PICS: Panic! at the Disco

Try to stay calm: Panic! at the Disco rocked more than Mona Lisa ballads at SDSU's Viejas Arena on March 26 -- Saint Motel opened the show.

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The band hails from Summerlin, Nevada (a suburb of Las Vegas), where they got their start in 2004. These days, P!ATD is mainly masterminded by vocalist Brendon Urie (pictured), who is joined on tour by bassist Dallon Weekes, guitarist Kenneth Harris and drummer Dan Pawlovich.
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Indie-pop buzzband Saint Motel helped open the show.
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The group was founded by Urie, Ryan Ross, Spencer Smith and Brent Wilson in 2004 (the latter three have all since left the band) -- recording their first demos while still in high school.
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Shortly after that, the band recorded and released its debut album, “A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out,” in 2005. The record was later certified double platinum in the U.S. by the RIAA thanks to the popularity of its leadoff single “I Write Sins Not Tragedies.”
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The band’s second studio album, 2008’s “Pretty. Odd.” Was a marked departure from their debut, owing style/sound influences to the Beatles, the Zombies and the Beach Boys.
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Panic released “Vice & Virtues” in 2011 and featured the hits “The Ballad of Mona Lisa” and “Ready to Go (Get Me Out of My Mind).” Their latest album, “Death of a Bachelor,” was released in January 2016.
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The band’s March 26 set list included the following songs: “Don’t Threaten Me with a Good Time,” “LA Devotee,” “Ready to Go (Get Me Out of My Mind),” “Golden Days,” “Vegas Lights”…
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Along with “The Only Difference Between Matyrdom and Suicide Is Press Coverage” into “Camisado” into “But It’s Better if You Do,” “Hallelujah,” “Nine in the Afternoon,” “Miss Jackson,” “This Is Gospel,” “Death of a Bachelor” …
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And “The Ballad of Mona Lisa,” Billy Joel’s “Movin’ Out (Anthony’s Song),” “Emperor’s New Clothes,” “Nicotine,” “Crazy=Genius,” “Let’s Kill Tonight,” “24K Magic” into “Bitch Better Have My Money”…
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Followed by “Girls/Girls/Boys,” a cover of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “I Write Sins Not Tragedies,” and “Victorious.”
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Saint Motel, a dream pop/indie-prog band from LA, opened the show. The band consists of vocalist/guitarist/pianist A/J Jackson (pictured), guitarist Aaron Sharp, bassist Dak Lerdamornpong and drummer Greg Erwin.
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Their latest album, “saintmotelevision,” dropped on Elektra Records on Oct. 21, 2016.
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What an unforgettable show – thanks Panic! at the Disco and Saint Motel! We’ll see you next time around.
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