If Brendon Urie ever wants to play the role of a secret agent/super-spy in the near future, he may already have an audition tape on hand. On Tuesday (May 8), Panic! at the Disco headed over to the Ellen DeGeneres Show to perform their current single, “Say Amen (Saturday Night).” Instead of going the typical route with just a plain performance, the group decided to take thing up another notch.
Taking inspiration from the official music video for the tune, the live performance follows Urie as he makes his way from the green room to the main studio, all while being attacked by ninjas dressed like normal production crew members and/or audience members.
Oh yeah, did we also mention that Urie is singing live while he’s being attacked by the undercover ninjas, bottles, and vases? Watch the complete performance for “Say Amen (Saturday Night)” above.
“Say Amen (Saturday Night)” will join previously released track “(F*** A) Silver Lining” on Panic! at the Disco’s forthcoming sixth studio album. Pray for the Wicked is due out on June 22 through the band’s longtime home of Fueled By Ramen. Pre-orders for Pray for the Wicked are available here.
In support of Pray for the Wicked‘s release, the Las Vegas-founded band will embark on their massive Pray for the Wicked summer tour in July. The tour will kick off July 11 at the Target Center in Minneapolis and conclude a little over a month later on Aug. 18 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The complete list of tour dates can be found here.