Panic! At the Disco Explode Onto Billboard 200!

Decaydance/Fueled By Ramen recording group Panic! At The Disco has made a spectacular chart debut with their acclaimed new album, VICES & VIRTUES. The collection which features the hit single, The Ballad of Mona Lisa entered the SoundScan/Billboard 200 at #7, while also coming in at #2 on SoundScans Alternative Albums chart and #5 on the Digital Albums ranking. In addition, VICES & VIRTUES (DELUXE VERSION) is currently standing tall in the top 10 of iTunes Alternative Albums chart having previously entered the main Pop Albums tally at #6. Whats more, VICES & VIRTUES is proving an international sensation, making a top 10 album chart debut inAustralia, where The Ballad of Mona Lisa is currently the #1 alternative single in the country.

VICES & VIRTUES has also begun drawing critical praise, including a four-starred rave fromAlternative Press, which declared the album a new start for Panic! At The Disco(melding) the youthful exuberance of their debut, 2005s A FEVER YOU CANT SWEAT OUT, with the restraint and maturity of 2008s PRETTY. ODD. The review concludes that P!ATD have tightened the reins while not abandoning the dramatic, theatrical tendencies that made them stars in the first place and sound absolutely recharged.

Elsewhere,Rolling Stone raved that VICES & VIRTUES is the closest emo has come to the sound of old-school pop and rock.USA Today praised the album as engaging, noting that it caroms wildly from campy cabaret-style pop to cleverly eclectic rock.People hailed Panic! At The Discos knack for hook-filled punk-pop, whileStar noted that (the bands) sound has only gotten bigger and better.

Currently ascending the airplay charts at Alternative Radio outlets nationwide, The Ballad of Mona Lisa was a #1 smash on iTunes Top Alternative Songs chart, while its companion video peaked at #1 on iTunes Top Alternative Music Videos ranking, where it remains a top 5 favorite. The Ballad of Mona Lisa directed by Shane Drake (who previously collaborated with P!ATD on the award-winning I Write Sins Not Tragedies video, as well as the hugely popular Nine In The Afternoon clip) has also scored heavy rotation at MTV, MTV2, mtvU, MTV Hits, Fuse, and Logos NewNowNext PopLab. In addition, the clip has received nearly 5 million views at Fueled By Ramens official YouTube Channel (www.youtube.com/fueledbyramen).

P!ATD will celebrate the albums success with an eagerly anticipated North American headline tour. The dates begin May 22nd atBostons House of Blues and then traverse the continent through late June (see attached itinerary). Joining P!ATD on all dates will be fellow Fueled By Ramen recording group fun., as well as special guests including Foxy Shazam and Funeral Party. For full details, please seewww.panicatthedisco.com or the bands official fan club,www.northerndownpour.com.

Panic! At The Disco has also booked appearances at an array of upcoming music festivals, including Radio 104.5s 4th Birthday Show atPhiladelphias Festival Pier on May 20th. In addition, a full-scale European itinerary is slated for May, with shows set forGermany,Russia,Belgium,France, theNetherlands, and theUnited Kingdom. Panic! At The Disco will return to theUKin late August for appearances at the annual Reading & Leeds Festival 2011.

Panic! At The Disco will mark the release of VICES & VIRTUES with an appearance on TBSLopez Tonight, slated for Monday, April 4th, followed on Monday, April 11thwith a live performance on LogosNewNowNext Awards and ABCsJimmy Kimmel Live on June 20th (check local listings). The appearances follow the multi-platinum bands recent visits to TBSConan, MTVsThe Seven, and FusesTop Twenty Countdown.

For up-to-the-minute news and information, please visitwww.panicatthedisco.com,www.facebook.com/panicatthedisco,www.myspace.com/panicatthedisco, andwww.twitter.com/panicatthedisco. Additional info can be accessed atwww.fueledbyramen.com andwww.decaydance.com.

MAY

20Philadelphia,PA Radio 104.5s 4th Birthday Show

22Boston,MA House of Blues

24New York,NY Terminal 5

25Hartford,CTWebsterTheatre

27Atlanta,GA The Tabernacle

29Pompano Beach,FLPompano BeachAmphitheatre

31Charlotte,NC The Fillmore

JUNE

2Norfolk,VA Norva Theater

3Pittsburgh,PA Stage AE

4Detroit,MI The Fillmore

5Toronto,ONSoundAcademy

7Cleveland,OH House of Blues

8Chicago,IL Riviera Theatre

9Columbus,OH LC Pavilion

10Indianapolis,IN Egyptian Room @MuratCenter

11Minneapolis,MN First Avenue

12Kansas City, MOBeaumontClub

15Houston,TX House of Blues

17Tempe,AZ Marquee Theatre

18Las Vegas,NV House of Blues

19San Diego,CA House of Blues

21Los Angeles,CA The Wiltern

22San Francisco,CA Warfield Theatre

24Seattle,WA Showbox SoDo

25Portland,OR Roseland Theatre

26Boise,ID Knitting Factory

28Denver, CO Ogden Theatre

29Omaha,NE Sokol Auditorium

 

Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.

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