Panic! At The Disco in Bowie tribute: Band donate merchandise profits to Cancer Research UK

All proceeds from London gig given to charity

Panic! At The Disco have donated all of the money made from sales of merchandise at last night’s London gig to Cancer Research UK, in honour of David Bowie.

The band played O2 Academy Brixton last night (January 12) and tweeted after the show that all proceeds from the merchandise table would be donated to the charity. Bowie passed away on January 10 following an 18 month battle with cancer.

Separately, frontman Brendan Urie payed tribute to Bowie. “David Bowie was the epitome of unique,” he tweeted. “No one sounded like him, looked like him, acted like him. He was a truly amazing human being. I believe, wherever he is now, he’s still the rarest of his kind. Goodnight, you beautiful soul. And thanks for everything you gave us.”

Panic! At The Disco release new album ‘Death Of A Bachelor’ on Friday. Their fifth studio effort includes the band’s recent tracks ‘Hallelujah’, ‘Victorious’ and title track ‘Death Of A Bachelor’, as well as ‘LA Devotee’. The record was produced by Jake Sinclair (Taylor Swift, Fall Out Boy).

The band will return to the UK in May to headline Slam Dunk Festival. The touring festival will visit Leeds, Birmingham and Hatfield with Panic! At The Disco joined on the bill by Of Mice & Men and New Found Glory.

The Slam Dunk 2016 line up is bolstered by Four Year Strong, Every Time I Die, Issues, Memphis May Fire and Real Friends, with more than 40 other acts still to be confirmed.

Slam Dunk 2016 will call at:

Leeds City Centre (May 28)
Birmingham NEC (May 29)
University of Hertfordshire (May 30)

See more tributes to David Bowie here.