Last summer pop-rock band Panic! At The Disco released their sixth studio album “Pray For The Wicked” and hit the road in major cities around the country to celebrate. They then quickly announced a leg two of the tour that would take place starting early in 2019 that hit many of the smaller cities often overlooked on massive national tours. On January 19th, the band rocked out at the Dunkin Donuts Center in Providence, RI to a sold out show of thousands of adoring fans.
Whether you’re an old time Panic! fan or a new listener thanks to their recent billboard number 1 hit “High Hopes” there’s no denying that frontman Brendon Urie truly knows how to put on a show you will never forget.
The set was filled with amazing an light production that differed from song to song and always flawlessly fell in line with the theme of every track as well as incredible stunts pulled by Urie, like back flips and drum solos. There was even a flying piano over the crowd while Urie belted out a beautiful medley of Bonnie Raitt’s “I Can’t Make You Love Me” and Panic’s “Dying In LA.”
The crowd was also incredibly diverse, which is always a wonderful thing. The age range was incredible with both little kids and elders singing their hearts out to the wide array of songs. Panic! At The Disco have been a band since 2004 and therefore have quite a long discography but there were songs from every era the band’s had so no one in that crowd would feel left out.
The stage was filled with amazing performers that helped Urie really bring the entire experience to life including a magnificent brass section that helped complete iconic songs like “Hallelujah” and “Victorious.”
If the fans weren’t already excited by Urie’s surprise jump through a trapdoor at the beginning on the set, they were definitely pumped up when he walked through the crowd singing “Death of A Bachelor” and greeting fans while stopping for selfies and shaking hands.
While still singing a load of their own songs from 15 years of being a band, there was still room for some of Panic’s favorite covers including their recently released cover of “The Greatest Show” from The Greatest Showman and Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody.” Queen is known for being an extremely hard band to cover but Panic pulled it off better than anyone really ever could. Urie even stated himself at the beginning of the song that Freddie Mercury is probably the greatest vocalist of all time. In the future people may be saying the same thing about Brendon Urie.
The concert was truly an event and something that every Panic! At The Disco fan should experience. The band deciding to add a second leg to the tour and hit cities that they haven’t been able to see before is a beautiful way to share their music with a new crowd. The band will also be heading overseas later this year to continue sharing the experience with as big of an audience that they possibly can.