On Tuesday the 13th May, the American rock band Panic! At The Disco, ended their UK tour following their latest album entitled “Too weird to live, too rare to die” here in Belfast with a sold out venue, The Mandela Hall. The rock four peace also teamed up West Londoners King Charles.
This British quintet produced a very unique sound that I could only describe as singer songwriter material mixed with reggae influences and light british rock. They where very comfortable on stage and while interacting with the crowd. A very relaxing band to watch live.
Panic! At The Disco’s frontman Brendon Urie spoke out mid show and stated something along the line of “I’m ashamed to say it’s our first time playing here but I’m glad we’re here now!” The band played plenty of classics from older records and well as a number of new tracks from “Too weird to live, too rare to die”. All of which registered well with the full house venue that sang, screamed and went nuts at any given opportunity.
Starting strong with new tune “Vegas Lights” and dispersing classics such as “The ballad of Mono Lisa”, “New Perspective” and finishing solid with “I Write Sins Not Tragedies” The 21 song setlist was very impressively performed and put together. I should also mention the Urie did not one but two backflips during the set, both mid song. All in all it was night of epic pop hooks with killer vocal harmonies, explosive choruses and unexpected moments throughout. One of which could be the very metal inspired detour the band took just before “I Write Sins not Tragedies” with “Positive Hardcore Thursday”.
I’m sure that the fans that lined up outside the venue hours before the show will agree with me when I say that, I really hope to see these guys back to tear up Belfast again.