brendon urie and kendrick lamar

Brendon Urie hopes a collab with Kendrick Lamar happens at Reading & Leeds

We so wouldn't mind seeing a Kendrick Lamar and Panic! At The Disco collab.

August 22, 2018
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The Reading & Leeds festival is almost here, and it appears that Panic! At The Disco‘s Brendon Urie can’t wait to co-headline it with Kendrick Lamar.

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In a new interview with Kerrang! the Panic! At The Disco frontman talked co-headlining this year’s festival with hip-hop artist Kendrick Lamar and doing a possible collab.

“Oh my god – there’s no greater honour. I’m such a huge Kendrick Lamar fan, and I have so much respect for the guy. I can’t wait to see him – I’ve never had the chance to see him live before, and I know that it’s going to blow my mind! I’m not all about pressing too hard, but if [a collaboration] happens then it happens.”

He continued:

“That’s very much how it’s been on this tour: it’s been really organic, and no-one has had to push anybody to do anything that they haven’t wanted to. But I would throw the idea [to get Kendrick onstage during Panic!’s set] out, for sure! I’m such a big fan that I feel like I’m honoured to even just watch him.”

In addition to a possible collab with the hip-hop icon, Urie also shared how much he loved the diversity of this year’s festival lineup.

“I think it’s cool to have a line-up that’s so eclectic,” he continued. “There are so many diverse acts going into it, and there’s something very exciting about that. There’s no rules, and it doesn’t just have to be rock artists, or one genre; it can be all of these artists compiled together to create something really different and really fun. I love it!”

We’re beyond excited seeing all of these acts grace the stage at this year’s Reading & Leeds Festival, and we’re glad Brendon’s excited too.

Panic! At The Disco recently announced the second leg of their Pray For The Wicked Tour, which will see us praying for the wicked across North America well into 2019 with support from Two Feet.

Check out the full list of cities and dates below!

January 2019:

01/10 – Buffalo, NY @ KeyBank Center
01/12 – Laval, QC @ Place Bell
01/13 – Manchester, NH @ SNHU Arena
01/15 – Albany, NY @ Times Union Center
01/16 – Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
01/18 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
01/19 – Providence, RI @ Dunkin’ Donuts Center
01/20 – Washington, D.C. @ Capital One Arena
01/22 – Charlotte, NC @ Spectrum Center
01/23 – Charlottesville, VA @ John Paul Johns Arena
01/25 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
01/26 – Cincinnati, OH @ U.S. Bank Arena
01/27 – Milwaukee, WI @ Wisconsin Entertainment Center
01/29 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Van Andel Arena
01/30 – Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena


02/01 – Omaha, NE @ CenturyLink Center
02/02 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
02/04 – Rosemont, IL @ Allstate Arena
02/05 – Saint Louis, MO @ Enterprise Center
02/06 – Memphis, TN @ FedExForum
02/08 – Austin, TX @ Frank Erwin Center
02/09 – New Orleans, LA @ Smoothie King Center
02/12 – Albuquerque, NM @ Tingley Coliseum
02/14 – Anaheim, CA @ Honda Center
02/15 – Inglewood, CA @ The Forum
02/16 – San Diego, CA @ Valley View Casino Center
02/19 – Oakland, CA @ ORACLE Arena
02/20 – Sacramento, CA @ Golden1 Center

Written by Beth Casteel

Beth is a journalism and film student that runs on little sleep and a whole lot of coffee. She’s a big fan of eating pizza, talking about her love of Seaway and going to a ridiculous amount of shows in Cleveland.