Ryan Bowman

On Wednesday night Panic! at the Disco’s Pray for the Wicked Tour made a stop at the TD Garden in the heart of Boston for a jam-packed night of music. The band has gone through some personnel changes over the past few years but there’s no doubt Brendon Urie brings that unique charm to every single show he plays. The band released its sixth studio album, Pray for the Wicked a little over a month ago which was greatly influenced by Urie’s time on Broadway in Kinky Boots.

Hayley Kiyoko – aka Lesbian Jesus – took the stage first, getting the crowd riled up and engaged with her dreamy vocals and meaningful lyrics. Her energetic presence was well received by the crowd and got them ready for the enigma that is Brendon Urie. Arizona (the band, not the state) took the stage next, playing up the rock side of the bill. The three-piece band from New Jersey entertained the crowd with its electro-rock sound, but you could tell the crowd was anxious for Urie to make his appearance.

A ten-minute timer came on screen and the countdown was on. When the clock hit 0:00 Brendon Urie came jumping up from below the stage and they blasted into “(Fuck A) Silver Lining.” The show was a nonstop roller-coaster of music and energy from the band, which now features touring guitarist Kenneth Harris and newly introduced bassist Nicole Row. They were joined by a horn and string section which enhanced the energy of the already electric set-up.

The set was primarily newer material but Urie sprinkled in some old classics (“Ready to Go,” “The Ballad of Mona Lisa,” “Nine in the Afternoon”) throughout the set. Brendon took a stroll through the crowd during “Death of a Bachelor,” and played the rest of the song on a floating piano above the crowd that was truly a sight to see.

The band played a couple covers including their widely popular cover of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody,” before the encore. Brendon channeled his inner 2006 vibes with the song that brought Panic! into the scene, “I Write Sins Not Tragedies,” which had the entire arena engrossed in flashbacks to their emo days and singing at the top of their longs. Urie is truly a performer at heart and his concerts highlights this, connecting with every person in the sold-out arena and making the night one to never forget.

Check out pictures from their show below, and their massive set-list below that:

  1. (Fuck A) Silver Lining
  2. Don’t Threaten Me with a Good Time
  3. Ready to Go (Get Me Out of My Mind)
  4. Hey Look Ma, I Made It
  5. LA Devotee
  6. Hallelujah
  7. The Ballad of Mona Lisa
  8. Nine in the Afternoon
  9. Golden Days
  10. Casual Affair
  11. Vegas Lights
  12. Dancing’s Not a Crime
  13. This Is Gospel
  14. Death of a Bachelor
  15. I Can’t Make You Love Me
    (Bonnie Raitt cover)
  16. Dying in LA
  17. Girls/Girls/Boys
  18. Nicotine
  19. Girls Just Want to Have Fun
    (Cyndi Lauper cover)
  20. High Hopes
  21. Miss Jackson
  22. King of the Clouds
  23. Crazy=Genius
  24. Bohemian Rhapsody
    (Queen cover)
  25. Emperor’s New Clothes

    Encore:

  26. Say Amen (Saturday Night)
  27. I Write Sins Not Tragedies
  28. Victorious

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