Panic! at the Disco

The House of Blues hosted a defacto homecoming June 18 for the Summerlin band who shot to stardom in 2005. Frontman Brendon Urie gave a shout-out to his parents who were in attendance and wished his dad an early happy Father’s Day. The baroque pop band got on with the show, bringing style, energy and attitude to an all-ages crowd of teenyboppers and parents alike.

Promoting their recently released third album, Vices and Virtues, Urie and bandmate Spencer Smith (the only two of four original members), showed a return to their original theatrical style. With girlishly skinny jeans and a fitted vest, the pale frontman glimmered like Twilight vampire Edward Cullen.

Even while playing their hit, “I Write Sins Not Tragedies,” Panic! still kept it somewhat PG-13. They played an especially awesome rendition of Kansas’ “Carry on My Wayward Son” in their encore. With this sold-out show of screaming fans, it’s no doubt these natives will rise again.

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