We have been on a rant on “Bohemian Rhapsody” of late because of the recent biopic movie of Queen which has left us baffled. The movie was a thrilling inside look into Queen’s Freddie Mercury’s life for existing fans and an eye-opener for new fans. We wrote about the original track, completely written by lead vocalist-Freddie Mercury, and what the song means. We wrote about 65,000 fans singing “Bohemian Rhapsody” in unison at Hyde Park during a Green Day concert. We even wrote about the current lead vocalist of Queen-Adam Lambert and his journey from his first audition at X-Factor. Now, we move on to another cover of this epic saga track by a renowned band-Panic! At The Disco.
The Rock band from Las Vegas, USA, performed a very accurate cover of “Bohemian Rhapsody” during a leg of their 2017 tour ‘Death Of A Bachelor.’ The band even went the extra mile to video the four members performing the song as done by Queen-the band member heads in pitch black background.
The lead vocalist, Brendon Urie is seen putting his heart and soul to this re-enactment of one of Queen’s greatest songs ever.
Watch Panic! At The Disco Perform “Bohemian Rhapsody” (Queen Cover)
Brendon Urie gets on the stage an announces; “we are gonna do a song by one of my favourite gay human beings.” And that first iconic lyric “is this the real life…” lets the fans in to a frenzy.
This is not the first time Panic! At The Disco covered this epic Rock-ballad by Queen. In fact, this Queen tribute has been performed in several tours and live concerts by the band. In 2015, the band performed the song at Reading Music Festival.
The band was also invited to perform “Bohemian Rhapsody” at the 2018 American Music Awards.
Even better so, Panic! At The Disco made it into the official movie soundtrack for ‘Suicide Squad’ from 2016, performing the same iconic cover.
There is very little distance more to go for this band to become a full-on Queen tribute group-more so “Bohemian Rhapsody” tribute band. We can only assume that there will be even more performances of this Rock-Operatic-Ballad track in the future concerts.
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