After a week of cryptic clues to their fans that set the internet a buzz, Grammy-nominated Panic! At The Disco today announced that their highly anticipated sixth studio album, PRAY FOR THE WICKED, will be released on June 22, 2018 , with the new single ‘Say Amen (Saturday Night)’ available now.
Panic! At The Disco also unleashed an accompanying music video for ‘Say Amen (Saturday Night)’ directed by longtime collaborator Daniel ‘Cloud’ Campos and Spencer Susser. The video is part of a trilogy that acts as the prequel to ‘This Is Gospel’and ‘Emperor’s New Clothes’, also directed by Cloud.
‘After being away in New York for months doing Kinky Boots, I just wanted to hang out at home when I got back to LA. I was so revved up that I asked some friends to come over to my home studio to help me write about all the incredible things I’ve experienced the last couple of years,’ said Brendon Urie, Panic! At The Disco frontman. PRAY FOR THE WICKED is my ‘thank you’ to our fans and the most fun I’ve ever had making album.’
PRAY FOR THE WICKED follows Panic! At The Disco’s critically acclaimed fifth album, DEATH OF A BACHELOR, released in 2016. The album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 Chart and was nominated for Best Rock Album at the 2017 Grammy Awards. The RIAA platinum selling release was the highest selling rock album and fourth-highest selling album released in 2016, according to Nielsen Soundscan.
The album has also spawned RIAA certified gold tracks ‘Hallelujah,’ ‘LA Devotee,’ ‘Don’t Threaten Me With A Good Time’ and platinum ‘Victorious,’ ‘Death Of A Bachelor,’ and ‘Emperor’s New Clothes.’ Most recently, frontman Brendon Urie starred as Charlie Price in the critically acclaimed Broadway hit Kinky Boots.