6 great moments from Panic! At The Disco's tour stop at Fiserv Forum
Just days after Bob Seger treated fans to the classics at Fiserv Forum, Brendon Urie's Panic! At The Disco put on an entirely different concert at the new arena.
With high energy and flashy production from start to finish, Panic! rewarded fans for coming to the show while the biggest storm of the season was on its way.
Here are our six favorite moments from Panic! At The Disco's Milwaukee concert.
1. The opening moments
From the very start, Panic! (which is currently comprised of Urie and his touring band) brought energy levels to a 10 as it began its set. An anticipation-building video countdown and an orchestra paved the way for Urie's arrival as he catapulted from the floor onto the stage, opening with the "Pray for the Wicked" track "(F*ck A) Silver Lining."
As silver streamers dropped onto the dancing crowd, Urie was noticeably light on his feet as he moved across the band's massive stage. Equally up-tempo tracks like "Don't Threaten Me With a Good Time" and "Ready to Go (Get Out of My Mind)" soon followed as Panic! At The Disco got off to a hot start.
2. Brendon flexing his flawless falsetto
Two things were instantly apparent as Panic! opened its performance.
1. It was going to a great night.
2. This Brendon Urie guy can kinda sing!
When it comes to male singers in pop today, it's Urie's world and everyone else is just living in it. His ability to hit the high notes will leave anyone impressed, and his falsetto is flawless. If he wasn't already a superstar from his songwriting, infectious energy and charisma, Urie could crutch on his voice and his voice alone.
I could listen to Urie sing a TV jingle and I'd still melt.
3. LGBTQ Pride
One of the more special moments from Sunday evening's concert was during Panic!'s track "Girls/Girls/Boys." From the band's 2013 LP "Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die," the song explores bisexuality and has become a pro-LGBTQ anthem for Panic! and its fans at its concerts.
During last night's performance of the song, colors of the rainbow filled the arena as different colored heart filters were given to the audience for the added effect. As Urie sang the track, he was draped in gay pride rainbow flags that were given to him by the crowd.
The performance was personal for Urie and so many in attendance.
4. A floating piano
As Panic! performed its first cover of the night, Bonnie Raitt's "I Can't Make You Love Me," Urie took to his grand piano as he and the keys were lifted into the air by a floating platform.
For the rest of the cover, as well as the band's track "Dying in LA," the platform flew around the arena as the crowd lit Fiserv Forum with their cellphone lights. Floating platforms certainly aren't anything new to arena concerts, but they are always enjoyable.
5. "Bohemian Rhapsody"
While Panic!'s Bonnie Raitt cover was great, it wasn't even the best cover of the night. That came as Urie and company did their take on Queen's hit song, "Bohemian Rhapsody."
And before you go and critique Urie for riding the wave of the new and recently Oscar-nominated biopic, it's important to note that Panic! recorded a cover of the track for the movie "Suicide Squad" in 2016.
Urie is more than a fan of the track, as he dubbed it the best song ever made, and while Freddie Mercury's voice can't be duplicated, Adam Lambert better watch out because Urie certainly makes a case for being the new Mercury stand-in for Queen's future tours.
6. The drum-off
While the story of the night was Urie's angelic vocals, the stand-out moment of the night had nothing to do with his singing. In fact, it came during Panic!'s 2013 song "Miss Jackson" as Urie showed the crowd he can do it all – even play the drums, on a rising platform that appeared from the ground.
Urie absolutely crushed it on the drums, as he put the job security of his touring drummer into question with his skills. And to cap off the rocking solo, the Panic! frontman got up and capped things off with an impressive signature Urie backflip.
What can't he do? Well, if Sunday night's memorable concert is any indication, that answer is nothing ...
"(F*ck A) Silver Lining"
"Don't Threaten Me With a Good Time"
"Ready to Go (Get Me Out of My Mind)"
"Hey Look Ma, I Made It"
"The Ballad of Mona Lisa"
"Nine in the Afternoon"
"One of the Drunks"
"Dancing's Not a Crime"
"This Is Gospel"
"Death of a Bachelor"
"I Can't Make You Love Me" (Bonnie Raitt cover)
"Dying in LA"
"The Greatest Show" (Pasek and Paul cover)
"King of the Clouds"
"Bohemian Rhapsody" (Queen cover)
"Emperor's New Clothes"
"Say Amen" (Saturday Night)
"I Write Sins Not Tragedies"
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