Panic! At The Disco disbanded after almost 20 years: Here’s why

NEW YORK - AUGUST 31: (L-R) Musicians Ryan Ross, Jon Walker, Spencer Smith, and Brendon Urie of Panic! at the Disco attend the 2006 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall August 31, 2006 in New York City. (Photo by Peter Kramer/Getty Images)

Fans are in shock after Brendon Urie, the lead singer of the band Panic! at the Disco, announced its disbandment after almost 20 years.

Urie, Ryan Ross, Spencer Smith, Brent Wilson, Jon Walker, and Dallon Weekes formed the band in 2004 in Summerlin, Las Vegas.

The band has decided to disband after countless hits and chart-topping albums.

Brendon Urie, the band’s vocalist, announced the sad news to their millions of fans around the world in an emotional Instagram post.

He wrote:

“Growing up in Vegas I could’ve never imagined where this life would take me. So many places all over the world, and all the friends we’ve made along the way.”

Panic! at the Disco allegedly began as a Blink-182 cover band. It grew into a large ball of sound and began making waves until their debut album, “A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out,” was released in September 2005.

He revealed:

“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.”

Urie met her wife, Sarah Orzechowski, in 2003, thanks to Hayley Williams, who reintroduced the couple. Urie has broken the news that they are expecting their first child. Panic! at the Disco split up because he stated that he wanted to “bring the chapter of his life to an end” so that he could devote his time and energy to his family.

He continued:

“Thank you all for your immense support over the years. I’ve sat here trying to come up with the perfect way to say this and I truly can’t put into words how much it has meant to us. 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.”

Meanwhile, fans have paid tribute to the band on social media, thanking them for their music.

Urie, on the other hand, promised to see them one last time on their upcoming tour. The band will resume their “Viva Las Vengeance” tour in Europe and, eventually, the United Kingdom in February 2023.