New album Viva Las Vengeance shows a change in process for Panic! At The Disco frontman and songwriter Brendon Urie, having cut everything live to tape in Los Angeles alongside his friends and production partners, Jake Sinclair and Mike Viola.
The cinematic musical journey that is Viva Las Vengeance is about the fine line between taking advantage of your youth, seizing the day, and burning out. The songs take an introspective look into his relationship with his decade plus career including growing up in Las Vegas, love, and fame.
“Viva Las Vengeance is a look back at who I was 17 years ago and who I am now with the fondness I didn't have before. I didn’t realize I was making an album and there was something about the tape machine that kept me honest.” says frontman Brendon Urie.
Viva Las Vengeance marks the first new music from Panic! At The Disco since the 2018 release of their #1, platinum-selling album Pray For The Wicked, highlighted by the 5x-platinum smash hit “High Hopes” which simultaneously hit #1 across three different radio formats and broke the Billboard record for most weeks atop the Hot Rock Songs Chart. The song was nominated for Top Rock Song at the Billboard Music Awards as well as Favorite Pop Rock Song at the AMAs. The album also featured platinum smashes “Hey Look Ma, I Made It,” and “Say Amen (Saturday Night).” The band’s 2019 sold-out Pray For The Wicked arena world tour sold over 1 million tickets and received critical praise.
In 2017 Brendon Urie made his Broadway debut, first starring as Charlie Price in the critically acclaimed, TONY Award-winning, Broadway hit Kinky Boots. In 2018, he received a TONY Award nomination for Best Original Score Written For Theatre for the song he wrote called “Simple Sponge” for SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical. Outside of music, Urie founded the Highest Hopes Foundation - an umbrella fund which supports the efforts of non-profit organizations that lead, develop, and advocate support for human rights for all people and communities subject to discrimination or abuse on the basis of gender, race, religion, sexual orientation and gender identity.
Formed in Las Vegas, NV in 2004 Panic! At The Disco are a multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated rock band. They released their #1 album Pray For The Wicked in 2019 off the heels of their critically acclaimed fifth album, Death Of A Bachelor, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 Chart and was nominated for Best Rock Album at the 2017 Grammy Awards. Death Of A Bachelor also spawned RIAA certified gold singles “Hallelujah,” “LA Devotee,” Don’t Threaten Me With A Good Time,” and platinum singles "Death Of A Bachelor,” "Emperor's New Clothes,” and “Victorious." The band’s song “House Of Memories” from Death Of A Bachelor is currently having a TikTok moment with over 2.1 billion views. Panic! At The Disco have been nominated for multiple awards, including the Grammys, Teen Choice Awards, Billboard Music Awards, Alternative Press Music Awards, Kerrang! Awards, VMAs and more.