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Stacey Rene Russell | Photo: Alex R. Kirzhner | January 28, 2014
Panic! at the Disco’s stylish frontman, Brendon Urie, is a peacock of a performer—a trait he exudes from his singing to his wardrobe.
On the heels of releasing a new album, Panic! at the Disco is hitting the concert circuit with a show highlighting their evolved sound that makes a stop at The Fillmore (1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 305.673.7300) on Feb. 8. Urie told us what fans can expect... and what he might be wearing.
Are you excited about visiting Miami? I love it. I mean, I’m from Vegas, so I always have a good time when I’m there. We have the dry heat, you have humidity, but you have the beach. That trumps everything. You’re a married man now, though. That must change the touring experience. My wife and I have a rule that we won’t go more than three weeks without seeing each other; ideally it’s two weeks, but sometimes it just gets too hectic. I need to see her as much as possible. She’s my muse. She’s also a makeup artist by trade. Is it true you once considered going to cosmetology school right before the band got signed? [laughs] Yes, it is true. People questioned my sexuality when I told them that, but hey, what are you going to do? I am into fashion and I am into girls. It was the perfect combination. Speaking of style, your wardrobe has definitely evolved since Panic! came on the scene. To what do you attribute that? As a band we went through so many styles. I was young when we all got started and I made some terrible wardrobe choices, but who didn’t at 19? It was a little bit of a lazy look, which I think comes with that age. As I grow older, I work hard to look my best. Is your dressed-up look these days something you work on? It’s a conscious effort for sure. When you’re younger, you’re forced to dress up. Now, it’s completely different. I put on a great suit and I feel like a million bucks. Your new album, Too Weird To Live, Too Rare To Die!, represents a shift in your sound. How would you explain it? It’s hard to describe. There’s a lot of electronica because I have always been enamored with that world. It’s fun to play around with it and make music that we really haven’t written before. This album is me really coming to terms with who I am. Electronic, hip-hop, a little bit of everything in between. What can fans expect at your live show? It’s not just going to be us going up and playing music, which of course we do, but there will also be a visual element to it. That’s as important to us as the music. It’s a nonstop show. It’s go, go, go. I think people will be be exhausted after it’s over.