34 Photos of Brendon Urie's Evolution

By Rose Wythe

April 8, 2021

Happy birthday, Brendon Urie! The Panic! At The Disco frontman turns 34 on April 12. It’s shocking to think that Panic! At The Disco has been together for 17 years. With 6 albums, and too many hits to count, including “High Hopes,” “This Is Gospel,” “Nine in the Afternoon,” and “Hey Look Ma I Made it,” the band has proven to be a staple in music. In order to honor Brendon Urie we’re looking back at his evolution in 34 beautiful photos from his early 2000s steam punk phase, through to his presently more sophisticated glam-rock look. Trust us, it won’t disappoint. Check it out!

1. Back in 2006, Brendon channeled his theatrical side with doll-like face paint.

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2. That same year, he rocked the trendiest accessory of the time: A Guitar Hero guitar.

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3. Brendon continued to bring the drama in a 2006 concert.

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4. Brendon suited up for this senior portrait-esque photo. We’re digging those Beatles-esque sideburns.

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5. 2006 was all about the flatiron and the guyliner. Classic P!ATD.

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6. If this isn’t the most classic “I Write Sins Not Tragedies” costume we’ve ever seen… so 2006.

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7. That yellow eyeshadow.

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8. A makeup-free Brendon performed in Times Square on New Year’s Eve 2007.

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9. Remember Panic’s “Nine in the Afternoon” video? The guys were dressed to the “nines” (pun intended, of course) and rocked a ton of mismatched prints.

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10. Another shot from set, this time of Brendon casually playing piano in his pajamas. You know, as one does.

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11. “Nine in the Afternoon” also gave us the Pretty. Odd. marching band.

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12. In 2007, Brendon kept things casual with neutrals and longer, shaggier hair.

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13. Brendon continued to throw yearbook vibes our way with this shot of him with an accordion on the set of “That Green Gentleman.”

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14. Brendon is giving serious “Pimp My Ride” vibes here.

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15. In 2009, there was no one who could resist an emo hunk in glasses.

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16. If you need any proof that Brendon can wear a suit, check out this photo of him from 2009.

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17. Brendon can totally pull off pink, as proven in this photo of him rocking a blush-tone jacket.

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18. Brendon giving a smoldering stare and a thumbs-up while he watches his pal Pete Wentz throw the ceremonial first pitch at an L.A. Dodgers game in 2009.

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19. Casually coiffed and as flawless as ever.

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20. Brendon sweaty again when P!ATD performed in Central Park in 2011.

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21. Brendon Urie in glasses is everything.

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22. He looked sophisticated in an all-black look and metallic blazer in 2013.

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23. Even in a classic black jacket and white shirt, Mr. Urie looks fiiiiine.

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24. Brendon was all smiles at the AP Music Awards at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in 2014.

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25. Brendon brought his hair A-game to the 7th Annual Shorty Awards in 2015.

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26. Brendon looked all cozy at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in 2015. We gave thanks to him that year.

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27. Brendon donned a copper blazer while performing at our iHeart Theater Show in January 2016.

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28. Posing with puppies backstage at our 2016 iHeartVillage in Las Vegas, NV. IS THERE ANYTHING CUTER IN LIFE?

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29. Brendon sung his heart out at Clive Davis’ pre-Grammys gala at the Beverly Hills Hotel in 2017. We’re loving his all-black ensemble with the violet pink and purple background.

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30. Donning a slightly sparkly silver suit with black piping, Brendon truly looks like the epitome of class (with just a little punk edge) at the 2017 Grammys.

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31. Brendon rocked a performance of “High Hopes” at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards, and in this amazing gold and black suit, no less.

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32. In 2019 Brendon was on tour with Panic! At the Disco, promoting their 6th album, Pray For the Wicked.

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33. He was featured on Taylor Swift's first comeback single off of her album Lover, "ME!" This brought us MANY colorful performances.

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34. In 2020, Brendon (second row, second from left), talk show host Jimmy Fallon and The Roots teamed up for an at-home performance of Queen and David Bowie's "Under Pressure".

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