Break out the skinny jeans and heavy eyeliner, folks, because Panic! At The Disco has the number one album in Australia, and it’s now officially 2008 again!
This week’s ARIA charts came out today, and with them came the news that the new Panic! album Pray For The Wicked has made its debut at the top spot.
The album is supported by the catchy-as-hell single ‘High Hopes’, and it debut comes ten years after their last number one album in Australia, 2008’s Pretty. Odd.
As if we weren’t already firmly in love with Brendon Urie, this week, the singer announced that he’ll be donating a million dollars to America’s largest advocacy group for LGBT youth.
The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network works with students at all levels, and Urie’s aim is to establish student-led gay-straight alliance clubs in high schools across America.
Urie will be making the donation through his recently-launched Highest Hopes Foundation. In a statement to the media, he said:
“For years my fans have inspired me with their determination and creativity as they have created a safe and inclusive community. I felt the time had come for me to join them boldly, to bring that energy and power to bear on the huge challenges facing our whole society.”
“Launching the Highest Hopes Foundation with GLSEN as our first cause feels natural to the DNA of Panic! At The Disco, I am beyond excited to see what we can do together. Some of the most inspiring leaders out there right now have come from GSAs. Working firsthand with GLSEN, student leaders everywhere, and all my fans, I want to make sure that every one of our future leaders out there has the support they need to form their own GSA and begin their work to make a better world.”
If all of this has you experiencing a fever you can’t sweat out, then you can catch Panic! At The Disco on their upcoming tour of Australia in October, with tickets on sale now through Frontier Touring:
Saturday October 6, Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney
Tuesday October 9, AEC Theatre, Adelaide
Thursday October 11, Riverstage, Brisbane
Saturday October 13, Hisense Arena, Melbourne