Panic! At The Disco
Panic at the Disco was founded by a group of artists who were childhood friends while they were studying in high school. In 2005, they released their first album, titled “A Fever You Cant Sweat Out”, whose song I Write Sins Not Tragedies topped charts. The album soon went double platinum in the US only, with many more sold outside of the US. Their music is inspired by that of The Beach Boys, The Beatles and The Zombies. In 2008, they released another album followed by a third album in 2011 and a fourth in 2013.
Panic at the Disco has gone far from the days it was founded at the Bishop Gorman High School in Summerlin, Las Vegas. They initially began in one of the member’s grandmother’s home and they started out as a cover band, mainly playing blink-182 songs. They soon grew to fame in Las Vegas and started recording demos. Surprisingly, they were signed onto a record label, without even performing a single live concert. After recording demos, they uploaded them online, on PureVolume, and on a whim sent Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz a link to the demos. The bassist was so enthralled by their music that he personally came to Las Vegas to meet the band.
Enthusiastic about their music, Pete Wentz signed the band onto Decaydance Records, a Fueled by Ramen label. He went so far as to promote the band wherever he went, from wearing band T-shirts, to bringing them up in interviews and press releases. In 2005, they moved to the College Park, Maryland and began recording their first albums. Initially, they created an album with two halves and also performed their first gig at The Alley on West Charleston in Las Vegas. It was followed by a tour with bands such as The Starting Line, Fall Out Boy, Motion City Soundtrack, Nintendo Fusion and Boys Night Out.
Late in 2005, their album, A Fever You Cant Sweat Out, was released to much critical and commercial acclaim. It ranked high on the Billboard Independent Albums, Billboard 200 and ranked number one on the Billboard Top Heatseekers chart. During the first week of its release, over ten thousand of its copies were sold. In less than a year, the album was certified double platinum by RIAA, much to the joy of the band and its many fans. In 2006, they continued touring, supporting such bands as The Academy Is and then playing at the Reading Festival in 2006.
They then kicked off another tour, headlining the Nothing Rhymes with Circus Tour and performed at some of the biggest venues in the US. Their concerts have been praised by The New York Times, who have reviewed the band as ‘charming’. Their latest album is 2013’s “Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die!” and the band is heavily touring in support of the album in Europe and the US.
They have won many awards and nominations, including seven MTV Video Music Award nominations, an MTV Asia Award, a TMF Awards, two Grammy Award nominations and one Kerrang! Award for the Best Single. With platinum certified albums and millions of fans, many have already pre-ordered Panic at the Disco tickets for their upcoming concerts.