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Panic! at the Disco are back with dark pop punk at HMV

By This is Tamworth  |  Posted: March 18, 2011

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BAROQUE pop pioneers, Panic! at the Disco have announced an new UK – with a date in Birmingham.

The band will perform at the HMV Institute on May 3.

The gig will follow the release of their hugely anticipated third album, Vices And Virtues.

The debut single from this forthcoming album, The Ballad Of Mona Lisa will be released next week and sonically harks back to the band's debut album and their very special blend of seductive, dark pop punk.

The band recently shot the video for the debut single, The Ballad Of Mona Lisa with director Shane Drake (Paramore, Fall Out Boy).

Drake previously directed the group's music videos for I Write Sins Not Tragedies from the debut album and Nine In The Afternoon from Pretty.Odd.

Produced by Butch Walker (Weezer, Pink) and John Feldmann (The Used, Lostprophets, All Time Low) Vices and Virtues marks Panic! at the Disco's first release in three years, as well as their debut outing as a duo comprised of singer/multi-instrumentalist Brendon Urie and drummer Spencer Smith.

The new album follows Panic! at the Disco's acclaimed second album, Pretty.Odd which debuted at number two in both the UK and the US upon its 2008 release.

Released in 2005, Panic! at the Disco's platinum-certified debut, A Fever You Can't Sweat Out remains one of the biggest selling debuts in label history.

With their visionary pop modernism and bevy of irresistible hooks, singles like the two-time-platinum smash, I Write Sins Not Tragedies, earned the band international acclamation and a fervent fan following around the globe.

What's more, Panic! At The Disco received a number of major honours, including Grammy Award nominations and the prestigious MTV Video Music Awards Video of the Year prize for the imaginative companion video for I Write Sins Not Tragedies.

Panic! At The Disco has also proven an unqualified sensation on the live stage, headlining an array of festivals and multi-artist tours. See them live on tour in May.

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