Since the beginning of the widely successful “Pray for the Wicked” tour, Urie has walked out into the crowd each night to greet his fans during a performance of the 2016 fan-favourite single, Death of a Bachelor.
Unfortunately, on many occasions, a number of smitten fans have tried their best to plant a kiss on the 31-year-old, whether that be his hand, cheek or even neck.
Urie has detailed a number of the incidents during live Twitch broadcasts made for his dedicated fans. He admitted the kisses and grabbing make him uncomfortable and that if they don’t stop that he will not do the “death walk” anymore, despite wanting to.
On Saturday morning — following a recent concert in Omaha, Neb. — Hall addressed Urie’s discomfort.
“Just a heads up folks,” he wrote on Twitter. “I’m done with this crap of kissing Brendon during the “death walk.”
“If I see it, you will be kicked out of the show right away,” he claimed. “The end.”
Just a heads up folks. I’m done with this crap of kissing Brendon during the “death walk”. If I see it, you will be kicked out of the show right away. The end.
— zackcloudhall (@ZackCloudHall) February 2, 2019
This wasn’t the first time Hall commented on the matter either. It’s apparently been a recurring issue.
“If people keep trying to lick, kiss or do weird creepy s**t during the ‘death walk’ we will for sure stop doing it,” he wrote.
“It’s a fun thing likes to do and enjoys being that close to you guys,” Hall continued, “but come on. Have some respect.”
Fortunately, many fans were supportive of Hall’s decision and even shocked by the actions of the abusers.
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During another Twitch Livestream, Urie detailed another of his uncomfortable encounters.
“I went in for a hug and a girl kissed my neck,” he said. “And it was… yikes dude, the neck kiss is so intimate too. Which is an extra ‘f**k you’ to me.”
While the singer admitted he loves the “death walk” and meeting his fans, he said he would no longer do it if similar incidents continue to happen.
“Please stop kissing me on the death walk,” Urie concluded.
After the broadcast ended, a number of videos surfaced on Twitter which captured some of the harrowing events and suspects in question.
well not having respect doesn’t mean you’re not a fan. cause usually when people are around their idol or just a celebrity they love… they don’t know what to do w themselves. it doesn’t make it ok but still
— chris 🧖🏾♀️ (@chrissyyonce) February 3, 2019
… nasty pic.twitter.com/wDGxP5uXn2
— raquel (@Ruhquel) January 31, 2019
“Some girl licked her finger and then tried to touch Brendon during the death walk,” wrote one user.
“People are disgusting and rude. Seriously, what the hell is wrong with people?” she asked.
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Urie recently hinted at the possibility of a Broadway musical based around his personal life in an interview with The Sun.
“I’ve been talking to a couple of movie directors about film ideas and about doing musical theatre, Broadway maybe,” said the singer. “The ideal would be to write music for an idea somebody else has come up with.”
“I talked about doing my origin story,” he continued,” growing up in Vegas. So we’ll see what happens.”
The “Pray for the Wicked” tour wraps up in the U.S. at the end of the month. As of this writing, Panic! At the Disco has scheduled no Canadian tour dates.
It’s being speculated that Urie is already working on a follow-up to the band’s latest record, Pray for the Wicked (2018).
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