The historic Mayan Theater played host to Panic! At The Disco’s Live from the Artists Den performance, providing a unique and wondrous backdrop for the energetic 500 fans who attended the taping in 2016. Hailing from Las Vegas, the boisterous indie rock band, led by the charismatic Brendon Urie, ripped through both old songs and new, heavily featuring tracks off Death Of A Bachelor, their first album to debut at No.1 on the Billboard 200 Chart. The resounding conclusion of the concert was none other than “I Write Sins Not Tragedies” which was sung as much by the fans as it was by Urie and his talented troupe.
Hailing from Las Vegas, the boisterous indie rock band, led by the charismatic Brendon Urie, ripped through both old songs and new, heavily featuring tracks off Death Of A Bachelor.
Panic! At The Disco
Panic! At The Disco, alternative punk band from Las Vegas, fronted by vocalist Brendon Urie, has been around for more than a decade now. In 2005, the band released their first album A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out, which went double-platinum in the US. Their first singles “I Write Sins Not Tragedies” and “The Only Difference…” charted on the Billboard Hot 100, launching them into mainstream stardom. The band has played numerous festivals including Bamboozle and Warped Tour, and toured with popular alternative bands such as Fall Out Boy, The Academy Is, and more. Their second album, Pretty. Odd., debuted at number two in 2008. The band released two more albums, Vices & Virtues in 2011, and Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die! in 2013 that both charted in the top 10 on the Billboard 200. The band’s album, Death Of A Bachelor, debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 in 2016, with hit singles “Hallelujah” and “Victorious.” In 2018, the band released their sixth album, Pray for the Wicked, produced by Jake Sinclair.
The Mayan Theater, located in the heart of the historic theater district of Downtown Los Angeles, is a landmark former movie palace built in 1927. The ornate decorations of the building celebrate that of the Mayan Revival, a popular architectural style during the 1920s and 1930s. Though it shut its doors as a theater for musicals, the building was preserved, and The Mayan officially reopened on February 14, 1990 as a nightclub in the underground music scene. The Mayan has also served as a location for many feature films, such as “The Bodyguard,” “Night at The Roxbury,” “Save the Tiger,” “Be Cool,” and “The Replacement Killers.” Today, the Mayan continues to be deeply ingrained in music, pop culture, and entertainment in Los Angeles. It is one of the few remaining original theaters left in the city, and is designated a Historic Cultural Monument. Photography courtesy of Colin Young-Wolff for Artists Den Entertainment.