Grammy-nominated band Panic! At The Disco have just released a new music video for the track, High Hopes, from the album, Pray For The Wicked. Directed by Brendan Walter and Mel Soria, the thrilling video sees frontman, Brendon Urie, bring the artwork for the band’s critically acclaimed new album to life.
P!ATD recently continued its hold on American TV airwaves with explosive performance of High Hopes at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards. Leading up to the album’s release the band made appearances on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, The Ellen Degeneres Show, NBC’s The Voice. Following the release of Pray For The Wicked, the band performed Say Amen (Saturday Night), High Hopes, and fan favourite, I Write Sins Not Tragedies, on Today Show’s Citi Summer Concert Series in New York’s Famed Rockefeller Plaza.
Pray For The Wicked was released on June 22 via Fueled By Ramen/DCD2 Records, and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart, marking the band’s second consecutive No. 1 debut. The album also debuted at No. 1 on iTunes in 22 countries, and launched with 180,000 equivalent album units earned, 151,000 of which were traditional album sales.
Both figures represent the biggest week for an alternative rock album in 2018, according to Billboard. According to Nielsen Music, the album saw the fifth-largest week for a vinyl effort since the company began tracking sales in 1991. Pray For The Wicked is available digitally HERE and physically HERE
Urie recently launched Highest Hopes Foundation (HHF) – an umbrella foundation created to support 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. The first of many donations to come, Urie pledged a one million dollar donation to GLSEN to provide resources, training, and support to students working to created student-led GSA clubs in their K-12 schools last week. Panic! At The Disco will be allocating $1 of every ticket from the U.S. dates of the band’s Pray For The Wicked Tour to HHF and in the coming days and months, Urie and the foundation will announce upcoming donations and activations with a variety of charitable organizations.