Panic! at the Disco was formed in 2004 in the suburban area of Summerlin, Las Vegas, by childhood friends Ryan Ross,
who sang and played guitar, and Spencer Smith, who played drums. They both attended Bishop Gorman High School,
and they began playing music together in ninth grade.
They invited friend Brent Wilson from nearby Palo Verde High School
to join on bass, and Wilson invited classmate Brendon Urie to try out on guitar. The quartet soon began rehearsing
in Smith's grandmother's living room. Initially, Panic! at the Disco was just a blink-182 cover band.
The band had not even performed a single live show when they were signed.
At the time of their signing, all of the band members were still in high school (with the exception of Ross,
who was forced to quit UNLV).
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
The Young Veins, Fall Out Boy
Their name is from a line in the song:
When 12, Ryan Ross asked his parents for a guitar for Christmas and his friend Spencer Smith got drum set
so they could start playing.
Spencer Smith - drums, percussion (2004-present)
Brendon Urie - lead vocals, guitars, keyboards, piano (2004-present)
Dallon Weekes - bass guitar, synth, backing vocals (2010-present; touring 2009-2010)
Bartram Nason - cello, keyboards, electronic drums, percussion (2006-2007)
Eric Ronick - keyboards, backing vocals, percussion (2006-2008)
Ian Crawford - lead guitar, backing vocals (2009-2012)
Kenneth Harris - lead guitar, backing vocals (2013-present)
Brent Wilson - bass guitar (2004-2006)
Ryan Ross - vocals, lead guitar, keyboards, synth (2004-2009), lead vocals (2004)
Jon Walker - bass guitar, guitars, backing vocals (2006-2009)
Panic! At The Disco Quotes
Um, I don't know, we've had a couple of favorite shows. I think the house of blues in Atlantic city was one of our best shows and Myrtle Beach as well, and I think on our second tour of the Fusion Tour, Minneapolis , Minnesota was a really good show for us.
Pretty much the last song of our first album is gonna be like the first song on our new album and we just want to kind of.we just don't want to be like labeled like dance punk, rock band or whatever, we want to go in a direction more towards the musical sense like theater, like orchestra stuff
Um, its probably true, when we wanted to change the band name, we really just thought that.actually its from a band called, "Name Taken" and they have a song called Panic as well and in the song it says "Panic at the disco" and it was kinda a toss up between that and The Smith's song that says, 'burn down the disco' and for whatever reason I mean we just thought panic at the disco sounded weird, where like you know, people might not get it but it sounds pretty funny and pretty weird, so we'll keep it.
Panic! At The Disco Awards
2006 Won MTV Video Music Awards for "I Write Sins Not Tragedies"
2006 Won TMF Awards for Best Video International (2006) for "I Write Sins Not Tragedies"
2008 Won MTV Asia Awards 2008 for edc Style Award