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Panic! At The Disco / May 2014 UK/Irish Tour

By on Thursday, 19th December 2013 at 9:00 am

Panic! At The Disco have announced a list of UK and Irish dates as part of their ‘Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die!’ world tour, supporting their latest album of the same name. Tickets are on sale now.

Wednesday 7th May 2014 – Glasgow Academy
Thursday 8th May 2014 – Manchester Apollo
Friday 9th May 2014 – London Hammersmith Apollo
Monday 12th May 2014 – Dublin Olympia Theatre
Tuesday 13th May 2014 – Belfast Mandela Hall


In the Post #108: Panic at the Disco return with ‘Miss Jackson’ single from forthcoming album ‘Too Weird To Live, Too Rare To Die’

By on Tuesday, 30th July 2013 at 12:00 pm

I’m sorry Miss Jackson, but I am in fact for real. Someone has gone and maliciously nicked the title of the song in your honour and turned it into a nu-emo call to arms. Apologies, Andre 3000.

Yes, Panic at the Disco are back, and with that inevitably the comparisons to their contemporaries Fall Out Boy follow. None more so than with their new single, ‘Miss Jackson’, but more on that later. Even after significant line-up changes since their debut ‘A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out’, Panic at the Disco are still led by the mischievous Brandon Urie, who when he isn’t busy having cascades of urine thrown at him, actually doubles as a pretty charismatic and charming young frontman.

‘Miss Jackson’ is still a departure from their earlier material, however, that can be expected with the Vegas boys shying away from calling people whores and the like in their past two records. This song though leaves me thinking; have they gone and done a Fall Out Boy, by releasing something a bit off the wall, but altogether very radio friendly, much like ‘My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark’. They’ve always shared a close affinity with the emo poster boys, and this song while having an inherent replayability is nothing that will have people remembering the glory days of PATD.

Instead, indifference and a relative sense of “oh, they’re still about” is all I felt with the arrival of ‘Miss Jackson’, and while the nostalgia that follows them is welcome, you won’t hear me squealing with joy at Panic’s return.


‘Miss Jackson’ is the first single from Panic at the Disco’s next album ‘Too Weird To Live, Too Rare To Die’, out this autumn.


Leeds 2011: Day 1 (John’s Roundup)

By on Thursday, 1st September 2011 at 2:00 pm

The heavens were open. The ground was softening. It looked to be another washout festival for me and my poor £10 wellies! My spirits would not be dampened (soaked) though. There were bands to be seen at Leeds 2011, and cider to be drunk out of silly paper cups.

First on my list was American band Taking Back Sunday. Don’t ask me why! The veteran pop-punkers have been here before, on this very spot at the very same time, hardly a fact that Taking Back Sunday will be proud of. However the Long Island boys jumped into ‘Cute Without the E’ with gusto. The crowd reacted well; regrettably, this reaction was to be short-lived. After the initial hit, the impetus was lost and the band sunk into album tracks and new record promotion, contributing to their own demise. The response was little more than silence or more turning around and scampering for another stage. Singles ‘Liar’ and ‘Make Damn Sure’ provoked some reaction from the subdued masses but it was too little to late and Taking Back Sunday skulked off stage to almost silence. Bar a few Alans and Steves.

To follow that was folk-punk troubadour and TGTF favourite Frank Turner, who immediately stated his intention with 1 and a half minute belter ‘Try This At Home.’ There really is nothing better then joining in with thousands of people and shouting the word ‘Dick’ at the height of your voice! It *is* part of the song, eh? Eton-educated Turner and his band the Sleeping Souls’ had the masses of muddy teens in the palm of their hands from the word go. With old favourites like ‘Photosynthesis’ and ‘Reasons Not to Be an Idiot’ being joined by new single ‘If I Ever Stray’, Turner’s set went down a storm. “I’ll be hanging round the Lock-Up Stage the rest of the day”, he says as he leaves. The crowd thinks, will you really? Secret set to follow.

A change in pace was in order after that. None better then UK DIY rockers Enter Shikari. If they can’t get you splashing around in the mud, it’s hard to tell what will get you shifting! For sure they delivered one of the surprises of the weekend: their wild mash-up of metal, dance and some cheeky dubstep made for essential festival listening.

Off to the NME tent next to survey whether Panic! At the Disco had recovered from their Reading Festival nightmare. For those who can’t remember here is the short version: “Band leave. Play songs. Be a bit whiny. Crowd not happy. Bottle of wee thrown. Bottle hits Brendan Urie. Urie knocked out cold. Set over.” So for them to return to the festivals was obviously a very brave move for the band. The move paid off; the band was greeted to rapturous applause and shouts of “Panic, Panic!” Urie immediately began to strut about the NME/Radio 1 stage as if it was his own back garden. The crowd loved him, screaming the words to ‘But It’s Better If You Do’ and lifting the roof at set closer ‘I Write Sins Not Tragedies.’

One of the biggest success stories of this year has been the remarkable rise of Ed Sheeran, the ginger haired rap/acoustic/beat boxing/anything else cool kid of the moment has hit the ground flying and looks like a force to be reckoned with. No surprises then that his set in the Festival Republic tent was already spewing people out into the open air when I arrived. The audience was, as expected, composed primarily of young girls who all desperately “want to be Mrs. Sheeran” and other such morons. Hits ‘The A Team’ and ‘You Need Me Man, I Don’t Need You’ sound good. The remainder of the set plunges into obscurity. The loop pedal trick is cool, we know; Joe Driscoll did it about 5 years ago and was 1000% more interesting, just not as in such a “handsome” and “gorgeous” package. (Cue vomiting.) The rise of this ginger pop star is set in stone already: major label contract signed, videos out. So expect a number 1 this Sunday from Sheeran. Yes you heard it here first. (Yawn! Next please!)

Finally there was the spectacle that many had been waiting all day crushed at the barriers of the main stage for. Muse. It’s the 10th anniversary of ‘Origin of Symmetry’ and in celebration the Devon powerhouse played the album in its entirety. Too many punter faces were confused, wondering “Where’s ‘Supermassive Black Hole?’ Why aren’t they playing ‘Undisclosed Desires?” Answer to the latter: it’s garbage that’s why, OK? Answer to the former. Because it’s coming in the second half, along with ‘Desires.’ Philistines.

The first half of the set was majestic, as if they had been playing these songs on every tour, not just resurrecting them for these shows. ‘Dark Shines’ was triumphant, ‘New Born’ epic and ‘Plug in Baby’ thoroughly spellbinding, while ‘Feeling Good’ was one that everyone in the crowd could sing along to. The second half delivers hits and the same ol’ encore; a harmonica plays, Matt Bellamy spins a weird box and they tear into ‘Knights of Cydonia’. Queue the madness in the crowd. A successful set for Muse ends, but need I even write that. They’re always good. Guaranteed to tear the roof/stage/arena apart. True rock legends and they’ve got more to come.


Video of the Moment #477: Panic at the Disco

By on Thursday, 12th May 2011 at 6:00 pm

As could probably be predicted, Panic! at the Disco have made a promotional video for the song ‘Ready to Go’ that will appeal to their swooning fans. Watch it below.



Panic! at the Disco / April and May 2011 English Tour

By on Wednesday, 23rd February 2011 at 9:30 am

Panic! at the Disco (now down to two bandmates) will be playing a handful of live dates in April and May. Tickets go on sale this Friday (25 February) at 9 AM.

Friday 29th April 2011 – Norwich Waterfront
Saturday 30th April 2011 – Manchester Academy 2
Tuesday 3rd May 2011 – Birmingham Library at the HMV Institute
Wednesday 4th May 2011 – London Shepherds Bush Empire


Panic! At the Disco / March 2008 UK Tour

By on Thursday, 17th January 2008 at 8:16 pm

Panic At The DiscoPanic at the Disco (who have mysteriously lost the ” ! ” they used to have in their name) have announced six UK dates for early March, ahead of the release of their second full length album, “Pretty Odd” on March 25th.

Tickets go on pre-sale at 9am on Wednesday 23rd January to people visiting their official website

Sunday 9th March – Birmingham Carling Academy
Monday 10th March – London Roundhouse
Wednesday 12th March – Manchester University
Thursday 13th March – Glasgow Carling Academy
Friday 14th March – Leeds University
Saturday 15th March – Nottingham Rock City

Thanks to Alice for pointing out the different on-sale date to what I’d originally said.


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