Tuesday, April 12th, was a fever pitch at the Greensboro Coliseum in North Carolina. A fully packed house was ready, able, and willing. It was a pre-birthday party for Brendon and he invited all his friends.
At the top of every minute during the video countdown for Panic! At the Disco’s arrival on stage, specifically singer Brendon Urie’s arrival, the crowd burst out with screams of excitement. In the final seconds of the video clock countdown, the arena was in a Panic! for the show to start. Lights out and GO!!
Panic! opened the storyline show with “Don’t Threaten Me with a Good Time”, which was a promise theme for the rest of the night in Greensboro. Urie, Panic!’s creative driving force, came to the stage wearing his Cheetah jacket with energy like none ever seen; he was here to tell a passionate story through the music and the video storyline.
Over the course of the next 90 minutes, the story was told, Urie’s hard driving work was shown with the consistent backing of guitar riffs, pounding bass, horns and a few passionate classics; complimented by a theatrical stage show and a well choreographed light show. Urie’s vocals were a testament to his range, talent, and why Panic!’s most recent album, 2016’s Death of a Bachelor, Panic!’s first album to rise to No. 1, earned a ‘Best Rock Album’ nomination at this year’s Grammy Awards.
There were so many pieces and parts to Panic!’s show…. Streamer canons to open the show, glitter raining down on the stage, the video storyboard, Brendon Urie’s video kidnapping; cap-stoning with him rising from a platform with him playing “This is Gospel” surrounded by lights streaming skyward. Urie then joined the fans crooning his Sinatra inspired song “Death of a Bachelor”
As anticipated, Urie brought out Billy Joel’s “Movin’ Out” supported by his story of how this was a song that was played in his house by his parents when it was time to do chores with his family, this song brought some reality to his inspiration and brought the crowd back to the fever pitch. But not this was only a start to the heart felt passion Urie has for his art and his influences. Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” was to follow… simple amazing vocals, passion, and perfection.
1. Don’t Threaten Me with a Good Time
2. LA Devotee
3. Ready to Go (Get Me Out of My Mind)
4. Golden Days
5. Vegas Lights
6. The Only Difference Between Martyrdom and Suicide Is Press Coverage / Camisado / But It’s Better If You Do
8. Nine in the Afternoon
9. Miss Jackson
10. This Is Gospel
11. Death of a Bachelor
12. The Ballad of Mona Lisa13. Movin’ Out (Anthony’s Song) (Billy Joel cover)
13. Emperor’s New Clothes
16. Let’s Kill Tonight
17. 24K Magic / Bitch Better Have My Money
19. Bohemian Rhapsody (Queen cover)
20. I Write Sins Not Tragedies
22. Emperor’s New Clothes
23. Play Video