Feel Free to Panic Anywhere You’d Like, Panic! At the Disco is Splitting Up
It’s the end of an era for emo rock fans of the early ’00’s. One of the greatest bands to
It’s the end of an era for emo rock fans of the early ’00’s.
One of the greatest bands to come from the genre – Panic! at the Disco – will soon be no more.
Panic!, with hits like, “High Hopes,” “This is Gospel,” I Write Sins Not Tragedies” and others has been a balm for the emo rock community who has weathered the breakup and eventual reunion of My Chemical Romance, the death of an era in music and so much more through the intervening decades.
The band released a statement early Tuesday that broke hearts across the world.
Panic! At the Disco Breaks Up
The statement, released by frontman Brendon Urie, reads,
“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.
Panic! At the Disco Has One Final Tour
Panic! at the Disco first came to be about 20 years ago in Las Vegas.
With a true Vegas flair for the extraordinary, the band’s unique vibe and soulful lyrics have touched generations of rock fans. Panic! at the Disco often combines heavy melodies with surprisingly wordy lyrics, embracing the intellectual side of emo rock.
With an anti-establishment vibe and almost boy-bandlike fans, Panic! has withstood the decades and continued to put out chart-topping songs as recently as the past few years.
Lead singer Urie’s vocals have long been considered top-notch, but in recent months he has received criticism for uninspiring performances.
Perhaps Panic! believes in going out while still ahead of the game – which they certainly are.
The band will be completing one final tour.
It kicks off in Vienna on February 20, and wraps up in Manchester on March 10.
For tickets or more information, visit this website.