MANCHESTER — Having already secured a glittery spot in the limelight and on the charts, the Grammy-nominated band Panic at the Disco brings the second leg of its Pray for the Wicked tour to the SNHU Arena Sunday at 7 p.m.
With his signature mix of Sinatra’s Rat Pack smoothness and Queen’s rock-opera stylings, lead singer Brendon Urie has tackled vocals for a string of albums with gleefully quirky names and outlooks: “A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out” (2005), “Pretty.Odd.” (2008), “Vices & Virtues” (2011), “Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die” (2013) and “Death of a Bachelor” (2016).
It was the break-out hit “I Write Sins, Not Tragedies,” about a circus of a wedding, that introduced the world to ringmaster Urie’s flair for baroque theatricality and storytelling.
Panic’s latest album, 2018’s “Pray for the Wicked,” continues the adventures at center ring, with tracks like the party anthem “Say Amen (Saturday Night)” and the triumphant hit “High Hopes,” about heeding his mama’s advice to aim high and never give up. That message of perseverance and ultimate rewards is playfully explored in a music video in which Urie steps out of a car and walks straight up a glass skyscraper to join his band in a rooftop jam against the city skyline.
“Pray for the Wicked” debuted at No. 1 on iTunes in 22 countries, and the band notched a second consecutive No. 1 on Billboard’s top 200 Albums Chart.
Two Feet and Betty Who will open Sunday’s show. Tickets are $30.75-$70.75. For details, call (800) 745-3000.