Since the release of their first album, Las Vegas born band Panic! at the Disco have been breaking down music genre barriers for the last ten years. They are generally labeled by most as a rock band, but the term “rock” being used very loosely, because they have mixed styles, such as components of classic rock and classical music in their debut album A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out while their third studio album Vices & Virtues has more of an alternative pop and electropunk sound. Their fifth and latest album, Death of a Bachelor (released January 15th through DCD2/Fueled by Ramen) definitely sticks to the pattern of not confining itself into one style.
You can read Jacie’s review below.
Death of a Bachelor comes in as Panic’s fifth studio album and was released on January 15 of this year. The album is composed of eleven songs, each one slightly varying in their style and sound. In the title track, “Death of a Bachelor,” and in tracks “Crazy=Genius” and “Impossible Year” you can hear the jazz-infused, “big band” era influence, with lead singer, Brendon Urie, channeling his inner Frank Sinatra.
Before the official album release, Panic released five songs, “Hallelujah,” “Victorious,” “Emperor’s New Clothes,” “LA Devotee,” and “Don’t Threaten Me With A Good Time,” as singles and promotionals for the album. Just from these songs, which were all unique, but equally as catchy, I could tell that they were going to hit it out of the park with this album and they did. As of right now, two days after the release, the album is number one on the iTunes charts.
The remaining three tracks are “Golden Days” which offers us a bit bittersweet nostalgia with a look back over life, “House of Memories” which is more like the reminiscence of an ex-lover song and “The Good, The Bad, And The Dirty” which has a mix of the sounds and aspects from the band’s previous albums (particularly Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die) It’s a great example of everything that is a Panic! at the Disco song.
Along with the release of this new album, Panic! at the Disco have also announced that they will be doing a co-headline tour this summer across North America with Weezer (whom have also announced the release of a new album coming out in April) and will also be joined by Andrew McMahon and the Wilderness.
You can pick up Death of a Bachelor on iTunes here and see the dates for the Summer 2016 tour below.
SUMMER TOUR 2016
06-10 Houston, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
06-11 Corpus Christi, TX – Concrete Street Amphitheater
06-12 New Orleans, LA – Bold Sphere Music at Champions Square
06-14 Miami, FL – Bayfront Park Amphitheater
06-15 Tampa, FL – MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheater
06-16 Atlanta, GA – Aarons Amphitheatre at Lakewood
06-19 Charleston, SC – Volvo Cars Stadium
06-20 Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
06-21 Raleigh, NC – Walnut Creek Amphitheater
06-22 Virginia Beach, VA – Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
06-24 Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
06-25 Canandaigua, NY – Constellation Brands – Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center
06-26 Scranton, PA – Pavilion at Montage Mountain
06-28 Gilford, NH – Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook
06-30 Wantagh, NY – Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
07-01 Boston, MA – Xfinity Center
07-02 Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
07-05 Philadelphia, PA – BB&T Pavilion
07-06 Toronto, Ontario – Molson Canadian Amphitheater
07-08 Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Music Theater
07-09 Milwaukee, WI – Summerfest – Marcus Amphitheater
07-10 Chicago, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
07-12 Indianapolis, IN – Klipsch Music Center
07-13 Nashville, TN – Ascend Amphitheater
07-15 Dallas, TX – Gexa Energy Pavilion
07-16 Oklahoma City, OK – Zoo Amphitheater
07-17 Rogers, AR – Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion
07-19 St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
07-20 Kansas City, MO – Starlight Theater
07-22 Brandon, SD – Badlands Motor Speedway
07-23 Council Bluffs, IA – Harrah’s Hotel & Casino Council Bluffs – Stir Cove
07-24 Denver, CO – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater
07-26 Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheater
07-28 Burnaby, British Columbia – Deer Lake Park
07-29 Seattle, WA – Marymoor Park
07-30 Portland, OR – Edgefield
07-31 San Francisco, CA – Shoreline Amphitheater
08-02 Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion
08-03 San Diego, CA – Sleep Train Amphitheater
08-05 Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara Bowl