Panic! At the Disco debuted new music for the first time since 2018, releasing the lead single from their upcoming seventh studio album, “Viva Las Vengeance” due August 19 via Fueled by Ramen/DCD2 Records. The self-titled title track is an anthemic and upbeat kickoff to the band’s long-awaited new era.
The song also received a video supplement, directed by frequent Panic collaborator Brendan Walter (“High Hopes”).
Announcing the upcoming project, the band shared that “Viva Las Vengeance” is a “cinematic musical journey on the fine line between enjoying your youth, seizing the day, and burning out.” From singer/songwriter Brendon Urie’s perspective, this album “[takes] an introspective look at his relationship to his decade-plus career, including growing up in Las Vegas, love and fame.
Urie recorded the album using a tape recorder in Los Angeles alongside his friends and producing partners, Jake Sinclair and Mike Viola (see official track list below). Butch Walker also appears on several tracks, adding to a sound that showcases guitars and nods to the arena-rock sound of decades past, primarily the 1970s.
“Viva Las Vengeance is a throwback to who I was 17 years ago and who I am now with the bent that I didn’t have before. I didn’t know I was making an album and there was something about tape recorder that kept me honest,” Urie said.
“Viva Las Vengeance” marks the first new music from Panic! At The Disco since the 2018 release of “Pray For The Wicked,” which included the single “High Hopes,” a huge hit that year and the next that would peak at No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. 2018 was Panic’s second No. 1 album to debut atop the Billboard 200 chart, following 2016’s “Death of a Bachelor.”
The group also announced the “Viva Las Vengeance Tour”, a worldwide headlining arena trot that will kick off September 8 in Austin, TX. Special guests include Marina and Jake Wesley Rogers with Beach Bunny on select dates in North America. Tickets for the North American dates will go on sale to the general public beginning Wednesday, June 8 at 10 a.m. local time, and tickets for the European shows will go on sale to the general public on Friday, June 10 at 10 a.m. local time . See the official tour dates below.
One dollar from every ticket sold in North America (one euro/one pound in Europe and the UK) will go to the band’s Highest Hopes Foundation, a fund supporting organizations that defend human rights for all people and communities who experience discrimination or abuse. on the basis of sex, race, religion, sexual orientation and gender identity.
“VIVA LAS VENGEANCE” TRACK LIST
long live revenge
In the middle of a breakup
Don’t let the light go out
god killed rock and roll
say it louder
Something about Maggie
Do it to death
DATES “VISIT VIVA LAS VENGEANCE”
09/08/22 – Austin, TX @ Moody Center
9/10/22 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
9/11/22 – Fort Worth, TX @ Dickies Arena
9/13/22 – Kansas City, MO @ T-Mobile Center
09/14/22 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
9/16/22 – Milwaukee, WI @ Fiserv Forum
9/17/22 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
9/20/22 – Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena
9/21/22 – Columbus, OH @ Nationwide Arena
09/23/22 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
9/25/22 – Toronto, ON @ Scotiabank Arena
09/27/22 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Center
9/28/22 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
9/30/22 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
10/01/22 – Washington, D.C. @ Capital One Arena
10/2/22 – Raleigh, NC @ PNC Arena
10/04/22 – Sunrise, Florida @ FLA Live Arena
10/05/22 – Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena
10/07/22 – Duluth, GA @ Gas South Arena
10/08/22 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
9/10/22 – St. Louis, MO @ Enterprise Center
11/10/22 – Denver, CO @ Ball Arena
10/13/22 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Vivint Smart Home Arena
10/15/22 – Portland, OR @ Moda Center
10/16/22 – Seattle, WA @ Climate Pledge Arena
10/19/22 – Inglewood, CA @ Kia Forum
10/21/22 – Las Vegas, Nevada @ T-Mobile Arena
10/23/22 – Phoenix, AZ @ Footprint Center
10/25/22 – San Francisco, CA @ Chase Center
02/20/23 – Vienna, AT @ Wiener Stadthalle
2/21/23 – Munich, DE @ Olympiahalle
2/23/23 – Hamburg, DE @ Barclays Arena
2/24/23 – Cologne, DE @ Lanxess Arena
02/25/23 – Rotterdam, Netherlands @ Rotterdam Ahoy
02/28/23 – Antwerp, BE @ Sportpaleis
03/01/23 – Paris, FR @ AccorHotels Arena
3/3/23 – Glasgow, UK @ OVO Hydro
04/03/23 – Birmingham, UK @ Utilita Arena
03/06/23 – London, UK @ The O2
3/10/23 – Manchester, UK @ AO Arena