Concert Review: Panic! At The Disco @ SOLD OUT Show at Barclays Center

Panic! At The Disco is on the “Pray For The Wicked Tour” across North America. Accompanying Panic! At The Disco on tour is Two Feet and Betty Who. The show I attended was January 16, 2019 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. The show was sold out (with the capacity maxing out at 19,000.)

This is my first time seeing a concert at Barclays Center. I’ve been to hockey games inside the venue so seeing the venue change from sporting event to concert venue was very cool!

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My view (c) Victoria Onorato @ovictoriamedia

I had no idea where I was sitting because I received the tickets as a gift for my birthday, so I was excited, not only to figure out where I was sitting, but for the show. The seats I had were amazing!

Prior to the show, I visited Panic! At The Disco’s pop up shop.

I got a keychain of Panic! At The Disco’s logo, a long sleeve shirt, and a tee shirt with Brooklyn’s logo (see the tweet here to see the shirt.) Here are some photos of me in front of the pop up shop with my merchandise and a picture of me with a poster of Brendon Urie.

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The Panic! At The Disco Pop Up Shop (c) Victoria Onorato @ovictoriamedia

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Poster of Brendon Urie and me (c) Victoria Onorato @ovictoriamedia

The first performer was Betty Who. I’ve heard of Betty Who from Becca Kufrin, the Bachelorette. She praises the artist, so I was excited to hear her music and see her performance. She had a lot of music to dance to which was fun. I’m definitely going to check out her music after her performance. Betty Who said she sold out the Knitting Factory a few years back and was amazed she was playing a sold out show at Barclays Center.

Two Feet took the stage next. I’m familiar with a few songs from Two Feet. I was impressed to see that Two Feet sounds the same live as he did on an MP3. Two Feet’s style is mostly vocals, guitar, and unique instrumentals. I enjoyed the fact he shared he was from New York and never imagined playing a show in Barclays. He mentioned that he messes up a lot, but enjoys the support he gets when he performs which I felt showed his humbleness.

I feel like both Two Feet and Betty Who complimented Panic! At The Disco in different ways. Betty Who was more pop/ dance while Two Feet was more alternative and unique with instrumentals. 10 minutes before Panic! At The Disco took the stage, a timer was put up to set the anticipation. After patiently waiting, Panic! At The Disco took the stage.

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Panic! At The Disco’s performance (c) Victoria Onorato @ovictoriamedia

Here is the setlist:

  1. (Fuck A) Silver Lining
  2. Don’t Threaten Me With A Good Time
  3. Ready To Go (Get Me Out Of My Mind)
  4. Hey Look Ma, I Made It
  5. LA Devotee
  6. Hallelujah
  7. Crazy = Genius
  8. The Ballad of Mona Lisa
  9. Nine in the Afternoon
  10. One of the Drunks
  11. Casual Affair
  12. Vegas Lights
  13. Dancing’s Not a Crime
  14. This Is Gospel
  15. Death Of A Bachelor
  16. I Can’t Make You Love Me (Bonnie Raitt Cover)
  17. Dying in LA
  18. The Greatest Show (from “The Greatest Showman: Reimagined”)
  19. Girls/Girls/ Boys
  20. King of the Clouds
  21. High Hopes
  22. Miss Jackson
  23. Roaring 20s
  24. Bohemian Rhapsody (Queen Cover)
  25. Emperor’s New Clothes
  26. Say Amen (Saturday Night) *ENCORE*
  27. I Write Sins Not Tragedies *ENCORE*
  28. Victorious *ENCORE*

The setlist incorporated a lot of P!ATD’s hits as well as new songs. It was awesome getting to see people of different ages singing along to all of P!ATD’s songs. The only thing I wish was different was that Brendon Urie added were a few oldies like “Time To Dance,” “Collarful,” “But It’s Better If You Do,” and more to the setlist. See some photos from the show here.

This is my fourth time seeing Panic! At The Disco in concert (The last P!ATD show I attended was with Weezer in 2016.) Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco is an incredible performer. He started the show popping out of the bottom of the stage and since then kept the audience on their toes. From back flips off the stage, to seeing him drumming, and at one point playing piano and performing on a platform floating across Barclays Center, it’s impressive to see how incredibly talented he is. Most bands and artist play at most 20 songs in a setlist, but Brendon Urie performed 28 and his vocal range is unlike any artist in this decade. Brendon Urie kept stating how thankful he was not only for us to be at the show, but for us existing. He has positive messages he shared throughout the night, and it’s outstanding to see a performer for almost 15 years keep such a great following.

The show gave me chills, kept a smile on my face, had me singing along, and enjoying every song performed. Seeing Panic! At The Disco perform to a sold out show at Barclays Center was outstanding. The first time I saw Panic! At The Disco perform was at The Paramount in 2011, and each show I’ve seen from Panic! At The Disco has only been better from there. If you have yet to see Panic! At The Disco live, I HIGHLY recommend seeing them once in your life.

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

-ovictoria

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Winter Tours To Attend In 2019

There are a lot of tours happening in the coming months. Here’s a list of tours to check out:

“Pray For The Wicked Tour” hosted by Panic! At The Disco. Accompanying Panic! At The Disco on tour is Two Feet and Betty Who. Tickets and tour information can be found here.

“The Great Depression Tour Part II: N. America” headlined by As It Is. Accompanying As It Is is Point North, Sharptooth. Tickets and tour information can be found here.

“Living Proof Tour North America” headlined by State Champs and features Our Last Night, Grayscale, and The Dangerous Summer. The tour travels across North America in March. Tickets and tour information can be found on statechampsny.com.

8123 Fest hosted by The Maine. This is the second year The Maine is hosting their own festival. The bands playing with The Maine include: Mayday Parade, Real Friends, We The Kings, The Technicolors, This Century, Teenage Wrist, and more. For tickets to the 8123 Fest held Jan. 19, 2019 visit www.themaineband.com.

The “Back Again” tour headline by You Me At Six. The tour travels across North America in 2019. There is no word on who will be opening for You Me At Six for the “Back Again” tour.

Additional tours include:

  • “The Love Of The Game Tour” headlined by The Band Camino. The tour travels across the United States in January until March. There is no word yet as to who is opening for The Band Camino on the tour. For tickets and tour information click here.
  • “Paradise Of Thought” tour headline by COIN. For tickets and tour information click here.
  • This Wild Life and William Ryan Key have announced a co-headline tour across the UK in early January. More information up on thiswildlifeband.com.
  • “The Virtue Tour” headline by William Ryan Key. The tour travels across the United States in February and March of 2019 with Selfish Things and Cory Wells. Tickets and more information can be found here.
  • “Misery Will Find You” tour by Amity Affliction and Senses Fail. Accompanying the two bands on tour include Silent Planet and Belmont. For tickets and more information click here.
  • “First Love Tour” headlined by Bring Me The Horizon. Accompanying Bring Me The Horizon on tour is Thrice and Fever 333. For tickets and tour information click here.
  • The Story So Far announced the group is returning to Australia on a tour with Basement. For tickets and tour information click here.
  • Makeout announced “The 20/20 Winter Tour 2019” accompanied by Story Untold, Hand Guns, and Oh, Weatherly. There are select dates around the East Coast of the United States. For tickets and tour information click here.

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

-ovictoria

Concert Review: Mayday Parade @ House Of Blues Boston, MA

Mayday Parade has embarked on the “Welcome To Sunnyland” tour across the United States. Accompanying Mayday Parade on tour are This Wild Life, William Ryan Key, and Oh, Weatherly.

I attended the Boston date, Nov. 10, 2018. I purchased a bundle when the tickets were in pre-sale and got a VIP Meet & Greet Experience Package. The package includes one ticket to the event with early entry, a meet and greet with Mayday Parade, a Mayday Parade shirt, a signed copy of Sunnyland, a pop socket, and a “Welcome to Sunnyland” postcard.

This was my fifth time meeting Mayday Parade. Derek Sanders, Alex Garcia, Brooks Betts, Jeremy Lenzo, and Jake Bundrick. If you have not been to a Mayday Parade meet and greet and have bought or is buying a meet and greet, the format of their meet and greet is different. The meet and greet is more of a hang out where the members go up to you and talk with you. I got the chance to talk with all of the guys, and they’re all so kind and humble. Both Brooks Betts and Jeremy Lenzo remembered me, and it was awesome getting to catch up with the guys about their latest album, Sunnyland, their experience on the road, and overall their well being. Here are some pictures of the meet and greet:

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Alex Garcia of Mayday Parade

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Brooks Betts of Mayday Parade

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Derek Sanders of Mayday Parade

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Jeremy Lenzo

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Jake Bundrick of Mayday Parade

The House Of Blues in Boston, MA holds approximately 2,500 people. I’ve never been to the venue for the show, but I enjoyed the atmosphere of it. The venue had three levels that were visible in the main part of the venue which was the floor, and two levels of balcony. The venue has good sound quality, and it was very spacious. What I enjoyed about the venue is that prior to the show, an announcement was made stating the policy of the venue: no re-entry, no smoking in the venue, and attendees should observe the exits to the venue and to enjoy to be safe.

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Mayday Parade at House Of Blues, MA (C) Victoria Onorato

The lineup was as followed: Oh, Weatherly, William Ryan Key, This Wild Life, and Mayday Parade. Oh, Weatherly took the stage first, and the group was phenomenal live. Oh, Weatherly is from Dallas, TX and they were featured on my 18 Bands To Check Out In 2018. The group released Lips Like Oxygen and Jake Bundrick, drummer of Mayday Parade, helped produce the album.  Oh, Weatherly’s sound live was was as great as their album. The vocals were clean and crisp, the instrumentals were on point, and their sound fit the vibe to the tour. Here is Oh, Weatherly’s setlist to the best of my knowledge:

  1. Burned Out
  2. Here Tonight
  3. Chasing California
  4. Make You Bright
  5. I Think I Want You
  6. Dark of the Night
  7. Lost and Found

Next on stage was William Ryan Key. For those who are not familiar with him, he was the vocalist of Yellowcard. Since Yellowcard’s departure (announced in 2016 and finished their farewell tour in 2017) William Ryan Key has been making music in a studio created in his house. During William Ryan Key’s set, Anthony Delgrosso drummed for the majority of the set. I have seen Yellowcard perform Vans Warped Tour and was very excited to see William Ryan Key since he released an EP Thirteen. He is releasing a new EP on Nov. 30. His sound after Yellowcard is acoustic which I personally enjoyed. Here is William Ryan Key’s setlist:

  1. Vultures
  2. Old Friends
  3. The Bowery
  4. Downtown Uptown
  5. Ocean Avenue (Yellowcard Song)
  6. Virtue

Next to take the stage was This Wild Life. This Wild Life is an acoustic pop punk duo from Long Beach, CA. This Wild Life has performed with Mayday Parade on the AP Tour. I’ve seen This Wild Life perform more than 5 times on tour with Mayday Parade, Vans Warped Tour, and their own tours. I love the sound that This Wild Life has; it’s different than other bands in the industry. During “Puppy Love” Kevin Jordan of This Wild Life asked fans to put pictures up of their dogs which was very cute considering I have a dog. During “Hold You Here” This Wild Life put a spotlight on a couple who loves This Wild Life and dedicated the song to any couple on the tour. Here is This Wild Life’s setlist:

  1. Taped Intro (Video here.)
  2. Concrete
  3. Positively Negative
  4. Puppy Love
  5. Westside
  6. History
  7. Hold You Here
  8. What’s My Age Again? / All the Small Things / First Date (Blink 182 Cover)
  9. Catie Rae
  10. Headfirst
  11. No More Bad Days

After all the opening bands played their sets and a short intermission was taken, Mayday Parade took the stage and played these songs:

  1. Never Sure
  2. Jersey
  3. It’s Hard To Be Religious When Certain People Are Never Incinerated By Bolts Of Lightning
  4. Black Cat
  5. Hold Onto Me
  6. Piece Of Your Heart
  7. I Swear This Time I Mean It
  8. My Friends Over You / I’m Not Okay (I Promise) / Cute Without The ‘E’ (Cut From The Team)
  9. Jamie All Over
  10. Somebody That I Used To Know (Gotye Cover)
  11. Anywhere But Here
  12. One Of Us
  13. Looks Red, Tastes Blue
  14. Three Cheers For Five Years
  15. Miserable At Best
  16. Stay
  17. Oh Well, Oh Well **ENCORE**

The setlist was a refreshment from previous tours. I like the fact Mayday Parade incorperated songs from older albums and their latest album, Sunnyland. Mayday Parade changed their setlist during the tour, and I was very glad to see that Mayday Parade put in “It’s Hard To Be Religious When Certain People Are Never Incinerated by Bolts Of Lightning.” I’m glad that Mayday Parade only had two parts of the show where they played covers. Personally, I wish Mayday Parade put in “Take My Breath Away,” and “Where You Are.” The setlist has a mix of old, new, and songs that the group doesn’t play very often which I especially enjoyed since I go to a lot of Mayday Parade’s shows.  I feel like overall Mayday Parade made an eclectic setlist that fits the Sunnyland vibe.

Mayday Parade in an impeccable band overall. The band puts out amazing albums, great shows, and continues to impress the fans with their quality work. Mayday Parade is timeless. If you have yet to hear Sunnyland, Mayday Parade’s latest album, I’d highly recommend.

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

-ovictoria

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What You Need To Know Wednesday

State Champs announced a North American tour. The “Living Proof Tour North America” headlines State Champs and features Our Last Night. Tickets and tour information can be found on statechampsny.com.

You Me At Six announced a North American tour in 2019. There is no word on who will be opening for You Me At Six for the “Back Again” tour.

Real Friends released the music video for the song “Me First.”

Stand Atlantic released the music video for “Skinny Dipping.”

Architects released the music video for “Modern Misery.”

August Burns Red released an official music video for the song “Dangerous.”

Household released “Superiority Complex.”

Betty Who announced she is opening for Panic! At The Disco on the “Pray For The Wicked” tour.

Knocked Loose announced a holiday show featuring Knuckle Puck, Hot Mulligan, Belmont, and more!

Milestones released a statement the group is breaking up. The group is playing a couple farewell shows.

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Milestones 2014-2019 We started this band as a bunch of 17 year olds, we didn’t even know each other to begin with. We all just shared this vision of touring the world and working as hard as we could to get there. Like all bands who strive towards this, we gave up our jobs, some friends, some relationships and missed out on so much. It was all worth it. But for us, breaking up as a band has been a reality for a long time. Some of us would like to pursuit new dreams, others would just like a break from this for a while. Either way, this was a joint decision that we feel was the right move for us as human beings and as professionals. We value our mental health and professional integrity at absolute paramount so this is something we all unanimously decided was the only step forward. We’d like to thank everybody who’s ever worked with us – past and present – for any support and opportunities they gave us. We want to thank anybody who let us stay on their floor, gave us food – without you guys the music industry would be darkened and it’s your gratitude that keeps the upcoming artists alive, your grace inspired us everyday to be better people. Mostly, we’d like to thank all of you who ever came to a show, supported our tiny band, sang along, bought a shirt – we hope your memories with your friends are just as special as ours are with one another. You believed in something we did and that’s a blessing only few experience. So thank you. We’ve been fortunate enough to play all across the world and share moments we dreamt of as kids; and in the process became brothers. We’ve learnt a lot and grown a whole lot more. We’ll be playing 2 final shows to bid farewell to 5 years of our lives and celebrate every moment we had with each other and with you. We’ll be joined by Luke Rainsford & SHADED, two of the most exciting acts emerging from the U.K. right now. We’d love for you to join us and do this with us one more time. Tickets will be available on Wednesday 31st October (link in bio), so be quick! We will not be adding any more shows. These are the scars that we made into art, Milestones x

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Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

-ovictoria

New Song From Sleep On It!

Sleep On It released its latest single “Disconnected” via. Equal Vision Records.

The song was released with a lyric video. There is no word if this song will be on the group’s upcoming album.

Zech Pluister, vocalist of Sleep On It, posted the song announcement on his Instagram (@zechpluister) and stated the group is working on a new album.

Sleep On It is set to tour with With Confidence and Broadside on the “Love And Loathing In Paradise” Tour! For tickets and tour information click here.

What are your thoughts on Sleep On It’s latest track? Let me know on Twitter @ovictoriamedia.

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

-ovictoria