Panic! At The Disco will be “no more”, frontman Brendon Urie has announced.
The American musician also announced that he and his wife Sarah Orzechowski are expecting their first child and thanked fans for their “enormous support” over the years.
It comes as Urie prepares to embark on a final tour of Europe, which is due to end in Manchester in March.
Announcing the news in a lengthy Instagram post, he said he was looking forward to “this next adventure”.
“Wow, it’s been a horrible journey… Growing up in Vegas, I never imagined where this life would take me. So many places around the world and all the friends we made along the way,” he wrote.
“But sometimes a journey has to end in order to start a new one. We tried to keep it to ourselves, although some of you may have heard it. Sarah and I are expecting a baby very soon!
“The prospect of being a father and watching my wife become a mother is both humbling and exciting. I look forward to this next adventure.”
He continued: “That said, I will end this chapter of my life and focus my focus and energy on my family, along with Panic! At The Disco will be no more.
“Thank you all for your tremendous support over the years. I’ve been sitting here trying to figure out the perfect way to say this and I really can’t put into words how much it means to us.
“Whether you’ve been here in the first place or just found us, it’s 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 on our last run together.
“I love you. I appreciate you. Thank you for being. Brendon.”
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Panic! At The Disco was originally founded in 2004 by high school friends Urie, Ryan Ross, Spencer Smith and Brent Wilson – although Urie would eventually lead it as a solo venture.
As a group, the band released four studio albums and Urie went on to release three more, with the most recent, Viva Las Vengeance, due out in 2022.
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