Oh, well imagine! Panic! at the Disco is up to things.
Frontman Brendon Urie revealed the band’s sixth studio album was nearing completion in an Instagram chat last month, and tonight, they’ll play a recently announced surprise concert in Cleveland. It’s at the Grog Shop, a theater-sized venue that’s much, much smaller than the arenas Panic! was playing when they were last on the road. But a spur-of-the-moment undersell show isn’t the only reason to believe they’ve got something in the works.
Oh, well in fact:
Alternative Press points out Panic! fans have been receiving mysterious packages in the mail lately, containing bottles of something labeled “Unholy Water.” The little containers featured the catchphrase, “Pray For the Wicked,” which also adorns yesterday’s gig announcement:
— Panic! At The Disco (@PanicAtTheDisco) March 18, 2018
— BELLA MISSES ATL (@bellatimelow) March 16, 2018
So if 3:19 marks today’s show, what does the bottle’s 3:21 mean? What goes down in Cleveland tonight could be a good indicator.
So far, the only other Panic! shows announced this year are at England’s Reading & Leeds festival this August.
Panic! is coming off a resoundingly successful, career-revitalizing cycle for 2016’s Death of a Bachelor, a No. 1 album that drove the band to tour arenas for the first time in about a decade. Last summer, Urie kept busy between albums by starring in Broadway’s production of Kinky Boots.
While you wait to see what Panic! has in store this time, re-visit Billboard’s podcast discussion with Urie just before releasing Death of a Bachelor.