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After twenty years of touring the world as part of Panic! At The Disco, lead singer and mastermind behind the project, Brendon Urie, has announced the group is coming to an end.
Releasing a statement online, Urie elaborated on the reason behind the surprise break up, explaining, “But sometimes a journey must end for a new one to begin. We’ve been trying to keep it to ourselves, though some of you may have heard.. Sarah and I are expecting a baby very soon! The prospect of being a father and getting to watch my wife become a mother is both humbling and exciting. I look forward to this next adventure.”
Thankfully, Urie has confirmed that the upcoming gigs Panic! At The Disco gigs will indeed go ahead, adding, “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. I am looking forward to seeing everyone in Europe and the UK for one last run together. I love you. I appreciate you. Thank you for existing. Brendon.”
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The move comes almost a decade after Urie took Panic! At The Disco under his wing as a solo project, following four albums and numerous line-up chances. Formed in Las Vegas in 2004., the original lineup consisted of Urie and his childhood best mates. Ryan Ross, Spencer Smith and Brent Wilson.
Heavy news for any longtime fans of the band. Check out Urie’s statement above along with Panic! At The Disco’s iconic “I Write Sins Not Tragedies’ below.