Panic! At The Disco is looking it quits after almost 20 years, the pop-punk group’s lead singer, Brendon Urie, introduced Tuesday.
“Rising up in Vegas I may’ve by no means imagined the place this life would take me. So many locations all around the world, and all the chums we’ve made alongside the way in which,” Urie wrote in a assertion posted on Instagram. “However generally a journey should finish for a brand new one to start.”
Urie mentioned the band “might be no extra” after its upcoming European tour, citing the forthcoming beginning of his first youngster as one motive for the band’s breakup.
“We’ve been making an attempt to maintain it to ourselves, although a few of you’ll have heard.. Sarah and I expect a child very quickly! The prospect of being a father and getting to observe my spouse change into a mom is each humbling and thrilling. I sit up for this subsequent journey,” he mentioned.
Urie continued, “That mentioned, I’m going to convey this chapter of my life to an finish and put my focus and power on my household, and with that Panic! At The Disco might be no extra.”
The singer thanked the band’s followers for his or her assist over time.
“I’ve sat right here making an attempt to give you the right option to say this and I really can’t put into phrases how a lot it has meant to us,” he mentioned. “Whether or not you’ve been right here because the starting or are simply discovering us, it has been a pleasure to not solely share the stage with so many gifted individuals but in addition share our time with you.”
Panic! At The Disco’s European tour is scheduled to start on Feb. 20 in Vienna, Austria, and the final cease might be Manchester, England, on March 10. “I’m wanting ahead to seeing everybody in Europe and the UK for one final run collectively,” Urie mentioned.
The group shaped in 2004 when Urie and the band’s co-founders, Ryan Ross, Spencer Smith and Brent Wilson, had been nonetheless in highschool in Las Vegas, based on Selection. The band took off after the discharge of its first album, “A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out,” which contained their hit single “I Write Sins Not Tragedies.”
Wilson left the band in 2006. The band’s second album, “Fairly. Odd.,” was launched in 2008. Ross introduced he could be leaving the band a few yr later, leaving Urie and Smith to proceed on as a duo taking part in the entire devices, Selection reported.
Smith formally left the band in 2015, based on Selection, successfully making Panic! At The Disco a solo challenge for Urie. Urie launched a couple of extra albums as Panic! At The Disco, together with the band’s seventh studio album, “Viva Las Vengeance” final yr.
The band carried out on the TODAY plaza final August, and in between albums, Urie appeared on Broadway in “Kinky Boots” and collaborated with Taylor Swift on her 2019 hit “ME!”