Panic! At the Disco’s Brendon Urie Pledges $1 Million to Help LGBT Youth
LGBT Pride month may be coming to an end, but singer Brendon Urie of Panic! At the Disco is looking to help the LGBT Youth long into the future.
On Friday (June 29), Urie announced he would be partnering with the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) to help create Gender & Sexuality/Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) in high schools across the nation. To kick off the new partnership, Urie has pledged $1 million to GLSEN to help launch the initiative, Rolling Stone reports.
"For years my fans have inspired me with their determination and creativity as they have created a safe and inclusive community," the singer said in a statement. "I felt the time had come for me to join them boldly, to bring that energy and power to bear on the huge challenges facing our whole society."
Up next for Urie, Panic! At the Disco will be heading out on tour on July 11. The trek, which is in support of Panic! At the Disco's recently released Pray for the Wicked album, will kick off in Minneapolis before they make stops in Detroit, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, New York, Philadelphia, Seattle, Los Angeles and more.
Check out the tour dates below.
Panic! At the Disco Pray for the Wicked Tour Dates
July 11: Minneapolis, MN (Target Center)
July 13: Indianapolis, IN (Bankers Life Fieldhouse)
July 14: Detroit, MI (Little Caesars Arena)
July 15: Columbus, OH (Nationwide Arena)
July 17: Chicago, IL (United Center)
July 18: Pittsburgh, PA (PPG Paints Arena)
July 20: Uniondale, NY (NYCB Live: Nassau Coliseum)
July 21: Baltimore, MD (Royal Farms Arena)
July 22: Toronto, ON (Air Canada Centre)
July 24: New York, NY (Madison Square Garden)
July 25: Boston, MA (TD Garden)
July 27: Philadelphia, PA (Wells Fargo Center)
July 28: Raleigh, NC (PNC Arena)
July 29: Duluth, GA (Infinite Energy Center)
July 31: Sunrise, FL (BB&T Center)
Aug. 1: Tampa, FL (Amalie Arena)
Aug. 3: Houston, TX (Toyota Center)
Aug. 4: Dallas, TX (American Airlines Center)
Aug. 5: Tulsa, OK (BOK Center)
Aug. 7: Denver, CO (Pepsi Center)
Aug. 8: Salt Lake City, UT (Vivint Smart Home Arena)
Aug. 10: Seattle, WA (KeyArena)
Aug. 11: Vancouver, BC (Rogers Arena)
Aug. 12: Portland, OR (Moda Center)
Aug. 14: San Jose, CA (SAP Center)
Aug. 15: Los Angeles, CA (STAPLES Center)
Aug. 17: Glendale, AZ (Gila River Arena)
Aug. 18: Las Vegas, NV (T-Mobile Arena)