Watch Panic! Perform Their Greatest Showman Cover Live For The First Time
At their first gig of 2019 in Buffalo, New York last night (January 10), Panic! At The Disco dropped their rendition of The Greatest Show, taken from last year’s Greatest Showman covers album.
Sandwiched in between the gorgeous Dying In LA and fan-favourite Girls/Girls/Boys, Brendon Urie gave The Greatest Show its live debut – and video footage shows it’s just as glorious and life-affirming as you’d expect.
Ahead of the release of the cover in November last year, Brendon told Variety of the track: “Benj Pasek and Justin Paul are phenomenal writers. They sent that song over and said, ‘We think you should sing this.’ And I heard it and I was like, ‘This sounds like a Panic! song. You guys did a Panic! song better than I’ve ever done a Panic! song. So I would love to.’… I tried it, and then for whatever reason – labels, management, I’m not sure why – I got cut out of the process and it seemed like it wasn’t going to happen. But finally I hooked back up with them and we got a demo version recorded and they mixed it and are putting it out. It’s awesome.”
Check out the live cover below, courtesy of Panic! Updating:
The Greatest Show Cover tonight at #PFTWTourBuffalo! https://t.co/JSmLDSLgdu— Panic! Updating (@panicupdating) Fri Jan 11 05:06:31 +0000 2019
And here’s the set list in full:
Pray For The Wicked Leg 2 Setlist! https://t.co/smqJhD5qZ9— Panic! Updating (@panicupdating) Fri Jan 11 03:40:31 +0000 2019
Catch Panic! At The Disco live at the following dates this year:
14 Offenbach, DE @ Offenbach Stadthalle
15 Berlin, DE @ Columbiahalle
16 Dusseldorf, DE @ Mitsubishi Electric Halle
18 Amsterdam, NL @ AFAS Live
19 Paris, FR @ Zenith
21 Antwerp, BE @ Lotto Arena
24 Glasgow, UK @ The SSE Hydro
25 Cardiff, UK @ Motorpoint Arena
26 Birmingham, UK @ Birmingham Arena
28 London, UK @ The O2
29 London, UK @ The O2
30 Manchester, UK @ Manchester Arena
Head on over to Panicatthedisco.com/tour for more info.
Brendon Urie photo: Andy Ford