Panic! at the Disco announce split with final gig here in Manchester

The end of an emo era.

Daisy Jackson Daisy Jackson - 24th January 2023

Panic! at the Disco are to officially split up after their European tour this year, Brendon Urie has announced.

The beloved noughties emo band became a solo project for the singer several years ago but have continued to release music and tour as Panic! at the Disco.

But following their upcoming Viva Las Vengeance Tour, the name will officially retire as Urie takes time to focus on his family.

The singer, 35, announced that he and his wife of 10 years Sarah are expecting their first child ‘very soon’.

The split means that Manchester looks set to be their final ever gig, with a sold-out show at the AO Arena already scheduled for Friday 10 March.


In a lengthy statement shared on social media, Brendon thanked the group’s fans, both those who have followed since their debut album in 2005 and those who have discovered them more recently.

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Brendon Urie turned Panic at the Disco into a solo project in recent years. Credit: Publicity picture

He wrote that it had been ‘a hell of a journey’ and added that it was time to ‘bring this chapter of my life to an end’.


Brendon also suggested that many fans have already guessed about his and Sarah’s baby news, hinting about the video Pete Wentz posted that accidentally featured their pregnancy announcement in the background.

Panic at the Disco formed in Las Vegas in 2005 and shot to success with early singles like I Write Sins Not Tragedies.

Brendon Urie’s full statement about the Panic! at the Disco split

“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.

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“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.



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