It’s official, Panic! at the Disco lead singer and songwriter Brendon Urie has announced that he’s stepping away from the scene. Along with the multi-instrumentalist, the Pop Rock band originally consisted of Ryan Ross, Spencer Smith, and Brent Wilson. After their worldwide hit “I Write Sins Not Tragedies,” the bassist left the group in 2005 and was replaced by Jon Walker.
Following their debut album A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out, Panic! at the Disco released their sophomore LP Pretty. Odd. in 2008. After which and due to some “creative differences,” Ross and Walker departed from the group. In 2015, founding drummer Spencer Smith, also parted ways and Urie became the only original band member left. Since then, he shared five records, including 2022’s “Viva Las Vengeance.”
In addition to his solo projects, Brendan has collaborated with Taylor Swift, Juice WRLD, Benny Blanco, and Gym Class Heroes’ Travie McCoy. Now, he has informed the fans that he will be taking a break and focusing more on his personal life, spending time with his wife, who is expecting a baby.
Brendan released an official statement saying:
“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 my 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 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.”