2004, but just recently appeared on the popular music scene. You might remember their popular song “I Write Sins, Not Tragedies”, for which the video won a MTV Video Music Award for Best Video of The Year back in 2006. More recently, however, the band decided to ditch their eyeliner and spiked hairstyles for a new look and sound completely different from their previous image, transforming them into a more mature group that people of all ages can enjoy. Their hit song “Miss Jackson” (music video above) has been hitting airwaves all across the country, charting on almost every major countdown and taking the media by storm.
Panic! At The Disco has gone through countless changes as a band throughout the years, and lead vocalist Brendon Urie along with drummer Spencer Smith, the only two original members, were trying to reinvent their sound while still staying true to their unique, alternative roots. They joined forces with bass player Dallon Weekes and created “Too Weird To Live, Too Rare To Die!”, their newest album released in 2013. Drawing from inspirations like Frank Sinatra, the band created a record that blends that alternative element with their Vegas flare while adding a kind of rock element, seamlessly creating a blend of genres that no one has heard before. Their new sound is drastically different from the generic, punk-alternative themes and beats heard on their previous albums. This band has finally found their identity, and the fans are responding overwhelmingly well and expanding at a rapid rate.
The band is currently headlining a US tour that started on January 14th, 2014 with special guests The Colourist, and will be stopping by The Marquee Theatre in Tempe on February 14th. You can check out more about the band on their website here or check them out on Twitter @PanicAtTheDisco.