Panic! At The Disco unveil new music video for 'High Hopes'
The high-rise themed album art is explored further in Panic! at the Disco's new visuals for the 'Pray for the Wicked' album cut.
Panic! at the Disco has released a brand new music video for 'High Hopes', the inspirational single from their chart-topping new album 'Pray for the Wicked'.
“No matter how hard your dreams seem, keep going. You might even have to climb up the side of a building in downtown LA, but it’ll all be worth it at the top. Stay up on that rise,” Panic! at the Disco captioned the thrilling video directed by Brendan Walter and Mel Sori, which further extends the high-rise themed visuals of the album's cover art.
The video features frontman Brendon Urie, (who came out as pansexual earlier this year) dawning the same outfit as on the album cover, making a purposeful walk up the facade of a skyscraper as people look on in amazement.
Earlier this month, Urie further pushed the theme of the song with a performance at the MTV Video Music Awards that saw him hovering over the audience at Radio City Music Hall, before rejoining his bandmates for the crescendo, much like in the music video.
Check out the visuals for 'High Hopes' below:
'Pray for the Wicked', which dropped on June 22, is the band's sixth studio album and debuted at No 1 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart, marking the band's second consecutive No. 1 debut. Their last release was 2016's 'Death of a Bachelor'. Judging by PATD's recent streak of success, it looks like they take their lyric quite seriously and intend to "stay up on that rise and never come down."
Earlier this month, Panic! At The Disco wrapped the first leg of their Pray For The Wicked Tour in support of the album, which sold out multiple venues including Madison Square Garden in New York City and Staples Center in Los Angeles. Urie also recently launched his Highest Hopes Foundation, which supports “the efforts of non-profit organizations that lead, develop, and advocate support for human rights for all people and communities subject to discrimination or abuse on the basis of gender, race, religion, sexual orientation and gender identity.”
Panic! at the Disco will return to the road for a run of international dates visiting Australia, Japan, New Zealand, The Philippines, and Mexico this October. In January, the band will embark on the second leg of the Pray For The Wicked Tour of North America. The 28-city leg, which kicks off on January 10, 2019, in Buffalo, NY, and wraps on February 20, 2019, in Sacramento, CA, will feature support from NYC-based singer/songwriter Two Feet.
Check out PATD's full schedule of tour dates upto 2019 below and visit the band's official website for more tickets and more information.
Panic! at the Disco International Dates:
10/06 - Sydney, Australia @ Qudos Bank Arena
10/09 - Adelaide, Australia @ AEC Theatre **
10/11 - Brisbane, Australia @ Riverstage **
10/13 - Melbourne, Australia @ Hisense Arena **
10/16 - Auckland, New Zealand @ Spark Arena
10/20 - Manila, Philippines @ Mall of Asia Arena **
10/22 - Tokyo, Japan @ ZEPP Tokyo
10/23 - Tokyo, Japan @ Shinkiba Studio Coast
10/25 - Osaka, Japan @ ZEPP Osaka Bayside
10/17 & 10/18 - Mexico City, Mexico @ Corona Capital
** Sold Out
Pray For The Wicked Tour North American Leg Two (with support from Two Feet):
1/10/2019 - Buffalo, NY @ KeyBank Center
1/12/2019 - Laval, QC @ Place Bell
1/13/2019 - Manchester, NH @ SNHU Arena
1/15/2019 - Albany, NY @ Times Union Center
1/16/2019 - Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
1/18/2019 - Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
1/19/2019 - Providence, RI @ Dunkin' Donuts Center
1/20/2019 - Washington, DC @ Capital One Arena
1/22/2019 - Charlotte, NC @ Spectrum Center
1/23/2019 - Charlottesville, VA @ John Paul Jones Arena
1/25/2019 - Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
1/26/2019 - Cincinnati, OH @ U.S. Bank Arena
1/27/2019 - Milwaukee, WI @ Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center
1/29/2019 - Grand Rapids, MI @ The Van Andel Arena
1/30/2019 - Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena
02/01/2019 - Omaha, NE @ CenturyLink Center
02/02/2019 - Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
02/04/2019 - Rosemont, IL @ Allstate Arena
02/05/2019 - Saint Louis, MO @ Enterprise Center
02/06/2019 - Memphis, TN @ FedExForum
02/08/2019 - Austin, TX @ Frank Erwin Center
02/09/2019 - New Orleans, LA @ Smoothie King Center
2/12/2019 - Albuquerque, NM @ Tingley Coliseum
2/14/2019 - Anaheim, CA @ Honda Center
2/15/2019 - Inglewood, CA @ The Forum
2/16/2019 - San Diego, CA @ Valley View Casino Center
2/19/2019 - Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena
2/20/2019 - Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center