Panic! at the end of the disco; Brendon Urie focuses on his family
NEW YORK – First there were four, then three, and finally one. Now it’s time to say a final goodbye to art-pop rock Panic! At the disco.
Brendon Urie, the band’s lone remaining musician, posted on the band’s Instagram page on Tuesday that Panic! “no more” at the disco.
Uri, 35, said he and his wife Sarah are expecting a baby and plan to focus on their family. “Being a father and watching my wife become a mother is both humbling and exciting. I look forward to this next adventure,” he wrote.
The group has had 15 songs on the Billboard Hot 100, and two top 10 hits in 2019 with “High Hopes” and 2006’s “I Write Sins Not Sad.” They had two No. 1 albums in 2016 with “Death of the Bachelor.” – also won 2018 Grammy nominations for Best Rock Album and A Prayer for the Wicked.
“Whether you’ve been here for a while or are new to us, it’s a pleasure to not only share the stage with so many talented people, but also to share our time with you,” Urie wrote.
The band was formed in 2004 by Urie and his childhood friends, guitarist Ryan Ross, drummer Spencer Smith, and bassist Brent Wilson, when they were teenagers. Other members were bassist John Walker and multi-instrumentalist Dallon Weeks.
Although he’s been carrying the group’s banner himself for the past few years, Urie has found other creative outlets, such as his collaboration with Taylor Swift, “ME!” duet in the song. and made his Broadway debut in Kinky Boots in 2017 and later wrote music for SpongeBob SquarePants.
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