Panic! At the Disco frontman Brendon Urie sent an Auckland crowd into a frenzy of excitement on Tuesday night when he spoke out about equality.
The American pop rock band played Spark Arena on Tuesday night, performing 28 tracks of their fan-favourites and latest hits.
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As Urie took centre stage to sing Girls/Girls/Boys specks of colour illuminated the stadium before onlookers threw rainbow flags on to the stage.
Urie collected the multi-colour flags and draped them around his neck as he belted out the song's lyrics - 'love is not a choice'.
"Thank you for doing that," the 31-year-old said.
"And if you disagree then go f**k yourself," he said to the uproar of cheers and applause.
Urie praised his spectators who had made their way to the concert, joking without them "it would just be sound check".
"Thank you all for being here tonight - I appreciate you."
The songwriter also shared his love for his recent role on the Broadway show Kinky Boots, sharing the accomplishment was a tick off his bucket list.
"If you're unsure what that show is, it's really great, it basically revolves around a bunch of drag queens trying to get this guy to make shoes for him.
"I met some amazing people, I'm really glad I did it, but there was one person in particular, the woman who wrote the music for the show, her name is Cyndi Lauper.
"She is incredible, she's really a talent, she made this show we're going to do very popular," he said before kicking off Girls Just Wanna Have Fun.
The band formed in 2004 and have released six albums together.
One concert-goer told Newshub he was impressed by the vocal ability of Urie and his power to capture the crowd.
"It was really strange, when you go to a concert these days you don't really see people just in the moment, but there weren't many people filming," he said.
"It was good to see."