At the beginning of 2008 Panic! At the Disco changed their name to Panic at the Disco for all subsequent albums and tours.
Panic At the Disco is a las vegas, nevada pop-rock band whose 2005 debut album A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out made the Billboard 200 album chart. The album has sold over one million copies (Platinum) since its September 2005 release.
The band was formed in Las Vegas by schoolmates Ryan Ross on guitar and Spencer Smith on drums. They recruited fellow schoolmates Brent Wilson on bass and Brendon Urie on vocals. Their name was taken from a line in the song Panic, in turn a reference to a song of the same name by The Smiths.
In order to get their music heard, the band posted a comment on Pete Wentz’s (of Fall Out Boy) livejournal linking him to their purevolume site. Pete Wentz drove out to Las Vegas, as he was so impressed by what he heard, in order to meet and hear them. He then brought them to the attention of Fueled by Ramen Records, who signed them while they were still in high school to Wentz’s imprint label Decaydance. They recorded their album in Bethesda, Maryland with producer Matt Squire, who had earlier produc...