PANIC! AT THE DISCO EARNS SECOND CONSECUTIVE #1 ON BILLBOARD’S TOP 200 ALBUMS CHART PRAY FOR THE WICKED DEBUTS AT #1 ON ITUNES IN 22 COUNTRIES BRENDON URIE LAUNCHES HIGHEST HOPES FOUNDATION

PANIC! AT THE DISCO EARNS SECOND CONSECUTIVE
#1 ON BILLBOARD’S TOP 200 ALBUMS CHART
PRAY FOR THE WICKED DEBUTS AT #1 ON ITUNES IN 22 COUNTRIES
BRENDON URIE LAUNCHES HIGHEST HOPES FOUNDATION

 

Photo Credit: Jimmy Fontaine (Photos), Rosanna Jones and The Visual Strategist (Illustration)
Los Angeles, CA – July 2, 2018 – Grammy-nominated band Panic! At The Disco have earned their second consecutive No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart with their critically acclaimed sixth album, Pray For The Wicked.  Debuting at No. 1 on iTunes in 22 countries, the album launched with 180,000 equivalent album units earned, 151,000 of which were traditional album sales. Both figures represent the biggest week for an alternative rock album in 2018, according to Billboard. According to Nielsen Music, the album saw the fifth-largest week for a vinyl effort since the company began tracking sales in 1991. Lead single “Say Amen (Saturday Night) is also currently No. 1 on Billboard’s Alternative Songs Chart and current single “High Hopes” is exploding at streaming services. Pray For The Wicked is available digitally HERE and physically HERE via Fueled By Ramen/DCD2 Records.

 

Produced by Jake Sinclair, Pray For The Wicked was announced in March after a week of cryptic clues that set the internet a buzz.  Last Friday, P!ATD continued its hold on American TV airwaves with explosive performances of “Say Amen (Saturday Night)”, “High Hopes”, and fan favorite “I Write Sins Not Tragedies” on Today Show’s Citi Summer Concert Series in New York’s Famed Rockefeller Plaza.  Leading up to the albums release the band made appearances on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, The Ellen Degeneres Show, NBC’s The Voice.

 

Frontman Brendon Urie recently launched Highest Hopes Foundation (HHF) – an umbrella foundation created to support 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. The first of many donations to come, Urie pledged a one million dollar donation to GLSEN to provide resources, training, and support to students working to created student-led GSA clubs in their K-12 schools last week. Panic! At The Disco will be allocating $1 of every ticket from the U.S. dates of the band’s headline arena Pray For The Wicked Tour to HHF and in the coming days and months, Urie and the foundation will announce upcoming donations and activations with a variety of charitable organizations.

Next week, Panic! At The Disco will embark on the first leg of their Pray For The Wicked Tour in support of the album, which has sold out multiple venues including Madison Square Garden in New York City and STAPLES Center in Los Angeles. Produced by AEG presents, the tour’s first leg will kick off on July 11, 2018 in Minneapolis, MN, and will visit arenas throughout the summer before concluding in the band’s hometown of Las Vegas on August 18, 2018. A R I Z O N A and Hayley Kiyokoprovide support. Tickets for the leg one are on sale now HERE.

 

This fall, Panic! At The Disco will embark on an international run of dates visiting Australia, Japan, New Zealand, The Philippines, and Mexico in October. In January, the band will return to the road in North America for the second leg of the Pray For The Wicked Tour. The 28-city leg, which kicks off on January 10, 2019 in Buffalo, NY, and wraps on February 20, 2019 in Sacramento, CA, will feature support from Two Feet. A complete list of upcoming live dates and ticket information can be found HERE.


Pray For The Wicked follows Panic! At The Disco’s critically acclaimed fifth album, Death Of A Bachelor, which was released on January 15, 2016 via Fueled By Ramen/DCD2 Records. The album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 Chart and was nominated for Best Rock Album at the 2017 GRAMMY® Awards. The RIAA platinum selling release was the highest selling rock album and fourth-highest selling album released in 2016, according to Nielsen Soundscan. The album has also spawned RIAA certified gold tracks “Hallelujah,” “LA Devotee,” “Don’t Threaten Me With A Good Time” and platinum “Victorious,” “Death Of A Bachelor,” and “Emperor’s New Clothes.” Most recently, frontman Brendon Urie starred as Charlie Price in the critically acclaimed, TONY Award-winning Broadway hit Kinky Boots.

 

PANIC! AT THE DISCO TOUR DATES
Pray For The Wicked Tour Leg One -With support from A R I Z O N A and Hayley Kiyoko
7/11/2018
Minneapolis, MN
Target Center
7/13/2018
Indianapolis, IN
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
7/14/2018
Detroit, MI
Little Caesars Arena – SOLD OUT
7/15/2018
Columbus, OH
Nationwide Arena – SOLD OUT
7/17/2018
Chicago, IL
United Center – SOLD OUT
7/18/2018
Pittsburgh, PA
PPG Paints Arena
7/20/2018
Uniondale, NY
NYCB Live: Nassau Coliseum
7/21/2018
Baltimore, MD
Royal Farms Arena – SOLD OUT
7/22/2018
Toronto, ON
Air Canada Centre
7/24/2018
New York, NY
Madison Square Garden – SOLD OUT
7/25/2018
Boston, MA
TD Garden – SOLD OUT
7/27/2018
Philadelphia, PA
Wells Fargo Center – SOLD OUT
7/28/2018
Raleigh, NC
PNC Arena
7/29/2018
Duluth, GA
Infinite Energy Center – SOLD OUT
7/31/2018
Sunrise, FL
BB&T Center
8/1/2018
Tampa, FL
Amalie Arena – SOLD OUT
8/3/2018
Houston, TX
Toyota Center
8/4/2018
Dallas, TX
American Airlines Center
8/5/2018
Tulsa, OK
BOK Center
8/7/2018
Denver, CO
Pepsi Center
8/8/2018
Salt Lake City, UT
Vivint Smart Home Arena
8/10/2018
Seattle, WA
KeyArena
8/11/2018
Vancouver, BC
Rogers Arena
8/12/2018
Portland, OR
Moda Center
8/14/2018
San Jose, CA
SAP Center
8/15/2018
Los Angeles, CA
STAPLES Center – SOLD OUT
8/17/2018
Glendale, AZ
Gila River Arena
8/18/2018
Las Vegas, NV
T-Mobile Arena
International Dates
10/06/2018
Sydney, Australia
Qudos Bank Arena
10/09/2018
Adelaide, Australia
AEC Theatre
10/11/2018
Brisbane, Australia
Riverstage
10/13/2018
Melbourne, Australia
Hisense Arena
10/16/2018
Auckland, New Zealand
Spark Arena
10/20/2018
Manila, Philippines
Mall of Asia Arena
10/22/2018
Tokyo, Japan
ZEPP Tokyo
10/23/2018
Tokyo, Japan
Shinkiba Studio Coast
10/25/2018
Osaka, Japan
ZEPP Osaka Bayside
10/17-18/2018
Mexico City, Mexico
Corona Capital
Pray For The Wicked Tour North American Leg Two -With support from Two Feet
1/10/2019
Buffalo, NY
KeyBank Center
1/12/2019
Laval, QC
Place Bell
1/13/2019
Manchester, NH
SNHU Arena
1/15/2019
Albany, NY
Times Union Center
1/16/2019
Brooklyn, NY
Barclays Center
1/18/2019
Newark, NJ
Prudential Center
1/19/2019
Providence, RI
Dunkin’ Donuts Center
1/20/2019
Washington, DC
Capital One Arena
1/22/2019
Charlotte, NC
Spectrum Center
1/23/2019
Charlottesville, VA
John Paul Jones Arena
1/25/2019
Nashville, TN
Bridgestone Arena
1/26/2019
Cincinnati, OH
U.S. Bank Arena
1/27/2019
Milwaukee, WI
Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center
1/29/2019
Grand Rapids, MI
The Van Andel Arena
1/30/2019
Cleveland, OH
Quicken Loans Arena
02/01/2019
Omaha, NE
CenturyLink Center
02/02/2019
Kansas City, MO
Sprint Center
02/04/2019
Rosemont, IL
Allstate Arena
02/05/2019
Saint Louis, MO
Enterprise Center
02/06/2019
Memphis, TN
FedExForum
02/08/2019
Austin, TX
Frank Erwin Center
02/09/2019
New Orleans, LA
Smoothie King Center
2/12/2019
Albuquerque, NM
Tingley Coliseum
2/14/2019
Anaheim, CA

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