Panic! at the Disco frontman Brendon Urie has joined the list of artists asking Donald Trump to stop playing their music at his rallies, requesting that “High Hopes” be removed from the President’s playlist. Urie posted his plea on Twitter on Tuesday night (June 23), addressing a note to the Trump campaign after “Hopes” was reportedly blasted at the half-empty arena during last weekend’s Tulsa rally.
“Dear Trump Campaign, F–k you. You’re not invited. Stop playing my song,” Urie wrote. “No thanks.” Later in the thread, Urie added, “Dear Everyone Else, Donald Trump represents nothing we stand for. The highest hope we have is voting this monster out in November,” followed by a link to the HeadCount site encouraging voter registration.
Urie’s four-letter plea comes on the heels of action from Tom Petty’s family, which issued a statement shortly after the heavily hyped, poorly attended event, slamming Trump for playing the late rocker’s “I Won’t Back Down” in Tulsa, which was accompanied by a cease-and-desist notice.
Earlier this year, R.E.M. said they were exploring “all legal avenues” to get Trump to stop playing “Everybody Hurts” and “Losing My Religion” at his campaign events.
See Urie’s tweet below.
Dear Trump Campaign,
Fuck you. You’re not invited. Stop playing my song.
Brendon Urie, Panic! At The Disco & company.
— Brendon Urie (@brendonurie) June 24, 2020