Panic! At The Disco gear up for second album

They're also planning US theatre tour in March

Panic! At The Disco have unveiled details of their second album, slated for release on March 25.

Guitarist Ryan Ross says the band deliberately focused on working out songs that are geared to the live show, something he admits the band did not think about on their debut ‘A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out’.

“We just wanted the record to sound like four people playing a song. A lot of the songs are definitely more geared toward playing live; we didn’t think about that on the last record,” Ross told Billboard.com.

The Las Vegas band avoided working with “the big rock producers” on the record, instead choosing to enlist the services of Rob Mathes, who previously collaborated with the band on their cover of ‘This Is Halloween’.

Songs included on the album include ‘Things Have Changed’ and ‘Nine in the Afternoon’, which the band previewed for audiences this summer including their sets at Reading/Leeds.

They are also planning a US theatre tour to coincide with the release, but don’t expect the Panic! show you’ve seen before because Ross tells Billboard “We’re not going to do a circus show again.”

‘A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out’ sold 1.7 million copies in the US alone, and the band earned $6 million after playing 50 live shows in 2006.

–By our New York staff.

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