Panic! At the Disco have axed the exclamation mark on their stage name, a rep for the band said. The rock act that now want to be acknowledged as simply Panic at the Disco, confirmed the alteration and explained why during the launch of their sprawling 45 date Honda Civic Tour in Torrance, California.
Telling MTV News, guitarist Ryan Ross said, "At least for me, it got a little bit annoying to try to write that every time you're typing the name. It was never part of the name to us. ... People started writing it, and then it ended up in more and more things like that, so there it was. When we started doing new promo stuff for this album, we just told everyone not to use it anymore."