Brendon Urie is hosting a Twitch stream to raise funds for the Highest Hopes Foundation. The Panic! At The Disco frontman is teaming up with State Farm to support the singer’s human rights advocacy organization.
If a high enough amount of money is donated, Urie will be premiering a brand new metal track live!
Urie previously shared a heavy metal track on the platform, when he went live in August. When one fan brought up how the vocalist had mentioned he wouldn’t be doing any work for the rest of the year, Urie replied:
“Dude, that’s not work. That’s literally me, stoned and drunk in my room, sitting in this chair and just being like ‘oh, let’s just grab a guitar real quick.’”
Those who donate $10 will get a prize raffle entry, and $25 donations earn a gift. Urie will also play Fortnite without a weapon if they reach the $10,000, and at $50,000, he’ll play a drum solo live. After donations reach up to $75,000, Urie will premiere his new metal song. Once $100,00 is reached, the snare drum from Death Of A Bachelor will be added to the raffle.
They will be going live today at 2pm ET, and you can tune in here.
TUNE IN https://t.co/JztKKiMWvf tomorrow at 2p ET – we’re raising money for @HighestHopes and giving away prizes from P!ATD and friends at @Oculus, @HyperX, @BeatSaber, @CallofDuty, @TheGameAwards and more SURPRISES! pic.twitter.com/s545lpJDCG
— Panic! At The Disco (@PanicAtTheDisco) November 14, 2019
More on Highest Hopes Foundation
Earlier this year, the Highest Hopes Foundation was recognized by the city of Providence, Rhode Island for their advocacy and human rights achievements. Addressed to Brendon Urie, the mayor of Providence and Councilwoman Carmen Castillo, recognized the Highest Hopes Foundation for their work with marginalized youth.
Urie later shared the news on Twitter with the caption “Keep fighting that good fight y’all.”
— Panic! At The Disco (@PanicAtTheDisco) February 8, 2019
The documents enclosed in the award include a Resolution of the City Council, an official citation and a heartfelt letter from Mayor Jorge Elorza.
“I, Jorge O. Elorza, Mayor of the City of Providence, do hereby confer upon you this citation in recognition of your advocacy and dedication to all people and communities who are subject to discrimination and abuse on the basis of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation and gender identity. Your commitment to your foundation, The Highest Hope Foundation, through which you lead, develop and advocate for human rights, and your participation in the “The State Farm Neighborhood of Good” program, where you use your energy, experience and influence to help kids at the Boys and Girls Club build their confidence, as they grow and dream into what they want to be, and your High Hopes message that has inspired people of all ages to keep reaching for their dreams, has earned you the admiration and respect of many. I am joined by the people of Providence in applauding you and in offering our sincere congratulations, with very best wishes for continued success in all your future endeavors.”
You can donate directly to the Highest Hopes Foundation here.
More on Panic At The Disco
This isn’t the first time Panic! At The Disco have appeared on a soundtrack. “New Perspective” appeared in the cult horror hit Jennifer’s Body in 2009 alongside Hayley Williams, Cute Is What We Aim For, Dashboard Confessional, Cobra Starship, All Time Low and more. The band’s epic cover of the beloved Queen track “Bohemian Rhapsody” made its way to the Suicide Squad soundtrack in 2016, joining twenty one pilots, G-Eazy and more. Most recently, Panic! appeared on The Greatest Showman’s reimagined soundtrack in 2018 with their version of “The Greatest Show.”
Check out Panic’s take on “Into The Unknown” here as well as below.
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