Brandon Urie Disbending Panic! At The Disco After Almost Two Decades

Brendon Urie from Panic! at the Disco performing in May 2016. Photo by Amy Harris/REX/Shutterstock (5684399cs)

Panic! At The Disco, one of the bands responsible for your emo obsession during the 2000s, is no more. The group’s frontman and the only remaining founding member Brandon Urie announced he’s disbanding Panic! At The Disco almost 20 years after it was founded in Las Vegas.

Urie released an official statement on PATD’s social media accounts where he announced two important pieces of news: that he’s expecting his first child with his wife Sarah Orzechowski and that he’s leaving Panic! At The Disco in the past.

“Sometimes a journey must end for a new one to begin… 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,” wrote Urie on social media.

Urie thanked fans for sticking for their immense support over the years and added he’s looking forward to bidding farewell during the European leg of the ongoing Viva Las Vengeance Tour. He’ll hit the road on February 20, and close the tour with a concert at Manchester’s AO Arena on March 10.

Panic! At The Disco was founded in Las Vegas in 2004, and it became Urie’s solo vehicle in 2015. They got their big break with the song “I Write Sins Not Tragedies”, and went on to receive three Grammy nominations and score two No. 1 albums – Death of a Bachelor and Pray for the Wicked.