I write stories, and this one is a tragedy.
Long-term panic! at the Disco frontman Brendon Urie announced via Instagram on Tuesday that after nearly two decades of music, the pop-rock band will soon “be defunct.” The “I Write Sins Not Tragedies” singer also had some happy news to share: he and his wife Sarah Urie, 10, are expecting their first child.
“Well, it’s been one hell of a journey,” Urie said. “Growing up in Vegas, I could never have imagined where this life would take me. So many places around the world and all the friends we made along the way.
“But sometimes a journey has to end before a new one can begin. We’ve tried to keep it to ourselves, although some of you may have heard.. Sarah and I are expecting a baby very soon! The prospect of becoming a father and seeing my wife become a mother is both humbling and exciting. I look forward to this next adventure.”
Dedicating his “focus and energy” to his growing family, the 35-year-old musician added that he intends to end this chapter in his life with the breakup of Panic!
“I’ve been sitting here trying to find the perfect way to say this and I really can’t put into words how much it meant to us,” he continued. “Whether you’ve been here from the beginning or just found us, it’s been a pleasure not only to share the stage with so many talented people, but to share our time with you.”
Urie founded Panic! at Disco in 2004 with childhood friends Ryan Ross on guitar, Brent Wilson on bass and Spencer Smith on drums. The group soon achieved mainstream success with their debut album A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out and the mega-hit single I Write Sins Not Tragedies.
Over the years, the original band members left Panic! at the disco until only Urie was left. Since 2015, he has continued to perform essentially as a solo act under the stage name. Among Panic’s other greatest hits! include Nine in the Afternoon, Victorious, High Hopes and Death of a Bachelor.
“I’m looking forward to seeing everyone in Europe and the UK for one last run together,” said Urie, wrapping up the band’s latest concert tour, which is set to begin February 20 in Vienna, Austria and end March 10 in Manchester . United Kingdom.
“I love you. I appreciate you. Thank you for being you.”
https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/music/story/2023-01-24/brendon-urie-panic-at-the-disco-ending-first-child-sarah-urie Brendon Urie breaks panic! at the disco and expectant child