Panic! at the Disco (sometimes shortened to P! ATD ) is an American alternative pop / rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada. They changed their name at the beginning of 2008 to become Panic at the Disco, but finally decided to hand over the exclamation mark after the departure of Ryan Ross and Jon Walker. Their musical style mixes pop, electronics, dance, rock, and many others and is very strongly inspired by the group Fall Out Boy. Their debut album A Fever You Can not Sweat Out (2005) has had some success in the Billboard 200. It sold about 2.2 million copies.
The band starts with guitarist / singer Ryan Ross and drummer Spencer Smith, childhood friends. The duo only wants to make Blink-182 covers until they are joined by Brendon Urie and Brent Wilson, respectively as singer and bassist. For his name, the group would have hesitated between " panic at the disco " , a passage from the Panic song by Name Taken, and .
In 2005, Brent Wilson left the band and was replaced by Jon Walker. In early October, SPIN magazine elects them "group of the day" . In 2006, the group made an international tour called Nothing Rhymes With Circus. That same year, they received the Best Video Award at the MTV Video Music Awards for I Write Sins Not Tragedies.
They pick up the song This Is Halloween for the soundtrack of the 3D reissue of Tim Burton's film The Strange Christmas.
On March 6, 2007, the group arrives in Mount Charleston, Nevada to begin writing a new album. After several recordings and stage performances in summer, the group returns to Las Vegas and his studio, rehearsal to begin to actually write the album. The band offers no interest in the songs they wrote. In October 2007, the group enters the Palms Casino Resort Studio in Las Vegas to record the album.