Panic! at the Disco Launches Human Rights Organization


Panic! at the Disco’s Brendon Urie is launching a human rights organization called Highest Hopes Foundation.

The rock singer said Thursday (June 28) that the nonprit will support “communities subject to discrimination or abuse on the basis gender, race, religion, sexual orientation and gender identity.”

Panic! at the Disco will allocate $1 each ticket from U.S. dates its Pray For the Wicked Tour to Highest Hopes. The tour starts July 11 in Minneapolis and will also visit arenas like New York’s Madison Square Garden and Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Panic! at the Disco released its debut in 2005. The band has downsized over the years, and now only includes Urie. A touring band accompanies him on the road.

Its 2016 album, Death a Bachelor, earned a Grammy nomination for best rock album. Panic! at the Disco released a new album, Pray for the Wicked, last week.