Grammy nominated Panic! at the Disco is coming to Utah with their “Pray For The Wicked” tour on Aug. 8. Named for the band’s debut album released in June, the tour’s first North American leg is set to end on Aug. 18, shortly after their Salt Lake City stop. The band’s return is not completely surprising, however. Panic! at the Disco have made regular appearances in the beehive state since the band’s conception in 2004.
In fact, Panic! at the Disco has played Utah annually since 2014, starting with “The Gospel” tour at the Great Saltair. Since then, the band has performed at USANA Amphitheatre in West Valley twice and the UCCU Center in Orem once.
Experience has taught Panic! at the Disco fans what to expect out of one of their shows. Typically, there are plenty of visual effects to keep the crowd completely intrigued. Just last year, the band performed in front of an incredible light show. Frontman Brendon Urie even emerged atop a platform near the venue’s back to delight attendants on the piano.
Urie tends to offer plenty of theatrics himself. From wicked dance moves to a lap around the venue floor, it’s safe to say concert goers can expect to be “threatened with a good time,” just like the song suggests.
Urie usually commands most of the audience’s attention. This year it will be no different, mainly because he has been the only official member of the band since 2015. While recently the band has become only Urie, Panic! at the Disco originally started with four childhood friends.
Panic! at the Disco was formed by Urie, Ryan Ross, Spencer Smith and Brent Wilson in Las Vegas in 2004. Shortly after their formation, they released their debut album “A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out” in 2005, which was certified double platinum. The band released four more albums within the next 11 years. Now, the band has six full-length studio albums for fans to play on repeat.
Those who attend the SLC stop of the tour can hope to hear a variety songs from each of the band’s six albums. While it’s not guaranteed each release will be featured on the setlist, you can be assured their most popular songs will be. We can expect to hear “Nine in the Afternoon,” “Miss Jackson” and “I Write Sins Not Tragedies” at some point in the night.
Panic! at the Disco, with openers A R I Z O N A and Hayley Kiyoko, will perform at the Vivint Smart Home Arena on Aug. 8 at 7 PM. Tickets are still available at Ticketmaster, starting at $37.75.