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The American Music Awards will feature a special tribute to Queen, delivered by the scene’s own Panic! At The Disco.

The band will perform “Bohemian Rhapsody” Oct. 9 from the Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney, Australia.

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“If there is one song that I wish I would have written myself, it’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody,’” Panic! At The Disco frontman Brendon Urie says in a statement.

The song—considered by many to be one of the best rock songs of all time—was written by Queen frontman Freddie Mercury in 1975. A Freddie Mercury biopic named after the celebrated song is set to be released Nov. 2.

The film stars Rami Malek as Mercury, alongside Joe Mazzello and Gwilym Lee as as Queen members John Deacon and Brian May. The stars will introduce Panic! At The Disco’s performance from the AMAs at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

This will be Panic! At The Disco’s first performance at the AMAs. In addition, Panic! are also nominated for favorite artist in alternative rock.

Panic! At The Disco originally released a cover of the iconic rock song for the Suicide Squad soundtrack.

“Freddie Mercury’s genius is clear from the very first note to the last,” Urie says. “I’m honored to be able to pay tribute to Queen with my performance.”

You can watch Panic! At The Disco’s AMAs performance live Oct. 9.

This is a big year for Panic! and award shows. Earlier this year, they performed “High Hopes” at the MTV Video Music Awards where they got the internet buzzing as they  handed out something special to those in the audience including Post Malone.

And while 2018 might be Panic! At The Disco’s first AMAs performance, they’re familiar to the Alternative Press Music Awards.

The band won APMAs Artist Of The Year in 2017 and even performed “Bohemian Rhapsody” at the 2015 APMAs with the Contemporary Youth Orchestra.

Later this year, Panic! At The Disco will be kicking off the second leg of their Pray For The Wicked tour starting in 2019. A full list of tour dates is below.

January Dates:

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

February Dates:

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 @ Golden 1 Center