Tonight is the last stop of Panic! at the Disco’s tour. It almost didn’t happen after they had to cancel their earlier performance due to COVID. They also had to cancel their Milwaukee performance and were unable to reschedule it at the Fiserv Forum. This tour has a very massive stage, complete with a U-shaped piece at the front that allows the band to walk around it. The fireworks and flamethrowers are very impressive.
This tour is unique in that they are playing their entire new album, Viva Las Vengeance, which was released this year. Usually a band only plays a few songs from their new album. But they have a reason to play it all, it’s fantastic. The second song is “Middle Of A Breakup”. “Oh shit, you’re kissin’ my neck, kissin’ my chest / Now I remember why we fell in love / Hot smoke, feels like we just met, lips I couldn’t kick / Honey, honey, you’re my favorite drug”. These lyrics perfectly capture this magical moment and the audience eats it up.
Later on they play “God Killed Rock And Roll”. “God killed rock ‘n’ roll / No blood on the stage, no Plant, no Paige / Kiss ’em all goodbye”. Wow, this is really arena rocker that would make Queen proud.
On “Say It Louder”, Brendon Urie sings “When this song comes on the radio / When you’re headed home after the show (headed home after the show) / Remember what it’s like to be there / You definitely had to be there (remember what it’s like)”. It’s true, you really did have to be there to fully experience this huge performance.
During “I Write Sins Not Tragedies”, Brenden lets the audience sing without him. “Haven’t you people ever heard of closing the goddamn door? / No, it’s much better to face these kinds of things / with a sense of poise and rationality”. This huge hit from their first album in 2005 still rocks.
To close out the night, they play their mega hit, “High Hopes”, which has over 1.2 billion streams on Spotify. The packed crowd at the United Center gleefully sings along “Had to have high, high hopes for a living / Shooting for the stars when I couldn’t make a killing / Didn’t have a dime but I always had a vision!” It’s such a joyous song a fantastic way to end the evening!
See the full setlist here.
Cost of a ticket: $158 – (Floor and 100 Level Seats)
PlaylistHQ Economic Rating: Half Price + (But sometimes you have to splurge)
Rating Scale: Exceptional Value > Worth It > Half Price > Go for Free > Don’t Bother