Panic! at the Disco no more

PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF ig/Brendon urie BRENDON Urie

Pop-rock band Panic! at the Disco is disbanding after an almost 20-year run, frontman Brendon Urie has announced.

In an Instagram post on Tuesday, 24 January, Urie wrote that he would like to focus on fatherhood now that he and wife Sarah are expecting their first child.

“Growing up in Vegas I could’ve never imagined where this life would take me. So many places all over the world, and all the friends we’ve made along the way. But sometimes a journey must end for a new one to begin,” he said.

According to Urie, the prospect of being a father and getting to watch his wife become a mother is both humbling and exciting, adding that he “looks forward to this next adventure.”

“That said, I am going to bring this chapter of my life to an end and put my focus and energy on my family, and with that Panic! at The Disco will be no more,” he added.

He thanked fans for the support, pointing out that it has been a pleasure to “share the stage with so many talented people but also share our time with you.”

Panic! at the Disco will have its last tour starting in Vienna, Austria on 20 February, followed by shows in Europe and the United Kingdom. The last stop will be in Manchester, UK on 10 March.

Panic! at the Disco was formed by Urie in Las Vegas in 2004 with guitarist-songwriter Ryan Ross and drummer Spencer Smith. Their debut album Fever You Can’t Sweat Out released in 2005 carried the hit single “I Write Sins Not Tragedies.”

In 2008, Ross and bassist Jon Smith left the band, with only Urie, drummer Smith, and Dallon Weekes remaining. Not long after, Weekes and Smith also left.

Going solo, Urie released the albums Pray For The Wicked in 2018 and Viva Las Vengeance in 2022.


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