Do you think Brendon Urie was born with the stars on his side and got famous with a wave of a magic wand? Absolutely not. Moreover, the singer was close to giving up music as a teenager as he tried to learn how to play the trumpet at school but wasn’t good enough at it. Urie could have given up on music whatsoever, if not for his music teacher.
This and other things you didn’t know about the musician’s path to success Urie shared in Neighborhood of Good, a series of motivational videos Panic! At The Disco did with State Farm. Be sure to watch the first episode of the series below.
In the project, Urie becomes a mentor at the Boys & Girls Club to enrich children’s vision of the future and belief in themselves, building confidence to follow their dreams.
Urie even mentiones being bullied at school in this episode of Neighborhood of Good (who would have thought the singer was an object of bullying too?). We also get to know his mother, Nani Urie, and his music teacher who helped unleash his talents.
Introducing the video, Panic! At The Disco wrote on Twitter: “Real talk, I wouldn’t be the person I am today if it wasn’t for those who inspired me throughout my childhood.” You can learn more about the project at this location.
Panic! At The Disco have just announced the second part of their Pray For The Wicked Tour, which means criss-crossing North America well into 2019. Which of their shows are you planning to see on this tour? Let us know in the comments below. And don’t miss the latest news about your favorite bands with AlteRock website: join AlteRock Facebook and Twitter to stay tuned for rock and metal news!
01/10 – Buffalo, NY @ KeyBank Center
01/12 – Laval, QC @ Place Bell
01/13 – Manchester, NH @ SNHU Arena
01/15 – Albany, NY @ Times Union Center
01/16 – Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
01/18 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
01/19 – Providence, RI @ Dunkin’ Donuts Center
01/20 – Washington, D.C. @ Capital One Arena
01/22 – Charlotte, NC @ Spectrum Center
01/23 – Charlottesville, VA @ John Paul Johns Arena
01/25 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
01/26 – Cincinnati, OH @ U.S. Bank Arena
01/27 – Milwaukee, WI @ Wisconsin Entertainment Center
01/29 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Van Andel Arena
01/30 – Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena
02/01 – Omaha, NE @ CenturyLink Center
02/02 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
02/04 – Rosemont, IL @ Allstate Arena
02/05 – Saint Louis, MO @ Enterprise Center
02/06 – Memphis, TN @ FedExForum
02/08 – Austin, TX @ Frank Erwin Center
02/09 – New Orleans, LA @ Smoothie King Center
02/12 – Albuquerque, NM @ Tingley Coliseum
02/14 – Anaheim, CA @ Honda Center
02/15 – Inglewood, CA @ The Forum
02/16 – San Diego, CA @ Valley View Casino Center
02/19 – Oakland, CA @ ORACLE Arena
02/20 – Sacramento, CA @ Golden1 Center