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With the exception of their first two runs (in 2006 and 2008), Las Vegas pop kings Panic! At The Disco have treated Australian tours with a particular (and particularly shit) pattern.
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Fans of the faux-emo outfit have long since had to bear excruciating wait times for live visits–three years apiece, to be exact. But it seems Brendon Urie and co. must’ve had a pretty swell time on their 2017 tour (which came hot on the heels of their fifth LP, Death Of A Bachelor), because they’re coming back for a new round of hangs in October.
Kicking off in Sydney on October 6th, the tour will roll through Adelaide, Brisbane and Melbourne before wrapping up in Auckland, NZ on October 16th. All five shows are all-ages, too, so the younger Sinners amongst us need not fear of being shunned at the gates to
heaven these shows.
Details for the tour’s support act(s) are yet to be announced, but after Sydney indie-pop crew Tigertown brought the house down night after night last January, we’ve got our hopes high for some pretty huge openers.
The tour comes in tandem with Panic!’s sixth full-length offering, Pray For The Wicked. Set to hit shelves next Friday, June 22nd via Fueled By Ramen, the LP is Urie’s second as the sole musician under the Panic! banner, and sees him toe further into the realm of bright and boisterous horn-pop.
Though the record doesn’t see Urie rub shoulders with other musicians, he’s been touring with a six-piece backing band that includes a full-on goddamn brass section. And since they made the trip last time around, it’s pretty safe to assume we’re in for another run with Panic! as a septet.
This might not be the only time we see Panic! hit our shores with Pray For The Wicked under their belts, either. In a soon-to-come interview with Hysteria, Urie had this to say about his ambitions for the album’s Australian touring cycle: “I definitely want to jump down there at least a couple of times on this cycle. Usually we only get to hit it once, just because our management is always like, ‘It’s so far away!’ But that doesn’t matter. I will sit on that flight twice, three times, five times, just to be able to play shows down there.”
Urie also noted his eagerness to bring a full-scale live production Down Under. “I do miss being able to bring those arena tours to Australia,” he says. “To bring you a good production of our current American show would be awesome.”
Panic! At The Disco are taking their Pray For The Wicked tour to Australia this October:
Saturday October 6th – Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney
Tuesday October 9th – AEC Theatre, Adelaide
Thursday October 11th – Riverstage, Brisbane
Saturday October 13th – Hisense Arena, Melbourne
Saturday October 16th – Spark Arena, Auckland
Full details on how to score your tickets can be found at frontiertouring.com/panicatthedisco