The Killers Vs Emo – band hit out

Panic! At The Disco speak

Panic! At The Disco have hit back at The Killers suggestion they are “dangerous”.

While recently talking to NME.COM, The Killers attacked Panic! At The Disco and fellow emo group Fall Out Boy. Now both bands have hit back.

“All those bands, Fall Out Boy, Panic! At The Disco, they only influenced by each other and Blink-182. How can that be a good thing?” declared Killers guitarist Dave Keuning, while his frontman Brandon Flowers added: “Emo, whatever you want to call it, is dangerous.”


However speaking to NME.COM, Panic! At The Disco singer Brendan Urie rejected those claims.

“Do I think or myself as dangerous?” mused Urie. “Not at all! We’re really harmless and innocent in a way. It’s a shame that he (Brandon Flowers) feels that way really.”

As previously reported, The Killers comments also caused Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz to hit back, although he seemed most annoyed by Flowers’ claim the two bands had never met.

Wentz insisted the groups encountered each other at an award ceremony, explaining, “I think they (The Killers) maybe tried to order drinks from us at the MTV Video Music Awards, because they thought we were waiters.”

Panic! At The Disco, meanwhile are a month into their biggest US tour to date.

“The tour is going really well,” explained Urie. “We’re really enjoying it. Everything has gone really smoothly which is really good. We didn’t get a lot of time to prepare, but so far so good.”


The band are then set to play at the Carling Weekend: Reading and Leeds Festivals next month (August 25-27) before returning to the UK to play three nights at the London Brixton Academy (October 22-24).

For ticket availability go to NME.COM/Gigs.