After a series of teasers across various social media platforms–including one in which Panic! at the Disco’s remaining solo member Brendon Urie brushed his teeth near a clock radio flashing 3:19–fans were ravenous for any new music news the band had to offer. An Instagram story on Sunday revealed that there would be a surprise pop-up show in Cleveland, OH. At the show, Panic! pulled a bait-and-switch, presenting a completely different reveal: Nicole Row, their new touring bass player who has worked with the likes of Miley Cyrus, Troye Sivan, and Fat Joe. As the first female musician in their lineup ever, she caused quite a stir, mostly from fans exclaiming their support and excitement for seeing this kind of inclusion in an alt-rock band.
As it happens, Panic! at the Disco wasn’t done with the surprises for the week. During Monday’s Cleveland show, teaser fliers noting that the next pop-up show would be Wednesday in Asbury Park, NJ were dropped. The show has since been moved to tomorrow thanks to yet another winter storm hitting the Northeast, but Panic! still wasn’t done. After noting the date change, they dropped the news that their sixth studio album Pray for the Wicked will be available worldwide on June 22nd. Urie had this to say about his latest venture:
I pray for all the wicked people doing wicked things and for all the good people doing good things every day.
I pray that my family stays safe while I’m on the road trying to share an incomparable experience with a million different friends.
I pray, but not to any one specifically. More to myself, pleading to stay positive and loving and open-minded.
I meditate on what concerns me. The things I enjoy. The changes I want to see in the world. The people who lift me up. The people who bring me down.
So here’s a few more prayers from me and my friends.
I pray you enjoy it.
The album announcement comes with the release of Pray for the Wicked’s first single (and video!), “Say Amen (Saturday Night).” Watch the action-packed, blood-spattered video in all its glory here:
Pray for the Wicked will be available everywhere on June 22nd, but you can preorder now to receive both “(Fuck a) Silver Lining” and the first single, “Say Amen (Saturday Night).”
If all of that STILL wasn’t enough, they’ve also announced the dates for this summer’s Pray for the Wicked tour. Presales begin on Friday, March 30th. In order to be part of the presale, fans can either preorder one of the album bundles at the band’s webstore for the 9AM presale, or sign up for their newsletter to gain access to the presale at 10:30AM.
July 11th – Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center
July 13th – Indianapolis, IN @ Bankers Life Fieldhouse
July 14th – Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena
July 15th – Columbus, OH @ Nationwide Arena
July 17th – Chicago, IL @ United Center
July 18th – Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena
July 20th – Uniondale, NY @ NYCB Live: Nassau Coliseum
July 21st – Baltimore, MD @ Royal Farms Arena
July 22nd – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
July 24th – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
July 25th – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
July 27th – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
July 28th – Raleigh, NC @ PNC Arena
July 29th – Duluth, GA @ Infinite Energy Center
July 31st – Sunrise, FL @ BB&T Center
August 1st – Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena
August 3rd – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
August 4th – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
August 5th – Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
August 7th – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
August 8th – Salt Lake City, UT @ Vivint Smart Home Arena
August 10th – Seattle, WA @ KeyArena
August 11th – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
August 12th – Portland, OR @ Moda Center
August 14th – San Jose, CA @ SAP Center
August 15th – Los Angeles, CA @ STAPLES Center
August 17th – Glendale, AZ @ Gila River Arena
August 18th – Las Vegas, NV @ T-Mobile Arena