Meet Brendon Urie the leader of Panic! At the Disco
Brendon Boyd Urie was born on 12th April 1987. in St. George, Utah USA, and is the lead singer and guitarist of the band Panic! At the Disco; he has been a member of the band since its inception, and is the only one of the original line-up. Although performing on a solo format as well, Urie decided to continue working with the Panic! At The Disco. He also plays keyboards, accordion, piano and a variety of other instruments. In 2017, Brendon played Charlie Price in the award-winning Broadway musical “Kinky Boots”.
Here's a better pic of the bruises right before the show last night in Massachusetts. pic.twitter.com/tYGsj17hV2
— Brendon Urie (@brendonurie) March 5, 2017
Early childhood and educational background
He is the son of Grace and Boyd Urie, a family of Mormons, but abandoned religion at the beginning of his career. He studied at Palo Verde High School in Las Vegas, during which he also worked at Tropical Café Smoothies in his hometown. According to people who worked with him, he was a quiet, shy guy who sang the songs that were played on the radio. He was expelled from home, when he decided not to pursue law school to pursue a musical career.
His musical career began when he met Brent Wilson, who he studied with in the same class, who asked Uri to become a guitarist for Panic! At the Disco, as they were looking for a replacement at this time. At first Uri was not a leading vocalist, as this position belonged to Ryan Ross. However, when he demonstrated his sing abilities to, the band members decided to make him a singer. After that, Panic! At the Disco released five albums in which Uri was a vocalist – “A Fever You Cannot Sweat Out” was released in 2005, “Pretty. Odd.” (2008), “Vices & Virtues” (2011), “Too Weird To Live, Too Rare To Die !” (2013) and “Death of a Bachelor” (2016) – all except the first entered the Billboard Albums chart, and achieved either gold or platinum certification.
Brandon Uri filmed and sang in many clips, including with Patrick Stump in the song of The Cab “One of Those Nights”. Uri also participated in the songs of the band Fall Out Boy, and was heard in the compositions “What a Catch, Donnie”, “20 Dollar Nose Bleed” and “7 Minutes in Heaven”, in which he performed backing vocals. Also as a backing vocalist, he can also be heard in the composition “Plans and Reveries” by the band Black Gold. In 2008, Uri collaborated in the song of Coca-Cola Company – “Open Happiness” – written by Butch Walker. Uri has appeared in a number of video clips by the Fall Out band Boy, too, and in the clip of the band Gym Class Heroes “Clothes off”.
Unbreakable Brendon Urie
In 2006, during a presentation of Panic! At the Disco at the Reading Festival, Urie was hit in the head by a bottle thrown from the audience just seconds after the band took the stage. As a result of the blow, he lost consciousness and had to be resuscitated for several minutes, but despite suffering a concussion, the set of the band continued. In an article for NME, Urie spoke about the altercation in Reading, explaining that he remembered that he was beaten and knocked out for a couple of seconds, then woke up and finished the set!
Urie has been married to Sarah Orzechowski since 2013, and the two reside in Los Angeles, California. However, it has recently been announced that Brendon had to move out of his home, because he couldn’t bare the attention of fans. He has been diagnosed with ADHD, which may partly explain his emotional reactions.