Brendon Urie On Fans: "If You Wanna Live In 2007, Live In 2007 Bro"

8 July 2016, 10:47 | Updated: 8 May 2017, 17:09

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James Wilson-Taylor

By James Wilson-Taylor

Brendon chats through all the lineup changes and the band's evolution over the years in new interview.

Panic! At The Disco frontman and hater of shirts Brendon Urie commented on his former bandmates in a new interview with

The noted backflip fan is currently in the middle of a huge US tour with Weezer and, as fans mourned the 7 year anniversary of Ryan Ross and Jon Walker's departure from the lineup, he was asked about how his approach to work has changed since the split.

Our first split was back in 2009 [right]? That was the first time I felt, ‘OK, I’m taking the reins, now I get to really jump into that world of I get to do whatever I want, and let’s see how far I can take this. And then that just kind of progressed further. I just started doing more and more stuff that no one could question it, or have too much of an opinion, because it was like, ‘No, this is what I’m doing.’ I had full say, and I could delegate to whoever, facilitate certain friends to do certain things, and it just made it more fun.

Brendon Urie


But despite having long since moved on from the band's early day, Beebo did acknowledge that certain fans may still long for a particular era.

I still constantly get stuff. It doesn’t bother me, because I can’t change what they say or what they think, and if that makes them feel more comfortable to live in that past moment, then so be it, cool. It’s all good, whatever makes you happier. It doesn’t dictate how I write or what I’m gonna do. If that did, I probably wouldn’t be happy with half the stuff I’d written. So yeah, if you wanna live in 2007, live in 2007, bro, but at least come to the show and check it out for yourself. We’re still gonna play all the oldies.

Brendon Urie


Panic! return to the UK in November for a HUGE arena tour.

Watch Brendon's interview comments in full below: