ERIE, Pa. — Pop-rock band Panic! at the Disco will headline the spring concert at Penn State Behrend at 8 p.m. on Friday, April 22, in the Junker Center on campus. Public tickets, which cost $35, will be available starting March 22.
Formed by a group of high school friends from Las Vegas, Panic! at the Disco released its first album, “A Fever You Can't Sweat Out,” in late 2005. Within months, the group’s video for its first single, “I Write Sins Not Tragedies,” climbed the Billboard Hot 100 and was later named Video of the Year at the 2006 MTV Video Music Awards.
The band has since released four additional albums, including “Death of a Bachelor,” which dropped in January. The album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 190,000 album units earned, giving Panic! at the Disco its best sales week ever and first No. 1 album.
“Death of a Bachelor” was written and composed entirely by Panic! at the Disco founding member and lead vocalist Brendon Urie. He was named Best Vocalist at the Alternative Press Music Awards in 2014.
Penn State Behrend student tickets cost $25 and will be available March 1. Public tickets are $35 and can be purchased online at http://behrend.psu.edu/concert, by phone at 814-898-6171, or at the Office of Student Activities desk in the Reed Union Building beginning March 22.