Llama appearance shake ups and ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ cover mess ups. Fall Out Boy and Panic! At The Disco are on opposite ends of the axis, putting on performances of mind perplexing high notes, ‘Girls/Girls/Boys’ rainbow wraparounds, rebellious antics and dashing displays, intact instrumentals and purple production.
The ‘Sugar We’re Goin Down’ singers Fall Out Boy are in the post hype hysteria as the four piece have touched down in the capital of France the city that’s home to the Eiffel Tower, after their staggering sold out London show on the mammoth ‘M A N I A’ world tour. Making their sophomore o2 Arena appearance following on from the 2009 ‘Folie à Deux’ date, another big booking upgrade compared to the SSE Arena Wembley in 2015 and Astoria in 2006. The Chicago congregation brought a Greenwich gathering ambience of singing strangers, deep purple dyed heads and armed with industrial scale staging, plentiful of great graphics, a solid setlist and tons of talent, they brought 2018 electro-pop and 2005 pop-rock to reality.
In the period of silver linings and pop up performance pit stops as the sixth studio LP awaits, Panic! At The Disco have temporarily suspended praying for the wicked on a weekend especially on a Saturday night in exchange for proficiently performing on a Sunday evening alongside headliners Imagine Dragons and last minuet added Bebe Rexha at the 72 hour NCAA March Madness Music Festival. A state side approach to preparing for the ‘This Is Gospel’ hit makers Reading and Leeds festival slot alongside label and management mates Fall Out Boy on the August bank holiday weekend in Richfield Avenue and Bramham Park UK, an imminent occasion to announce European and UK string of shows for the ‘Pray For The Wicked’ Tour during the festival stint could be imminent as these major countries are non existent as of the American leg tickets went on sale last week. Whilst Urie’s vocals reached new vast heights and newly inducted touring bass player Nicole Row ruled with her rhythm virtuosity, A producer warning of banned explicit language as Panic! pronounce themselves on the San Antonio stage with Brendon Urie opens the 14 song long set, addressing the sea of festival goers speaking a swear word that shows he has sinned against the rule book.
Watch Panic! At The Disco Perform At March Madness Music Festival and get tickets to Fall Out Boy’s ‘M A N I A’ Tour here: