Panic at the Disco! quickly became MTV darlings in 2006, back when MTV actually still drew an audience to watch music videos. The Las Vegas post-emo band’s video for its breakthrough hit, “I Write Sins Not Tragedies,” had mimes, top hats and lots of pomp. Its subsequent “Nothing Rhymes With Circus” tour had a ribbon dancer, a contortionist and more, plus lead singer Brandon Urie, who wore lots of make-up and sounded like an especially hyper valley girl, only with a deeper voice. Today, Panic! at the Disco is a solo act, with Urie accompanied by various hired hands. But now he has a much bigger budget. So expect pyrotechnics galore, lasers, an elevated drum kit, a piano that rises on a hydraulic lift, and a live string and brass section when Urie/Panic! performs Saturday at Pechanga Arena San Diego (the venue previously known as Valley View Casino Center). Will Urie sing Panic!’s 2016 version of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody?” You can bank on it.
Panic! at the Disco, with Two Feet: 7 p.m. Saturday 3500 Sports Arena Blvd., Midway District. $67, plus service charges. (888) 929-7849. axs.com