P!ATD, Marina, & Little Image in Viva Las Vengeance 2022 Tour
A night featuring artists Little Image, Marina, and Panic! at the Disco in the new Climate Pledge Arena, left Seattle music fans with an experience that they won’t soon forget. From extravagant stage theatrics, elegant choreography, and head-banging energy showcasing a diverse range of vocal and instrumental performance, alternative indie, rock, and pop fans certainly got their fill of diverse talent.
Little Image, the opener for Panic! At the Disco made a surprising and impactful entrance, showcasing grunge sonics that highlighted their unique sound. Little Image, singing their latest single, Lungs Burn, immediately brought audience members to their feet with a head-banging grit that placed a spotlight in the beauty of imperfections.
Although, confessed by the leading vocalist as their second time playing an arenas show, Little Image created space expressing astounding range from the main vocalist. With head-banging worthy tracks and a display of a dynamic range of both vocals and energy, one would find themselves surprised at the statement made at the venue, it was their second time playing in arenas show. Even through the “warm-up”, fans were dancing along with the band and as the singer requested, “everybody just lose control of their bodies” to warm up to Panic! At the Disco’s show.
Marina, a true song-bird of the ages, may have recently concluded her tour to her latest album ANCIENT DREAMS IN A MODERN LAND, but as the icing on top of the cake, has agreed to join acclaimed singer Brendon Urie in Broadway-inspired VIVA LAS VENGEANCE TOUR. As a perfect complement to the unique and build into P!ATD‘s performance, Marina’s alternative and distinctive sound instantly brought fans to their feet once more.
Although Marina’s presence on the stage felt brief in comparison to the leading act, it was certainly monumental. Front row fans could be seen jumping to the beat of each song as Marina gracefully glided across the stage, singing with a presence that filled the arena with an ambiance of eerie electro/bubblegum synth pop. With elegance and poise, Marina danced and sang among fans that made themselves known through fist pumps and hearts spread around the crowds that scream-sang top hits and ultimate fan favorites; from Man’s World and How to Be a Heartbreaker to Oh No!.
The true treat for audiences in Climate Pledge was hearing lead vocalist Brendon Urie speak so highly of Marina after her performance. That he dreamed of touring with her, and it was a treat to see his vision come to life with her stage presence. Listen to Marina’s top hits!
Panic! At the Disco
As the first show in Seattle since their tour over the 2018 hit Pray For the Wicked, frontman and songwriter Brendon Urie took the stage with might and joyous Broadway-like fashion, introducing the show with all time fan favorites such as Emperors New Clothes and House of Memories. With stunning thematic video graphics, lighting, and flame throwers all customized to each song, Panic! At the Disco ignited a roar of passion that echoed throughout the arena.
Through the journey of their 7th studio album, Urie and the band took listeners through the introspective look into his career, love, and fame, featuring songs from his prior albums A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out, Too Weird To Live, Too Weird to Die!, Death of a Bachelor and Pretty. Odd.
In an emotional performance of the iconic “I Write Sins Not Tragedies” from Panic! At The Disco’s debut studio album, “A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out”, singer Brendon Urie collapses to his knees in tears, saying “I can’t believe this!”
Earlier in the evening for his VIVA LAS VENGEANCE TOUR, fans attending the concert witnessed a more casual side to Urie in his return to the Emerald City and felt a true connection to him and his performance. Bringing out a beer, Urie stated that he hoped it didn’t seem rude or pretentious that he cracked one open, but he truly felt as if it were a party. As the fans sang their hearts out to “Victorious”, “Hey Look Ma I Made It” and “God Killed Rock and Roll”, the band began to take notice to the chorus-like sound of the crowd, and once Urie’s dance moves knocked out his in ear-monitor, the singer took a moment to really listen to his fans as they sung their hearts out.
Even through the opening of the track, frontman Urie found himself astounded by the vocals of the audience was the perfect touch to creating a night that felt like a party, and his expression of gratitude towards his fans in the arena is one they won’t soon forget. After falling to his knees and allowing a moment of vulnerability for the audience to be connected with him and the band, he stated “without you all, this is just sound check!”
“Every single day, all of you show me strength, courage and motivation, and as a result it felt important to create something to show you that I see all of the wonderful things you’re doing out there in the world. With that being said, I want to join in on the fight for those who cannot fight for themselves. Today, I present to you the Highest Hopes Foundation, created to support the efforts of non-profit organizations that lead, develop, and advocate support for human rights. This is dedicated to all people + communities who are subject to discrimination or abuse on the basis of gender, race, religion, sexual orientation + gender identity.
We’ll be donating $1 from every ticket purchased for the VIVA LAS VENGEANCE TOUR to the Highest Hopes Foundation.
All my love,