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Panic! At The Disco coming to the Ritz Ybor in Tampa




Fun fact: Panic! At The Disco played one of the last sets at the old Masquerade in Ybor City. It happened on Feb. 19, 2006, alongside Hellogoodbye, The Academy Is... and others. Less than two weeks later, the club was closed for good.

That is, until late 2008, when the club at 1503 Seventh Ave. reopened as the Ritz Ybor, a shiny new concert hall that has hosted shows by everyone from Lady Gaga to Ben Folds to Smashing Pumpkins.

Just as the Ritz Ybor is a lot different from the old Masquerade, Panic! At The Disco in 2011 is a lot different from Panic! At The Disco in 2006. They've lost half of their original members, for one thing.

But Panic! At The Disco isn't giving up. You may have spotted Brendon Urie and Spencer Smith at this year's 97X Backyard Barbecue in St. Pete. And according to their website, they're returning to Tampa, with a gig Oct. 23 at -- you guessed it -- the Ritz Ybor. (See how it all comes full circle?)

According to promoters, tickets will go onsale Aug. 12, though we don't have any prices yet. We'll keep you posted.

-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*

[Last modified: Thursday, August 4, 2011 5:19pm]


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