Panic At The Disco Songs
Whilst still at school (Palo Verde High in Las Vegas) Ryan Ross
(guitar, vocals) and Spencer Smith (drums) would
practice together after lessons. Together with Brent
Wilson (bass, now ex-member) they formed a band they named Summer League. Later Brent met
Brendon Urie (vocals) and invited him along to some
band sessions - it was originally intended that Brendon
play guitar. But when it was realized Brendon had a
brilliant voice, he was persuaded to take over as the
band's lead singer. With the addition of Brendon, the
boys decided to change the band's name, settling on
'Panic! at the Disco' (the exclamation mark was later
Pete Wentz (check Fall Out Boy Songs)
representing the Fueled by Ramen label saw the band, and was impressed enough to sign them up. The band's first album A Fever You Can't Sweat Out was released in fall 2005. Their debut single - I Write Sins Not Tragedies - came off the album. The accompanying music video featured a bizzare surreal circus wedding - a theme which was repeated in the staging of the band's early tours.
The band went on an extended US tour to promote
the album. At the start of the tour they were a small warm-up act to the featured bands, but they proved so popular, that by the end they were the main support act.
The band's second single with video, But It's Better If You Do was released into the UK in spring 2006, achieving number 26 in the charts.
All was not well within the band though, and internal friction resulted in the leaving (firing?) of Brent Wilson. The band were due to go on a major UK and Europe tour, and a hasty replacement had to be found. Luckily Jon Walker, an old school friend, fitted in perfectly.
The band's second album, Pretty. Odd was
released early in 2008. It hit number 2 in both the US
and UK albums chart. Singles off the album include
Nine in the Afternoon.