Panic! At The Disco are headed to the AMAs… kinda.
The multi-platinum selling band will be performing at the 2018 American Music Awards next Tuesday from the Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney, Australia for a very special tribute to legendary British rock band Queen by singing their own rendition of the award-winning hit “Bohemian Rapsody.” The song, written by Freddie Mercury for the band’s 1975 album A Night at the Opera, remains one of Queen’s most popular and is often considered one of the greatest rock songs of all time.
“If there is one song that I wish I would’ve written myself, it’s “Bohemian Rhapsody,” said 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.”
Rami Malek, Joe Mazzello and Gwilym Lee, cast of the upcoming 20th Century Fox Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, will introduce Panic! At The Disco’s performance live from the awards show in Los Angeles.
Nominated this year for Favorite Artist – Alternative Rock, Panic! At The Disco joins previously announced performers 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, as well as a moving tribute to the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin.
Hosted by Tracee Ellis Ross, the 2018 American Music Awards will broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 8:00 p.m. EDT, on ABC.