Panic! At The Disco Break up!
In a somewhat shock statement, alt pop rock pioneers Panic! At The Disco, or rather Brendon Urie has decided to close the curtains on the project. The decision has seemingly been made with the arrival of Urie’s first child, which he and wife Sarah are expecting very soon. In the statement Urie says his new focus is on family and being a father.
Since bursting onto the scene in 2004 Panic! At The Disco have gone from underground Myspace heroes to mainstream successes and taken on many different forms with an ever changing line up, with the only constant being vocalist and main songwriter Brendon Urie. In the statement he writes:
“Well, it’s been a hell of a journey…
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.
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.
That said, I am going to bring this chapter of my life to an end and put focus and energy on my family, and with that Panic! At The Disco will be no more.
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 much is 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. 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.
The band will fulfil their UK and Europe touring schedule this year, which will the last time to see the band live and see’s them ultimately bow out in Manchester in March. The final dates and venues are listed below:
20 – VIENNA Stadthalle
21 – MUNICH Olympiahalle
23 – HAMBURG Barclays Arena
24 – COLOGNE Lanxess Arena
25 – ROTTERDAM Rotterdam Ahoy
28 – ANTWERP Sportpaleis
01 – PARIS AccorHotels Arena
03 – GLASGOW OVO Hydro
04 – BIRMINGHAM Utilita Arena
06 – LONDON The O2
10 – MANCHESTER AO Arena