Brendon Urie, the lead singer for Panic! At The Disco, has called out Donald Trump’s campaign on Twitter for using the band’s music at its rallies.
Trump held a rally Tuesday evening in Phoenix, Arizona. Donald Trump Jr. came to the stage to Panic! At The Disco’s “High Hopes.”
Donald Trump Jr. takes the stage to 'High Hopes' by Panic! At The Disco (aka the Mayor Pete song) pic.twitter.com/MWEn1gt5cH— The Recount (@therecount) June 23, 2020
Urie turned to Twitter Tuesday night and slammed the campaign for their music to promote Trump.
“Dear Trump Campaign, F— you. You’re not invited. Stop playing my song. No thanks, Brendon Urie, Panic! At The Disco & company,” Urie tweeted.
Urie would make a second tweet that addressed “everyone else” and stated that “Donald Trump represents nothing we stand for. The highest hope we have is voting this monster out in November,” Urie tweeted.
He also encouraged his fans to “do your part” and vote. He added a link encouraging everyone to vote.
Urie joins a growing list of musicians that have demanded that the Trump campaign stop using their music.
Just this week the family of Tom Petty objected to Trump using the late musician’s track “I Won’t Back Down” at a rally in Tulsa on Saturday.
The family posted a letter to Twitter that was signed by Petty’s daughters Adria and Annakim, widow Dana, and ex-wife Jane.
The letter stated that “Trump was in no way authorized to use this song to further a campaign that leaves too many Americans and common sense behind.”
“Both the late Tom Petty and his family firmly stand against racism and discrimination of any kind. Tom Petty would never want a song of his used for a campaign of hate. He liked to bring people together,” they continued.
“Tom wrote this song for the underdog, for the common man, and for EVERYONE. We want to make it clear that we believe everyone is free to vote as they like, think as they like, but the Petty family doesn’t stand for this. We believe in America and we believe in democracy. But Donald Trump is not representing the noble ideals of either. We would hate for fans that are marginalized by this administration to think we were complicit in this usage. Concurrently, we have issued an official cease and desist notice to the Trump campaign. Adria, Annakim, Dana, and Jane Petty.”