Panic at the Disco Drop Exclamation Point, Announce LP Title and Honda Civic Tour

January 10, 2008 12:11 PM ET

In news that is sure to be a relief for copy editors worldwide, a rep for Panic! at the Disco has confirmed that the band will hereafter be known as Panic at the Disco. But wait, their sophomore album will be titled Pretty. Odd. (Creative punctuation wins again.) Panic will be playing their new material live on this year's environmentally friendly 8th Annual Honda Civic Tour, which they'll be headlining (the tour starts April 10th at San Francisco's Warfield Theatre and wraps June 14th's at Anaheim's Honda Center; full dates will be announced later). While we take a moment to mourn the loss of the Las Vegas group's exclamation point, Rock Daily would like to honor those bands who have made excellent use of it: !!!, Against Me!, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Los Campesinos!, Neu!, the Go! Team and, of course, Wham!.

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