Panic! at the Disco - Marquee Theatre - 2/14/14 (VIDEO)
Photos by Jessica Obert Panic! at the Disco performs Friday night at Marquee Theatre in Tempe.
Panic! at the Disco
Brendon Urie probably never thought he'd be the only original member standing from his band Panic! at the Disco, but being the sole survivor didn't seem to bother him while performing in front of a sold-out crowd at Tempe's Marquee Theatre Friday night. Heck, pretty much the whole Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die! tour, named after the band's current album, has been sold out.
As drummer Spencer Smith, the only other original member, is off getting help for addiction, Urie didn't have any trouble commanding the young crowd, who gobbled up his backflips, flirtatious banter, and shirtless performances during the nearly 90-minute set.
The band kicked off the show by launching into four songs from three different albums before Urie even spoke to the crowd, purring, "Hello, my beautiful Valentines. How many people came here single without a Valentine?" After all the shrieks from ladies erupted throughout the room, he naughtily continued, "This is going to be good."
The Nevada-born Urie and the band brought the glitz, giving the set a Las Vegas feel with six flashy video screens (including one on the front of a piano), plus smoke that shot up from the stage. The Panic! at the Disco frontman wore a sparkly gold jacket and leather pants as brightly colored lights splayed across the stage.
It was one of the cooler setups this rock venue sees, as there was always something to watch onstage, whether it be smoke or vintage film showing on the screens.
Brendon Urie onstage Friday night at the Marquee Theatre.