REVIEW: Panic! At The Disco, Wolverhampton Civic Hall.
Panic! At The Disco graced the Wolverhampton Civic Hall Saturday night as part of their UK Tour.
With support from MT (Many Things) and King Charles, the Las Vegas based Rock band played to a packed out venue in support of their new album, ‘Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die!’
First on stage to start the night was London based four-some MT. With an interesting mix of keyboard, bass, vocals and drums, the band strapped themselves into a series of pads, synth controls and other devices to deliver a fantastic and very unique sounding experience, with the lead singer Michael Tomlinson interacting with the crowd and getting them warmed up for the night ahead.
The second support lined up was King Charles, another London-based singer. With a 4 piece band in support of him, the singer stormed the stage with his wild guitar riffs and hypnotic dance moves. With the crowd thoroughly warmed, the stage was ready for the headlining act.
As the stage grew dark a familiar song blasted over the PA system, ‘We Will Rock You’, by Queen. The entire floor began to rumble as the fans began to chant along and stomp in time, and like clockwork as the song ended, the stage lit up as Panic! At The Disco blew onto stage, erupting into ‘Vegas Lights’ from their latest album.
With huge LED screens behind them, and smoke cannons around the stage, the set continued with a mixture of songs from the bands beginnings up to their newest material came from the speakers, with the lead singer Brendon Urie hitting every note.
As the night grew to an end, the band came back to a deafening round of applause for their encore, with Urie receiving an enormous amount of screams for arriving onstage topless. The band finished the night with ‘Girls/Girls/Boys’ and before closing the set on what is their arguably most famous song ‘I Write Sins Not Tragedies’, they gave the crowd a taste of Brendon’s Metal-esc vocals, with ‘Positive Hardcore Saturday’.
With a packed out venue and a huge fan base, the PATD boys seemed to love every moment on stage in the West Midlands and seem to be touring in style, moving on into Ireland to finish the UK leg of the tour.
Our Panic! At The Disco image gallery can be found here.