Panic! At The Disco have produced their fifth studio album, Death of a Scholar, is slated to launch in less than two weeks. When I met lead vocalist Brendon Urie on Electric 94.9’s Acoustic Christmas, I asked him who he did not have the opportunity to collaborate with on a future album that he wanted to work on in the future.
“I truly want to work with some female artists. Halsey is one of my big fans, I believe she is very talented. Tori Kelly, we’re really playing together tonight, and that I just heard her come singing into this room, and she’s also an exceptional singer and talented songwriter. I want to try both first.
The award-winning group will be going on tour in 2016 to promote their album, and “Hallelujah!” the singer shared some of the booming ideas she has, which are sure to surprise fans to see.
“I’ve actually been talking a lot about production ideas for the tour in particular, things I want to do on stage like setting myself on fire and shooting myself from cannons. So, these are things that I think are feasible, I don’t know how likely that will be, but I’m working on it. I think it’s going to be good.”
With numerous stops on the tour, I’m curious how he plans to avoid burnout during the tour.
“We’re a pretty fun crew. We all get along really well, so it’s great to click with people and make it fun. But, to be honest, meeting fans is cool, it takes away some of the monotony.”
During his free time on tour, it looks like Brendon might hit the gym to attain his New Year’s resolutions.
“I want to look like Dwayne Johnson, I want to make it big. I want to look like The Rock.”
Panic! On the album The Disco, Scholar Death, falls January 15th. For tour dates, visit the group’s website at http://www.panicatthedisco.com/tour.