- Brendon Urie announced that Panic! At The Disco is ending, as he’s becoming a father.
- The band debuted as a four-piece in 2005 but has served as a solo vehicle for Urie in recent years.
- Urie said he looks forward to “one last run” in 2023.
Panic! At The Disco, the legendary pop rock band that has since become a solo vehicle for frontman Brendon Urie, will officially disband following the conclusion of the band’s ongoing Viva Las Vengeance tour in 2023.
Posting on the band’s official Instagram account, Urie announced that Panic! At The Disco would soon “be no more,” as he and his wife Sarah Urie were expecting a child.
“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 wrote.
“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,” the statement continued.
Panic! At The Disco debuted as a four-piece pop rock band in the mid-2000s, releasing its debut album “A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out” in 2005 with the breakout single “I Write Sins Not Tragedies.” In the following years, the group’s founding members left the group: founding bassist Brent Wilson in 2006 (and his replacement, Jon Walker, in 2009), founding guitarist Ryan Ross in 2009, and founding drummer Spencer Smith in 2015.
Urie, who has continued releasing music under the Panic! At The Disco banner since the 2016 album “Death of a Bachelor,” most recently released the album “Viva Las Vengeance” in 2022. The frontman wrote in the statement that he is “looking forward” to the United Kingdom and Europe leg of the “Viva Las Vengeance” tour in February and March for “one last run together.”
“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,” he wrote in the statement.