BRENDON URIE Calls Out Trump Campaign For Using "High Hopes" In Rally
Panic! At The Disco frontman Brendon Urie tweeted his disgust over the use of the band's 2018 single "High Hopes" at one of U.S. President Donald Trump's campaign rally in Phoenix last June 23.
i think anyone who has ever listened to a panic! at the disco song or is truly punk or pop will agree that we don’t feel represented by this man and therefore should not be using high hopes. panic team, do something. pic.twitter.com/mtHaCRDIFH— mia ✦ ♕ ♡ (@VlCESSWlFT) June 24, 2020
An infuriated Brendon said in a tweet, "Dear Trump Campaign, F*** you. You’re not invited. Stop playing my song," and reiterated to fans that Trump "represents nothing we stand for. The highest hope we have is voting this monster out in November."
He included a link to HeadCount, a nonpartisan organization that uses "the power of music to register voters and promote participation in democracy."
Dear Everyone Else,— Brendon Urie (@brendonurie) June 24, 2020
Donald Trump represents nothing we stand for. The highest hope we have is voting this monster out in November.
Please do your part: https://t.co/JX8GynZduq
Moreover, the family of the late Tom Petty earlier demanded that the campaign stop using the 1989 hit "I Won’t Back Down" which was played during an event in Tulsa.