After nearly two decades, Brendon Urie is breaking up Panic! At the Disco. Urie announced that the group would disband after their European tour.
“Well, it’s been a hell of a journey,” Urie wrote in a statement. “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.”
He continued: “But sometimes a journey must end for a new one to begin. We’ve been trying to keep it to ourselves, though some of you may have heard.. [My wife] Sarah and I are expecting a baby very soon! The prospect of being a father and getting to watch my wife become a mother is both humbling and exciting. I look forward to this next adventure.”
He concluded the post saying “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. Thank you all for your immense support over the years. I’ve sat here trying to come up with the perfect way to say this and I truly can’t put into words how much it has meant to us. Whether you’ve been here since the beginning or are just finding us, it has been a pleasure to not only share the stage with so many talented people but also share our time with you… I love you. I appreciate you. Thank you for existing.”
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Urie formed Panic! At the Disco with guitarist Ryan Ross and drummer Spencer Smith back in 2004. Their debut album A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out proved to be a break out hit thanks to lead single “I Write Sins (Not Tragedies).” After numerous lineup changes across their following three albums, the band essentially became Urie’s solo project. The band released what is now their final album Viva Las Vengeance last year.