SOURCE: Decaydance/Fueled By Ramen

July 31, 2006 17:00 ET

Panic! At the Disco Leads MTV Video Music Awards Nominees; "I Write Sins Not Tragedies" Garners Five Nominations

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 31, 2006 -- Decaydance/Fueled By Ramen recording group Panic! At the Disco has been nominated for five 2006 MTV Video Music Awards. The nominations, for their debut video "I Write Sins Not Tragedies," include Video of the Year, Best Group Video, Best Rock Video, Best New Artist in a Video and Best Art Direction in a Video. The Las Vegas four-piece has also been confirmed to perform at the ceremony, which takes place August 31st in New York City.

This has been a monumental year for the band. Their debut, "A FEVER YOU CAN'T SWEAT OUT" (Decaydance/Fueled by Ramen), has been certified platinum and continues to climb the charts -- it is currently #17 on the Billboard 200 almost a year after release. "I Write Sins Not Tragedies" hit #1 on MTV and is one of the top viewed videos on YouTube, while their second video "But It's Better If We Do" is fast becoming a TRL mainstay.

"A FEVER YOU CAN'T SWEAT OUT" is complex and creative, with "electronic drums, barrel house piano and synth stabs amid speedy, stutter-stepping grooves and sweet-and-sour vocals," says Rolling Stone. Panic! At the Disco graced the cover of Alternative Press' "100 Bands You Need to Know" in 2006 issue, Blender selected them as one of their Hot 100 Artists and SPIN named singer Brendon Urie as one of their Top 25 Artists Under 25 and chose them for the cover of its October issue. The Panic! has spread overseas, as well, with a certified gold album in the UK, a sold-out UK headlining tour, airplay on Radio One and their faces on the covers Big Cheese, Rock Sound, Kerrang and NME.

The VMA announcement comes on the heels of a sold-out nationwide headlining tour, which includes a performance at Lollapalooza August 4th.

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