Panic! At the Disco will be performing a tribute to Queen during the 2018 American Music Awards. The 2018 AMA’s will mark the first time Panic! At the Disco has performed as part of the annual music awards show. The band’s confirmed to honor Queen with a performance of the British rock band’s “Bohemian Rhapsody,” one of Queen’s biggest hits written by Freddie Mercury.
Panic! At The Disco’s performance will take place at the Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney, Australia and will air live during the AMAs. The stars of the upcoming Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody – Rami Malek, Joe Mazzello and Gwilym Lee – have been tapped to take the stage in Los Angeles and introduce Panic! At the Disco’s performance.
“If there is one song that I wish I would’ve written myself, it’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody,’ stated Panic! At The Disco frontman, Brendon Urie. “Freddie Mercury’s genius is clear from the very first note to the last and I’m honored to be able to pay tribute to Queen with my performance.”
Panic! At the Disco is nominated for a Favorite Artist – Alternative Rock award at the American Music Awards.
The band joins a list of performers confirmed for the awards show that includes benny blanco with Halsey and Khalid, Cardi B featuring Bad Bunny and J Balvin, Mariah Carey, Ciara featuring Missy Elliott, Dua Lipa, Post Malone featuring Ty Dolla $ign, and Carrie Underwood. There will also be a tribute to the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, by Gladys Knight, Ledisi, Mary Mary, Donnie McClurkin and CeCe Winans.
Tracee Ellis Ross is hosting this year’s AMAs. The show will be broadcast live on October 9, 2018 at 8pm ET on ABC. Ross is also an executive producer along with Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco.
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