Who says Panic! At The Disco's success is in the past? For the first time in the band's career they reached No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with their new album "Death of a Bachelor." Lead singer Brendon Urie wanted fans to know that he appreciated them buying the record and gave them a video shout out.
Urie posted a video on Periscope where he was both happy and surprised that "Death of a Bachelor" reached No. 1 on the Billboard 200. He posted the video to show his excitement and to also show his gratitude towards fans for the album getting off to a successful start. Urie also gave fans a performance of him covering Radiohead's "Pyramid Song."
"That's crazy, y'all. I'm so stoked. Thank you guys for making that happen, it's a dream come true," Urie said.
After playing the song, Urie said he was going to go out to celebrate. He added that if any fans saw him out in Hollywood to come and shake hands with him.
"Death of a Bachelor" was released on Jan. 15 and contained the singles "Hallelujah," "Emperor's New Clothes," "Don’t Threaten Me With a Good Time” and "Victorious." Urie sang, played guitar, bass and drums for the record. In a post on Panic's Facebook page in October 2015, Urie said the album was "the beginning of a new era" and a tribute to his youth where he would play as many instruments as he could to get the music ideas "out of his head." Urie is currently the lone official member of the band and he has touring musicians join him for shows.
According to Billboard, "Death of a Bachelor" earned the group its best sales week as over 169,000 copies of the record sold in the first week. Their previous best week was 2008's "Pretty. Odd." sold over 139,000 units in a week.
Panic! At The Disco will be touring with Weezer from June 10 through Aug. 6. For tour dates and ticket information you can visit the band's website.