Panic! At The Disco will disband after their current tour.
Best known for early classics like “I Write Sins Not Tragedies” and “Lying Is the Most Fun a Girl Can Have Without Taking Her Clothes Off,” and the later pop hit “High Hopes,” the emo legends two decades together.
Frontman Brendon Urie, 35, will be a father soon and his wife Sarah Urie is expecting their first child, and he explained it’s time to close this chapter of his life and focus on his family.
He announced in a statement on social media: “Well it’s been an amazing journey…
“Growing up in Vegas, I never could have imagined where this life would take me. So many places around the world and all the friends we made along the way.
“But sometimes a journey has to end before a new one can begin. We’ve tried to keep it to ourselves, though some of you may have heard..Sarah and I are expecting a baby very soon! The prospect of becoming a father and seeing how my wife becomes a mother is both humbling and exciting I look forward to this next adventure.
“That said, I’m going to end this chapter of my life and put my focus and energy on my family, and with that, Panic! At The Disco will be no more.”
In tribute to their fans, he concluded: “Thank you all for your immense support over the years. I’ve sat here trying to think of the perfect way to say this and I really can’t put into words how much it has done.” meant for us. Whether you’ve been here from the start or just found us, it’s been a pleasure to not only share the stage with so many talented people, but also spend our time with you. Looking forward to seeing everyone in Europe and the UK for one last run together.
“I love you. I appreciate you. Thanks for being here.
Panic! At The Disco was formed in 2004 in Las Vegas and consisted of Brendon, Brent Wilson, Ryan Ross and Spencer Smith.
The lineup has gone through many changes over the years, with Brendon eventually becoming the sole member of the group.
They released four albums as a band, while Brendon continued to use the band’s moniker for 2016’s ‘Death of a Bachelor’, 2018’s ‘Pray for the Wicked’ and 2022’s ‘Viva Las Vengeance’.
Brendon teamed up with pop star Taylor Swift for the duet ‘ME!’ in 2019, which reached number 3 in the UK and 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
The final date of the ‘Viva Las Vengeance Tour’ in Manchester on March 10, 2023 marks the end of PATD.