Panic! At The Disco paid a visit to the set of The Ellen DeGeneres Show yesterday (Feb. 5) to perform a rousing rendition of their latest lead single, "Victorious," for the studio audience and it was one of their best live versions of the popular track.
The pop-rock outfit just secured their first Billboard No. 1 with their latest album, Death of a Bachelor, which was released on Jan. 15 via DCD2/Fueled By Ramen, and frontman Brendon Urie seemed to demonstrate his excitement for the recent milestone with his wild stage antics, running through the crowd and doing a backflip off of the drum stand during the performance. Ellen was so pumped about the performance that she Tweeted that the band "tore this place up" shortly after the appearance.
When the band debuted the track back in November, they released an official music video depicting the band members celebrating a victory, which seems fitting given their recent accomplishment. The new album came as a surprise to many after Panic! initiated a social media campaign to tease the possibility of new music.
When Urie elaborated on the album's theme at the time of its official announcement, he stated: "Death of a Bachelor is in honor of those times I spent alone as a kid. Allowing music to consume me. Playing everything myself just to get the idea right and out of my head. It's a beginning to a new era. And an homage to how it all began... This album is me. Running to the piano. Building a drum kit. Strumming a guitar. Some things never change."
The band recently announced an extensive joint U.S. tour with Weezer for this Summer 2016 in support of the new album, with an opening set from Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness. The tour will launch on June 10th at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in The Woodlands, Texas and come to a close on August 6th in Irvine, California at Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre.
Death of a Bachelor, which also debuted at number one on the official iTunes charts, is the band's fifth overall studio album and a follow-up to 2013's Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die!. It is currently available for purchase via iTunes.