Goodbye, Panic! At The Disco As Brendon Urie Starts a New Journey As A Dad-To-Be

Jordan Claes
Brendon Urie of Panic! at the Disco performing on stage. The bassist and guitarist can be seen in the background, playing their instruments on top of a car.
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Panic! at the Disco was at the absolute forefront of the Emo movement back in the early '00s. Their debut album, A Fever You Can't Sweat Out, went triple-Platinum and to this day is hailed as a classic.

After nearly 20 years at the top, lead singer/frontman, Brendon Urie, has announced the group is disbanding — citing a desire to spend more time with family and impending fatherhood as his principal reasons for doing so.

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Brendon Urie sitting on a couch, backstage.
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After nearly 20 years as the lead singer and frontman for Panic! at the Disco, Urie has announced his departure from the iconic pop-punk/emo group.

Urie Broke The News In An Instagram Post That Also Confirmed His Wife's Pregnancy.

Brendon Urie wearing a white floral jacket backstage at a Panic! at the Disco show.
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According to Brandon, he and his wife, Sara, are expecting a baby very soon and are elated to begin this exciting new adventure together.

"Well, It’s Been A Hell Of A Journey," Brandon's Statement Began.

Goodbye IG message from Panic At the Disco
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Brandon began by talking about how as a kid growing up on the Las Vegas strip, he never imagined how far he'd go with his music, and how many friends he'd make along the way.

"But Sometimes A Journey Must End For A New One To Begin."

Brendon Urie of Panic! at the Disco with a white rose dangling from his mouth.
Giphy | Panic! At The Disco

The Grammy-nominated artist explained how he planned to put all of his energy and focus into becoming a father and that his beloved solo musical act would be no more.

Brandon Also Made Sure To Thank All The Fans Of Panic! At The Disco.

rendon Urie goofing off in the recording studio, holding a Fender Jaguar.
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"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," Brandon said.

Panic! At The Disco First Stormed Onto The Scene Back In 2005.

Their debut album, A Fever You Can't Sweat Out, was met with both commercial and critical acclaim.

The Band Would Go On To Release Six Additional Albums.

Brendon Urie wearing a white floral shirt, dark-tinted sunglasses; standing inside a hotel room.
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These included 2008’s Pretty. Odd., 2011’s Vices & Virtues, 2013’s Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die!, 2016’s Death of a Bachelor, 2018’s Pray for the Wicked, and 2022’s Viva Las Vengeance.

To Date, Brendon Is The Last Remaining Original Band Member.

Michael Scott saying, "You are fired" in 'The Office'.
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Founding bassist, Brent Wilson, was fired from the band in 2006. Followed by guitarist Ryan Ross, in 2009, and lastly Spencer Smith in 2015.

Fans Of Panic! At The Disco Will Have One Final Chance To Say Their Goodbyes.

Currently, Brendon and Panic! at the Disco are in the midst of wrapping up a 40-date tour. Their final performance will take place on March 10th, 2023, at the AO Arena in Manchester, UK.