By Radio.com Staff
Panic! At The Disco returned to Irvine Meadows Saturday and by all accounts it was a magical show for fans.
It’s been no secret that the band’s former drummer, Spencer Smith has been battling addiction. Brendon Urie has been vocal about the track “This Is Gospel” having been written about his friend and former bandmate. So when frontman Urie announced they’d be playing “Gospel” next, fans were elated when his guitar was hand-delivered by none other than Smith.
A shirtless Urie explained Smith has been sober for “almost two years now.” “If you know anyone that’s been going through that,” he said, “give them all that love.” After handing off the guitar and sharing a hug, Urie dedicated the tune. “This is for my buddy Spencer!”
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In 2015 Smith officially announced he’d be leaving after having recorded two albums with the Las Vegas band. In his open letter to fans he revealed his ongoing battle with addiction.
The band was also joined on stage by none other than Pete Wentz, who took up the job of flag bearer for Panic!’s hit “Victorious.”
And, it wouldn’t be a Panic! At The Disco show if Urie didn’t show off his impressive back flip from the drum riser.