Brendon Urie has announced that Panic! at the Disco has officially split. 

He posted a statement on the group’s official Instagram page sharing the news with his followers. 

Whether you’ve been a fan of Panic! At The Disco for years, or just recently discovered their music, you can still recognise that the band has changed and developed musically while staying true to their signature sound that fans know and adore.

Despite being categorised as a rock band since their inception back in 2004, Panic! has broken out of this genre and produced a range of music that defies boundaries.

Ryan Ross was the main force behind Panic! At The Disco‘s first 2 albums in 2005 and 2008, but from their third album onward it was Brendon Urie who took the lead. A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out and Pretty. Odd were written by the ex-member, while Urie handled all composition duties for subsequent releases.

Panic! At The Disco has pushed the envelope by experimenting with a variety of genres and adding elements and techniques not usually found in contemporary music.

But now, after almost 2 decades, it looks like we’ll have to say goodbye to the band, as Brendon Urie is taking time to focus on starting a family. 

“Well, it’s been a hell of a journey,” 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.

“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 my focus and energy on my family, and with that Panic! At The Disco will be no more.”

The singer added: “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.

“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.”

Understandably, fans were devastated by the news, with thousands taking to the comment section of his post, sharing their thoughts…

One Instagram user wrote: “Who’s ready to start a Panic support group?? Ugh this sucks. Haven’t cried in a long time until now.”

While another wrote: “Thank you for bringing so much joy into our lives. P!ATD will always be alive in our hearts. I am so happy and excited for you and your growing family. Congrats and sending all the love, light, and positivity your way.”

“Thank you for everything. The Viva tour was likely the best show I’ve seen of Panic!’s and will forever remain a core memory for me. Congratulations to you and Sarah, I know that you both will be amazing parents!” a third added.

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