Review: Panic! at the Disco - Manchester Academy, Manchester

Panic! At The Disco, Vices & Virtues
Panic! At The Disco, Vices & Virtues

20 November 2013 - (Support from New Politics)

It was a circus of back flips, screaming fans and sparkly jackets on Wednesday night as Panic! at the Disco took to the stage for their sold out show in Manchester.

The four piece electronic rock band from Las Vegas were back in the city to promote their new album Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die!, which was released at the beginning of October.

Lead singer, Brendon Urie, raced onto the stage in all his eccentric glory, and launched into fan favourite ‘Time to Dance’ off their critically acclaimed first record, A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out.

The band belted out hit after hit, playing a set list full to the brim of old and new. However, it may have been lacking the audience interaction that you would usually expect at a show.

Panic! at the Disco are know for their upbeat, synthesised rock songs, and there was no shortage of it during their set, but taking a break to play one of their well loved ballads, would have been a welcome addition to their performance.

Although the fans didn’t seem to have any complaints.

An epic show was rounded off with career defining hit ‘I Write Sins Not Tragedies’, met with a huge sing a long from the 2,500 strong crowd of loyal supporters who’ve seen the band go through many up’s and downs in their eight year journey.

Although losing band mates Ryan Ross and Jon Walker in 2009, and then the absence of drummer Spencer Smith on this current tour, Brendon and his new Panic members have proven they can still bring the music and their loyal fan base is not far behind.