Panic! At The Disco: ‘We weren’t scared to return to Leeds and Reading’ – Video

Singer Brendon Urie was knocked out in 2006 during bottling incident

Panic! At The Disco frontman Brendon Urie has spoken about returning to the Reading and Leeds Festivals after the band were previously bottled at the Reading leg of the event.

Urie was knocked out in 2006 after being struck by a missile from the crowd – but the group returned to the festivals the following year. The band now have a different line-up, with guitarist Ryan Ross and bassist Jon Walker having departed leaving Urie and drummer Spencer Smith the only original members.

Speaking exclusively to NME Video backstage at Leeds Festival, Urie said he wasn’t haunted by ghosts of bottlings past, declaring:

I figured the worst had happened before. It couldn’t really go any worse. There was no nervousness, we’re always excited to play this festival. It’s always been great for us.

Click above to watch the full video interview.

He added:

The show where I got knocked out was probably one of the most memorable shows we ever had. It ended up being a great set. It happened 30 seconds into our first song, but luckily we were able to finish our set. It sucks that it happened. It didn’t really deter me from wanting to play.

Panic! At The Disco play Reading Festival on Sunday night. Beady Eye, 30 Seconds To Mars and My Chemical Romance play across the site tonight.

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