On Tuesday night, Panic! At The Disco alongside with support act and fellow DCD2 artist Charley Marley took to the stage at renowned venue o2 Academy Brixton in London for their first show of the New Year. In honour to the run up to anticipated Death Of A Bachelor album release which finally came out today. Because I enjoy sharing any live music events I have ever fortunately attended. Through the power of words, I shall be giving every detail on the concerts event from the moment Panic! broke out on to the stage to perform to thousands of people.
Panic! At The Disco London, UK Setlist
- Don’t Threaten Me With A Good Time
- Vegas Lights
- LA Devotee
- Time To Dance
- The Ballad Of Mona Lisa
- Let’s Kill Tonight
- Ready To Go
- Casual Affair
- Miss Jackson
- Nine In The Afternoon
- Bohemian Rhapsody (Mixed with Oh You Pretty Things in tribute to Bowie)
- I Write Sins Not Tragedies
- New Perspective
- Lying Is The Most Fun A Girl Can Have Without Taking Her Clothes Off
- This Is Gospel
- Emperors new Clothes
Panic’s! setlist they performed at the show impressed me immensely. Which was so positively surprising hearing this reshuffled set list, consisting of twenty songs. As you can see above, there was a satisfying mixture of old classics back from A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out such as Lying Is The Most Fun which I was extremely surprised to hear. Ranging to brand new songs like Don’t Threaten Me With A Good Time and Victorious which I can say first hand, are a million times better in real life. With the reshuffle of adding additional songs and the more noticeable movement of I Write Sins Not Tragedies being transported to the middle of the set list, was actually more refreshing to hear and made the setlist more memorable. From Panic’s! perspective more relishable to perform.
Brendon’s enthusiasm on stage was contagious. Even in the more down tempo songs, such as Nine In The Afternoon where he is behind a piano, he still expressed this feeling through his expressions and instrumental capabilities. Which simply added to the atmosphere which I believe is an admirable quality to posses which is one of the multiple thinks I respect Brendon for as a live performer and person in general. Not only was his instrumental skills amazing live, but Brendon hits them famous high notes popularly heard in my personal favourite Panic! Song, Time To Dance. With help from his outstanding octave range, which sounded even more superior in real life which is still ingrained in my mind today. Also going along with the theme of energy, I noticed Dallon was on hand throughout the majority of the concert engaging with the crowd, building our enthusiasm and partnership between the audience and the band, which felt very inviting to be apart of.
“London, oh you pretty things. Last night was magical! It’s always a pleasure to play for you, can’t wait to return soon.” – Brendon Urie. (Panic! At The Disco Facebook status)
Throughout the duration of the concert between intervals of songs, Urie was consistently expressing his happiness and thankfulness through words, which was massively graceful of him.
Panic! are established for their theatrics and production element to all of their live events. Now I can defiantly state that they clearly have a passion for this area of concerts. They cleverly match colour and momentum of the lighting, to the tempo of each song. For example, I believe in Lying Is The Most Fun a combination of Aqua and royal blue with white strobe lighting was used almost giving off an under water effect, which is very suitable to the music video for this song. In Nicotine a great deal of monochrome lighting was used, making the production fit in nicely with the setlist.
From the opening track of Don’t Threaten Me With A Good Time to the sensational closing song Emperors New Clothes, this show was unbelievable. Everything from the atmosphere to production from Panic! At The Disco’s stage presence to venue service, this concert ticked all the paramount boxes that make both a successful event and remarkable band. If you ever have the opportunity to go to a Panic! At The Disco concert go otherwise you will regret it.
” I don’t know if I can put it to words, how I feel about you. It’s a little to immense to express and I guess thank you is just going to have to suffice.” – Brendon Urie. (During the gig in an interval before performing Emperors New Clothes)