Brendon Urie, the frontman for Panic! At The Disco, slammed the Trump campaign on Tuesday night after President TrumpDonald John TrumpBowman holds double-digit lead over Engel in NY primary McGrath leads Booker in Kentucky with results expected next week NY Republican Chris Jacobs wins special election to replace Chris Collins MORE walked out to one the band’s song before his event in Phoenix.
Dear Trump Campaign,
Fuck you. You are not invited. Quit playing my tune.
In a followup tweet, Urie wrote that Trump”signifies nothing we stand for.”
“The highest trust we have is voting this monster out in November. Please do your part,” he added.
He added a hyperlink to HeadCount, a nonpartisan organization whose mission would be to utilize”the ability of audio to register voters and promote involvement in democracy. We hit young people and music fans where they already are — at concerts and online — to enable and inform .”
Dear Everyone Else,
Donald Trump represents nothing we stand for. The highest hope we have is voting out this monster in November.
Please do your part: https://t.co/JX8GynZduq
— DJ Judd (@DJJudd) June 23, 2020
— The Recount (@therecount) June 23, 2020
The tune was also often used during preceding South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegOver 120,000 people signed up for Biden fundraiser with Obama Stars and politicians speak out over 90 percent cut in polling websites ahead of Kentucky main Jimmy Kimmel announces summer leave amid blackface controversy MORE‘s conduct for the 2020 Democratic presidential primary.
The Hill has achieved to the Trump campaign for comment.
He is not the first rock star to call out Trump for using their songs at political events.
“Trump was in no way allowed to use this song to further a campaign that leaves a lot of Americans and common sense behind,” their statement reads, adding that the household has issued a cease and desist notice to the campaign. “Both the late Tom Petty and his family firmly stand against racism and discrimination of any sort. Tom Petty would never need a song of his utilized for a campaign of hatred. He also liked to bring folks together.”
The announcement goes on to state that while”everyone is free to vote as they like,” that the Petty family”does not stand for this”
“We believe in the usa and we believe in democracy. But Donald Trump isn’t reflecting the noble ideals of either,” the announcement reads. “We’d hate for lovers who are marginalized by this administration to believe we were complicit in this use”
Several other musicians, including Adele, Neil Young, that the Rolling Stones, Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler, Rihanna and Elton John have disavowed Trump’s use of their songs at campaign events or threatened legal action over it.