The kings of early-millennial alt. rock, Panic! At The Disco, are (finally) back, this time with an album announcement that slams the door shut on their last era. The album Death of a Bachelor is due for release on January 15, 2016 through Decaydance and Fueled By Ramen.
The announcement came alongside an eerie, halloween-inspired single—‘Emperor’s New Clothes’—and it’s video, which is a narrative continuation of the band’s 2013 ‘This Is Gospel’ video.
With the announcement, frontman Brendon Urie released the following statement:
‘When I was a little kid and I heard a song I liked on tv, I would jump up and run to the piano to try and figure it out by ear. When I was 10 or 11, I built myself a drum kit in the garage made out of empty laundry detergent buckets, old lawn chairs, paint cans, and old trash cans. Around that time, my parents got me my first guitar. A baby acoustic. I jumped between all of these instruments constantly to satisfy the ideas I heard in my head. At this young age, I realized that music would play a huge part in my life. I had no idea.
“Death of a Bachelor” is in honor of those times I spent alone as a kid. Allowing music to consume me. Playing everything myself just to get the idea right and out of my head. It’s a beginning to a new era. And an homage to how it all began.
This album is me. Running to the piano. Building a drum kit. Strumming a guitar.
Some things never change.’
As if that wasn’t enough, there’s more great news for fans in London, New York, and Los Angeles. Panic! At The Disco are embarking on a short album release tour next January, playing intimate shows in these three cities.
Tour dates and ticket sale information can be found below:
1/12 – London, UK @ O2 Academy Brixton (on sale 10/30 @ 10am UTC)
1/14 – New York, NY @ (Le) Poisson Rouge (on sale 10/23 @ 10am EST)
1/19 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Tower Theater (on sale 10/23 @ 10am PST)
You can preorder the upcoming album Death of a Bachelor on Apple Music now, and receive ‘Hallelujah,’ ‘Victorious,’ and ‘Emperor’s New Clothes’ immediately. Panic! also have CD bundles available on their webstore.