The band has been a solo project of frontman Brendon Urie for several years now as the other members of the band left to start new projects.
WASHINGTON – “If you love me, let me go.” Brendon Urie’s line from the 2013 song “This is Gospel” is as relevant as ever today when it was announced that Panic! Disco is no more.
Uri, the band’s frontman and the only remaining original member, has announced the breakup of Panic! in an Instagram post on Tuesday, which also revealed that he and his wife are expecting their first child.
“We tried to keep it to ourselves, although some of you may have heard,” Urie wrote in his farewell post. “Sarah and I are expecting a baby very soon! The prospect of becoming a father and seeing my wife become a mother is humiliating and exciting. I’m looking forward to this next adventure.”
“I’m going to end this chapter of my life and focus all my attention and energy on my family, and with that, Panic! There will be no more At The Disco,” wrote Uri.
Panic! at the Disco, which started in 2004, has mostly been Uri’s solo act for the past few years as the band members left to pursue other musical projects.
In their 19 years of existence, the band has played anthems to countless teenagers and was a founding member of the early 2000s emo punk scene, along with bands such as Fall Out Boy and My Chemical Romance.
The multi-platinum Grammy-nominated band released their seventh studio album Viva Las Vengeance last year and embarked on a world tour of the same name.
The recording was a change in process for Uri, who recorded everything live on tape in Los Angeles with production partners Jake Sinclair and Mike Viola.
The music details “the fine line between using one’s youth, catching the day, and burning out” in terms of Uri’s more than a decade career and his roots in Las Vegas.
“Viva Las Vengeance is a look back at who I was 17 years ago and who I am now, with a tenderness that I didn’t have before. I’m honest, ”the singer said then.
The album was the first music from Panic! since the release in 2018 of “Pray For The Wicked”, which included the 5x platinum hit “High Hopes” and other chart-topping songs such as “Hey Look Ma, I Made It” and “Say Amen (Saturday Night)” . .”
Panic! The final tour at the Disco starts in Vienna on February 20th and ends on March 23rd in Manchester, England.