Panic! At The Disco fans are receiving potatoes in the mail for some reason
This is not the first time the band has indulged in such marketing gimmicks. Earlier in March, some fans received bottles of 'holy water' bearing the words 'Pray for the Wicked'.
It's not every day that you find a potato in your mail. It's arguably even weirder when you find a potato with the face of one of your musical icons on it.
But that's exactly what's been happening to a few select Panic! at the Disco fans. Over the last couple of days, the band's fans have been receiving potatoes in the mail complete with photograph of frontman Brendon Urie's face on it.
Although the potatoes might not be that random after all. Last month Panic! released the violent music video for ‘Say Amen (Saturday Night)’, which saw Urie stabbing someone in the face through a potato; the video also included significant symbols including a key. Fans are reporting seeing similar symbols accompanying their mystery potatoes in the post, some of which have lyrics of the song written on them. So this might be a complicated gimmick to promote Panic!’s new album ‘Pray for the Wicked,’ which is scheduled for a June 22 release.
Some fans were clearly puzzled by the whole affair while others were absolutely ecstatic as they took to social media to express their amazement. Check out some of the fans' posts below:
Other fans who didn't receive their potatoes were curious if theirs got lost in the mail, and were quick to express the same via Twitter.
when you don’t get a potato from brendon but you still luv him pic.twitter.com/fX8By5aqhp— Panic! At The Disco ❣️ (@beebothicc) April 23, 2018
how come panic at the disco out here sending their fans potatoes? how come i didn't get one? i'll stop making fun of brendon. forget the cryptic messages a sis trying to eat good.— faith (@sadsaviors) April 24, 2018
The potatoes are directing people to mysterypotato.com, a site that is used for the express purpose of sending potatoes (and glitter bombs) to anyone living in the USA, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Ireland, New Zealand, Germany and Australia.
Urie has not yet claimed responsibility for the stunt, but many fans suspect his involvement. The speculation is understandable because this is not the first time Panic! has resorted to such gimmicks to promote their material. This new spud stunt follows another viral marketing exercise in March, where people received holy water bottles labeled "Pray For The Wicked".
Brendon Urie has described new album ‘Pray For The Wicked’ as “my ‘thank you’ to our fans and the most fun I’ve ever had making an album.”
The band will also be touring in support of the record this summer, and you can check out the full list of cities and dates, along with Pray For The Wicked's track listing, below:
Pray For The Wicked Tracklisting:
1. (Fuck A) Silver Lining
2. Say Amen (Saturday Night)
3. Hey Look Ma, I Made It
4. High Hopes
5. Roaring 20s
6. Dancing’s Not A Crime
7. One Of The Drunks
8. The Overpass
9. King Of The Clouds
10. Old Fashioned
11. Dying In LA
Panic! at the Disco 2018 Tour Dates:
07/11 - Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center
07/13 - Indianapolis, IN @ Bankers Life Fieldhouse
07/14 - Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena
07/15 - Columbus, OH @ Nationwide Arena
07/17 - Chicago, IL @ United Center
07/18 - Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena
07/20 - Uniondale, NY @ NYCB Live: Nassau Coliseum
07/21 - Baltimore, MD @ Royal Farms Arena
07/22 - Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
07/24 - New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
07/25 - Boston, MA @ TD Garden
07/27 - Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
07/28 - Raleigh, NC @ PNC Arena
07/29 - Duluth, GA @ Infinite Energy Center
07/31 - Sunrise, FL @ BB&T Center
08/01 - Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena
08/03 - Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
08/04 - Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
08/05 - Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
08/07 - Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
08/08 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Vivint Smart Home Arena
08/10 - Seattle, WA @ KeyArena
08/11 - Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
08/12 - Portland, OR @ Moda Center
08/14 - San Jose, CA @ SAP Center
08/15 - Los Angeles, CA @ STAPLES Center
08/17 - Glendale, AZ @ Gila River Arena
08/18 - Las Vegas, NV @ T-Mobile Arena