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Photos: Hometown heroes Panic! At the Disco at Boulevard Pool, back flip included

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Panic! At the Disco, with frontman Brendon Urie, right, at Boulevard Pool in the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013.

Panic! At the Disco at Boulevard Pool

Panic! At the Disco, with frontman Brendon Urie, at Boulevard Pool in the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013. Launch slideshow »

Just three days after releasing their new album “Too Weird to Live, Too Weird to Die,” hometown band Panic! At the Disco took the stage at Boulevard Pool in the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on Friday night.

Lead singer Brendon Urie, sporting leather skinny jeans and a gray-and-black suit, opened the evening with popular song “Time to Dance.” His band mates also were wearing black attire, which matched the four black chrome mannequins that stood onstage.

Fans sang along with old favorites such as “The Ballad of Mona Lisa” and new hits like “This Is Gospel.” Urie explained that his new album was “exactly who I am and who I strive to be.”

The setlist included “The Only Difference Between Martyrdom and Suicide Is Press Coverage,” “Let’s Kill Tonight,” “Camisado,” “Hurricane,” “New Perspective,” “Ready to Go,” “Lying Is The Most Fun a Girl Can Have Without Taking Her Clothes Off” and more.

During “Miss Jackson,” as the crowd was singing along, the band froze during the middle of the song and stopped playing. A few seconds later, Urie did a back flip off the drum platform and continued singing. The audience cheered in appreciation as the performers smiled back at the near-capacity crowd.

Before singing the second-to-last song, “Vegas Lights,” Urie explained that he wrote it about his hometown. He said, “Unless you grew up here, you will never fully understand how f*cking great it is.”

Panic! At The Disco finished the hourlong set with the 2005 hit “I Write Sins, Not Tragedies.” Thanks to Al Powers of Powers Imagery for his photo gallery.

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