Panic! At The Disco will have a new album out early in the new year.
The Las Vegas rockers have announced their fifth studio set Death Of A Bachelor will arrive Jan. 15, 2016 via DCD2 / Fueled By Ramen. It’s the follow up to Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die!, which peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 after its release in October 2013.
The band has shared a taste of things to come by posting the album artwork, announcing three “fun intimate” live dates, and releasing the music video for “Emperor’s New Clothes.”
Directed by Daniel Cloud Campos, the clip continues the narrative from the group’s 2013 release “This Is Gospel” and sees frontman Brendon Urie shapeshift into a horned beast reminiscent of Tim Curry’s villain from the 1985 fantasy film Legend. Watch “Emperor’s New Clothes” below.
Urie describes the new LP as the “beginning of a new era” in a post on the band’s Facebook page. Death Of A Bachelor, he wrote, “is in honor of those times I spent alone as a kid. Allowing music to consume me. Playing everything myself just to get the idea right and out of my head. It’s a beginning to a new era. And an homage to how it all began. This album is me. Running to the piano. Building a drum kit. Strumming a guitar. Some things never change.”
Fans who pre-order Death Of A Bachelor on iTunes will instant grat downloads of “Emperor’s New Clothes,” “Victorious” and “Hallelujah.
Panic At The Disco 2016 live dates:
Jan. 12 — London, UK @ O2 Academy Brixton
Jan. 14 — New York, NY @ (Le) Poisson Rouge
Jan. 19 — Los Angeles, CA @ The Tower Theater