Panic! comes to Erie: Rock band to play Penn State Behrend


Penn State Erie, the Behrend College, on Monday annouced that Panic! at the Disco will be its spring concert act.
The concert will take place at 8 p.m. Friday, April 22, in the Junker Center located on the Behrend campus.
Panic! at the Disco is an American rock band from Las Vegas that was originally formed in 2004.
At the time the band formed, it featured four members, led by lead singer Brandon Urie. Urie is currently the last remaining member of the band.
The band recently released its fifth studio album “Death of a Bachelor” on Jan. 15.
“Death of a Bachelor” debuted at No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard 200 and earned the band its best sales week and first No. 1 album.
Singles from “Death of a Bachelor” include “Hallelujah,” “Victorious” and “Emperor’s New Clothes.”
“Victorious” currently stands at No. 7 on Gannon’s Top 10 WERG Countdown.
The band’s success on the WERG countdown only shows a sliver of the Panic! at the Disco fandom that can be found on Gannon’s campus.
Freshman mortuary science major Brooke Battin has already seen the band perform within the past year, and plans to see them at Behrend in April and on tour this summer.
“I actually cried when I found out that Panic! was coming to Erie,” she said. “My heart is happy.”
Junior English education major Sara Borro is also a self-proclaimed Panic! At the Disco fanatic.
“Panic! At the Disco is coming to Erie and this is the single best day I’ve experienced in my near 21 years of existence,” she said.
Battin and Borro are only two of the many Gannon students already planning to head to Behrend to see the band perform.
Tickets go on sale March 1 for Penn State Behrend students and are available to the public on March 22.
Tickets are $35 for the public and $40 at the door the day of the event.
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