Brendon Urie announces the end of Panic! to the disco to “focus” on the family
Panic! at the Disco, the emo-pop band that debuted in 2004, is ending its run after seven albums and nearly two decades.
The frontman and last remaining original member made the announcement on Instagram on Tuesday, January 24, 2023, calling it “one hell of a trip.”
“Growing up in Vegas, I could never have imagined where this life would take me. So many places all over the world and all the friends we made along the way,” he wrote. But sometimes a journey has to end for a new one to begin.”
The versatile singer then announced that he and his wife Sarah Urie were expecting a baby.
“We’ve tried to keep this to ourselves, although some of you may have heard…Sarah and I are expecting a baby very soon! The prospect of being a father and seeing my wife become a mother is both humbling and exciting. I look forward to this next adventure.
He continued, “Having said that, I’m going to end this chapter of my life and focus on my family, and with this panic! At The Disco will no longer exist.
Urie then thanked his fans over the years and even those who discovered their music. “Thank you all for your immense support over the years. I sat here trying to figure out the perfect way to say this and I really can’t put into words what it meant to us. Whether you’ve been here from the start or just new to us, it’s been a pleasure not only to share the stage with so many talented people, but also to share our time with you.
Urie concluded the post with his upcoming European tour, “I can’t wait to see everyone in Europe and the UK for one last run together.”
As fans shared their disappointment for the end of the group, they also shared their joy for Urie’s next chapter as a father.
Urie – who also appeared on Broadway in naughty boots in 2017 – married Sarah in 2013, four years after the pair started dating. Their upcoming arrival is the first baby for both.