NEW YORK (Top40 Charts/ Atlantic Records)
Decaydance/Fueled By Ramen recording group Panic! At The Disco
has set a flurry of activity in advance of their upcoming US headline tour. The trek gets underway October 9th at Reno, Nevada's Knitting Factory and then continues through mid-November (see below itinerary). Accompanying P!ATD on all dates will be special guests Patrick Stump and Foxy Shazam. For complete details, please visit www.panicatthedisco.com.
Panic! At The Disco is heralding the tour with a brand new studio track, titled "Mercenary." The song - which will be featured on the highly anticipated Rocksteady Studios/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment's forthcoming third-person action adventure, Batman: Arkham City - is streaming now at Idolator.com and P!ATD's official PureVolume page, located at www.purevolume.com/new/panicatthedisco. Batman: Arkham City arrives in stores on October 18th and also features tracks from the Raveonettes, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and others.
"Ready To Go (Get Me Out Of My Mind)," the latest single from Panic! At The Disco's acclaimed new album, "VICES & VIRTUES," has proven a massive fan favorite. The track was just named by Rolling Stone readers as one of the top 5 "Best Songs of the Summer." "Ready To Go" can also be heard soundtracking Diet Coke's latest "Stay Extraordinary" ad campaign, now playing at Diet Coke's official YouTube channel, www.youtube.com/user/dietcoke.
A live version of "Ready To Go (Get Me Out Of My Mind)" will be featured on Panic! At The Disco's upcoming "iTUNES LIVE" EP, pre-order is now available exclusively on the iTunes Store. Recorded June 8th at Chicago's Apple Store, the six-track collection features exhilarating performances of some of the band's greatest hits, including "New Perspective," "Nine In The Afternoon," and "I Write Sins Not Tragedies."
In addition, the latter track's imaginative companion video was recently voted the "Best Video of the Year Winner of the 2000s" by MTV viewers. "I Write Sins Not Tragedies" - directed by Shane Drake (who also collaborated with Panic! At The Disco on the hugely popular videos for "The Ballad of Mona Lisa" and "Nine In The Afternoon") - was also ranked among the top 3 on Billboard's recent "The 10 Best '00s Music Videos" poll.
"VICES & VIRTUES" - which also features the hit single, "The Ballad of Mona Lisa" - made a spectacular chart entry upon its release earlier this year, entering the SoundScan/Billboard 200 at No 7, while also coming in at No 2 on SoundScan's "Alternative Albums" chart and No 5 on the "Digital Albums" ranking. P!ATD celebrated the album's success with a major North American headline tour, as well as appearances at an array of summer music festivals. The band also made a series of TV appearances, including performances on NBC's The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, TBS' Lopez Tonight, Logo's NewNowNext Awards, ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live, TBS' Conan, MTV's The Seven, and Fuse's Top Twenty Countdown.
For further news and information, please visit: www.panicatthedisco.com, www.facebook.com/panicatthedisco, and www.twitter.com/panicatthedisco. Additional info can be accessed at www.fueledbyramen.com and www.decaydance.com.
(TOUR ITINERARY BELOW)
PANIC! AT THE DISCO - Fall Tour 2011:
All Dates w/Special Guests Patrick Stump and Foxy Shazam
9 - Reno, NV Knitting Factory
10 - Sacramento, CA Ace of Spades
12 - Ventura, CA Ventura Theater
13 - Tucson, AZ Rialto Theatre
15 - Madison, WI Willow Island @ Alliant Energy Center
16 - Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theatre
18 - San Antonio, TX Back Stage Live
19 - Austin, TX Emo's
20 - New Orleans, LA Tipitina's Uptown
23 - Tampa, FL The Ritz Ybor
26 - Richmond, VA The National
27 - Clifton Park, NY Northern Lights
28 - Portland, ME State Theater
29 - Providence, RI Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel
30 - Huntington, NY Paramount
31 - Washington, DC 9:30 Club
2 - Buffalo, NY Town Ballroom
3 - Philadelphia, PA Trocadero
4 - Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
5 - Grand Rapids, MI The Intersection
6 - Cincinnati, OH Bogart's
8 - Milwaukee, WI The Rave
9 - Des Moines, IA People's Court
10 - Sauget, IL Pop's