Panic! at the Disco releases new music video, will open for Fall Out Boy on tour
Alt-rock group Panic! At The Disco is going back to their roots.
Since the band's inception back in 2004, they have drifted further and further away from the tone they debuted in their first studio album, "A Fever You Can't Sweat Out." Their second and third albums -- "Pretty. Odd." and "Vices & Virtues" respectively -- differed greatly from their darker, pop/punk style, and the fans' disappointment was apparent when both undersold.
Panic! at the Disco's just-announced fourth album, "Too Weird To Live, Too Rare To Die!" looks promising as the band aims to get back to where they started with their single, "Miss Jackson," featuring Lolo. Released on Monday (July 15), the new track features dark, edgy lyrics about being obsessively in love with a woman who's hard to pin down, underscored by sweeping, heavy, anthemic music. The video itself is gritty, as frontman Brendon Urie roams around Las Vegas looking strung-out in search of his Miss Jackson (played by "30 Rock"s Katrina Bowden), but things don't necessarily end happily for these two ... in fact, things get downright bloody and ugly.
Watch the video below:
"Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die" will pay homage to the band's Las Vegas roots, according to a press release. "I had all these sounds in my head," Urie says. "I just had to figure out how to get them out. So I just kept writing, writing, and writing until eventually we had all these songs and I was like, 'This is it. This is the record I want to make.' I knew it would happen, and finally it's here."
Panic! At The Disco will promote their upcoming album beginning next month with a short headlining tour at intimate venues before joining Fall Out Boy to open for their "Save Rock and Roll" arena tour.
Check out Panic! At The Disco's full list of upcoming tour dates:
"Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die" Headlining Tour
Aug. 1: Boston, MA (The 92.9 Concert at Copley)
Aug. 3: Philadelphia, PA (The Piazza at Schmidt's)
Aug. 4: Norfolk, VA (Jewish Mother)
Aug. 5: Richmond, VA (Canal Club)
Aug. 7: Nashville, TN (12th & Porter)
Aug. 9: Jacksonville, FL (Jack Rabbits)
Aug. 10: Tampa, FL (Jannus Live)
Aug. 12: Cincinnati, OH (20th Century Theatre)
Aug. 13: St. Louis, MO (Firebird)
Aug. 14: Indianapolis, IN (Radio Radio)
Aug. 17: Rochester, NY (Main Street Armory)
Aug. 19: Bakersfield, CA (B-Ryders)
Aug. 20: Santa Barbara, CA (Velvet Jones)
Aug. 21: Fresno, CA (The New Starline)
Aug. 22: Reno, CA (Alley)
Aug. 24: Salt Lake City, UT (Gallivan Center)
"Save Rock And Roll" Arena Tour
Sept. 5: Uncasville, CT (Mohegan Sun)
Sept. 6: Lowell, MA (Tsongas Arena)
Sept. 7: Brooklyn, NY (Barclays Center)
Sept. 8: Philadelphia, PA (Liacouras Center)
Sept. 10: Fairfax, VA (Patriot Center)
Sept. 11: Cleveland, OH (Wolstein Center)
Sept. 12: Chicago, IL (Vic)
Sept. 13: Milwaukee, WI (The Rave)
Sept. 14: Auburn Hills, MI (Palace of Auburn Hills)
Sept. 15: Toronto, ON (Echo Beach at Molson Canadian Amphitheatre)
Sept. 18: Broomfield, CO (First Bank Center)
Sept. 20: Anaheim, CA (Honda Center)
Sept. 21: San Francisco, CA (America's Cup Pavillion)
Sept. 22: San Diego, CA (Valley View Casino Center)
Sept. 25: The Woodlands, TX (Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavillion)
Sept. 26: Grand Prairie, TX (Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie)
Sept. 27: Memphis, TN (Mud Island Amphitheater)
Sept. 28: Alpharetta, GA (Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore)
Sept. 29: Tampa, FL (USF Sun Dome)
Panic! at the Disco's album "Too Weird To Live, Too Rare To Die," is due out Oct. 8.