Panic at the Disco reveal plans for spring tour

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Panic! At The Disco will hit the road this spring in support of their forthcoming album, Vices & Virtues. The band will make their way to Boston for a show at the House of Blues on Sunday, May 22. Tickets for the show will go on sale Saturday at 10 a.m. through Live Nation for $25 and $35. Opening the show will be fun. and Foxy Shazam.

Vices & Virtues, which hits stores next Tuesday, marks Panic! At The Disco’s first album since Ryan Ross and Jon Walker split from current Panic! members Brendon Urie and Spencer Smith in 2009. “The Ballad of Mona Lisa” will be the album’s lead single.

“It’s always been important for us not to copy what we’ve done in the past,” Urie said in a press release, “the songs on Vices & Virtues are very stylistically diverse and that happened naturally. There are songs that have a jazz feel and then rock songs with strings and hyper-energetic moments, too. It’s really all over the place.”

“It was definitely different to have two voices instead of four, but Spencer and I have such a comfortable dynamic together that really helped when it came to the whole creative process,” Urie added. “It took quite a bit of time figuring out which of these songs to put on the album and it was definitely a learning process, but I’m glad we did it the way we did because it helped us prove to ourselves we had the talent to pull something like this off.”

On the upcoming tour, Urie and Smith will be joined by touring members Ian Crawford (lead guitar) and Dallon Weekes (bass, synthesizers).

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