Brendon Urie, the group’s lead singer and frontman for the pop-punk band Panic! At The Disco, made the announcement on January 24. After the band’s next European tour, Urie declared that it “will be no more,” citing the upcoming birth of his first kid as one of the reasons for the band’s dissolution.
A Quick Summary
According to Variety, the band was founded in 2004 while Urie, Ryan Ross, Spencer Smith, and Brent Wilson were all still in high school in Las Vegas. The band’s first album, “A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out,” which featured the number-one single “I Write Sins Not Tragedies,” helped it gain popularity. The band’s second album, “Pretty. Odd.,” was published in 2008. About a year later, Ross made his departure from the group official, leaving Urie and Smith to carry on as a pair, playing every instrument, according to Variety.
On What’s to Come
Urie said in a post published on the group’s official social media platforms: “Well, it’s been a hell of a journey… 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 then continued: “Sometimes a journey must end for a new one to begin.” Urie cited the impending birth of his first child as one reason for breaking up the band, adding: “We’ve been trying to keep it to ourselves, though some of you may have heard.. 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.”
Urie, the band’s lone surviving founding member, is just finishing up a 40-date tour. The Grammy nominee started dating Sarah in 2009, and two years later, he proposed. In April 2013, Brendon and the esthetician got married. On February 20, Panic! At the Disco will begin their final run of performances in Vienna. Currently, their final performance is slated for March 10 in Manchester, England. For one more run, Urie remarked, “I am looking forward to seeing everyone in Europe and the UK for one last run together,” Urie shared. “I love you. I appreciate you. Thank you for existing.”